How to Fix Problems Related to Overfeeding?


The best way to fix problems relating to overfeeding is to prevent them from happening in the first place, but we are not always allowed this luxury. We are going to discuss how to fix the problems if they end up arising against your best efforts. Hopefully by the end of this short article you will know how to fix the problems and make your plants healthy again.

When we over feed or make strong nutrient mixtures, our plants can develop “burns.” This happens because of an overabundance of nutrients that is first stored in the tips of the leaves – this is why the tips of leaves always show signs of overfeeding before the rest of the plant. It is important to correct the issue as soon as possible to prevent the plant from being stunted or even dying.

Once overfeeding/nutrient burns have been identified the first step is to remove all the burnt leaves. The leaves will eventually rot and will invite other issues into the plant, so it’s better to remove them now since the leaves will never recover.

You will want to flush your growing medium with clean, pH-balanced water. Using pH neutral water will help remove excess nutrients that are built up in your growing medium. During vegetation, plants will recover easier than they will in flower so try to catch overfeeding before it gets too late in the grow. Pause feeding until the plant stops showing signs of overfeeding. When you begin feeding again only feed half or ¾ the normal amount – remember with cannabis, less is better than more.

When you start seeing signs of overfeeding, don’t be afraid to dial back the nutrients. Cannabis can grow decently with just water so it is important to find a good balance of nutrients to keep our plants in tip top shape. By knowing what to do to fix the plants you are on your way to growing the best plants possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We are always happy to help!

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