Quick Outdoor (newbee) question about rain...

Moldy

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I almost always grow indoors but I've got a Skunkberry (Peak Seeds) plant outdoors in the rain (first rain) in the desert. I'm worried about bud mold. It's about 56F and steady rain. It's about in it's 6-7 week. Can it go for a couple of days in the rain without molding? It's high desert so when the sun comes out Monday it'll dry right up due to the altitude since it's typically 15-20% RH during the days plus if I need to I can bring it in my garage at night.
 

noysy

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Dont over think it.

Just substitute the rain for your water schedule, win win situation :weed:
 

Moldy

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Dont over think it.

Just substitute the rain for your water schedule, win win situation :weed:
Sounds good, just never had a plant in the rain before. We don't get it very often. Thanks!
Sure Can..! but as above don't freak out^^^ ..

you should be using Neem Oil weekly to control bugs and molds, as this is external ...

make a breeze way, by clearing surrounding bush and dead plants thats carry spores

my blog on the Neem https://www.rollitup.org/Journal/Entry/neem-oil.27514/
Thanks for the advise! I do use neem oil occasionally as I found out fast the bugs (mites and aphids) latch onto a plant really fast outdoors. Can neem oil help control mold too? I know it's "my handle" but I've never seen mold on my weed except once when I jarred too soon.
 

CA MTN MAN

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If you see mold start to grow then chop, if not then let them go. I don't think mold can grow in 15% humidity
 

Moldy

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If you see mold start to grow then chop, if not then let them go. I don't think mold can grow in 15% humidity
Thanks! Like I said I'm not used to the "elements" when growing. I see people talk about mold a lot but we don't get much rain here. When it does rain it drys out fast and the humidity does not hang around like lower altitudes.
 

CA MTN MAN

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Yea it's all about your location, some people will get one rain and their entire crop will mold cause they live in a super humid place and some people can have rain for a week without any issues if they have enough time to dry out
 

Budley Doright

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Bud rot is what you will need to watch as well and there's much you can do to stop it. If the rain is persistent and the temps on the coolish side then it may happen. Whats the day and night temps? High desert is kind of cold right? I've never been to a desert lol.
 

Moldy

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Yea it's all about your location, some people will get one rain and their entire crop will mold cause they live in a super humid place and some people can have rain for a week without any issues if they have enough time to dry out
Tanks! I now know I don't have to worry about mold. It rained for a day then the sun came out off and on the next day. Typical for high desert. The evaporation rate here is amazing compared to the Midwest (where I came from 25 years ago) so I think I'm safe from mold.

Bud rot is what you will need to watch as well and there's much you can do to stop it. If the rain is persistent and the temps on the coolish side then it may happen. Whats the day and night temps? High desert is kind of cold right? I've never been to a desert lol.
The day time average temp is 70F now and this is first time (last weekend) all year we were lower than that. It's been a hot year for my small grow 95-100F almost everyday with single digit RH. I pulled four plants indoors due to the heat and left two outside. Night time temps are in the low 50Fs to low 40Fs now. Looks like the rest of the week will be in the 70s, I couldn't ask for better temps. My paranoia about mold is that I've read too many horror stories and I'm about out of weed so thought I could be in trouble but those stories are surely pertaining to places with high normal RH than my normal 20% in the house and lower than that outside. Thanks for you reply.
 
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