Buds and Sugar Turning Grey and Dying Off

I will indeed.

My problems are nothing.

My thoughts and best wishes to all growers and their families affected by the hurricane.



The autos are more or less a lost cause.

Main Crop.

Ticking along and looking good.

Multiple dowsing in the HP mix and rinsing with the lemon and baking soda mix along with good plant genetics seems, at the moment to be working.

Frisan Duck


I used my Kindle and a couple of small clamps along with a 30x Loupe to take the close up shot. After my second stroke, I find it useful to inspect with a bigger picture profile. Less fiddly.

That’s a really cool looking strain. Keep us updated as she grows. :+1:

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Today, I finally gave up on the auto crop and cut the plants down.

They were not at the most ideal ripeness but something is better than nothing and every day having to deal with the rot was beginning to make me depressed.

I very carefully harvested whatever green buds and sugar were left and then washed in HP and BP solutions and rinsed with clean water.

Tomorrow, the plan is to use my Irish Dry Ice Method to extract as much useable Kief as possible.

I only got two handfuls of clean material, but there must be at least ONE smoke in a 3 plant harvest.


Main Crop - Ticking along nicely.

Good luck with your grows.


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I share your Green Pain or Grey Pain in this case. I am going through the same grey nightmare here in West Cymru.
After my 1st grow ( natural light) of auto Northern Lights, which went in 21st April and was super good and productive come August as fook.
I therefore experimented by planting a single seed on 21st of June to see what occurs. And as we hit September came along with cool Atlantic rains the humidity in the conservatory zoomed up, plus cool nights AND the dreaded GREY MOULD appeared. I now have every mirror in the house aimed at the (when there is sun) green plus the fan is going constantly.
Cool nights + Atlantic rain = Green turning to Grey. Plant earlier next year folks and crop before Autumn happens…Good Luck to us all !

James, good to hear from someone a bit local with similar climate conditions.

My auto crop this year was very, very disappointing and I bearly covered the growing costs.

5 AK’s - planted Feb only 2 made to harvest
3 Durban Poison - planted April and 1 got harvested
3 Dedoverde Haze - planted June no harvest

Nearly 70% loss can be put down to low seed germination, cow browsing patch, caterpiller infestation and bud rot.

My main crop is still going well and hopefully, now that today is Autumn Equinox and we go 12-12 from now on bud fattening should really kick in.

Fingers crossed.


Like nettels. This summer told me dont do warm climate and fruity strains after summer solstitude. Its all about strains. There where many Ireland weather like strains.
I fought against bud rot many times. Ruthless budkiller. One suggestions, do plants outdoor different places. Ive learned this after last year.

Yes, you’re right 2d.

For my main crop I started them off on the 17th March:

3 Frisian Duck = 1 made it flower
3 Jamaican Pearl = 2 " " "
3 Durban Poison = 2 " " "

All early finishers, weather hardy and mould/bud rot resistant.

Time will tell but like said, “fingers crossed”.

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hi there across the water.

spring equinox until autumn equinox…plant early to avoid disappointment ye green emperors .

Keep the faith and read read Mr Bergmans wonderful grow guides over winter.

Roll on …Shamus Ap Cymru

Ooooops …puff puff.


That’s a fine Welsh Celtic name you got there Jimmy.

Still laghing all the way to the next bowl…

Stay well and good luck

My Grandpappy hails from the Isle of Emeralds…i just came back from the village with 6% Hyrdogen Peroxide + 1 litre of water to zap the GREY MOULD that is upon me like a biblical curse.
What is Frisan Duck
Fingers and toes crossed.

do I mist / spray the plant with the below mix or dribble it on ?

1 cap of 6% hydrogen peroxide to Iltr of clean water.

James across the water

You could cut your peroxide 2 to 1 (1 liter of H2O2 and 2 liters of water) which is more effective.

Potassium bicarbonate works better than sodium bicarbonate FYI.

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Drench the whole plant and the soil.

It will help with mould but apparently not rot.

Just found out that important fact.


That is good advice.

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