Flowering where im at all through September/October/November is constant rain, 85+% humidity, lightning and 70+mph wind storms, snow storms lol. I had blue cheese plants go until november 7th last year flowering through 3 snow storms and consecutive freezing weather days.
These are all organic/natural solutions:
Originally Posted by Ibechillin
Ive been using diatomaceous earth (powder silicon) as a foliar spray on my plants 2 tablespoon per gallon water intermittently though veg to deter/kill insets, but i learned recently it also helps prevent infection/mildew and a few other benefits, check out the link on silicon in my signature.
A thin layer of sand/perlite/gravel etc something inert over the top of your soil prevents gnats/larvae/eggs from getting into your soil. Dust a layer of Diotamaceous earth
over the top of the soil/inert layer as well.
The diatomaceous earth
is smooth powder like baby powder/flour, but on a microscopic level its like broken glass to most insects and they will avoid your plants like the plague. Can work into your cats/dogs fur and it will deter fleas/ticks, good to eat for them as well as it kills intestinal worms. Also good for people, silicon is good for bones! I can get a 40lb bag of diatomaceous earth
for $20 at the feedstore by my house, otherwise Garden Safe Brand Crawling Insect Killer is the same thing but more expensive.
Garden Safe brand Neem oil extract
is cheap and works well, i used Down To Earth brand neem seed meal (crushed neem tree seeds)
and diatomaceous earth powder
mixed into my soil this year as well to kill larvae or eggs that may have been in soil/gotten in soil. using neem seed meal
in soil makes bugs not like the way your weed tastes and will avoid also.
Neem seed meal
is also a good veg food npk 6-1-2, can also use to make foliar sprays (just like neem extract/oils, its probably better making your own from the neem seed meal because your getting more than only azadirachtin in premade extract liquids)
Place bird feeders/bird baths around your plants
, they eat caterpillars and other crawling insects. if possible plant lettuce or some other leafy green as a lure/sacrifice because caterpillars etc will go after those first.
Hornets EAT SLUGS AND CATERPILLARS
, got lucky last season some nested near my plant.
Copper wire DOES NOT stop slugs in my experince, supposedly they love beer though and you can make beer can traps to catch slugs.
works well at keeping deer etc away, i read somewhere someone recommended ordering predatory animal urine
to spread around your plants. If deep in the swamp or woods id advise against using predatory animal urine
in case something curious comes to investigate.