i think the rain would do more good than harm also i have never seen mould on outdoor plants,also harvesting wet buds is a pain if you can get them in dry its heaps easier than wet, good luck with the rest of the grow
Pretty high chance for mold pretty humid as well in Victoria
If you need to dry them and have a petrol blower that works a treat
or as some dudes I know atm are tarping there plants
I was glad I harvested last week end when I seen the rain coming
good luck with it
There's lots of variables that will determine if you get mold. The area you are growing in," Bush or open land" Bugs do you have butterflies or moths as they usually start with rain, there shit starts mold real quick, the most important being the strain and the overall health of your plants. I have also noticed that clones seem more susceptible than plants grown from seed I think it may have something to do with there immune system. Shake your plants or as magpie1 said get a blower. The quicker your buds get air through them either with wind or with a blower the better. This year was hard on me lost about %20 though am growing in the bush. Cheers Herman
Yeah I would worry, shaking the trees sounds like a good idea, you don't want that water to sit on them.
Harvesting em while wet could be a bad idea depending on how dense the buds are, dense clusters of buds (colas) + trapped moisture = mold, you will want to chop these up a little before hanging/laying out to dry.
Thanks camacone, hermanian, magpie and pegz for replying.
I ended up shaking plants frequently through the wet period and have continued to do so to get the dew off in the mornings. I am growing in bush and had white fly infestations so there's plenty of "poo" on my buds to start the mold.
Fortunately, it seems I have other factors in my favour - being my location and the fact that all except one plant are grown from seed.
I harvested a couple of plants that were ready a couple of days after the rain so they'd had a chance to dry out.
Anyway, so far no sign of mold so remaining plants will hopefully get a chance to finish. Will now be watching the weather forecast a bit more closely and will cover plants if more rain is forecast.