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What the $&@@!!!! Seedlings in Coco

by Legalizeit about May 15, 2018 - report

I have a problem and I am not really sure what it is, as this has never happened. I am attching a photo of a few GSC babies that I CANNOT get going. I tried LED’s, natural, now back to my CFL’s and the seedlings will not take off like they usually do. They only get PH’d water and are the n a coco/perlite mix. For whatever reason they shoot up and then wilt over and die before the first leaves appear. Did I get a bad brick of coco? Can I move them into mew coco? I REALLY dont want to lose anymore.Suggestions?
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    hipoldman 8.242 points - May 15, 2018

    Wish I could help you brother, But I only grow in soil. But don't worry we have plenty of Coco growers here that will help you out.  Good luck.

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    shloppy 4.792 points - May 15, 2018

      Are you puting the seeds direcly in your coco mix? Im prity shur you sprout them like they wher going into soil like a jiffy pellet or better yet a rapid rooter then when they get going good you put them in your coco grow medium.

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    Legalizeit 308 points - May 15, 2018

    I have tried germinating in a paper towel and then going into coco, and then directly in coco. Same environment, etc. no idea whats happening.
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    Legalizeit 308 points - May 16, 2018

    I removed one and replanted it in new coco, and I noticed the coco was packed really tight and the root was “corkscrewing” almost like it was struggling to get into the coco. Is that possible? I will replant them in a higher perlite percentage and make sure the medium isnt packed as tightly. We’ll see..
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    Odin 2.912 points - May 16, 2018

    how much pearlite you got in that coco?.. It's best to have good drainage and easy for the roots to move around... I use close to 40% pearlite.

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    Legalizeit 308 points - May 16, 2018

    I think thats what I did wrong. Plant couldnt root in the coco either because I didnt have enough perlite, or it was packed too tighly.Hopefully I wasnt too late....Thanks ya’ll
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    Kristian 507 points - May 16, 2018

    I am be rooting in coco next time I klip the plants. Using the 48 hour trick after 2 days.

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    FREE ! 5.377 points - May 16, 2018

    Have you considered that the coco. Still has salts in it & should be flushed out before its used.
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    harley24 18.817 points - May 17, 2018

    I use 70% coco and 30% perlite for my grows. I have never had any issues like you are having. I am growing GSC next, and i hope you found the problem. I have not had any issues with my seedlings when i transplant them into the coco/perlite mix. I germinate in 1" rock wool cubes and bury the cube/seedling with 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch sticking above the coco. I water every other day for a week once i transplant and on week two i start my feeding. I always wash my coco and check the ppm's to make sure it is clean before i mix the perlite in with it. I also let the coco sit in 5 gallons of ph'ed water with cal mag added for 30 min. My ph with the cal mag mixed in is around 6.0. I also give cal mag with every feeding. I sure hope you have your issue figured out. Peace

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