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Thank you. I'm pretty pleased with the results. It's been a long 109 days!
Thank you! I'm pretty psyched about the whole thing. They've had an incredible odor for a while and the colors are amazing.Some beautiful colas in there! If you want to, you can always do a progressive chop. Cut the tops and let the bottom mature.
I'm hoping so!It all looks like some great smoke
"I use my USB microscope against the calyx. I'll take a ton of photos and go based upon average from what I'm seeing."I use my USB microscope against the calyx. I'll take a ton of photos and go based upon average from what I'm seeing.
It looks to me like you did a fantastic job
I really appreciate your comment because it got me off my ass and got me looking at the underside of the leaves with a loupe.Are you spraying anything on them? The white spots indicate mites to me. Get a scope on the leaves, especially underneath, and check for bugs and eggs and bugsh$t.
Ants....the one only and only insect I can offer some input on....cinnamon. They hate it....I had a few show up in my last grow, I sprinkled cinnamon powder all around the garage (where my tent is) and never saw them again.013 - many thanks for the info and insights.
You’re on to something re. larval stages. After looking at more pix of thrips, I’m thinking that it’s a thrip infestation and the translucent green critter is a younger thrip.
Neem oil - my impression is that it’s got some punch to it and I’m leaning away from using Neem oil. I ordered Neem oil and Spinospad last night for delivery today. Amazon canceled my order as “undeliverable” (the explanation sounds like a mechanical issue or damage to the shipment. They didn’t bother to email me or just send another one. Very strange. I reordered those items and they should be in tomorrow.
The blurb for Spinospad indicates that it will get rid of a wide variety of pests including thrips and aphids so I’m going to take them at their word. Dunno if it does ants but they showed up to the party this AM. Nice to know I’m so popular…
“coast on into harvest and then just do bud washing.” - excellent idea and helps reduce the WTF level. If they can last another week, that should put me in pretty good shape. These are the only remaining plants - I harvested the other two already.
I read about bud washing somewhere and it struck me as strange at first but it is a plant, isn’t it?
Good to know that there’s a viable end game option if my critter killing skills aren’t up to the task.
"thrip honeydew” - agreed. A small, amber colored spot. They eat my plants and then shit on the leaves…”How dare you!"
Interesting idea about the lights. These are autos on an 18/6 schedule and I’ve the light level to 600± PPFD. Are you saying trade off pushing out the harvest date because the reduced light will have an impact on the critters?
Re. hanging plant - that’ll work. I was planning on using the tent for drying but my plants have matured at different times. For the first two plants, I had to use a drying net hanging in the half bathroom off my office (first floor bedroom). That’s because I had plants still in the res. Since these are the last two plants, I don’t have to screw around with the net - I can chop the plants and just turn ‘em over and hang ‘em upside down. Excellent!
"Sure hate this for you and feel rather useless at this point but maybe something here will give you a boost in right direction."
Far from useless. You’ve been very helpful. I appreciate the sentiment, for one, and I sincerely appreciate the suggestions, as well. You’ve provided me with some options. That’s really helpful. I can read the blurbs about “cannabis insect infestations” and read (some of) the BS that lead to links to Amazon but the info that you’ve passed along will help me now and will help others who may have similar issues.
First step is to get rid of the ants and then see what Spinospad can do. If that doesn’t work, the fallback position from that is just to let the little bastards run wild, then do the chop + bud wash. Those aren't bad options, all things considered.
"shout out - thanks for confidence Rexer” - No doubt. Hear, hear!
Now that’s pretty cool. Had no idea about that! I grew up in a place that ants - we used chlordane!Ants....the one only and only insect I can offer some input on....cinnamon. They hate it....I had a few show up in my last grow, I sprinkled cinnamon all around the garage (where my tent is) and never saw them again.
And my garage smells like cinnamon now, which I actually don't mind.
Amen. Great stuff.And 013 is the hero here, that was an awesome chunk of knowledge just dropped!!!
I'd read about issues with insect issues with soil but would have thought that "clean" soil would drastically reduce the chance of infestation. It sounds like you're getting hit pretty often. That's a total bummer.Neem oil does the job even tho it’s just pressed Neem seed I hate the scent of it and the oil base doesn’t inspire confidence. You can mix Neem seed meal in top layer of soil as a pest deterrent but Neem meal is a fert in its own right think it’s 6-1-2 NPK, but doesn’t help in hydro. Not that it matters but I’m sick of pests and now trying to go with beneficial insects, pests have beat me too many times. Just read again the other day from InTheShed you are not supposed to exceed 6 applications of Spinosad in a season. I easily exceeded that and think my pests became immune to it especially since they kicked my butt real hard there for a while.
Got it.Think honeydew is saliva product but yes forgot to mention ants and other critters come to feast on the dew
This is my only auto grow (my first grow was 4 years ago now) and they're an interesting contrast to photos. I can switch 'em to 12/12 with no issues. Just have to bump the PPFD. Never heard it's the dark builds flowers, either in photos or autos. That's an interesting idea.Ah crap totally my bad, prolly victim of failed speed reading attempt there didn’t realize autos on 18/6. No the bump down in light hours is for photoperiods to help finish faster not sure how that plays on autos. Technically on photos it’s the amount of dark hours that build flowers so reducing light hours / giving longer nights helps photos to finish faster, not sure if same applies to autos tho.
Yeh, they're pretty much on "auto"pilot. It's nice to be able to leave the tent wide open. Air flow is better and it's helped keep the temps down.What I was going for there on the harvest is don’t chop at all but I didn’t convey that properly. I do soil harvest by digging up the roots with soil still attached and bag the rootball in garbage bag and tape it to the trunk so dirt doesn’t fall down into my buds while hanging upside down. This way the plant can still draw goodies from stalk & roots and sorta of finish ripening while hanging upside down - but whatever you decide works for me! For that matter you could even bump to 24/0 what’s the worst that could happen - right? They can’t reveg or at least that’s my understanding.
Trich "glue" - I've harvested other two plants. They weren't very big but with even that small amount of clipping I had to break out the rubbing alcohol to get things cleaned up.I always bud wash everything anyway, I run 9 inch fans but no extraction and my blades are always nasty even after popping the shrouds off and cleaning once a month. After you see that first rinse bucket you will be convinced. If you’ve ever cleaned trim scissors then you know that trich glue does not wash off with water. Just hang to drip dry for at least 4 hours.