Pest Control Tips


How to Control Pests and Protect Your Cannabis Plant

Welcome back to homegrown. In this episode, I’m going to give you a quick primer on how you can protect your plants from pests and pathogens. Show you how I give them a quick foliar spray so that they’re getting fed, uh, another way besides just watering them.

And then I’ll show you how I like to stick them up and get them ready to support the weight that they’re going to put on during flower over the next few weeks. So every garden should be prepared for pests and pathogens.

The same climate that these plants thrive in. Also invites a lot of bugs. Mildews molds into the micro climate that you’ve created in your garden. Always do a quick check, both sides, the tops and bottoms of your leaves might notice little bugs crawling around.

You don’t want to see those. You might notice some yellow spotting, if you do. That’s probably a sign of spider mites. And typically if you see the yellow spots, it’s already too late. Another reason why you really want to perform preventative maintenance on your plants.

Instead of retroactively trying to battle these pests because once they’re there, they’re a lot harder to eradicate while you’re checking your leads. You can also check for little white spots.

That’s an early manifestation of powdery, mildew, or mold. Um, eventually those spots get into the actual powder, like substance that the mold. Grows and it can just destroy a whole harvest. So always, always check all over, up and down.

Give a good thorough look. The main takeaway is that you want to perform preventative maintenance to protect yourself against pests and pathogens. Think of it like a sunburn, you apply your sunscreen on before you go out in the sun and it protects you.

And that’s what you want to do with your plants to avoid any type of infestation. So the best defense against these pests and pathogens is actually just keeping your plant healthy. It will fight off a lot of these on its own.

As long as it’s got a good immune system built up. I personally always like to do just a little bit more by adding. Uh, preventative foliar spray, something like this exile, which is an insecticide and fungicide, and it’ll help you really keep some of those problems at Bay foliar sprays are also a good way of just keeping your plant healthy.

Overall. Something like this. See Plex is really simple, easy to use and gentle on the plant. It’s a seaweed mixture that just enhances the growth and I tend to spray it on the plants about every week.

So just a simple spray all over about once a week. It’s really all you need. Alright, so now this plant is ready for flower and remember it’s going to grow half again as tall. I don’t really have a space issue here in the greenhouse, so I’m just going to stake it up, let it grow tall and support its weight.

If you’re growing indoors or somewhere where height is an issue, I recommend topping it about here and that’ll really help promote a nice even canopy and prevent you from stretching too much. Cool.

So now we’ve got our plants supported, ready for the weight it’s going to put on during flower. In the next episode of homegrown, I’ll show you a few tips and tricks we can use to maximize our yield on flavors.

And until then smoke one for me.} [Music] what’s up guys welcome back to homegrown in this episode I’m gonna give you a quick primer on how you can protect your plants from pests and pathogens show you how I’ll give them a quick foliar spray so that they’re getting fed another way besides just watering them and then I’ll show you how I like to stake them up and get them ready to support the weight that they’re gonna put on during flower over the next few weeks so every garden should be prepared for pests and pathogens the same climate that these plants thrive in also invites a lot of bugs mildews molds into the microclimate that you’ve created in your garden always do a quick check both sides the tops and bottoms of your leaves it might notice little bugs crawling around you don’t want to see those you might notice some yellow spotting if you do that’s probably a sign of spider mites and typically if you see the yellow spots it’s already too late another reason why you really want to perform preventative maintenance on your plants instead of retro actively trying to battle these pests because once they’re there they’re a lot harder to eradicate while you’re checking your leaves you can also check for little white spots that’s an early manifestation of powdery mildew or mold eventually those spots get into the actual powder like substance that the mold grows and it can just destroy a whole harvest so always always check all over up and down give a good thorough look the main takeaway is that you want to perform preventative maintenance to protect yourself against pests and pathogens think of it like a sunburn you apply your sunscreen on before you go out in the Sun and it protects you and that’s what you want to do with your plants to avoid any type of infestation so the best defense against these pests and pathogens is actually just keeping your plant healthy it will fight off a lot of these on its own as long as it’s got a good immune system built up I personally always like to do just a little bit more by adding a preventive foliar spray something like this exile which is an insecticide and fungicide and it’ll help you really keep some of those problems back foliar sprays are also a good way of just keeping your plant healthy overall something like this SEAPLEX is really simple easy to use and gentle on the plant it’s a seaweed mixture that just enhances the growth and I tend to spray it on the plants about every week so just a simple spray all over about once a week really all you need all right so now this plant is ready for flower and remember it’s gonna grow half again as tall I don’t really have a space issue here in the greenhouse so I’m just gonna stake it up let it grow tall and support its weight but if you’re growing indoors or somewhere where height is an issue I recommend topping it about here and that’ll really help promote a nice even canopy and prevent you from stretching too much cool so now we’ve got our plant supported ready for the weight it’s gonna put on bearing flower in the next episode of homegrown I’ll show you a few tips and tricks we can use to maximize our yield and flavors and until then smoke one for me

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