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

by Screwstick about Wed at 12:02 AM - 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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  • 739

    chubby441 739 points - Wed at 12:24 AM

    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 

    • Score: 0
    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      848 points -
      Wed at 12:48 AM

      Mighty is ok if you absolutely have to do it

  • 3.878

    ROSCOE 3.878 points - Wed at 12:39 AM

    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
      3.878 points -
      Wed at 2:23 AM

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

    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      848 points -
      Wed at 2:28 AM

      I completely understand

    • Idagrow
      Idagrow
      537 points -
      Wed at 4:49 AM

      @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
      848 points -
      Wed at 5:35 AM

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

  • 5.194

    marlboro 5.194 points - Wed at 1:00 AM

    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
      848 points -
      Wed at 7:56 PM

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

    • Idagrow
      Idagrow
      537 points -
      Wed at 11:47 PM

      @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
      848 points -
      Wed at 11:56 PM

      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
      3.878 points -
      Thu at 5:34 PM

      @ 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

  • 4.496

    SubterraneanHomesickBooze 4.496 points - Wed at 1:39 AM

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

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    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      848 points -
      Wed at 1:56 AM

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

    • ROSCOE
      ROSCOE
      3.878 points -
      Wed at 2:26 AM

      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
      4.496 points -
      Thu at 12:18 AM

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

  • 11.471

    SanBoisLee 11.471 points - Wed at 3:09 AM

    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
      848 points -
      Wed at 3:51 AM

      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.

  • 338

    WHIPLASH 338 points - Wed at 1:36 PM

    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
      848 points -
      Wed at 4:15 PM

      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

  • 3.730

    thisisme 3.730 points - Wed at 4:42 PM

     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
      848 points -
      Wed at 4:56 PM

      Good point, thanks

    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      848 points -
      Wed at 6:45 PM

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

    • thisisme
      thisisme
      3.730 points -
      Fri at 5:19 PM

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

    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      848 points -
      Fri at 5:39 PM

      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

  • 12.739

    stick 12.739 points - Wed at 7:04 PM

    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
  • 537

    Idagrow 537 points - Wed at 9:17 PM

    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
      537 points -
      Wed at 11:54 PM

      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
      1.994 points -
      Thu at 12:39 AM

      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
      848 points -
      Thu at 12:43 AM

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

    • Idagrow
      Idagrow
      537 points -
      Thu at 2:34 AM

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

  • 19.088

    harley24 19.088 points - Thu at 12:11 AM

    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
      848 points -
      Thu at 12:35 AM

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

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