The moral of this story is you cannot leave your crop unattended during the flowering and drying periods

For all of the outdoor growers out there harvest time can bring the best of times after all that hard work of the past 8 months, the rewards can be fantastic. All the flowers are harvested ready for drying and the fruits of everyone’s labors are ready to be sampled to see the final results. The growers out there amongst you will all know far too well how much of a nightmare Botrytis can be, it can ruin a crop completely within a matter of a few days if left unchecked. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it is a mold that develops on leaves and buds, which spreads extremely rapidly, in the right conditions.