Continuing the discussion from First grow & enjoying it! (Amnesia Haze Autoflower):
Hey guys, 1st timer here. Ive felt good about how far I’ve made it during my first grow, but today I made an unfortunate discovery that one of my plants has a rather serious thrip problem. I killed probably 30 of them. I didn’t find any on the other plants thank god, so I separated the infected one, Harriet, a little bit away from the others. What can I do to save her??
I’m late in flower, my autoflower Amnesia Haze are 12 weeks old from sprout, and about 7 weeks into flower. I literally was gonna start my 1-2 week flush tomorrow so I can’t use neem oil or anything like that since I’m so close to harvest. I only found the bugs on 2 of the nodes, so would it be smart to just cut off those branches? Should I still flush? Would it be smart to still do a blended garlic/water/dish soap blend and spray whatever leaves remain? The tough part is I find them almost exclusively on the sugar leaves attached to the nugs, and I’m noticing the leaves on the entire plant are starting to die. Is it even worth killing the bugs one by one? I don’t want to lose the plant obviously but I’ll kill her if I have to, especially if it will save the other plants.
This is a closeup of the tiny bugs I found:
And this was the infected plant yesterday (this photo was taken indoors during a storm but these girls have been growing outside). I didn’t grab a photo today but her leaves already look worse. Please look past the nute burn as I’m done feeding any more nutes. I just want to do whatever I can do to harvest her before she is eaten to death.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I am really not sure what to do or if she is savable but if you have any advice I’d greatly appreciate it!!