Plants are dying on our hydroponic garden tower

by Petra
(Hawaii)





Hello!

My husband and I started our first hydro tower garden, and unfortunately many of the plants are not doing very well and some are even dying. Posted are some pictures of the strawberries and the tomato plant, does maybe somebody know what is wrong with them?

Thank you a lot in advance!

Petra

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Feb 11, 2016
Tower Plants Dying
by: Bruce

Wow, how did you start the seeds? What growing medium are you using? What nutrient and feed cycle are you using? What plants are we talking about? And, and, and?

Bruce
Brookings, OR

Feb 11, 2016
Your plants
by: Anonymous

Hard to tell by the photographs
maybe the pH is out of whack
Do you know the pH?

Feb 17, 2016
More Info
by: Petra

Thanks for the comments. I am using Growstones growing medium (recycled glass). I am also using a 9-3-6 nutrient solution. I keep the PH between 5 and 6. My PPM meter is currently at 1200. The grow system is a HydroTower with the pump running 22hrs each day. I had the plants in the full sun all day and think this may have been the problem. I have moved them to a more shaded area but they are still not doing great (but not as bad as before). The plants are mostly cucumber, tomato and peppers. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Feb 29, 2016
Tower Garden
by: M M

I use the growing tower as well, I water 15 min. of every hour for 14 hours per day. Also I heard yellowing of the plants is cause by acidic water. I keep my water between 6.5 and 7.5. Plants do a little better on the alkaline side. Try that small change and see how they do!!!

Mar 04, 2016
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for your suggestions! I will try that and see if it helps :)

May 16, 2016
Just a followup on "Plants are dying on our hydroponic garden tower"
by: Brad C.

Also try going by the golden rule of tomatoes (any veggie), 20-18-38 on nutrients and keep it simple in the beginning.



If you go down the test and multi dose path for 1 to .1 %'s you'll drive yourself crazy until you learn what works for you.


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