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Before you start outside with plans to bring it inside to finish

by Screwstick about May 15, 2019 - report

My best advise here is don’t do it because your going to bring in things you probably haven’t had to deal with if you grow inside. I didn’t listen and I am still killing spider mites a year later. The nasty looking little fuckers weren’t there in the last grow during the winter so I don’t know where they came from.

So assuming you don’t listen either, at least listen to this, coat the top of your media with dalmatius earth. Get some Azamax now and spray the plant through veg, get some Mighty- Pesticide by NPK and follow the instructions before you bring the plant inside. It aint cheap but as far as I know there its the only pesticide for aphids that wont screw up the taste of the smoke like Neam oil will. 

I know there are a lot of growers out there that do bring plants inside and I hope they can add their experience here but learn all you can before you do it. If I had it to do over again I would have left that NL outside to rot

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  • 1.833

    chubby441 1.833 points - May 15, 2019

    So Sticky... you got your name back ? I doubt if anyone wants to bring their plants inside, sometimes it's out of necessity. TBS ...sound advice from the Sticker . NO SPRAYING of any kind during flower !!! Peace Out 

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    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 15, 2019

      Mighty is ok if you absolutely have to do it

  • 4.389

    ROSCOE 4.389 points - May 15, 2019

    I've done it once & I brought aphids in with the plant. 2500 Lady bugs later and a few bud shy they were gone. I hate funking bugs but I deal with them outdoors, not indoors again. ( I hope!)
    • Score: 0
    • ROSCOE
      ROSCOE
      4.389 points -
      May 15, 2019

      I had no alternative motive than tell you how well my autocorrect works. (Sometimes ScrewStick)!

    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 15, 2019

      I completely understand

    • Idagrow
      Idagrow
      1.686 points -
      May 15, 2019

      @Screwstick...really!!?? Tits and Weed...where is your mind?? Hee hee :) something else that's funny...my autofill put up Screwstick...so now it's tits, weed and screwstick...how sick is that!!??? Lol

    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 15, 2019

      It’s the little things in life that make it worth living

  • 6.046

    marlboro 6.046 points - May 15, 2019

    I’ve done it several times out of necessity but with coco you don’t have much to worry about. Last summer I brought my grow in to finish and all I had was 2 big ass flys flying around my grow space. Location has a lot to do with it I suppose Alaska doesn’t really have the insect problems to you folks in the lower 48. Peace stickman lol
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    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 15, 2019

      Hell yes on the no snakes and we have lots of birds and bats to eat the bugs.

    • Idagrow
      Idagrow
      1.686 points -
      May 15, 2019

      @Roscoe deals with MF'n water moccasins!!!! WTF... we got Griz like you do, but I can deal with a bear better than frick'n snakes!!

    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 15, 2019

      I dont trust anything with no shoulders. There is a nest of Timber Rattlers in northern New Hampshire but they keep it a secret becasue people want to go look at them. I say let em, its probably tourists from Mass.

    • ROSCOE
      ROSCOE
      4.389 points -
      May 16, 2019

      @ Idagrow. I don't like those fuckers but they're around water everywhere.here. Fortunately you can smell a water moccasin before you ever see it! They will kill your ass unlike many poisiness snakes. Got bit by a copperhead when I was in High school &...  more

  • 7.835

    SubterraneanHomesickBooze 7.835 points - May 15, 2019

    i like the lady bug alternative as well. they were born to kill aphids

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    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 15, 2019

      Yes but eventually you have have to watch them starve to death for doing a good job.

    • ROSCOE
      ROSCOE
      4.389 points -
      May 15, 2019

      The lady bug larvae they say are larvae with a alligator mouth & more aggressive than the adults. If I ever need them again I'm gonna try the larvae.

    • SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      7.835 points -
      May 16, 2019

      they love raisins if you are trying to care for them.

  • 13.010

    SanBoisLee 13.010 points - May 15, 2019

    To me, it makes perfect sense to use the best light in the world for free, then do the last month or so indoors. I figure, if early enough in flower, you could use the wash with no bad effects. I would like this option for early frost but even more so to make better quality.

    • Score: 0
    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 15, 2019

      I agree completely, logically it seems like a great idea. I just don’t know a simple safe way to make it work and I have seen a couple posts from new growers talking about. It’s better to try it with your eyes wide open.

  • 473

    WHIPLASH 473 points - May 15, 2019

    well I started earlyier this year, moved AF and PHOTES, out side a bit early started to flower thinking at the time I got AF labeled wrong due to passed experience. instead revegging now.

    Autos looking golden , photos not sure what to excpect now they flowered and now going back to vegging..

    • Score: 0
    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 15, 2019

      Make sure you shake the dew off those autos frequently to avoid bud rot. We are having a wet spring. Reveging is a wild ride post some pictures when you can

  • 4.149

    thisisme 4.149 points - May 15, 2019

     Go to the garden area at HD and get some brand of plant soap. Spray , esp under the leaves where the mites gather and allow to dry before you turn the lights on .  Spider mites usually happen when the plants have to dry conditions. Diatomacieous earth won't do much to stop an infestation as they lay their eggs on the underside of the leaf. I use safer soap that I buy online.. it explodes the pest.. I sorta like that idea lol

    • Score: 0
    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 15, 2019

      Good point, thanks

    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 15, 2019

      We used Dove soap back in the day, I have no idea if it’s a good choice or not these days

    • thisisme
      thisisme
      4.149 points -
      May 17, 2019

      It is the fatty acid in the garden soaps that blow them up..

    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 17, 2019

      That would be fun to watch. My grandfather used to put out soda for rats in the milking shed. He said they can’t burp so they pop on the inside. I never found any grenaded rats so I don’t know, it’s more likely the 50 cats my grandmother had

  • 13.108

    stick 13.108 points - May 15, 2019

    I've been using 2 parts Isopropal alcohol 1 part water,(Some use 50/50) to kill mites and many other bugs for a long time. It will kill the mites but not the eggs,So you must treat every few days to get them all.The solution I use has never harmed a plant. Be sure and spray everwhere mites and eggs can hide....https://youtu.be/qB3BpjOC2dw

    • Score: 0
  • 1.686

    Idagrow 1.686 points - May 15, 2019

    One way a person could do this, is to have a dedicated room or tent to quarantine incoming plants from your regular grow room. Most growers wouldn't have the space or equipment to do this...The grower would ALWAYS have to do his/her work in their regular room first, and then tend to their sickroom to reduce chance of transfer...doesn't sound feasible for most growers, but probably would work...

    • Score: 0
    • Idagrow
      Idagrow
      1.686 points -
      May 15, 2019

      Agree...space and money is a big factor...growing outside is how you get around those things...if California wasn't such a Liberal cesspool I wold move there...but I would still have an indoor grow...THAT is where the optimal quality is found!!

    • bill59
      bill59
      3.497 points -
      May 16, 2019

      I agree space and money are factors. If I had the space, it would be a second indoor clean grow. I can see quarantining clones received from a friend or breeder, maybe with a plastic storage cabinet and a cheap T5 setup. Enough to veg them for a while to ...  more

    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 16, 2019

      I bet if we had more space we would probably fill it and want more space and light. lol

    • Idagrow
      Idagrow
      1.686 points -
      May 16, 2019

      You know we would!! ...patience and moderation is not prevalent in growing weed!!! :) hee hee

  • 19.736

    harley24 19.736 points - May 16, 2019

    This is good information and bringing in plants from outside can bring a lot of headaches with it imo. Even though the plant(s) may look nice and clean there could be all kinds of issues lingering in the soil, branches and leaves. That was a difficult way to learn a lesson, but you know all about it now. PEace

    • Score: 0
    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.652 points -
      May 16, 2019

      That is true the little stowaways are hard to see until you get them inside then its too late.

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