Well, it’s not good. But thanks for asking I experienced an infestation of caterpillars/ worms. In the matter of two days, they essentially destroyed both of my plants that were at 75 days and one of my plants that was at 68 days. I was only able to salvage a couple of small buds from those three plants. I have another that is 68 days old that might have avoided the worst of it, although I picked off two cocoons yesterday. But they don’t appear to be inside the plant…maybe? They haven’t destroyed any buds in the last 24 hours. My youngest plant is around 58 days old and it’s got a long ways to go. I cut off the only bud that appeared to be impacted. I do have a lot of milkweed on my property and I was keeping the plants in that area. I won’t do that again. So, I realize what I did cut off those three plants probably wasn’t ready, but it was really all I could save off them. This was my first grow and I after investing 2-3 months into them, it was pretty crushing. It’s been my quarantine project, so that was kind of a slap in the face.
I did pick up some Happy Frog yesterday, so maybe I’ll try for another round and learn from my mistakes. Although my understanding is that Happy Frog soil will require more care with nutrients, so that’s another thing for me to mess up!
Here are some pics of the damage. As I dug into the buds, I uncovered huge spots of rot and when I pulled it apart, there was always a critter there.