Outdoor grow and trying to elude the rot/bugs

Quick question from a 1st timer…I’ve had the pleasure of bud rot and what I “think” may be spider mites on 2 of my plants this season. I am in the process of trying to harvest what I can from them, worse comes to worse make @highcountrygal kief out of what’s still green.

Questions are should I harvest this 1 now (different plant, and not near other 2) or wait a few more days/week…and if so is it safe to use this as a preventative up until harvest?

Same plant but 1 picture was taken in shadows and other full sun. Thanks in advance for any advice!! Hope everyone is enjoying there slice of heaven on earth!!
@Harleydude1969 @Mrcrabs @bud123

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You can use safer anytime its just fatty acid soap. However it seems to work best for aphids and whiteflys and does nothing for bud rot or caterpillars. I dont think it does much for spider mites either. If your this close to harvest I would recommend using a hydrogen peroxide mixture sprayed on the undersides of the leaves. Food grade diatomaceous earth works good for spider mites but i only use that on the leaves during vegetative growth. Earlier in the flowering stage i use a combo of neem oil and safer soap for pest pressures such as aphids, whiteflys, thrips, and spider mites. Hope this helps. For bud rot this late i’d look to harvest a bit early…

Kind of what I was thinking. I did use neems oil on all the girls 8 in total and all growing in pairs and about 15 to 20 acres in between sites. I’ve only noticed the rot/envaders in 1 site…if I were to let these 2 girls(pics above) go a little longer , how much longer would you guess and is using the soap alone on them this late in the game useless?? Also on the peroxide what’s the ratio? Tbsp to 1lt spray bottle?

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If you could give us a snap shot of the whole plant it would help out bcuz I cant see any damage on the pics you included. Also if your asking for timing for harvest could you take a 30-60x pic of the trichomes? The peroxide mix I use is 12% food grade peroxide and I try to dilute it down to 5%. The “hotter” it is the more it will dry out the leaves. Others have had luck mixing homemade pest deterrents such as tobacco and cayenne which work well too.

Tobacco and cayenne??? Interesting, hell I like them both😎. I’ve cut the majority of the 2 with damage down and they are hanging in tobacco barn now with about 2-3 days left before curing in jars with bovada packs and rh meters. The 2 pics above are from a plant that isn’t showing any sort of damage so far…fingers crossed! Trying to keep it from happening again before cutting time. Non the less I’ll shoot some pics your way tomorrow and maybe you can help me out on the tail end of these beautiful girls last days!! Thanks for your advise so far, definitely appreciated. Here’s a pic of what I’m dealing with on what I am assuming is rot on a bud I took earlier today from damaged site. And is this considered “food grade” peroxide?

Sorry best I can do with close up on this shitty microscope app I have.

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@hangthebanksters
Ok sorry the pics aren’t great but I was rushed, had a cow loose and by the time I made it back over it was getting dark. So these are the 2 with what I assume is rot and or critter invaded. We have ran coming tomorrow-next Tuesday and much cooler weather, plan is to chop tomorrow, peroxide bath, light indirect fan blowing on after bath n rinse them hang full plant for 48hrs in dark then trim bigger leaves then hang in tobacco barn until fully dry??? That seem legit or should I change something?

As you can tell I’ve been cutting the hell out of them to save what I could…I do have about 3 oz of decent bud curing in jars that I’ve managed to salvage from them thusfar… any advice or wisdom would be helpful, like a sponge since I found this site…soaking it in, but I am a pothead so some knowledge tends to leak out of the sponge​:sunglasses::sunglasses:

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Yeah its hard to tell from pics whats actually going on. My drying room is shaded with lots of air moving. the idea is to let the colas dry slowly and keep them out of sunlight so they dont photosynthesize. Some like to use the paper bag method after a few days to try and slowly release the last of the moisture. Peroxide bath I highly recommend :+1:t2: Good job seeing it through to the end!

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Damn bud rot!!! It’s disappointing a lot of growers this year. You can’t wash it away and make infected buds useable. Just cut it off and dispose of it.

Anything not infected should be washed with h2o2/ h20 at harvest and hung to dry immediately.

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Salvage time!15375805763482452463089572317093

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niiice!! congrats on seeing your season through

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@highcountrygal @hangthebanksters
Wanted to thank you both for helping me out on my 1st go at this. Been a great pleasure watching and learning this year! Here’s a few pics of the 2 that I’ve salvaged from rot, fingers crossed that the last 4 in the ground will stay healthy to the end.

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@Tennhills your welcome and congrats again luscious looking buds you got there :clap:t2::call_me_hand:t2:

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@Tennhills Great job you’ll enjoy your harvest emmensely! Sorry about the rot. Let us know how it is after you smoke some:)

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Thanks to you my darling “pot google” …life is good! And this is the bud rot 2!! Can’t wait to harvest the “clean” ladies!! Thank you again gypsum queen!!!

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Today is the day for these two, way too much rain not willing to chance losing anymore this year! @hangthebanksters @highcountrygal again thank you both for all the solid advice!!

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@Tennhills my pleasure and the cola looks swell :sunglasses:

Forewarning whiskey post:sunglasses:

I think I have saved the bud rot

being the Thrifty country boy that I am I think I have figured out that you can buy everything on Amazon but nothing beats the old school way of the herb we all love… Grocery Store bag dry is the way to go… To hell with the dry packs …cut, hang, brown bag, mason jar, seal and enjoy later

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