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Noobfarmer started grow question 4 years ago
I know I am nearing the end of this journey, that started. Many months ago with some seedy weed. I also know I need to be patient, however should I partially harvest the larger plant?
The smaller plant isn’t there yet as is the lower sections of the big plant, any views?
Week 18
Techniques. Defoliation
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
I think if you can keep a close eye on various parts of the plant and you see different trichrome color and maturity, same with pistils, then yes, harvesting in sections is ok. However youll want to be careful of your cut sections, you dont want any debris or germs getting in there. So if you harvest 1 plant in sections try and keep the harvests fairly close together, not weeks apart. And its definitely alright harvesting 1 plant before the others are ready, all plants are different and their times are different, even with same strains.
Good luck with the harvest, now the exhausting part of trimming comes. Ugh
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
the strain is important as sativa tend to continually grow where indica can stop start. i count the growth spurts in bud 3 - 4 over 8 weeks and the crystals have 3 phases
1 cloudy
2 clear
3 brown
you want phase 1 to be brown, phase 2 to be clear and phase 3 to be cloudy or clear.
what prevents bloom from phase 1 to 2 to 3 is stress or particles landing on the pistols triggering empty seed but 1 follows 2 follows 3 so if triggered durring 1 it will never reach 2 or 3.
what you end up with is phase 1 blooming for 8 weeks. this is important as 3 phases brown adds yield but at the expense of thc and strength. thats why growers use microscopes.
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey NF, you've still got a solid month maybe more before you want to harvest my friend, I had to do a double take on your text because I thought you said you were going to "partially harvest" to get light to the lower parts of the plant. If you mean you're going to cut the top of your main cola off to get lights to the lower bud spots, that's not a good idea. This plant will get much much fatter, it's not close to ripe yet - dont cut it in half :joy:
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
It still has some fattening up to do. The calyxes have to swell yet. Let the plant be.