Nug of the Month: March 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2022 - Plant of the Month: April 2022
Thanks a lot @Grand Daddy BlackWow, Budman! You've left me speechless over here. Those plants are just...just...
See what I mean? Speechless!
I bet she looked a mess after that. My brother got spider mites 6 weeks into flower, freaked out, and spread diatomaceous earth all over everything. He ended up having to take them outside and hose them off afterward. Then he used a little dust-buster to vacuum the buds daily until harvest.I had fallen several pages behind (as usual) and spent this morning catching up and gaping at the pics!
I was crushed when you found the mites. Those things can be such a PITA! I consider myself an authority on them because I've battled them so often.
At one point I grew so frustrated with them that I took a plant outside, laid it on it's side and blasted the undersides of the leaves with my water hose. Don't do that! I know that I probably knocked off a bunch of bugs and eggs, but the plant was never able to recover it's structure from the beating it took.
I was really lucky to have the SNS on hand, and it's done a great job. I've already started my other plants on the SNS 209, and I'm trying to find out if it can be used in hydro going forward.I have so many mite-killing, homemade sprays and store-bought products that I had to find a shelf in my storage area for them only!
I have not been bothered lately thanks to early and often use of SNS 209 in the drench feeds. That stuff really works!
The 217 C is also some good stuff.
I should have thought of ladybugs sooner. I like releasing a dozen or two every night, that way I know they won't all be gone in two days. And at least so far, they are still going strong the next morning.And the ladybugs are great bugs. I'd love to see a video of you herding them at the end for "relocation."
I had some once but they ghosted on me. I later learned that I should have put a small saucer in the tent containing a moist sponge and some raisins to encourage them to stay and make themselves at home.
I was just getting used to reading the pistils to tell when they're ready, then I get this grow. The pistils have been orange and crinkled in for a while now. I've had some foxtailing, but even most of that is finished now. I was surprised to see that many amber trics when I took the pictures. However, I'm still looking for the other signs she is done (smell and water reduction) and I'm not there yet. Of course, I also don't want to over cook them and end up with couch lock.Awesome! That's the word I was looking for earlier.
BTW, if I had that combination of amber and cloudy you've got going, I would not hesitate to take those down any day I felt like doing it!
Great work, brother!
Anyone else want to venture an opinion? @Bill284, what do you think?