I just posted, but forgot to put in this one picture. Because I have to keep things private as possible, this it typical of the top of my plant. I topped pretty well the whole plant and made a bush, then dug it into the ground to be safe.
I did not get any bud-rot, pest problems or loss. Every year some small spiders make there homes in my plants but they do no damage, so I let them go.
Example of my summer work, but more to harvest yet, 5 x autoflowers.