I don't spray buds- the moths generally lay their eggs on leaves big enough to support their clutch, then the caterpillars make their way to the flowers, eating the BT on the wayI spray BT on fully formed buds
Great post. For the first time last year I started removing single eggs off my buds every morning. We're dealing with multiple species. Some drop the singles off, some lay the clutch at the leaf tip.
I copied you. I snipped off a leaf tip too. As soon as the plant matter dies they hatch. It was actually your pic that got scanning my leaf tips every day.I put that leaf in a plastic bag and in 4-5 days it was full of hundreds of tiny caterpillars, which would have posed a definite threat to my plant had they not expired in a plastic bag
Bud Worms??? Never heard of such a thing! Please tell me the are just in states other than virginia. I fight enough battles with spiders, snails, and aphids. Please no more.Chowing down on your buds at this very moment. At least their chowing down on mine. I hit them with some with some BT this evening.
I have a question or two for those who have used BT in the past. Does it effect the quality of the weed. (Taste, Buzz....) And is it really safe for smoking. How long do you have to wait after spraying before you harvest. I've been using BT on my garden for decades without any problems but I always wash the food I grow before I eat it. But I'd have to be crazy to wash my weed before smoking it. Though I could give it a little spray down a few days before harvest. Any suggestions?
Here's some pics of my two plants progress. You can see the damage done to one of the buds and one of our crawly little pests.
If anyone has any idea of the strains I'm growing I'd sure like to know.
I'm in the northeast and I cant imagine moths are unique to my state alone. They are silent assassin's. In my region several species of moth lay eggs from early July to late October.Bud Worms??? Never heard of such a thing! Please tell me the are just in states other than virginia. I fight enough battles with spiders, snails, and aphids. Please no more.