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Huicho started grow question 4 years ago
I'm growing this outside and concern of insect infestations especial the worms. Is there anything that I can use to prevent any warms effecting my plants, also looking a little yellow?
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5 weeks
New Grower Need Help Huicho
4 comments · 4 years ago
Week 5
Leaves. Dropping off
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello ! Sorry bro but After 5 weeks your plant should looks greener , bigger and taller ! I bet that she suffered from over watering in her young age. Also you pot looks way to small to handle it , you should switch pot when she will be healthy again. Almost 0.40 cl each day is too much as at the and of a week it's almost 2.6L for a little plant.
My advice is to re start as a good start will make you loose less time than trying to make her shine again. Hope it will help you :+1::grin:
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
neem oil works great as a way to prevent insect attacks. Diatomaceous earth works really good too. Be careful not to over water, since that can attract bugs too. And yes they do look a little pale, get a better soil and transplant to a bigger container.
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @Huicho! You may consider using a physical barrier, I've managed to build some great protections with plastic bottles (for seedlings), or using tarpaulin around stakes for bigger plants. If you want to prevent slugs & snails from eating your baby, a beer-trap would be a good way to attract them away. You need to mix some flour in beer in a shallow container (split a yoghourt pot in its height) and push it into the ground, so the invaders can fall into. For thrips & spidermites, neem-oil is one of the best organic repellent, mix 12~15 drops of pure neem-oil in a liter of water and spray this solution onto your baby at night or in the early morning. Finally, you can plant some flowers & aromatics in your garden to attract everything away from your Blueberry. Prevention is the key. By multiplying your approaches, you'll win this fight and be rewarded soon ;-) Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing! :facepunch:
Robafoco answered grow question 4 years ago
Diatomaceous earth my friend (tierra de diatomeas) is aaaaaweeesome for bugs, worms,etc and change them to a bigger pot 10L will be great!!
mad_scientist answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello @Huicho ! What you mean worms? If you mean earthworms then you don't have to worry about them. Earth worms are beneficial. They decompose organic matter so the nutrients can be available for the plants. If you mean caterpillars, larva's of lepidoptera species and liriomyza then you need to spray with bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki and its also a wise move to spray even if you don't have a problem as a precaution measure. The yellowing is nitrogen deficiency that comes from root bound. You need to transplant it and it is crucial to do it at least one week before it goes to flowering stage. Transplant it in a pot 3-4 times bigger than the current one. Happy growing ! :facepunch:
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello Huicho, You dont have to concern about worms. Your girls have many other Problems. Well got to stay nice and clear. GIve the Girls a big Pot with Good fertilised Soil. They are suffering. They are fighting for survival. After Transplanting them you can do spray solutions i will let you a link here...
GreenISR answered grow question 4 years ago
You can add some flowers for protection like Mint ,Levander ,Louisa... and more .
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
hey man huicho, first of all report it as soon as possible into some nice big pot, fill it with bio earth but make sure you kind of air out and sun dry it a bit to let the bugs out of the earth if there are any. For worms the best thing is prevention, you can find companion plants which are flowers and herbs to grow in the same pot as the pot lol znother thing is predatory insects... so basically that's insects that eat worms.... scary i no.... i saw people use neem oil sometimes too but i would not do that... same with some companies like bio canna have a spray but still... that's why most growers kind of sit there with chopsticks and go karate kid style - that's the cleanest ! peace ! :rocket: