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280bushkush started grow question 3 years ago
Not sure too sure when to cut her down and start the curing process any help would be great 1st timer here. The bud site lool really frosty . Smaller buds . Think my pot size is too small no quite sure though.
1st go around
14 weeks
1st go around 280bushkush
+1 strain
3 comments · 3 years ago
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Week 13
Leaves. Color - Red or pink
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @280bushkush! Buds tend to fatten up in the last weeks of flowering, and the moment you harvest will have a huge impact on your product's quality / taste / potency, so you don't wanna rush anything neither than proceed to harvest too late. You will need to look at the trichomes with a magnifier/microscope. Clear/Transparent/Skinny trichomes mean it's too soon, Milky/Cloudy/Fat trichomes mean the harvest window is open (it lasts a few days), Amber trichomes mean the harvest window is ending, and THC is degrading. It's all about the effects you want. For energetic/uplifting high, you want the maximum THC so you must harvest when most of the trichomes are cloudy/milky, when the first amber ones appear. For medicinal properties and/or couch-locking effect, you want more CBD/CBN so you must wait for 20-30% of amber trichomes. Don't forget to flush your medium with plain pH'd water, 7 to 10 days before harvest, this will ensure you a clean product without any nutrient/chemical left in the buds. Harvest in the morning (before the light turns on) if you want terpenes to be at their peak. From what I see on your latest pictures, I think you still have 2 to 3 weeks to go. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and enjoy your harvest :facepunch:
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello ! Yes 3L is a bit small for the flowering phase , it makes you water and fertilize more often , whith a drop by drop system you can handle the small pot size (for the next time maybe). She's not ready yet and to be sure of the right time to cut her you should watch the trichomes with a magnifier and cut the plant when they are at they maturity peak but instead of trying to make a resume I prefer to give you that link to a complete article about it :point_right: https://www.alchimiaweb.com/blogen/harvest-marijuana-plants-trichome-ripeness/ :point_left: You will find every infos on how & when to harvest. I hope it will help you :grin::+1: