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s00thsayer

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I'm doing my first ever grow which happens to be ourdoor from Swiss Cheese by Nirvana Seeds. I've been reading a lot on when to harvest and I came across a number of helpful links about using a microscope/loupe to look at trichromes. I spent $10 and got a cheap one off amazon but after examination I'm not sure if mine are cloudy or clear...

To make matters worse there's like 6 days of rain on the horizon. I've read my strain is fairly resistant to mould but I thought I'd post here to see what the experts had to say. So far I'm planning to shake the water off a few times a day and try to tough it out.

If they're clear (which I think they are) I'm sort of hoping to make it 2 more weeks since there should be a couple more good sunny patches to come.

Advice? Ideas? Sorry about the quality of the pictures, I'm trying to use a magnifier with my iPhone...

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conradino23

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I don't know, man! But considering you're growing outdoor, it's gonna be ready to cut probably in a week or two, or even three. Nirvana says 60-63 days on average, which makes it 9 weeks. It's very hard to say what colour your trichs are at the moment, cause the picture is lil bit outta focus.
 

s00thsayer

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How's this pic? Any easier to tell? Seems pretty milky I assume?

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I don't know, man! But considering you're growing outdoor, it's gonna be ready to cut probably in a week or two, or even three. Nirvana says 60-63 days on average, which makes it 9 weeks. It's very hard to say what colour your trichs are at the moment, cause the picture is lil bit outta focus.
 
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conradino23

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Ok, so you got 95% milky, 4% clear and about 1% amber. Considering it's a hybrid you can keep it till you reach about 10-20% amber (4-5 days), but you can also chop it down now if you're afraid about mold as it reached a peak of THC production and trichs will continue to mature while being dried. Hope that helps!
 

s00thsayer

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Cool thanks. It's a torrential downpour here right now with crazy winds. I'm monitoring things pretty closely, I'll keep you posted!

Ok, so you got 95% milky, 4% clear and about 1% amber. Considering it's a hybrid you can keep it till you reach about 10-20% amber (4-5 days), but you can also chop it down now if you're afraid about mold as it reached a peak of THC production and trichs will continue to mature while being dried. Hope that helps!
 

s00thsayer

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Cut it down yesterday when it started to rain (forecasted to rain for the next 3 days). Got to about 10-15% amber so I'm happy with that!


Ok, so you got 95% milky, 4% clear and about 1% amber. Considering it's a hybrid you can keep it till you reach about 10-20% amber (4-5 days), but you can also chop it down now if you're afraid about mold as it reached a peak of THC production and trichs will continue to mature while being dried. Hope that helps!
 
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