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Time to harvest?

Mmiz8606

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Just let me know what you think. Day 54. Under 1000w mh and 1000w hps.

 

Nismo12

Member of the Month: May 2017 - Grow Journal of the Month: Dec 2016
Very nice looking lady you have there. It looks to me like all the trichomes are cloudy. If you wait a week or so there will be some amber in there.

Right now there are the highest level of THC and more of a cerebral high. Here is a chart to help ya.

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The pistils haven't started to die off yet either. I would wait 10 days myself. But it's all about what kind of high you are looking for. :thumb:
 

EARTHWALKER

New Member
All of the leaves are just starting to cannibalize themselves and you still have a great many unreceeding hairs. She'll go much farther without going amber. When I see the first signs of amber, I harvest. That's just at the point of the high I like; we are all different though.
I'd give her at least another week, maybe even stretch to two. She'll fatten up nicely. :goodjob:
 

Mmiz8606

New Member
Ok, so I know it's only been 2 days since I posted this but I swear the buds already look bigger. Even with it all tied up the branches keep bending under the weight. Still no sign of amber.

I guess my next question is when should I stop feeding nutrients and start flushing? Or even stop watering all together? Last feeding was 2 days ago. What does everyone think as far as how I should go about this harvest? Just cut it down? Let it sit in the dark a few days? Drop the temps at night? Switch to just MH? What would be the best?
 

TheFertilizer

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Ok, so I know it's only been 2 days since I posted this but I swear the buds already look bigger. Even with it all tied up the branches keep bending under the weight. Still no sign of amber.

I guess my next question is when should I stop feeding nutrients and start flushing? Or even stop watering all together? Last feeding was 2 days ago. What does everyone think as far as how I should go about this harvest? Just cut it down? Let it sit in the dark a few days? Drop the temps at night? Switch to just MH? What would be the best?

You should have started giving plain water two weeks ago for a flush. Just stick to plain water now though, it shouldn't matter too much.

If you let it sit for dark for a few days and drop the temperatures, a lot of plants will increase resin output significantly. It's a trick some people do, go ahead and try it and see what it does for you.

Not sure what switching to MH would do...

I mean you can harvest right now and get a nice cerebral high, but do you want more of a body stone? I don't know how much more your buds will swell up either but I mean, if you're happy with what you've got right now in terms of the size of them, just make a judgement call based on what kind of high you like. If you like it more of a body high, just keep giving them plain water and normal light until you see a higher percentage of amber.

Try not to get too caught up in when people say you "should" or you're "supposed" to harvest. It's all about what you want, man, you could have cut them 4 weeks ago, if you were happy with where they were at then it would be all good. That being said, if you want the buds as fat as they can possibly get, with a nice body buzz...

1. Wait about a week more until the trichomes start going amber, give only plain water
2. Once at desired amber level, throw in the dark for 48-72 hours with temperatures as low as you can get above freezing

The 48-72 hours of dark will also make them swell a bit but I never knew if this was just a visual thing or if they actually get any bigger. I feel like it's just a visual thing personally.
 
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