Hey Smokers, Good Evening!
Yeah, you read it right. One plant got MOLDS!!! Today in the morning while inspecting my weed girls, I discovered that Bubble Gum, one of the 3 clones has continued to contract a white powdery mildew (WPM for short). I knew the strain BG got this when I came back from my vacay because hubbz told me about it over the phone. So when I arrived from my holiday, I defoliated the plant with the hope that it wouldn´t come back. I was wrong!
So what is WPM?
They are white patches of fungal growh that look like flour scattered on each leaf and invade the green leaves of your cannabis plants .... if not treated, they spread so rapidly throughout the whole plant making your buds not usable. My defoliation of the leaves of the BG was fast and thought they wouldn´t come back.. the trouble is there is no air circulation in and around my terrace atm. It is very still and no there´s no wind and that is what makes the fungus spread so rapidly because of very high humidity.
I am growing in containers and these containers are placed outside the terrace. Unfortunately , I am in an area where probably growing is problematic because our city has very high humidity with a yearly average of 72% RH. When there is no air movement and humidity is high, it´s like a pre-invitation to such parasites because they will easily settle onto the leaves of the cannabis. The fungus thingy is rapidly spreading in just a matter of hours.... so it has to be stopped immediately before it reaches the buds.
Very High Humidity And A Home Made Solution
Other strains such as the two Green Poison germinated from seeds are very resistant and hopefully they don´t contract such parasites. I am inspecting all other strains Amnesia and OGK in the morning and in the afternoon and so far, they seem to be growing normally. Now I have to treat these molds and I will be trying the combination of Baking Soda added to water and let´s see if it works. I have researched and found this formula:
2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
3. 3/4 liters of tap water
Mix thoroughly and fill this in a sprayer and spray all infected areas.
The problematic BG above and below... I have segregated it away from the others and I am anxious whether the baking soda/water combination helps a bit. I will have to wait and see tomorrow and the next following days whether I am successful, if not I have to get help at the grow shop.