Hawk's Granddaddy Purple & THC Bomb Grow Journal - 2023

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10/1/23 - Watered them a gallon each w. added Sweet Candy (0-17-28).

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10/5/23 - Watered them 1.5 gallons each w. added Sweet Candy (0-17-28). Trichomes still look clear to me.

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10/6/23 - They're not ready to harvest yet, but guessing in the next 2-4 weeks?
But, the weather is quickly cooling off with lots of rain.
It's in the 50's today.
How much do I need to worry about possible negative effects caused by the weather?
I keep hearing about bud rot, etc.
What can I (should I) do to take these two plants across the finish line?

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10/9/23 - This is approximately Week #10 of Flower. Added less than 1/3 cup of GeoFlora Bloom to both plants – wanted to finish off the bag. I’m thinking this will probably be the last GeoFlora given before I harvest. Watered them 1.5 gallons each w. added Sweet Candy (0-17-28). Should this be the last Sweet Candy given before I harvest too?

Worried about the possibility of bud rot now that it’s raining more and getting cooler.

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10/11/23 - OMG! What is going on with these two plants? Any ideas? Whatever it is, it does not look good!
This looks like more than just Thrips (I'm using SNS-203 to try and get rid of them). Near panic mode...

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That looks to be bud rot!! Turning brown and dying off quick. Can be cut away to keep from spreading
 
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That looks to be bud rot!! Turning brown and dying off quick. Can be cut away to keep from spreading
Bud rot? Damn!
I've been fearing the possibility of bud rot!
But it's been cold / rainy lately and not sure what I could have done differently.

I've cut away all the possible rot.
Really hope I can get this plant to harvest!
Is there anything else to try to save it?
 
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10/12/23 - Ok, more questions yet again!

The weather is predicted between low 40s and low 70s. Rainy all weekend.
If it rains on Saturday, should I just bring these in my garage and use whatever light I have in there so that they don’t potentially get more bud rot?

OR

Should I just give up and start harvesting? I can’t really tell from looking at the trichomes. Think they’re still more clear than cloudy. I’d love to give them another couple weeks if possible, but don’t want some disease to wipe the whole thing out before harvest.

As always, any / all advice is Greatly appreciated!!

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10/13/23 - Watered them 1.5 gallons each w. added Sweet Candy (0-17-28). Trichomes still look clear to me. Finally found a bug on the bottom of a leaf that I’d cut off. Is this a Thrip? Thought they’d be much smaller. Maybe an aphid??

It’s supposed to pour tomorrow, so moved plants into the garage and put a fan on them.

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10/18/23 - Still in garage w. the fan on them. Trichomes still don’t appear the right color for harvest.

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10/20/23 - 10/21/23 - In the garage w. LED lights. Watered them. Trichomes still not the right colors.

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10/25/23 - In the garage w. LED lights. Watered them. Don't think the trichomes are the right colors yet. Trimmed a lot of leaves off – any that were yellow or discolored.

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10/29/23 - Disaster Strikes!! This is easily the scariest thing I could have seen for Halloween!

Watered them. Trichomes still don’t look the right color for harvest. I should be very close though.

Noticed a lot of leaves with issues. Trimmed them all off. While trimming I saw what must be spider mites on the top of one of the top colas. WTH?! Spider mites in my garage just before harvest? Unreal.

Please give me advice on what my next steps are. I’ve now read everything from:
  • it’s no big deal if you’re close to harvest (which I am)
  • it will be ok if you wash the buds
  • OMG! Your harvest is destroyed. The End is nigh. Give up now.

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10/29/23 #2 - Looking back at pictures, I should have noticed the damned mites on a bud back on 10/25! Was too focused on the trichomes and never even noticed the spider mites. Yet another rookie mistake!

Curious about advice for future grows, but I’ve already moved past the spider mites infestation issues on this grow. Story coming soon.

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