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HardPulls29 started grow question 3 years ago
We are on day 3 of 7 of heavy rains in my area. They are on and off but last 4 hours or so, so it's a good soaking. I was wondering how concerned should I be with mold? I go out and shake it off as much as I can.
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Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @HardPulls29! I would worry... Maybe it's early for mold/mildew to infect your buds, but you need to solve this asap before the buds start to densify. Have you ever considered building a flexible tomato-roof? I built myself a tomato roof with free material found in the street, it allows me to protect my outdoor plants (real tomatoes :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:) when it's raining for a while but I can also remove it by a simple movement (hinges). The roof is transparent so I can even let it for a while it won't affect the photosynthesis so much. During late flowering stage, mold can happen very quickly, 2-3 hours in high relative humidity will suffice for some strains to get affected, and tomatoes do resist better than cannabis :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:. Hope this will help, keep us updated and happy growing!
CoastGrower answered grow question 3 years ago
Mold isn’t going to ruin your buds at this moment.. but you need to make sure your roots don’t rot because they are in to wet soil. If your roots are soaked for a long time your buds aren’t going to fatten up because the plant will be stunned (stress).
A little shelter does wonders for our little plants.
Budrot is something to worry about in 2-3 weeks.
DILLIGAF answered grow question 3 years ago
At this stage of flower you should be ok However if conditions remain damp then bud rot is inevitable
and it will start from inside the buds A well trained eye can pick it out in the earlier stages otherwise one day your normal looking buds could become mush overnight :cold_sweat:
Thats not a nice outcome for your hard work
LongJohn420 answered grow question 3 years ago
I would not be too concerned buds are not that big yet so good sunshine and some wind and moisture is gone. If you can move that plant move it under cover when raining. Lot's of how bad mold is going to afffect is from genetics. I always look for strains with good moisture / bud rot resistance for outdoor grows.
rhodes68 answered grow question 3 years ago
If you have access to a fan getting some air movement is good, does not take much, I keep a 20" box fan in the greenhouse for just that purpose well that and cooling if it ever gets sunny ...
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
It's like fliping a coin. I had bud rot in my last outdoor grow due to rain, although the temps we're low and humidity really high. I would put the plant inside while it rains