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With all this rain we have been having lately (in Gauteng at least), my autos developed some bud rot. They were a week or so from harvest, and while checking trichome colour I noticed a brown sugar leaf. Pulled the leaf and it came right off. Upon further inspection I found more brown rot deeper in the bud.

It seems that, with all the rain, bud rot set in. I cut the plants and managed to rescue a few buds that had no brown rot on them and chucked the rest, but I think I will just chuck the buds anyway since I am a bit worried about smoking potentially moldy weed.

What does everyone else do with an outdoor grow to prevent bud rot?
 

I think next time I'll plant some bag seed, I suspect the issue may have stemmed from the denseness  of the buds.

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Sorry to hear! Thought this was only an European thing. Definately not advocating this, but knowing myself I would have just cut away the problem area and continue as per normal, like what you do with cheese and bread. (Although the bread you would probably want to toast first)

 

Do not even consider if you are not healthy.

 

We ingest millions - dare I say billions

? - of spores daily and all types of death causing organisms.

 

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Budrot is kak, I had it once. High humidity, warm temps and not enough moving air is what caused mine. I wouldn't suggest holding onto the miff skyf. Rather safe than sorry bruv

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Yezzir, bud rot isn't something to toss around hey. Could end up in hospital

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Thanks for the comments everyone, I tossed all the bud -- better to be safe than sorry. Time to start planning the next grow better!

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For sure. All honesty dude my last run also fucked up because temp conditions and shit made me it's bitch, lost pretty much most of the bud. But now I'll change that with the next run coming up too. You just learn bru. LOL

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use the budrot for oil man... atleast you'll get something from it.

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49 minutes ago, ydt said:

use the budrot for oil man... atleast you'll get something from it.

Is that safe @ydt?

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Is that safe [mention=1675]ydt[/mention]?
I'd not do that. Goodluck with making oil from rotten buds. Blegh

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LOL, not me [mention=1162]Pat999[/mention], ek vra ma net
 
Ons se maar net

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Ek lewe nog so why not ? 
2 words... Incubation period

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Choose 1 or a combination of the following:

1. Flower your plants later to avoid the rain rotting up your dense flowers. 

2. Use local sativa genetics. The flowers are less dense allowing air to flow through the bud after rain. 

3. Flower under a greenhouse cover so that no rain comes into contact with the flower.

SIMPLE.

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No. 1 won't work so well in Cape Town, but yeah, good ideas.
Yeah I can attest. Kak hot today and probably will be raining mid week only to turn kak and blow everything away. LoL

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Yip, I've had a bit of bud rot growing outdoors in the Cape. Around April when those cold fronts start coming and a few weeks from harvest when the buds are big. First it blows and batters your plants then when it passes the rot sets in. Need to watch them like a hawk. I have mine in pots this year so if I'm home at least they can be moved under cover.

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On 2/7/2019 at 4:48 PM, Moosed said:

Choose 1 or a combination of the following:

1. Flower your plants later to avoid the rain rotting up your dense flowers. 

2. Use local sativa genetics. The flowers are less dense allowing air to flow through the bud after rain. 

3. Flower under a greenhouse cover so that no rain comes into contact with the flower.

SIMPLE.

Thanks for the advice, I will implement at least the first two for the next grow!

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