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BigBadLion started grow question 4 years ago
Ideally in soil one wants to flush for two weeks before harvest and one wants to harvest when trichomes are 50/50.. but, how do you know WHEN to start flushing? How do you know when the plant is "close" to that moment and does this speed up the color change of the trichomes? Ty!
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HighTV answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey there @bigBadLion! There is no "speed change" no worries! Ideally you want to harvest when the trichomes are Mostly not clear. Personally I go a higher ratio of cloudy to amber. I like 75-10% cloudy/amber if I can get it. To do this I start the flush when the trichomes are nearing the desired levels. Clear Trichomes become Cloudy - Cloudy become Amber! This means I need to starting the week long flush with 65% cloudy and a little amber so they can mature in the last weeks with the flush! The Trichomes will mature at the same rate after the flush so there is no need to worry about last second changes in schedule. (if 50/50 is your target then flush when its 70/30 cloudy/amber because the cloudy becomes amber). I hoped i helped Bigbad please feel free to ask anymore questions you may have! Btw fantastic grow :sunglasses:
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello @BigBadLion! Well, the flush duration is determined by the trichome's evolution, it can last for 7 days, 14 days, or even more. Take a daily closeup look at the trichomes, and start to flush when at least half of the trichomes have turned from transparent/thin to milky/fat. Once you'll get almost only milky trichomes, the harvest window is open! For an energetic high, harvest before the first amber trichomes appear. For a couch-locking high or medicinal effects you better cut it down once 20-30% of the trichomes have turned amber/red, you'll get more CBN/CBD but less THC. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello ! To know when to flush watch your trichomes under a magnifier and when your preferred ratio is close example you want 60% cloudy but you actually have 50% cloudy then start your flush now because the trichomes will maturate during then flush period and will also continue during the drying process so it's not a perfect science but you will ended up with the trichomes ratio you wanted to or at least a close ratio. I hope it will help you :grin::v::skin-tone-3:
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi there BBL, when trychomes are clear they've not yet produced THC, fully milky trychomes are potent and full of THC, amber trychomes have been oxydised (rusted from the oxygen basically!) that's why they they are a reddish color, these trychomes are damaged and have less THC in them. So to get max potency you're looking for all milky no clear trychomes. Wish i had an easy answer for you, but every strain's trychomes basically ripen in their own way but a good average rule of thumb is that trychomes take around 2 weeks to ripen. I've grown this strain before, you're looking perfect so far, you should be ready before the end of week 10 , and you can start your flush now. In soil just water with plain water until run off for two weeks, that should do it. The flush wont really speed anything up - nothing you can really do to speed things up so late in the process. Take your time, you're almost there, and it's looking 10/10. hope this clears up this question ? good luck ! :rocket: