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BigDaddyK started grow question 4 years ago
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR BUDS ARE READY TO HARVEST??>
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Lemon AK Auto
134 comments · 4 years ago
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Week 7
Buds. Not fattening
HighTV answered grow question 4 years ago
You can always try the classical approach and get a 12$ handheld microscope from amazon to look at the Trichomes! When looking at the Trichomes ideally you want as many Cloudy/amber trichomes as possible while minimizing the clear. Most people shot for the mass majority to be cloudy for a mental high, but some people enjoy the body feel that amber trichomes give. Personally I shot for 75%+ cloudy regardless of clear or amber. Be sure to prepare for the week of flushing when judging the harvest window based on Trichomes! I may not have helped you @BigDaddyK but I hoped I helped someone :sunglasses:
criticalkushweed answered grow question 4 years ago
Usually according to the structure of the flower ..... Once the flowers are ready they stop swell and then you check the color of the trichums and therefore you can know less ooh if your flower is ready for harvest.
MUDBUG answered grow question 4 years ago
After u put that thing out and grab sum SNIPS are that SAWZAW:rolling_on_the_floor_laughing::rolling_on_the_floor_laughing::rolling_on_the_floor_laughing::rolling_on_the_floor_laughing::rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:
BeefWellingtons answered grow question 4 years ago
The oldschool method, before using a scope on the tricomes was to judge by the amount of colored pistils. So the 'happy place' was to harvest when you had around 75% colored (any color but white) pistils. Also, you want to base this count from the more mature colas, not the lower side colas. And, don't forget to use the whole cola, even the bottom part of it that will contain more amber/red/brown pistils. Now the current science points to inspecting the tricomes for a milky and amber color, with the majority being milky, and 5-10 percent amber. They say the milky is where all the thc is, so as long as there are not a large percent of clear tricomes, it's probably ready. Last but not least, I've read that there is basically a two-week window to pull them and the rule of thumb is if you think they are ready, wait one week and then pull them as you will certainly be in that window.
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
I feel like I have traveled back in time to plant physiology and your giving us a pop quiz. Professor BigDaddy I believe this to be a trick question as there is not one solid concrete answer and it's often based on preference. So even though our ed Rosenthal textbook tells us to watch the trichrome caps become bulbous and swell with resin, he also says that once they do so and begin to change from clear to the milky or amber color that the thc is degrading and will become less psychotropic with the increase of cbn and cbl and less thc. But me personally I don't mind a bit of degradation. I like my buds to be more on the amber side than the clear side. But i think i would also watch for pistils discoloring and curling in. :wink::v:
LongJohn420 answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey. Try to add first 1/3 ml and then 1/2 more of pk boost and cal-mag extras. Worked for me with some strains that seemed not to swell at all. If u want more narcotic effect make sure you have amber trichomes and for little more energetic and uplifted take them down when you see first amber trichs there. When they cloudy potency should be at peak.
Happy growing!
CaptainJimmyStoned answered grow question 4 years ago
I had the same question and I bought some books on pdf. They explained exactly when is the harvest window and how they look like when they are ready to harvest. From growweedeasy.com, you can also see some pictures. All you need is a jewelers loupe or a good magic ting glass of 30x recommended. My jewelers loupe is 25x but is still ok. If you like to send you also the books that I bought for free, pm me. I will upload them to a cloud service so you can download them. I hope you find them as useful as I did.
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 4 years ago
I toss the dices, and the number that shows up... nah just a joke, around week 5 of flower i look at the trichomes . if they are milky i start to flush. if not i wait. On automatics i only flush 2-3 times in 1 week .... but thats just my opinion. as you are in hydroponics you dont have to do that / or do different.Because you dont have to flush any builtups.... So you can watch the trichomes and smell and say.. done^^
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
The only real way to know is to derobe :dress: , and fully nude, get real close to the flowers and smell the flowers with your....... nose :nose: and if it feels right, wait another week, then chop. :rocket:
Green_Friends_Inc answered grow question 4 years ago
harvest window for photoperiod (non auto) is typically from 7-11 weeks of flowering phase depending on strain. some a little less some a little more. around the 7 week mark start looking at trichomes with a magnifying tool. Jewelers loupes are common. I like using a USB microscope. when trichome heads are clear the high is often described as short lived, buzzy and heady. Amber colored usually entails a stronger body effect and higher CBD levels. milky or white color generally represents the prime "ripeness" with desired balance of body and head effect. finally personal taste and preference will Ultimately dictate when buds are ready to harvest :)