I live on Maui. The climate here is rather odd. We have sunny mornings. By noon the clouds form. Late afternoon we may have a drizzle or even a good rain. At night a cold wind blows down the mountain. By morning dew is everywhere.
I grow outside. I have no problems until the buds begin. A white powder mold grows on the small leaves next to the buds. Right now I use a baking soda /water/ drop of liquid soap mixture to keep in in check.
If we have our normal above weather for a week a bud will wilt and die. The stem will turn grey. The rot will continue to spread and eventualy kill the branch. I keep it as slow as I can with alchohol on the grey stuff.
I know humidity is the cause of these problems. My short season (winter) has more mold and rot than my long season.
I have three questions for the experts;
1) How do you deal with the white mold?
2) Same question about the rot.
3) Are there any strains that are more resistant to rot and mold?
I have noticed that some of my plant have no problems while others just get trashed. If you live in a wet area let me know what strains you use.