Thoughts on how much longer to chop

hello all, still doing my best to kill the girls, but have not yet. i am near harvest. please see photos and advise. will chop, wash and paper bag dry. so 2 things, some say seal the bag and shake it every day, others say leave air gap in top of bag and others say burp the bag daily. i think i am within a week of harvest. in 7th week of flower…3 white widow photos 5 gal pots. just RO water + 1/2 dose camg, ec110 and ph 6.3. and ec 450 (net run off at ec 340). so secondly, i dont think flush is necessary. few amber tri’s. other pics are 2nd grow-2 NL autos, 3 gal pots in 2:1mix ffof and fflw, may even be some pistils, end of 4th week from germination. included what i learned sheet, a work in progress, being a noob, may be helpful to some. thank you to all that got me this far,i just dont want to spike the ball on the 5 yard line. cocomm

oops no pics dang it

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opps forgot again

What I’ve learned:
Read, read, read
Don’t over crowd the tent- 2 is enuff in 3’-9”x 3’-9” tent
WW photos in pop system very expensive, relatively speaking, but glad I started with it
Don’t f with girls all the time- take a peek but hands off except check soil moisture and leaf probs
Be tidy- keep dead leaves off top of soil
Keep 1 fert system- I like peters 20-20-20 and flower- THE KEY dilute any nute or additive with h2o prior to adding to plant water- saves a ton of time of back and forth, like 1tps of additive in 5oz+ in h2o
I use RO water, so ½ strength camg most every time, ec about 100, adj ph to 6.0 to 6.4…get ballast off leds and outside the tent, just keep polarity right
Flushing is a pita
Run off measurement is with watering only
Started 2nd grow with NL- 3 days to a week before harvest on 1st grow will seek advice at ilgm
Still haven’t figured out how to read leaves for deficiencies… never seem to exactly match charts
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Really hard to tell with those pics… still a lot of white pistils but if you have a better shot of one of the colas overall we could see if they are foxtailing…

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That depends. I do 4 photos in a 3x3. Lots of us do. I currently have 5 1/2 in the tent. They are doing fine with a couple weeks left to go. Some like it really cozy and will do 6 or 8 in a 2x4. Plants are trained and maintained with good yields.

was taking cola pics and saw this… is this bud rot?

cola pics

Looks like spider mite web, I hope it’s not PM. Let me tag someone with more experience than me. @Covertgrower, what is the RH% in the tent and how many fans do you have for air movement

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Might be bud rot. RH should be 45% or under.

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thank you, over the last week averages are temp-78.7…rh 54.1, over last month tmp- 77.5, rh 54.3

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should i remove the cola and toss it? re set the dehumidifier to 35 + or - 5%. the machine is a beast but has a plus or minus 5% range… usually pulls a gallon of more day

gallon or more of humidity a day. please advise on next steps. thanks cocomm

you were right. cut a cola in half and with hand held microscope, could see the webbing. it seemed like trichomes had pinpoint sized red dots on some of them, rh down to 47

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@Covertgrower , if it is mites how should he treat a plant in flower. My friend just hose them off on his outside grow . Neem is a bad idea, maybe some type of Insecticidal Soap, and a bud wash after harvest to wash it off.

lol… i went to lowes to get insecticidal soap…my 1st time in public since jan/2020…i’ve had my shots… then after hours of reading i discovered that you can make your own with Dr, Bronners castile soap that i have in my shower…i think i am so close to harvest… a through spraying with soap stuff on each plant (3) and make sure to wash aka douche the buds (h2o2 solution) prior to drying ( brown bag experiment). i should be good to go. i really wanted to cut the riper colas and let them continue to grow for a couple more weeks. i am just trying to get product for my big c meds. so this will be a ton so to speak, until the NL’s get transferred to the larger tent. @Covertgrower thanks for everyones help. if it’s bud rot, i figure i’m f***. this site is the best!!! cocomm

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If it was me , the problem isn’t important, the reason or source is what , I would be concentrating on . It really depends on your cultivar , but most healthy plants don’t attract bugs , viruses, or mold. Growing a strong root zone with silica, aloe vera is important. Having a diverse microbe population does wonders for all stages of your plant life . Following VPD chart . And making sure there isn’t any big swings in temps and humidity. Making sure you have a nuff air movement fights off bugs, mold, and Pm . Start IPM ( integrated pest management) proactive not reactive. I know this sounds like a lot but problems during flower isn’t where you want to be

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I would do a peroxide wash, if it’s might infested this late in flowering, I wouldn’t recommend using any soap products.

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@KoolHandLuke, well as usual i f*** it up. is there any thing i can do to salvage the crop, or just toss it? i think the larf buds are ok. only soaped 1 of 3 of the WW’s yesterday. a pic of my NL autos are in the op (top post) and are just into the 5th week. will immediately soap them (NL’s)? h202 clean the the infected tent? or is more necessary. i am reasonably sure of the source if the infection. i have a helper who is a landscaper and sometimes is pretty grungy and works with outdoor plants daily. he is a great guy and very knowledgeable about alot of growing stuff. does the entire grow room need sprayed down or just the 2 tents? thank you for your help. cocomm

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@Covertgrower

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Just to be safe i would give everything a nice wash with some bleach water even any tools you may have used ive never had any pest or mold issues YET but i imagine when it does ill forever be overkilling the IPM (currently am lacking LMFAO)

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