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  1. Botrytis Alert!

    From the album Subbie Seeds & A Couple Of Footloose Coco Grow

    Lucky escape while dry trimming, found 2 flower colas with mould inside. Hyper vigilant afterwards and it seems I was lucky and just had a touch of it.
  2. Noidecs bud rot 2

    From the album Aquarium Pics

  3. Hi I often struggle with high RH and often get a bit of mold on my biggest tops and it's a painful view. Can you please advice me on a potent strain that would more resistant to that crap?
  4. Just a heads up fellow guerrillas, just been down to the spot this evening and noticed one of my Fast Diesels has a few spots of mould on her. Pinched them out and will be going back to chop her tomorrow. All the others seem fine, typically this was the plant with the fattest buds out of 8 others. So be warned people, it’s that time of year. Keep an eye on those chunky ones and I wish you all a bountiful harvest
  5. Is this mould? It's kinda pretty. Kinda disgusting at the same time
  6. Second plant I have grown here - Northern Lights (Royal queen seeds) Was lucky with the first, didn't run into any mould problems. As the title states, just hit week 10 and have woken up this morning to the dreaded mould. Noticed a very yellow leaf and pulled it and the mould was all to show. Cut away that bud site which had a decent sized bud growing but don't think that had spread. Part that worries me is the tip of the main cola where the largest bud is had mould in the tip. Cut away all the mould i could see which has taken about an 8th off the tip. Still unsure if the mould could have spread. Was hoping to run the plant for quite a few more weeks, however I don't want to lose the whole plant to mould, just looking for any advice of you more knowledgable growers. Would you cut your loses and cut the whole plant down now, or would you run it and see what happens in the next week?
  7. Hey all As we have had quite a lot of rain in july I thought I would check if anyone here uses anything to prevent mould on their plants? I only recently moved some of my plants out to their site and I have been considering spraying with LABs to help fight of mold. For those who don't know, labs are a lactic acid bacteria that can be made quite easily for little cost using rice water and milk, they can be sprayed as a foliar feed or used to water plants and maintaining a healty population on your plants can combat mould. they also have numerous other benefits and are organic as well. I learned about this technique from @Budelaire (saw it on one of your vids bud!) I wonder if you could give us any more information on using this outdoors i.e. how often to use it, how late in flower can it be sprayed etc..... I also have a paper from the university of Hawai'i discussing LABs and I got the recipe I use from this, however, they mention that over application of LABs in fruit crops may result in the loss of sweetness (lowered brix) of fruits, is this something you have seen or expereinced? Thanks for looking in Greenie
  8. I had five plants in my greenhouse (mainly pineapple express autos), probably about a week or two from harvest (about 20% trichomes gone cloudy, rest still clear). The first got mouldy and I pulled it quickly because it anyway was the scrawniest and also had loads of aphids. Mould then got into my best plant which I also quickly pulled but sadly it is now also in my second best plant. I have taken off the mouldy buds but not yet pulled it. I would really like these last two and a half plants to finish properly, and we are forecast that the sun should come back this week so it might just happen. I have put an airblowing heater pointed firstly at some harvested buds to help them dry without going mouldy (mould was near/on these buds but I severely trimmed it away) and behind them the plant that I took mould branches off but left the rest. Next to it (out of picture) are two more plants which I would also love to get to maturity but I'm really scared about the mould getting them also. The drying buds are at 50 degrees C and the plant behind at about 40 C which I figure will protect from mould without killing it. I'm planning to sit tight like this, check very carefully for new mould every day, and cross my fingers. But tips much appreciated - should I just accept mould spread is inevitable and pull the lot early?!? I don't care about taste. I mainly only vape and make edibles. The main things I care about are potency and longevity (I'm still vaping 2018 weed and hope this will also last a few years).
  9. Bud Rot

    From the album Summer 2019

  10. So need some help not sure what to do! Noticed some mould in the tops of the pots of the soil can kinda see it in the images below! Should I harvest the plants as they still smell good no signs of mould yet and about 90% cloudy. Or should I wait the few extra days - week they and not worry so much about the mould in the soil? Maybe its the biosys I used early on? Don't want to lose my grow! Any help appreciated im pranging out can't see much info about mould spots in the soil though
  11. afternoon all, I was going to pop online today and post a grow diary after taking some photos. Unfortunately while taking photos i found mould deep in the main cola. i removed it straight away as it was deep and had spread through most of the bud. it has had plenty of ventilation however it did loose power one night and i found the plant soaking the next morning, it was dried as quick as possible with extra fans and seemed very dry within a few hours so i hoped it would be ok. i guess im thinking to try and leave it a bit longer hoping that some will still be ok. it is all still premature at the moment, the trichomes have started turning milky but not even half are there yet and about a 1/4 of the pistils are turning darker. This is my first grow in about 10 years and i know i didn't give her anywhere near the love she deserved at the start but she was unplanned but not unwanted. any advice would be welcome. do i take the risk and leave her or do i just chop her now ?
  12. 8oz, 226gms of Mould, Botrytis.jpg

    From the album 2018 Dinafem Outdoor Grow Diary Comp

    8oz, 226gms MOULD. 6oz came from a Dinafem Critical+ 2.0 (salvaged 3oz). 2oz came from 3 HSO Autos. Chucked the mould onto my compost...
  13. ROT.jpg

    From the album 2018 Dinafem Outdoor Grow Diary Comp

    Botrytis, rot, mould.
  14. Hi guys. I'm a newbie. How goes it? I wondered if if anyone has used thieves oil (combination of essential oils - clove, lemon, eucalyptus, cinnamon, and rosemary)? I've used it in a diffuser glass, in high humidity, with success but I may have been lucky. I want to use an exhale bag, but wonder if the thieves oil will destroy the fungal activity in the bag or not. It's a sealed room. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Cheers !!
  15. So... First time ever doing a post in any forum about anything ever! I've put this in the 'New members' bit as although I've been registered on this site for two or three years, I've not been active at all, threw some pictures up of a bit of gardening I did back then but that's it! Had a bit of a hiatus from the devils lettuce due to a change of job and the man being the pri... wan.... ars... being the way that he is. Recently started 'gardening' again due to well, I'll be honest, I missed my own product! So I've always leaned more towards hydro, clay pebbles, I tried soil, really wasn't my thing, yeah more forgiving but, I started on hydro so learned quickly, soil need so much more attention and I'm not always around, main reason I don't have a pet! First time I've ever experienced anything like this though... Mould on the clay pebbles around where the drippers enter, Algae yeah fair enough, I'm not stranger to a bit of the green stuff, should have started using covers by now but hey, I'm not the sharpest knife in the draw! Now at this point I think I should mention that I tend to recycle my clay pebbles. I've never been a fan of using 'bleach' or H202 - call it what you will, sounds like the same thing to me! I've just given the clay a good rinsing out in the shower (and obviously all the equipment) and like I say, never had any issues with mould before. Had a bit of budrot once due to an over crowded grow room, 32oz harvest dry out of a 1.2 meter tent scrog. This time though, due to rushing, I was a bit lax on the rinse and a bit of old root was left in the pebbles. Me being me assumed "meh it can't be that bad, probably just add to nute content, i'll just stick some cannazym/multizyme/'whatever I can get my hands on to the same effect' in there and it'll all be good. Completely forgot to do that sooo... yeah here I am with mould forming on the wet clay... however, at this stage (around 3 weeks into potting) after 2 to 3 weeks of being rooted in soil plugs then 4.5inch rockwool cubes, having been taken from a mother that is now around 4 weeks into flower, they look relatively healthy bar the clear signs of genetic issues (leaf mutation) What I'm trying to say (forgive me, it's late and I work hard in a shit job 8 hours a day 5 days a week) is, HOW can I save these and get rid of this mould? It's definitely mould not salt deposits, I'm hoping the pictures I've taken are clear enough about that! I did ask a VERY patient member in the chat room when I first logged in for the first time in several years, and they were VERY helpful! Not gonna name names as they may not wish to be mentioned, I dunno, but yeah just throwing it out there for everyone else. This person has given me a good start which I shall be getting on with tomorrow! Just wondering if anyone has anything to add to the pot? Haa hahha haha "pot" haha First ever post so please be kind, or don't, I'm a grown up, I can take it!
  16. Harvested a plant today and in a bit of a predicament. Took the best part of a year due to several long story issues. Luckily it made it, and I got a fairly good yield. Now I really don't want it to go tits up. Heres the problem. I've been using a grow room I built inside a garage/shed. I'm glad it was finally time to harvest as the outside temps just entered a bit of a cold snap here as we get closer to winter. Online showing my area as 5C outside tonight, but its only 8:30pm. Worried that tonight might drop to freezing outside - so inside the grow room will be too cold at night. I have no room inside my house anywhere to dry them, and certainly nowhere the smell wont be overpowering. Here is a solution I came to for now - as expensive as it may be :- I sectioned the plant out, and hung everything on a few lines of string inside a big cardboard box. I put the box in the grow room, off the floor on two woodblocks. Left the light on and will run it 24/7 for now. Its hanging about 3 - 4 feet above the box, and the box is not directly under it, but beside it. I've then covered the top opening of the box with more cardboard so that it is still as dark as I can make it inside. I've then perforated the side of the box at the bottom with a patch of small holes the size of a pencil. I've then placed a fan about 3 or 4 inches from said holes, allowing a small amount of air to flow into the cardboard box and encourage air circulation. I've also one small greenhouse tube heater left on beside the entrance of the grow room. Don't think it really has much affect. I put a temp/humidity meter inside the box for a few minutes and then opened it up to check out the readings. It seems less than ideal, wavering between 16 and 17C and the humidity is about 55%. Outside the cardboard box, it reads more like 24C. I reckon its a combination of both being in the dark, and the fan air blowing in. I also know direct fan air is bad, but it really is a barely detectable draught when I put my hand in the box. How long do you guys reckon I can get away with this set up before mould sets in ??? My entire first grow was ruined by mold so it terrifies me now. My second grow was a quick auto to tie me over and I managed to avert mould with it. Dried that one in the same box for about 4 weeks, then transferred it to brown bags for another week before jarring and it worked out good - but that was during the summer and the temps in the room were much better lights on or off. I was thinking if they hold out for a week in these conditions, and the smell dies down, I could then transfer the box to my bedroom to finish the drying there ??? Cheers!
  17. Ok, so these seedlings were germinated about 2 weeks ago. They have spent the majority of their life on my windowsill, but they have also been left outside quite a bit, especially on sunny days, although I always bring them in if a frost is forecast. Those of you that are regularly involved in the outdoor forum will know that these are part of my early plant out experiment. Anyway, a few days ago I noticed a bit of white mould forming on the topsoil. I easily scraped the thin layer of mouldy topsoil away and it seemed fine again, although today I have noticed the mould has returned. It's hard to see the mould in the images because I scraped most of it off this morning before I decided to post this on the forum. I also can’t tell whether it is house mould from being on my windowsill (I have had mould on my windowsill in the past, but not now), but I am also thinking it could be form the growing medium. Maybe the pots that I have used could have been contaminated with mould spores, or perhaps the soil even since it came from a bag that had been left in my garden. I used these pots last season but I washed them out well before reusing. Does anyone know whether cool temps & lack of air circulation cause mould? The seedlings seem to be perfectly healthy, with the exception of some light stretching and bending, but that can always be expected when growing on a windowsill in March… Does anyone know what I should put on this to treat it? Or should I just leave it alone and gently remove any mouldy soil as I go? Ideally I will get these plants outdoors and into the ground quite soon, hopefully this coming Monday (4 days time). I know, I know… it is still very early, but it is apparently forecast to warm up at the start of next week. I think my last frost might be this weekend judging by the Met Office predictions, so I am just going to chance it. I’ve heard several Canadian growers claim that their seedlings have survived snow and -4C temps even. I’ll put cloches over 4 of the 8 plants and then compare growth. It’s all part of the experiment I guess... Any advice on the mould treatment…?
  18. Hey guys, Well, this is my first grow, and I've been really happy with my 4 jars that I was left with after harvest. I made sure to burp the jars every day. I even tossed the buds around in there to let them air out. They've been in here for about 2 months now I'd guess. I inspect them closely quite often. Today I was looking around the jars, and in two jars, I noticed some buds have small spots of mould starting. It's totally freaked me out because I am worried I'll loose everything now. I think I know what the problem is - I have the jars quite full, when they settled, they seemed quite packed. I should divide the jars out into two jars for every one. Anyway, I just noticed spots of mould in 2 of 3 jars. I thought it was trichomes/frosting, but now its apparent, its white mould starting. Can someone please tell him if I can save the buds? Do I need to discard the ones that the mould has started in, or can I trim any mould spots out, wash the jars with boiling water, and re-jar ? ? ? Any advice on how to stop this urgently welcomed!
  19. Hi first time grower, growing in hempy buckets with lucas formula. 49 days into flower and i have noticed what i think is mould growing and could use advise on how to stop any spreading. thanks
  20. Hi everyone, I'm new to Sweet Seeds, there's a huge choice, was hoping you could help me narrow it down: Do we know which auto gives the best chance of reaching harvest outside without moulding up? Over in the guerilla grow forum I've heard Big Devil #2, anything more resistant than that?
  21. Polysorbate 20 - Why you need this in your nute mix. Introduction: (feel free to skip this bit, the goodies are down a ways) A couple of days ago I was up all night with the flu, the aches of that through my nerves on top of the normal pain is beyond anything I've experienced prior to ten years ago. That includes acute peretonitis as a kid, and torsion of the testes as a youth (). Nut was like a grapefruit. Still, a mere tickle compared to what my super-nerves can feel. I was only semi lucid, not nearly stoned enough. I have to limit myself to an eighth every two days as I've been buying it. Growing has been too much work for a while, but I'd just made the decision to start again down in my engine room. The boat won't be moving for a while, until I can re-prop her, so I have a light-tight, blower-ventilated grow room sitting empty. The cops will never bother about seeing a heat bloom from a boats engine room. I asked a friend of mine who has been storing my grow gear to bring it over and he mentioned the air pump. A 150lpm monster for aerating Koi carp breeding ponds. 20 airstones, it'll run. Anyway, I digress. I was sitting there and these lucid gaps in the mental fog opened, and I could see a new setup that would give me healthy plants that didn't turn into trees and was low maintenance (vital nowadays). Instead of nutrients being pushed around the system by a diaphragm pump, I thought of using my hugeous air pump to push massively aerated nutrient solution round the system. Have it bubbling away in an enclosed cylinder with a funnel on top and a short as poss hose leading to the root zone of a freedom type bucket (netpot in the lid, drain in the bottom). If I had a plant-safe surfactant I could blow a stable FOAM of nutes to the roots. You can't get a thinner nutrient film to hit a root than a bubble, thinks I. Then, thinks I, the air injected into the system, still moist, will be forced through the clay pebbles to the surface, where any remaining foam will pop. All the nutes will stay in the system! Quite often with these night-time lucidity brainwaves they turn out to be utter shit by morning. This time by morning I was actually excited (not sexually!) about the idea, because I had first looked at the bottle of Ecover washing-up liquid on the draining board. Our sink waste goes straight overboard, so no chems that don't at least pretend to be safe-ish get put down there. Hmmm, a blend of anionic and non-ionic surfactants. I didn't even know what a surfactant was, let alone a non-ionic one. I googled: non-ionic surfactant effects plant biology health. One of the first results was the study I shall be posting relevant sections of in this thread. Not only does it turn out to be safe, has been used in horticulture/agriculture for generations and without which our food would require far more water than it does currently to grow. Without further waffling ado, I proudly present the work of one Xiaomei Yang of Auburn Uni. Here is her intro: (lots of reading, full version here: http://etd.auburn.edu/etd/bitstream/handle/10415/1203/Yang_Xiaomei_2.pdf?sequence=1) More to come soon.