Sorry about The Borg... Obviously this was durable trauma which actually proves to be textually transmissible even 5 years after the crisis!!
The thing is my initial plan only aimed at finding myself some nice serenity-promoting hobby, hence i was less than resilient when rescue scenarios became necessary: the mites were anxiogenic enough!
Which just killed my whole cultivation hobby for some while:
...until the next spring, as i recall...
But even after a relatively long period of reflexion fueled by readings on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR) my renewed hopes didn't resist for long... This "hobby" had become one overwhelming challenge which felt like too much aggravation to a weakened man anyway.
These experiences seduced me after flooding me with a sense of beatitude at some point, i used to admire a couple plants on my windowsill for hours as the sunlight enhanced their natural beauty, which also boosted their rewarding fragrance while i sniffed them from my rocking chair!
That alone gave me memories i still cherish today when i revisit photo sessions of the past. So i realize in retrospective that i wasn't helping by sharing my own panic. Please pardon me about that!
Old reminescences of related warfare resurfaced which i should have refrained. Keep in mind these were only experiences meant to be fun and peaceful, nothing like real-size cultivation sessions as those we expect to observe in here. Consequently here's my mea culpa: don't give up too soon when there's support available; the rewards are too great ultimately, as this may transform you for a lifetime!!
The cannabis plant forces our eyes to open onto the infinitesimal then also the planetary. Its smell makes us feel alive, the noble molecules prove priceless when you know for a fact that this is cannabis the way it grows in nature (m'well, almost!), which can boost appreciation tenfold!!
Courage! It's all worth it, especially if you're in a position to handle it. And if i may add input again, i'll suggest taking lots of photographs to assist your naked eye, because what's hiding there can induce a most pleasant addiction of the mind. As a matter of fact i'll have to say i never perceived vegetal life like this before - and yet i happen to have been raised on a farm!
It's pure magic. Enjoy the ride!
Good day, have fun!!