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Behave started grow question 3 years ago
How many days left until my babes are ready to be harvested? Should i start to flush?
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Week 15
Techniques. Defoliation
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @Behave! Honestly no one can tell better than you (with the help of a magnifier/microscope)! Even with your nice zoomed pictures we cannot analyse the entire plant and some buds might be very different than others. 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 5-10 days, so you should be flushing already. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing! :facepunch:
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
Plants look great! 2 weeks left! Don't rush the harvest. That is the hardest part. It is more important to keep your plants healthy until the end rather than rushing a flush. Wait until the trichomes are 10% cloudy, this will ensure ripeness and give you a great terpene and THC profile. Watch that humidity and watch how pretty they get the last 2 weeks! Good luck and Happy Growing! :muscle:
DILLIGAF answered grow question 3 years ago
Short answer aprox 11 days from Starting to flush tomorrow
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey there Behave, based on your pics and videos what i can see is that your trichomes are all clear. That means they're not ready yet. Trichomes take an average of two weeks to rippen once they start. For now check once a week until they are half cloudy, you'll know it when you see it, then check every other day until they are all cloudy. All cloudy means max THC, some amber means oxydised trichomes that's CBD, CBN, and some other stuff. The balance between cloudies and ambers is the difference between "all up weed" and "couch lock". I would say you have a solid four weeks ahead of you. Keep doing what you're doing for another week or so then decide. In soil you want a three week plain water flush or a ten day additive flush just water no need for run off. This part is a hard part, because it wont seem like the plant is doing much however it's actually working, meanwhile you need to maintain your nutrient schedule until it's time to flush . Basically you want to time it based on the trichomes, but only you can do that, it's your grow room so only you can tell the rate at which these genetics rippen. Every genetic rippen differently, some strains will turn amber and still have clear trichomes, some will never turn amber at all, others will turn a very light amber ... This makes it tough, but you've got all you need to do a good job, so good luck ! Hope this helps ! :rocket:
LongJohn420 answered grow question 3 years ago
Yes you can start flushing now. Keep an eye for those trichs so you know the best date to harvest. When trichomes are turning from clear to cloudy and some ambers like 10-15% that's when I like to harvest.
More amber trichomes is more narcotic and couch lock high.
hope this helps some have a awesome harvest! enjoy! :facepunch:
HighTV answered grow question 3 years ago
The only real way for you to see if your plants are ready for harvest is to get a microscope of some sort and look at the trichomes. You can get these cheaply online for less than $20. When you look at the trichomes you want to make sure as many are cloudy as possible while leaving behind as little clear ones as you can. The aging process of Trichomes is easy to see by their colors, Clear->Cloudy->Amber. You can harvest your plant whenever you feel you have met your optimal cloud/amber ratio. I personally aim for 80% cloudy before I harvest. You should start the flush around 7-14 days before your harvest time depending on the amount of nutrients your using, most people suggest 14. :sunglasses: