VHey everybody. So my plants are having serious pest issues—caterpillars, glassy-winged sharpshooters, and other little things we haven’t yet been able to identify. The plants have entered their flowering stage now, and while it’s still early, they’ve definitely got some buds forming. But I don’t know what to do because everything I’m finding says I can use various oils, soaps, or other products but always comes with the warning “don’t get them on the buds.” My branches are kind of growing into spears so that’s just impossible. Either way, does anyone know of something I can use that’s still safe to get on the actual buds? I’m not gonna try to drench them (although I have lost some buds to some pests already so it’s possible the buds themselves do need to be treated), but they will definitely get a coating in trying to treat the rest of the plant.
Strain: 4 white widow and 2 gold leaf
Type: feminized and purchased from ILGM
Age: Just over 4 months (17 weeks)
Grow medium: Soil in pots - Fox Farms Ocean Forest and a small percentage of worm castings
I’m in Southern California and my plants are all about 6 feet. I have DE to put on the soil but that’s not gonna help the bulk of the problem.
Let me know if any pictures are needed, but otherwise—does anyone have any suggestions? Please help! Thank you!