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.