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Partial harvest or not

shathaway

Member
I am still new to growing, 2nd grow, critical XXL auto in week 10. Many of the outer branches' pistils are brown and curly while some of inners are still white and straight. Going to get out loop tonight to check trichomes, but will it hurt to harvest outer branches ahead of others? Even looks like some new bud sites are just starting. Will it hurt the rest of the plant to harvest some before other's.
 

Emilya

Member of the Month: Mar 2019 - Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2020
I am still new to growing, 2nd grow, critical XXL auto in week 10. Many of the outer branches' pistils are brown and curly while some of inners are still white and straight. Going to get out loop tonight to check trichomes, but will it hurt to harvest outer branches ahead of others? Even looks like some new bud sites are just starting. Will it hurt the rest of the plant to harvest some before other's.
The pistils color doesnt have anything to do with whether it is ready for harvest or not... it is all about the trichomes. Most people go for 2-5% amber as their harvest point, some go longer and some dont even wait for amber. This point you choose is totally up to your personal preference as to the type of high you desire from your product... pick it early, it is a short lived heady high, pick it later and it can be a strong couch lock body high. Each strain is different and each person smoking it reacts differently. It is totally acceptable to harvest one branch at a time as they get to these various states, and experiment for yourself and see what it is that you really prefer.
 

nivek

Photo of the Month: Oct 2018
yes its ok, and no, it won't hurt. will be good bud too

a very easy habit too,, self control essential

cheers
 

shathaway

Member
Both pics are from same plant. Wish my camera was better. Think I'm going to be using just water for a few more days, then start harvest on some branches.
 

Emilya

Member of the Month: Mar 2019 - Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2020
I agree... I dont see any amber yet... they look all milky to me. Also, the new white pistils on top tell me that she is still flowering, not dying back for harvest. Harvest is soon, just not in a few days, unless of course you just want to try the milky only high.
 

Oldbear

Well-Known Member
Partial harvesting works very well. Just like tomatoes they dont all ripen at the same time.

Harvest individual buds when they reach the maturity level desired. Lots of tips above on how to decide that.
 

nivek

Photo of the Month: Oct 2018
. Just like tomatoes they dont all ripen at the same time.
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Well, actually, tomatoes that flower at the same time ripen at the same time, more or less
 
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