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#1 1000Marlin

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 07:49 AM

My Carolina Reaper plants are almost 4 weeks and I'm having some yellowing, and crinkling of leaves. Also some tiny dead"ish" brown areas on some of the leaves. I have been watering everyday in a two solo cup self watering method (just topping the water off in the bottom) and the soil has stayed moist. So in an attempt to stop overwatering I haven't watered in three days. Feeding quarter doses of hydroponic nutrients with water. Not sure if it's still some lingering affects of overwatering or a pest. Very new to this and I need help.

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 07:51 AM

Hello,

 

Maybe post few pictures here of your plants, its easier to sport whats wrong if theres pictures.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 08:55 AM

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 09:05 AM

Hello and welcome.Could be over watering.You should let the soil dry completely between watering.

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 09:07 AM

To much water,they are dampening off(drowning roots) roots need air
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Posted 12 March 2016 - 11:15 AM

:welcome:  to THP.  You came to the right place for help!  What they said ^^^  New growers often overestimate the water needs of their pepper plants.  I do it myself.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 01:31 PM

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 08:44 PM

Thanks guys for the advice and wisdom. I assumed it was an overwatering problem but it’s to have support from more experienced growers. I am having trouble uploading pics from my phone but will upload some….somehow.. from a computer soon. Thanks again!


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 10:20 PM

I'm sorry but can someone show me how to post pics

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 11:50 PM

I'm sorry but can someone show me how to post pics

If you have an iPhone or Android phone you can download the Tapatalk app to use with this forum. It'll let you add photos from your camera roll inline in a couple of taps.

 

It sounds like over watering. You don't want the soil to be moist; you want to have the soil completely dry before watering again. Look for drooping leaves, that's a sign it's thirsty. Lift up the container at this point to get a feel for what it weighs without water. It'll help you judge later on.



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 12:25 AM

Yupp- overwatering. Like members said^^^
Peppers like dry feet too. Yellowing leaves and falling off too early is a good sign of overwatering.
Crinkly leaves can also be a sign of overfeeding,

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 06:09 AM

Thank you guys! I poked holes in the soil to help aerate and drained off any excess water in bottom cup. Just gonna wait it out now I guess. Pics to come...

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 06:17 AM

 

I'm sorry but can someone show me how to post pics

 

You can join (it's free) a 'forum image hosting' site. There are many. You will upload your pictures to their sites, and then they will provide a 'hotlink for forums' you can paste here.

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 06:21 AM

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:30 PM

loose the extra cups
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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:43 PM

You are giving them too much water. Do you have enough drainage on the bottom of those cups? Adding 1 or 2 more fluorescents and putting them a little closer won't hurt either. They will be able to consume a bit more water with more light.




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