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WillyWonka started grow question 3 years ago
Hi fellow growers! From the pictures of this week, when do you think the pineapple and Critical should be ready for harvest? I’ve been checking the trichomes with a scope, I’m just finding it tricky to tell. They seem to be getting more dense daily right now so I’m being patient
First grow ever
15 weeks
First grow ever WillyWonka
+2 strains
67 comments · 3 years ago
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Week 11
Techniques. Defoliation
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @WillyWonka! Honestly no one can tell better than you (with the help of a magnifier/microscope) and your pictures are a too dark and far-off to analyse the trichomes. 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. Looking at your last pictures, I think you're very close, maybe 7-14 days, but you rather double-check everyday (even twice a day) with a 2$ hand-held microscope to ensure your buds are fully ready. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing! :facepunch:
rudiak answered grow question 3 years ago
Its impossible to tell from your pics, take some pics under the scope or look for your self. If you aim for around 15% amber trichomes then all the clear ones should be cloudy. Look on the buds not the sugar leaves. Don't use the pistols to judge if its harvest time its not an accurate indicator! Good luck and happy toking :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Use your scope , try and re-try to watch at the trichomes with it to discover your actual trichomes ratio because it is the most accurate method. If I had to use another method it would be the oxydate pistils one : cut when 80% of the pistils are amber , if you use that method then you will need to wait a lot more as you have still a lot of young white pistils. Use the better solution : Use your scope :blush::v::skin-tone-3:
ZanderZone777 answered grow question 3 years ago
From your pics I would go 7 to 10 days more. But generally harvest when most of your trichomes have gone from clear to cloudy and before they all turn amber.