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jbcCT

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How many of you wash your outdoor bud? I remember when I first saw a video of somebody doing that I thought they were nuts.

I started taking down my plants this week and was washing a batch up in 5 gall home depot bucket, with water, cup of peroxide. You can see all the dust, small flies and other debris floating on the top when your done. You'll also see dots of an oily substance. The peroxide strips off any unseen mold or mildew. I rinse them with a misting wand attached to my garden hose. High tech ops here boys.

Plus, you want to wash off the BT as well. Does anyone use anything besides peroxide? Wash, don't wash?
 

Dark_Hatchling

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Plus, you want to wash off the BT as well. Does anyone use anything besides peroxide? Wash, don't wash?
I wash. This year I was recommended to use potassium bicarbonate in the first bucket, peroxide in the second and then plain water for the 3rd. So far good. I'll most likely be sticking with it next year.
 

injinji

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How many of you wash your outdoor bud? I remember when I first saw a video of somebody doing that I thought they were nuts.

I started taking down my plants this week and was washing a batch up in 5 gall home depot bucket, with water, cup of peroxide. You can see all the dust, small flies and other debris floating on the top when your done. You'll also see dots of an oily substance. The peroxide strips off any unseen mold or mildew. I rinse them with a misting wand attached to my garden hose. High tech ops here boys.

Plus, you want to wash off the BT as well. Does anyone use anything besides peroxide? Wash, don't wash?
I wash all of mine. If there is rot on the plant, I use more H2O2, otherwise the cup per five gallon bucket sounds about right.
 

jbcCT

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I wash all of mine. If there is rot on the plant, I use more H2O2, otherwise the cup per five gallon bucket sounds about right.
I only grow outdoor every summer. Every harvest I'm reminded how important it is to wash the flower. I do a good wet trim before the wash. You have to go through it with a fine tooth comb. Literally checking the inside of every bud. Some damage can be hidden. Tiny flies stuck on the bud, etc. Nothing hits the rack contaminated.

One more plant to go the SGG midnight frost.....

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jbcCT

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I wash. This year I was recommended to use potassium bicarbonate in the first bucket, peroxide in the second and then plain water for the 3rd. So far good. I'll most likely be sticking with it next year.
I like it. Sterilize the fuck out of it. The cleaner the better.
 

rollitup

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I wash. This year I was recommended to use potassium bicarbonate in the first bucket, peroxide in the second and then plain water for the 3rd. So far good. I'll most likely be sticking with it next year.
Someone recommended that you dunk your buds in Potassium Bicarb? I can't imagine why that would help. I've sprayed with that, but it does not get rid of fungus, it only makes the leaf surface unlivable for fungus by raising the pH of the surface. Maybe I'm missing something, I don't see how dunking in it would help anything.

Dunking in Peroxide does kill the fungus, so I agree with that.


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jbcCT

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Good question. Not sure on the potassium, I imagine it sterilizes and disinfects in some manner. Need to do my homework on that one.

Due to the weather in my neck of the woods, going late into fall, mold was always a concern. It too is a formidable foe.

I started growing outdoors in 5 gallon home depot buckets. Not a suitable container by any means and I would get hit with PM on certain strains, even lose whole plants.(anything bodhi is as close to bulletproof as you'll get)

A few years back I made the switch to fabric pots and have had no PM issues since I made that change.

If you look in the plant problems forum a lot of people having issues are using plastic pots and buckets (aside from killing their plants with water and nutrients). It's doable but they seem to breed mold and create other foliar issues.
 
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