Does anyone know what is causing this to happen?? There’s 2 plants in the tent atm. No idea of strain. 45 days from seed. The other girl doesn’t seem to have anything like this… Any help please.
I’m by far an expert but I do know you can use a hydrogen peroxide and water solution (I think even lemon juice, theres a few different things you could try) as a foliar spray for pests but your best bet might be a neem oil foliar application when your grow lights are off.
The top picture looks like a Caterpillar was eating it. I’d look it over really well.
@DoobieNoobie I did find a caterpillar on my shirt after leaving the room the other day. I also noticed gnats (I think that is what they are. Tiny flying buttholes) I only seen to but I wasn’t sure it gnats would do that. @Growyourown how much do I use in a typical size spray bottle??
I needed that laugh! I agree, looks like something chewing on the leaves, but I’ve seen similar looking damage from pH issues. Make sure it’s in check. Good looking plant, otherwise
Here they both are in their tent.
The front one he manifolded and I don’t remember what he did to the back one. Sorry lol still don’t understand all the lingo yet.
Food grade diatementeous earth can be applied to soil & dusting the plants. I use only natural remedies. Dr. Earth natural insectside works well. I keep both on hand like my ph up & down.
Those “gnats” are the flying form of aphids. Look on the bottom of some leaves and I bet you find them. One flying aphid that gets to your plant can start an infestation that kills it! But I would say the leaf damage was from your caterpillars. If you had one, you have a lot. A moth got in and laid lots of eggs!
Go to the home improvement store and get some spinosad, like Monterry Insect Garden Spray. Get a little hand sprayer as well. Spinosad is about as natural as you can get. It comes from a bacteria like antibiotics and it’s so safe USDA lets organic growers and tobacco farmers use it! Use it once a week for a few weeks and you should be pest-free. You can use it up to a week before harvest, but you probably won’t need to.
Look for bugs Very close under side of leaves
The nates come from your soil all organic soils have the potential and is a sign of over watering
The larve need wet soil to hatch
Food grade de works great on many of the bugs
A light dusting is all you need
Neem oil also works great and is safe to use
Keeping a fan blowing over the top of the pots helps prevent the nates from laying more eggs the need to land on soil and with fan blowing they cant
Let the pots dry out well before watering again
Also sticky traps help catch the adults that are flying around
@Laurap I’m trying to use only extra natural things but being this is my first grow I’m finding that these 2 girls are sassy lol. As far as the flying jerks, my bf used something and it seems to be working. We found a dead one on the plant yesterday. So hopefully that’s a good sign. I will see what he finds today. Hopefully nothing.
Fantastic news!! Happy Growing!!
The best way to tell if you have gnats is to cut up a potatoe slice it up and place on the soil. Leave it over night and look at it the next morning if there’s
gnats the potatoe will be covered with them. And yes the first pic looked liked a caterpillar was eating you must have brought it in and then took it out.
Yes an organic neem seed oil foliage spray will fix any pest problem… spray Twice a week until flowering starts… see mine
Ok guys need some help here. No signs of bugs anywhere. Plants are thriving looking sexy…these started to show up the past couple of days and I am stumped. Nothing on undersides of leaves or in the stem crotches… they do not move and will fall rite off if I touch them. Not in clusters or groups. They crumble if squeezed. Not oily sacs or squishy! No idea
@Jbudz - those look like either white flies or aphids… doesn’t really matter because they are very similar genetically speaking. I hear neem oil is a favorite around these forums but imo (I work in pest control) “natural” products are generally stronger and have higher phytotoxic properties. You’ll usually see the active load well above 50% vs synthetic.
Again, in my opninion, the best option for white flies/aphids is using a product with an AI (active ingredient) called imidacloprid. A bottle of Temprid F/X goes a long way and is a sure fire way to control the situation and quickly. You could also go with the blue bottle Bayer makes at any large box store. Much cheaper and is ready to use (no diluting). I would try not applying straight to plant as a foliar spray unless absolutely facing infestation. Try spraying some index cards (white, important) and either hang from top for tall plants or use something to stick in soil for younger plants. Should knock population back to a desirable amount.
Hope all this helps - if having any other flying pest check out P/T alpine fly bait - works wonders on just about anything and again use same method or even perhaps hit a couple spots on the tent itself. Remember to follow label. Good luck!
Hey there. Useful information thanks! So… im in week 7 (almost to week 8) and i havent seen any flying pests at all this entire time. Not sure if it is because of the more than adequate air movement, or if its just because i there arent any flying pests. Anyway, the only thing(s) i continue to see are those tiny white things in the runoff… nothing on the plant(s) physically. Things have been thriving and healthy since my original post. Theyre just unwanted to me, unless theyre beneficial to the cause. Other than that i have a few days until i start the flush!
Thats great! As long as they’re healthy that’s all that matters. Healthy plants are one of the best forms of pest control. If you can upload a pic or two I’ll take a look at the runoff… I don’t want to assume it’s the same thing on your plants from previous pic although we know it probably is. I would imagine after the flush they should all but disappear.