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The bugs are eating the ganja!

They do not pay rent, they will not help you pay municipal taxes or electricity bill - but mole they will feel the most comfortable in the world to sit on one of the leaves and breathe freely from your green - so how the hell are these small parasites the pleasure?

Imagine the following situation:

You get up in the morning, wash your face, brush your teeth, pour yourself a cup of coffee and go into your growing room to say good morning to the girls - when to your surprise without any warning a group of unwanted guests arrived and settled on the grass while shamelessly grinding the leaves and swallowing everything - Not at all pleasant. These pests can cause serious damage to cannabis because they feed the enzymes and sugars from the plant tissue - in some cases they can even kill a whole crop in a very short time - so what can be done against those cheeky parasites?

Cannabis leaf infected
Cannabis leaf infected

While in nature there are quite a few animals who would love to taste some of our vegetables, but Mother Earth has a complete ecological system that makes perfect balance with natural pesticides that will take care of these pests. One of the reasons for the famous resin that cannabis releases is (among other things) a means of protection from insects and other species that come to harm it. But when we're dealing with raising the face, the game changes a bit - here at home we have to find alternative solutions that will make the insects think twice before returning to visit our garden ...

Neem oil

One of the most popular cannabis growers for protection and pest control is Neem oil, which was previously sold in Israel under the name "Nimgrad".

Neem oil is made by kneading the fruit buds of the Neem tree. It is used to repel harmful insects by disrupting the process of disinfection of insects and eventually causing their deaths. The insects do not develop resistance to the impact of the oil.

Emphasis on Neem oil:

• The effect of Neem oil is particularly rapid in the exposure to sunlight

• Neem extract affects certain bacteria in the soil - a phenomenon that reduces the amount of nitrogen in the soil, so take this into account and perhaps think of ways we can return nutrients that will be essential to the plant

• Neem is toxic only in very large quantities

"Anti-insect bomb" from Melaton
"Anti-insect bomb" from Melaton

Gas from Melaton

The Malathyon gas has been nicknamed "an atomic bomb against pests" by quite a number of cannabis growers, and indeed the use of the malathion is extremely lethal and usually after one spraying there is no need for a second round. What is better is to avoid spraying the plant with this material when we are close to harvest time otherwise we may get a worse and worse taste - to smoke the residues that have not yet evaporated from our cannabis.

Soap solution

Another method that has been found to be effective in some cases in the treatment of pests is spraying the plant with a soap solution. Mix some pure soap flakes with plain water (say a teaspoon of soap in a 10-liter bucket) and spray the plant thoroughly. We will wait for a few hours for everything to dry up and immediately wash the plant with ordinary water. This can be repeated if necessary.

The idea behind this method is called "death by infection" - which will happen every time a thin layer of soap is built around the leaves that will choke the eggs and the pests - and then they will wash off the plant easily when sprayed in normal water.

Permaculture

This pesticide is a "biological pest control" in which we will actually prepare "pest puree" from the friends who hang around us on the ganja, spraying the plant with this herb and infecting them with genetic diseases and defects that will harm future generations and hopefully also destroy them.

Ingredients:

Between 10 and 20 from the pests that attacked your garden, a liter of water, a blender, a sprayer

Preparation:

Pour the water and the pests into the blender and make a "pest paste"

User manual:

Spray well on the plant with a well-placed under the leaves

Pomegranate helper - Hot pepper
Pomegranate helper - Hot pepper

Spicy pepper spray

Ingredients:

1 small pot
1 onions not peeled
1 The head of garlic is not peeled
1 spoon of hot pepper
A little soap based on oil
1.5 liter of water

Preparation:

Crunch the onion and garlic and transfer to a small pot with all the ingredients.
Cook for twenty minutes. Cool, strain, and keep in a jar in the refrigerator - valid until
Six weeks from preparation.

User manual:

Mix one tablespoon of the concentrate with a half-liter of water. Spicy pepper spray is used as a general insecticide and also good against larvae.

Tobacco spray

Cigarette tobacco contains nicotine which is able to kill almost any kind of harmful that may jump in for a visit. Just mix a few cigarettes in warm water and let it sit in the water for a whole night. The next day we will pour some of this water into the spray, add clean water, and after good mixing we will sprinkle on the plant - it is recommended not to spray on the flowers!

• There are several different types of sprays combined (eg tobacco spray with spicy pepper spray).

Some general emphases to keep in mind:

• It is advisable to avoid at all spraying on the flowers in general - and especially before harvest time.

• During spraying, place an emphasis on spraying under the leaves as this is a place
A constant that the pests love to stay and breed there.

• The pesticides are recommended for spraying in the evening. Also around the growing area and at the bottom of the plants - and after a day or two, spray again in clean water.

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