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GeorgeSmiley started grow question 3 years ago
Looking for some tips on when is best to harvest! I have heard that you want primarily red pistils and mostly cloudy trichomes with a few ambers thrown in. Any recommendations and/or observations on how far along my plant might be would be appreciated!
CBD Auto Cheese
12 weeks
CBD Auto Cheese GeorgeSmiley
CBD Auto Cheese
13 comments · 2 years ago
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Week 9
Buds. Not fattening
Wicked_Stix answered grow question 3 years ago
The best psychoactive properties will come from your cloudy milky trichomes. That is when the thc will be at it's highest. The clear and amber will contain less desirable compounds. It is always a juggling act trying to get the best mix because different buds will ripen at different times. It is something you have to kinda play around with to find the effect you like. But the more cloudy you have the happier you will be. It can be tricky to see cloudy at first but the amber are easy to spot. Don't let them amber up too much. I see a few cloudy on yours and no amber so you will probably be looking a week maybe 2 til harvest. Just look at them every day and you will see the change. Good luck
GreenHouseLab answered grow question 3 years ago
Jeweller loupe or digital microscope is the most accurate method. Good rule of thumb but I recommend the latter is 60% red pistils to 40% white pistils is when I usually start flushing but again you can buy a microscope on amazon for 20-30$ and you'll never question yourself again :ok_hand: Cheers!
DILLIGAF answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi there mate . I see you are only 5 weeks into flowering With most strains it will be atleast 7 weeks before they reach the perfect ripeness for harvest. However it's variable with CBD strains 6 weeks might be enough it is
really up to the grower as to how they like their weed and how much longer they can wait to get into it :laughing:
Waters answered grow question 3 years ago
I’d wait another week. Wait for all pistils to go curly and limp-the plants way of saying “I’ve had enough of work, cut me now”
Njanne answered grow question 3 years ago
You can order a cute little digital microscope from Amazon for around $100 and it will allow you to zoom right in on the trichomes.

This is the one I have : https://www.amazon.ca/Celestron-Handheld-Digital-Microscope-Pro/dp/B00CMJ1I08/ref=sr_1_3?crid=TNDA6PBQNQ69&keywords=celestron+digital+microscope&qid=1562203808&s=electronics&sprefix=celestron+digital+mi%2Celectronics%2C154&sr=1-3

It really is the best way.

Otherwise, six weeks of flowering should about to the trick for this variety :)