Backyard Cannabis Farming 2019 - Episode 10: Organic Pest Control Applications, Flushing, & the Delicate Healing of Nutrient Burn Combined with Potential Root Rot

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Today's episode is all about organic pest control, and how to proceed with delicate growing situations. The products I used for organic pest control are called Azamax, Safer Soap, Lime Sulfur, & Neem Oil, were all diluted with water, and applied using a 2 gallon hand pump sprayer.

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While my pest control sequence that I explain in the following video was extremely effective, killed all the aphids, and in all likelihood will prevent future aphid and mite attacks, the nute burn/lockout issue continues to be a problem.

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I provide a few examples of how the plants are reacting in negative ways, the delicate nature of flushing out excess nutrients from overfeeding, while also giving enough time for the soil to dry all the way. You must wait to flush since potential root rot could occur from extra moisture being retained in the soil longer, due to a non-uptake of water and nutrients from the plants (salt build up from excess nutrients in the soil around the roots cause this).

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Here is the series so far:

Episode 1: Planning Your Grow

Episode 2: Transplanting Cannabis, Organic Pest Control, Strain Varieties

Episode 3: Preparing Your Grow Space, Treating Burnt Plants

Episode 4: Optimal Organic Soil Formula, Creating a Raised In-Ground Bed, Protective Fencing - Minimizing Energy Consumption & Repurposing Materials

Episode 5: Transplanting into Final Grow Space, Topping Plants, & Finishing Animal Fencing

Episode 6: Applying Proper Feedings with Organic Nutrients

Episode 7: Feeding After Topping, Storm Damage, Selective Leaf Removal, & Caging Cannabis

Episode 8: Final Topping, Leaf Removal, & Safely Sacrificing a Male Plant

Episode 9: Understanding the Language of Cannabis - How to Check if Plants Need Water & What Leaf Tip Curling Means

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Click here for links to all the 2018 Episodes


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Please enjoy episode 10 of this year's Backyard Cannabis Farming series. Hopefully we all acquire wisdom for growing cannabis effectively and organically together.

Please comment below if any of you have ever experienced a similar situation, and what you did to remedy it.

From August 5th 2019

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Yo those plants look AMAZING! Keep up the good work man, I am impressed.

You'll find the perfect balance here to combat nature here soon enough, as soon as you do those plants will bounce right back.

Yes but if I don't remedy this in time all my plants could be in trouble. All the tops lean to one side even when the soil is still moist... but anytime I add a little water they perk back up. Its the strangest thing...

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Maybe it is a silicon deficiency? That definitely helps with the rigidity of the stems. Also how thick are the stems, I noticed you are using above ground pots and the stems typically dont get very large, or not big enough to support the type of canopy we like to grow :P

Ive seen plants that look droopy before watering, it is completely normal. Also plants look different throughout the day as they react to light and bend due to auxin hormones. Perhaps they were just facing the rising sun?

Turns out that reaction is due to heat stress - which seems to affect my sativa dominants much more than the idny's.

Have you looked into food grade peroxide or
https://www.hygrozyme.com For root rot.

Yes I have considered that option, however I have no certainty that there is root rot occurring, and also I cannot find any videos or info online about someone actually using that for their outdoor soil grow. All the info online seems to be for hydro grows. I would need to see examples of it working and finer points before I go pouring that stuff in my soil... let me know if you find anything though bc I would like to try it.

We have used both peroxide and hygrozyme for our plant in coco. It was indoor but they were 8-10 foot plants in 20 gallon fabric pots. The peroxide might kill some of the beneficial organics but it gets much needed oxygen to root systems. The hygrozyme will help eat up the rotten material and promote new root growth and beneficial microbes. We just always used it. It’s a great product. Did you check the link I left?

Yes I just finished researching that link. This seems to be a high caliber product that may be exactly what my plants need. I have never had a FAQ section ACTUALLY answer ALL my questions. Great link @ChooseFreedom! I will be calling grow stores tomorrow morning to pick some up. I will let you know how it goes.

I am curious, do you use this product when your flushing out of veg, and if so, do you decrease the amount you use... well I guess they didn't answer that question haha.

So happy to help. Your plants look great. Please do let me know how it goes.

It’s a bit spendy but worth it for root health. You can use it straight through all stages. It actually helps clean your grow media so I don’t think you would need to change the amount. Double check that with their website or at the garden store. I think you’ll be very happy with the product.