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Bub1972 started grow question 3 years ago
I’ve always been told that when all the hairs have turn colors that’s when you should harvest. I’m low on funds so I can’t buy any fancy ultra powered camera. When is the best time to cut?
Purple Jimi
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Purple Jimi Bub1972
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69 comments · 3 years ago
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Week 12
Techniques. Defoliation
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello ! The best time is based on the trichomes , the hairs is an old school method assuming that when all the hairs are brown then the plant is ready ( can be true but can be false , depending on the strain) , because when all the pistils are brown and the plant doesn not seems to produce more you can assume that the plant will not make bigger bud but you can have a 50% amber trichomes ratio with that method which mean every puff will be more narcotic than ever. Like @hltrskltr told you you should buy a magnifier , for less than 10$ on amazone or ebay. I hope it will help you :grin::+1:
Aldanil answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @Bub1972. Take a look at this picture https://www.growweedeasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/when-to-harvest-cannabis-diagram.jpg
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @Bub1972! Pistils can be a clue, if you noticed that new pistils have stopped appearing and old pistils have almost all turned red and curly, but the best way to ensure it's the right time is 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, Amber trichomes mean the harvest window is ending, and THC is degrading. There are dozens of cheap hand-held microscopes available online or at your local growshop (5-15$). After months of hard work you don’t wanna rush this nor miss the best harvest window. Enjoy your harvest!
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
hey man looks like you're confusing pistils with trychomes. those little hairs turn brown, depends on the strain how they ripen, but when you cut your plant down they all turn brown anyway. Only way to really tell for the trykomes is to get a 70x magnifier, and you'll see them. When they rippen they turn milky / cloudy. You cant really see them even with 30x , i got a portable 70x microscope for 1.79 including delivery. Take a look, once the trykes have started to turn amber, they are oxidised and you're days away from the chop. make sure you check all up and down your plant to see how well they're doing, they can turn milky overnight ! hope this helps ! :rocket:
deadstockgenetics answered grow question 3 years ago
10$ radio shack personal small cheap handheld microscope