I just came back from a long trip to family wedding back east and found my buds rotting!!! It’s pretty clear the damned caterpillars caused it. I’ve gotten 6 plants and one, White Widow, was heavily effected.
I even found a couple of caterpillars happily resting in the bed of rot, damn you! I wonder if it’s worth trimming and try to salvage it.
These are the buds that I trimmed the rot off. Is is good enough to let go to full maturity?
There are two Gold Leaf plants that got some. I trimmed off and it looked healthy. Do I need to rinse it with peroxide to sterilize it?
Then another HUGE Gold Leaf that I’d have to climb ladder to trim it. It doesn’t look like it was too bad though.
I’m planning to spray it with peroxide diluted half strength when it cools down later today.
Question is, I’m using them to make RSO or rather FECO, and infused oil for edibles, not for smoking. Should I sterilize them again after I cut them down to harvest? I saw clip of washing the harvest in diluted peroxide to sterile it. Would that be enough? I’d appreciate any advice as I’m so bummed out so close to harvest like this. Thanks folKs!
Notes. The white spots on leaves was from vinegar I sprayed earlier. I first sprayed with diluted vinegar which killed some mites. Then I was in a hurry to leave on a trip to take care of family member after surgery, and just sprayed straight 5% vinegar on it, nearly killed them!!!