Bud Rot/Mold

It is quite possible to find mold on your buds. And, unfortunately, it can happen whether you’re indoors, in a greenhouse or outdoors. However, you can also prevent it most of the time.

Why does bud rot or mold form?

While this may seem obvious, it’s not to many. In fact, some people don’t even realize they have mold on their buds until they begin harvesting and trimming. Anyways, the biggest issue that bud rot or mold causes is a loss of your harvest. Since you likely don’t enjoy consuming mold or rot, chances are any buds affected will end up right in the garbage can.

Prevent Bud Rot or Mold Indoors & in Greenhouses

When it comes to growing indoors, you should be more than capable of keeping the right climate at all times, as this is an essential step in preventing mold. When your indoor grow room gets too humid, the possibility of mold increases substantially. It’s actually pretty unavoidable if you don’t maintain proper temperature and humidity in your indoor room.

For those in greenhouses, it’s really key, just as with indoor grows, to keep the proper conditions. By ensuring proper ventilation and air circulation within the greenhouse, you should be able to prevent bud rot or mold with relative ease.

Prevent Bud Rot or Mold Outdoors

For outdoor growers, there are a few other factors that may play a role in bud rot or mold appearing on your plants. Depending on where you live in the world and if you’re in a greenhouse or not, your chances of bud rot or mold can vary.

For those that have their plants exposed to the elements, you may find that the weather isn’t exactly your friend all of the time. It is highly recommended to place your cannabis plants in a hoop house or add some kind of protection to your garden area, so they are protected from the elements. Unfortunately, nothing is going to save your buds if a torrential downpour of rain comes out of nowhere, especially if your plants are close to harvesting. This amount of moisture is sure to damage the plants and leave you a little sad.

Moreover, if you live in a very humid climate, such as Florida, the chances of bud rot or mold will increase drastically. To avoid this, setting up a controlled environment outdoors is recommended. However, if that’s not an option, be sure to do your research on the strains you intend to grow outdoors. By doing so, you will be able to select strains that are more acclimated to your climate’s conditions.

Genetics Matter.

Yes, it does. In fact, you could have the optimal conditions and everything perfect, yet still, experience bud rot or mold. It’s simply in the genetics of that strain. That is why, as mentioned above, it’s a really good idea to research the strains you are going to grow. This goes for cannabis, vegetables, and any other plant. The genetics matter and can tell you a lot about what to expect during the growing season, especially for cannabis.

Overall, you should be able to prevent bud rot or mold in your garden by keeping the proper climate for your plants. However, be sure to look into the genetics you are using, as they could very likely be much more susceptible to molding than other strains.