Bug fixin day
Ordered some caterpillar death on amazon as @Niala suggested and am waiting the two days for arrival.
In the meantime I drove around for 5 hrs looking for it locally and found nada. This organic been oil spray was on sale though. I hope it makes the leaves taste horrible for the caterpillars until their death arrives.
Here’s the spray I used last night. This morning upon inspection I found a dead caterpillar. Not sure if this spray caused it but…yay.
I am also fixin bugs in irrigation line. I’ve had a few days to torture myself slinging buckets of water to think it over and it seems to be working for now.
Here’s my lead in setup for the irrigation. Complicated number of fittings prob 1hr in plumbing aisles haha.
This time I made sure to add in a particle filter before any emitter gets water.
The new drip system at 4gph dripping away happily.
I have been researching drdrip emitters and I have learned 2 things.
Pressure comp drip heads suck for very low PSI systems like my gravity fed IBC tote.
The more gph the larger the hole the less prone to clogs…hmm…duh I guess!
I bought 4gph drippers and installed them in a brand new line. Kicking out my concentric circles from he’ll and a 50 foot lead of half inch drip. Dang. Could have used old holes but the removal of barb caused each emitter to drip so had to swap to new main line.
Fixin headache bug
So basically this plant was annoying me with its questionable herm status and also how much popcorn fluff was developing under canopy after fixing watering issue. I decided to castrate the lowers and harvest the popcorn for bubble later. This is likely against better judgement and is for sure jumping the gun but I am a great sufferer of worry so it is all good.
The 2nd prune harvest for future bubble.