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This week we finally got enough soil to transplant the Blue Kush plant which started showing some Phosphorous issues which got us a little worried.
Apart from that we also finally received the Neem Oil to start application on the plants and get rid of these nasty little Thrips; Let’s get into it.
Blue Kush Phosphorous issues and Transplantation
We had definitely waited way too long to transplant this little one, the roots started coming out the bottom of the pot, the veins of the leaves were turning purple, safe for the underside…
She also had totally stopped growing which really had us worried. He’s some images, but before that check out our article on transplanting a weed plant if you want to know more.
Blue Kush Phosphorous issues
So this was the first time it had ever happened to us, the plant had stopped growing, the veins and the bottom side of the leaves were turning purple.
Here’s a couple pics, as always you can click on them to get the full view.
Transplanting our Blue Kush
We definitely waited waaaay to long to transplant this little one. The main reason why was that I didn’t have enough soil so really couldn’t..
As you can see with in those 2 first pictures the roots were definitely blocked and compressed, which easily explained why the plant had stopped growing and the Phosphorous issues.
Since the roots of the plant is her only way to get nutrients from the soil to the top of the plant, by having them so compressed there was no way she could develop well.
During the couple days following the transplantation she started showing signs of growth right away which definitely reassured us.
Thrips Treatment continuing
During this week we’ve been spraying the plants about 15 minutes before lights out every other day. The objective of this is to kill any survivors or newly hatched Thrips that could start the infestation back up.
Since the first treatment we’ve only seen 1 larvae on the plants so it seems to be working pretty good. Really hoping that this is the end of this infestation, but just to be sure we’ll be spraying neem oil every couple days for the next 10 days.
We grouped together all the info on how to kill Thrips over here if you want to know more.
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