I've been checking daily.I feel you, everyday I'm looking out for them! Planning on using hanging screens baskets for the first time so I can really go through me harvest flower by flower checking for damage, poops and hopefully not critters. Few more days!
My neighbor suggested netting before I put up the plastic next year, never thought about it before but I've been looking for something that would work ever since. I should have left the ends open but the neighbors dogs kick up lots of dust when they play so once they started to flower I had no choice other than to cover one end. Netting over the one open end would help a lot with keeping out the critters, next year!I've been checking daily.
I should have just put my plants in the greenhouse but there is better sun elsewhere in the yard. Next year I'll sacrifice some sun to avoid the worms. One side of the greenhouse faces south so it gets good sun late in the season. At least when the sun is out.
. I doubt if there is any way to kill them.I have had a trouble-free grow this year and my plants are magnificent. Well, they were until I found budworms this afternoon. I saw some very small brown spots and closer inspection revealed a hole. I opened it up and found a couple of worms and the damage they did. It doesn't seem like they have done a lot of damage yet but it will slow down trimming for sure finding that shit and cutting it out. I doubt if there is any way to kill them but I'm all ears. Trichomes are all still clear and I don't know enough about these worms to know if I should harvest now or wait
another week or so. I don't know how fast they mature. What do you think?
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The odds of it being effective aren't very good anyways. The worms exist inside of the bud structure. You'll rarely see them crawling around on the outside. They have to ingest the BT in order for it to do its job. Unless you open up every little bud and spray into it, it won't get to them.I know people use it but I'm not spraying that on my plants. It might be considered organic but I'm not convinced of it's safety so I won't use it.
Blueberry Muffin getting close. No signs of mold yet. Keeping fingers crossed.I started harvesting on Saturday- I found some dark mold deep inside a couple of the fattest colas so I've been kinda bummed about that, but all the rest looks fine. I found two fat caterpillars in a big bud tonight but they don't seem to have caused any damage
This is a weird strain- it's supposed to be designed for outdoor growing in the PNW as it flowers and finishes early, but the liter bottle-sized colas lend themselves to mold issues