The temps have risen up to 110-112. Been fighting spider mites and controlled them with spinosid, cayenne/garlic/moringa water mix and 3-in-1 safer brand. I’m on week 5 flower and decided to stop spraying them and threw in some wasps inside to control spider mites.
You can use Jack’s dead bug all the way to harvest.
You could try some shade cloth to combat the heat, assuming your plants aren’t giants.
The only thing that concerns me is bud rot. Can that happen? I only spray every other 3-5 days, but I have already reached the max amount of applications.
JDB is used many on the forum. I would try it. Be sure to do a good bud wash before drying and curing. Do you see any dark brown patches that could be rot?
Are the webs on all the plants?
There aren’t any webbings, but I do see the spider mites under some leaves moving around. I do use Captain Jack’s spinosid, but in the instructions it says the max applications is six. That’s why I use the natural pesticide of cayenne pepper powder and garlic powder mixed with water. I just don’t want to put any more stuff on them because the humidity does reach high levels so I’d rather just throw in some wasps and they’re actually eating them the few that I have.
Nice looking Buds, I feel you on the heat been close to 100° here, Bud Rot is a Growers Nightmare not alot you can do when it starts seems to spread like wildfire lost a few myself, good luck with your grow hopefully you don’t have to deal with it
I said the same thing. I told a homie I would rather get stung by wasps than see bud rot.
The white that you see on leaves is diatomaceous earth from when plants were vegging.
I hate spider mites, that’s a good idea , how long will the wasp’s hang around? Another good insect is a praying mantis
It’s funny that you bring that up. I found a praying mantis in there 3 days ago. I only plan on having them in there for about 3 weeks. I might just let them stay there until harvest. So far they haven’t stung me and seem pretty docile.
I never tried anything like wasp’s but it seems to work, better than spraying I did try a suggestion on here that has worked so far , rodents I’m pretty sure field mice had started digging my plant’s out of the potting soil at night i sprinkled cayenne pepper around the base and they stopped digging,
The Cayenne powder and garlic powder mix I make makes me cough and my eyes tear so I can just imagine what it does to rodents.
Other than netting I wasn’t sure what to do, lost a couple of plants because of these rodents, I really can’t do netting because my grow unfortunately has to be hidden, but it has definitely stopped them, another bad insect is stink bug’s Captain Jack’s didn’t work on them so I used Sevin Dust my grandmother old garden trick, growing outside can be challenging
That’s why I use pumice as seedlings. If you look at the base of my plants they all grew in 32 oz. containers with mostly pumice and some peatmoss vermiculite mix. Once the plants roots reach the bottom of the container I cut the bottom of the container and put it in a seven gallon pot. The container protects the roots from pests, rodents and root rot. I have a post on how I do it with pictures. I too have rodents, but when they dig my media they don’t harm the plants. It’s a life saver. Not many people grow like I do. If they did it would save them a lot of hassle.
Thanks Brother for the idea I’m going to try it next year! Too late now , how i been planting is starting seedlings in a small cup , 3 or 4 leaves into 1 gallon pots until i have a good root system, getting holes dug into the ground and applying a grandular insecticide into the hole, good grade of potting soil i like Black Gold which has worm castings in it and let nature take it’s course
That’s one healthy looking plant right there