So I’m day 3 in flowering I noticed bug bites on leaves. All I have is neem oil right now until I get something that I cab use during flower. Will neem oil effect my quality only 3 days in flower?
When I use neem, I can still smell it on fan leaves that it was in contact with when pruning them off much later. I personally would not. The damage in your pic seemed minor to me, unless the whole plant was like that.
Ok it was just a few leaves and the one in the pic was the worst one. I was just concerned about flowering for 70 days without treatment. Don’t want to get a infestation.
Try to use azadirachtin
I use 2 tsp of Dawn with a gallon of water and use a spray pump to completely cover the ENTIRE plant, including under the leaves. I had a aphid problem, I say had, completely gone. I spray once a week, and I’m in my 5 to week of flower. Use any color Dawn dish soap, 2 tsp per gallon. Bugs don’t like the soap, but it’s completely biodegradable and does not linger in the bud.
Try it, it’s cheap and very effective.
i WOULD never USE NEEM OR ANY OTHER OIL once in flower. Neem is now on the hit list for certain states…not comfortable with it any more. Are you indoors or out? post pics of the bug bites…check the undersides of the leaves, look in the soil for crawlies…if you got bugs, you will see something unless it is like grasshoppers or leaf hoppers, white flies (in the early am) vising for a snack. Azadirachtin, a substance extracted from neem seeds, is the primary insecticidal compound found in neem oil. If you have your own neem plants, maybe but the processing behind it is awful.
With the current state of organic compounds using nano micelle solutions, I just cant see using any of the oil / processed products. Especially at flower time…doesn;t take much to leave an aftertaste, change bud drying / curing process
It’s a indoor plants. I won’t be using neem oil anymore. I found about 5 or 6 leaves with bite marks but not as bad as one in the pic. Do you think it’ll leave after taste or any other affects with it only being 3 days into flower?
That doesn’t look like bug damage to me @Garden420 did you find anything
I had an Aphid issue but took care of it quickly. I spray a combo of Dawn soap and water mix every week. Since I’ve started ABSOLUTELY NO BUGS, EGGS, no signs at all. I think it’s a Cal/Mag issue. I don’t think I was hitting the lower roots. She’s in a 7gal grow bag; even watering I was using about 2gal, figured out I needed at least 3 1/2gal or more to fully saturate the soil. I watered/fed her yesterday with about 4gal, so I’ll monitor. She’s otherwise a very healthy girl.
Until recently I had spider mites, and I would regularly spray both neem and azamax in flower. But upon harvest I would thoroughly rinse the buds in a 5 gallon bucket of water, then place them in another 5 gallon bucket with a little water in the bottom to let them dry. That got rid of any residue and bad taste.