I have always struggled with scoping the trics trying to find that sweet spot of 5% or just starting to turn amber. I finally got a good scope and what I see is trics are already mushroomed……BUT I see they are still have clear and half cloudy. I see some amber and I’m not looking at the leaves either so my question is why do I see amber in some trics when others are clear I’m in between week 9 and 10 hairs are for the most part red and receded aside from the Chemdawg which some stay white even when ready to harvest. Should I choppy chop?? Thanks for all replies have a great weekend.
That is still the toughest part of growing for me, and there are no affordable gages, gadgets or gizmos that I know of that will help us with that. Hold a camera or microscope steady enough to take a clear picture is tough so its not like you can run it by by anyone on here. So what I have started doing is making a best guess that its ready for harvest cutting a bud then looking at it through a scope and that kind of works, but there is still the nagging feeling that you should have waited. Why some trichs turn amber before other is probably like Chubby said and it's age.
So I agree that after all the decisions you make growing weed the most important decision is at the end and once you cut its a done deal and you will never know for sure if you did it at the right time
Agree…. I would harvest in stages as well. Although, I’m growing OD I just naturally harvest in stages…. Some colas just take a little longer. Some as much as another 2 weeks easily……. Depending on strain . That blue dream is stunning!! 😊
Have you accidentally touched those areas? I had 9 original glue autos go full term and never turned amber. I almost over grew them because of it. Was informed by justme that some strains just don’t turn.
Well, I was going to write an answer but CPW's answer was perfect. That is I guess one of the biggest things we all learn when we grow and it is something that is almost personal choice. I have been letting my grows go a little longer lately and I have really enjoyed the results. With that said I think CPW summed it up perfectly.
LOL Man I wish I knew. I agree with CPW. I think the most time I spend with the ladies is during that time near harvest looking. Funny how we treat them like step children during veg and start paying a little closer attention during bloom and right at the end we love them so much we chop their heads off. hmmm So brutal