Why is she so small?

Hi everyone!! This is my very first grow ever! We picked wedding cake female seeds. We’re on day 37. I put a ticket in with Grobo this week and they checked everything on her and said she checks out ok! I am trying to be patient :blush: but everyone else seems so far ahead of us, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced such slow growth. Any input would be great! :smiley::smiley::smiley:


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Where did you get your seeds from and who is the breeder? Seeing this size at 37 days and no complications i’m assuming…she’s definitely small which makes me think genetics.

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Agreed.

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I agree looks like a dwarf plant. It happens I would start a new plant.

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Thanks! I was worried it could be something like that. I got her online from ILGM. I’ll start another couple tomorrow and see how that goes :slightly_smiling_face:

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Just curious if you have a res water temp monitor?

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Oh! I do!! Her waters have been in the high 60’s. I think the highest I saw it was 70.9

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Ok, my only other thought was root issues. I see you have the start. Were you dosing in that? How long was it in the Start? How long in the Grobo? Pictures of nute bottles? What kind of water are you using?

These may seem like inane questions but can yield a lot of info.

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I do!! I just moved her into the premium last Friday so she was in the Start for…33 days. While in there I was just using distilled water and the nutrient packets that it comes with. Oh no I can use all the help I can get!!! I appreciate you taking the time to comment! Here’s a pic of her roots from last week.

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Roots look awesome! I wonder if she was just in the start a little longer than planned. I can’t really comment as i don’t have one. I don’t know if i would terminate just yet. When is your next drain/fill on the grobo? Also, when it was in the start…was it always on the shortest light setting, or did you ever put in the extension bar?

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Oh!! Hope!!! Yay!! I’m attached to her so I hope there’s hope for her!! I did put the extension bar on just the last week that she was in the Start. I was going to leave her in there the whole 6 weeks but she seemed so small that’s why I moved her last week to the Premium. I had her on the 13 hour lift cycle. I fill every Monday, this coming Monday will be my first drain and fill cycle. It’ll be technically 9 days for this first drain/fill since I started on a Friday, but then I’ll be back on an every 7 day cycle.

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could’ve been the shorter light cycle, 20 on/ 4 off recommended. Did your nute bottles in grobo dispense on your fill? I would give her a week in grobo if nutes dispensed and decide from there. Just my personal opinion after running into my own issues with a grow. Also, as i’m not aware of transferring from the start, what stage does your grobo show it’s in? Maintenance>Shift Schedule

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Oh you know I really couldn’t tell if nutrients dispensed, the bottles are so new and full still. The app actually tracks from the start. So I entered it in the app the day I planted the seed. So it was tracking where she should be, which is late veg. But I extended her grow a week and will keep extending. I actually asked about that lighting thing!! I had read in the FAQ’s that it should be 20/4 but the Start only does 13 hours on and they said that because the start is so close to the plant it absorbs more UV and only needs 13 hours on rather than the 20. Good suggestion though! I wondered the same thing! I’m trying to soak up everyone’s tidbits of info :blush::blush: I may start a new seed in the background in the Start but really hold out hope for my current girl!! :crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers:

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If the Grobo nutes dispensed you’d notice, especially with brand new bottles. if they didn’t, do a drain/fill. she wont grow without sustenance. mark your bottle level with a sharpie, then do a drain/fill and wait an hour without adding ANYTHING, then see if the levels change. and mark that. If they change, give it a week. If they don’t change, submit a support ticket.

If you start a new seed and this one flourishes, you’ll be out a plant. TOTALLY up to you, but a week isn’t a huge loss of time.

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Oh that’s a great idea about the sharpie!! I’ll do the drain and refill right now and let you know what I find out tomorrow!! Thanks again I really appreciate your help!!! I agree I’m definitely gonna give her another week :smiley::smiley:

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@Newbie,

  • (#TeamHasGotYouCovered): {:green_thumb:}:

  • (You Can Easily Save This Little One Together): (The Suspect Is [DampingOff] To Your [Pete-Pod]): (Your Pod Should Be Able To Dry Out In [EarlyVeg.] -But- Now The Water Has Risen Back Up To The High Fill Line Again In [LateVeg.]):

  • (You Have A Choice To Send Her Back To [EarlyVeg.] Until She Is Strong Enough for [LateVeg.] Water & Nutes): -Or- (Manually Take Water Out To The Middle Fill Line): -Or- (Put In A Ticket [:tickets:] To Ask Support How We All Can Keep Our [Pete-Pods] Dry In The Grobo)

  • (PutInATicket): [:ticket: :tickets:]: {ClickHere}:

  • (Sop-Up Wet With Napkins): (Blow A Fan On Pod):

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@Newbie,

  • (Keep Extending For As Long As It Needs): {:white_check_mark:}: (#EarlyShowing):

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  • (#TeamHasGotYouCovered): {:green_thumb:}:

@Newbie,


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@Newbie,

  • (Look Above Here Where I Show You How Stephen’s Plants Were Starting To Bloom): {:point_up:}:

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By any chance is this seed an auto? That would explain alot. You should have went to early veg when transferring into the grobo considering the size. Have you checked your air stone to be sure it was on and bubbling? :eyes::seedling:

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@Newbie You can go ahead and remove the wick at the bottom of the peat pod basket. This will help dry out the peat pod.

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Thank you!!!

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She’s supposed to be a feminized seed so I believe that is not auto flowering? Sorry I’m still so new and this was my first time buying seeds!!

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