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Stayseeded

My plants got rained on last night. not tons of rain. but they’re definitely pretty wet, and there is some more rain in the forecast. The forecast is 80s and it is overcast and humid (currently 80% humidity)
Are my buds ruined?? I shook off as much water as possible, but the buds are quite soaked. I was planning to harvest in the next few days/week. 🙁
I need advice!!

Perception

No, they aren’t ruined at all. If anything, you got a nice wash before harvest! Some people even wash their buds right after chopping. Especially outdoor buds, to get any dust & microbes from the air off of it.

The main thing with buds getting wet is that it can lead to bud rot. Botrytis. If it gets sunny today, and they dry out pretty quickly, you’ll probably be fine. Just keep an eye on them, and look for any brown spots appearing on buds. That’s the rot.

If they are ready, you could just chop. If they’ve gotten wet at chop, or you are washing, the best thing to do is to blow an oscillating fan DIRECTLY on them for about 8 – 12 hours while they are hang drying. Then remove fan and get back to regular hang drying. You only want direct fan blowing at the beginning to dry up the extra moisture.

But you can play it multiple ways. Definitely not ruined.

4plant
Madmax

Everythings good.little rain wont hurt em.just make sure they are staked more to support the extra weight.they appear to b a few weeks to go by the looks of them.wind is your friend here.but like others have said you can shake excess water off them .theres been talk on here using actnovate for mold in Greatlakes thread.

Stayseeded

Thank you SO much! I feel much better.
I just chopped one branch and left the rest & will keep an eye on them

No, they aren’t ruined at all. If anything, you got a nice wash before harvest! Some people even wash their buds right after chopping. Especially outdoor buds, to get any dust & microbes from the air off of it.

The main thing with buds getting wet is that it can lead to bud rot. Botrytis. If it gets sunny today, and they dry out pretty quickly, you’ll probably be fine. Just keep an eye on them, and look for any brown spots appearing on buds. That’s the rot.

If they are ready, you could just chop. If they’ve gotten wet at chop, or you are washing, the best thing to do is to blow an oscillating fan DIRECTLY on them for about 8 – 12 hours while they are hang drying. Then remove fan and get back to regular hang drying. You only want direct fan blowing at the beginning to dry up the extra moisture.

But you can play it multiple ways. Definitely not ruined.

Hello! My plants got rained on last night… not tons of rain… but they’re definitely pretty wet, and there is some more rain in the forecast. The…

What to do when it rains?

Taylored
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Dr. Yo
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Let ’em go, they’ll be fine.

THC doesn’t wash off of plants and unless you live close to a major US city, you shouldn’t have to worry about too acidic of rain.

A lot of outdoor growers go and shake off their plants after a good rain, to prevent mold from taking a hold.

buckyboy
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Dr. Yo
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We just experienced the worst set of tornadoes that came through our area in our states history. Where I have baby seedlings and small plants growing, I experienced ZERO damage on either my baby seedlings or small plants. My particular plants experienced 50mph wind gusts for a few days in a row, over a few different weeks.

Not to mention the biblical flooding and downpours that have beset our area, on an almost weekly basis this spring season.

Click my signature below for proof.

Oh yea, my baby seedlings and small plants also handled this size hail raining down on it last week:

When you really have to worry about rain is during the late stages of flowering, when you have a lot of sensitive buds that could be easily damaged.

That’s when it’s a good idea to put up a tarp and some poles to support it, or find some other way of moving your plants to keep them dry.

WillyPhister
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Dr. Yo
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If you are seriously worried about acid rain, maybe growing outdoors isn’t the best move. I guess if you live in an industrial area like Gary, Indiana, Detroit, etc, you should worry about it.

But if you have trepidation about acid rain now, why didn’t you think about that before you planted outdoors?

Just cover your plants with plastic bags. some people have to learn the hard way, and it sounds like you’ve made up your mind.

Murfy
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i pour acid water through my plants on PURPOSE-

that really happens.

tristynhawk
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ChubbySoap
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i don’t even believe i’m reading any of this. protecting your outdoor grow. FROM THE RAIN!?
What about the dirt that’s been soaking up those rains, since like. FOREVER?
. or the pollutant encrusted air full of nasty stuff that makes acid rain to begin with?

is this the fabled summer . uh. madness. you all were talking about a few months ago?

Seriously, yo. if it’s such a concern, maybe growing INDOORS would be more suited to your needs.
honestly the plant could care less

sk8disgruntled
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Murfy
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buckyboy
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We just experienced the worst set of tornadoes that came through our area in our states history. Where I have baby seedlings and small plants growing, I experienced ZERO damage on either my baby seedlings or small plants. My particular plants experienced 50mph wind gusts for a few days in a row, over a few different weeks.

Not to mention the biblical flooding and downpours that have beset our area, on an almost weekly basis this spring season.

Click my signature below for proof.

Oh yea, my baby seedlings and small plants also handled this size hail raining down on it last week:

When you really have to worry about rain is during the late stages of flowering, when you have a lot of sensitive buds that could be easily damaged.

That’s when it’s a good idea to put up a tarp and some poles to support it, or find some other way of moving your plants to keep them dry.

Centrafuse
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DrubDrub
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Literally fuck everyone in here that said not to protect small plants.

I just started my first grow ever about a week ago. I germinated, then planted my seeds. About two days later, the forecast began calling for lots of thunderstorms, so I began researching what I should do. After reading lots of forums like this that said,

“Oh lookie here, mah seedlings survived hail! U’re a dumb shit cause nature haz been doin this shit forevur!”

I came to the conclusion that sure, heavy rain could hurt my little seedlings, but exposing them to mild rain would just be nature’s low stress training. I kept a careful eye on the radar, ready to protect them if anything serious came along.

After the week passed (very mild rain off and on), you want to know what happened?

Out of my 8 plants:

3 were doing fine.
1 was buried in the dirt.
2 simply vanished.
2 had the leaves literally pounded off of them (nothing but stems remained beaten to the ground)

To anyone dumb enough to take these retards’ advice, if you truly care about you’re seedlings, protect them. Natural selection is a bitch and will do anything to ensure that only the strong will survive. Any that aren’t near perfect will die without your help.

By the way, I bought from a seedbank, so I might as well have just wiped my ass with $35.

Cover up the plants with garbage bags or let them get watered but risk unbalanced PH and mold?