Buds continuing to grow in late flowering phase?

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by Cyxz, May 30, 2012.

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    Cyxz

    Cyxz Active Member

    I might be going a little insane but it looks like the buds that have turned mostly orange are starting to grow newer, white hairs. Is this anything I should concern myself with?
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    missnu

    missnu Well-Known Member

    This will happen sometimes more than once before the plant is done
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    Cyxz

    Cyxz Active Member

    Should I wait for all the newer hairs to turn orange before I harvest or should I go by checking the trichomes with my microscope? I wouldn't want to risk damaging the majority of the bud waiting for a few more hairs to turn if that is indeed the case.
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    Cyxz

    Cyxz Active Member

    It wouldn't have anything to do with the 12/12 light cycle, I shouldn't be lessening the hours of sunlight it gets should I? Or perhaps some generic flowering nutes I added to the water?
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    Hugo Phurst

    Hugo Phurst Well-Known Member

    Nothing to worry about, that's normal as far as I know.
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    nick88

    nick88 Well-Known Member

    How late in flowering on what kind of strain? They will pretty much keep some kind of new growth going all thru flower.. It's just the plants way of trying to reproduce.
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    kevb123

    kevb123 Active Member

    secondary growth spurt, you'll just add more weight! :-)
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    Cyxz

    Cyxz Active Member

    I am thinking it's a few weeks away from harvest, the strain idk. Here are some pics of the new growth and just some general bud porn.
    z07.jpg z06.jpg z05.jpg z04.jpg z03.jpg z01.jpg z02.jpg
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    Hugo Phurst

    Hugo Phurst Well-Known Member

    Looks healthy and normal to me, and I agree that you have 2 or 3 weeks to go.
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    racerboy71

    racerboy71 bud bootlegger

    yah, don't go by the pistils, hairs, on the plants, but rather go by the trichomes.. you can get a cheap handheld microscope from radioshack or even online for a lil over 10 bills or so to use to check the trics, and harvest when they're where you like them m8...
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    mikmike

    mikmike Active Member

    agree 2-3 weeks check troichomas in 2 weeks want them cloudy/ half amber :0
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    Cyxz

    Cyxz Active Member

    Yeah I have a 40x microscope with LED light :)
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    racerboy71

    racerboy71 bud bootlegger

    that should work fine then m8.. the ones i get from radioshack are 60x - 100x, but i'd think a 40 should work fine.. :)
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    racerboy71

    racerboy71 bud bootlegger

    that should work fine then m8.. the ones i get from radioshack are 60x - 100x, but i'd think a 40 should work fine.. :)
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    nick88

    nick88 Well-Known Member

    That pretty much sums it up..
    Let that girl go, she's just graduating from her training bra to DD's
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    ganjaman87

    ganjaman87 Well-Known Member

    I've let my lower buds continue to grow after harvest and they just kept putting out more and more white hairs just like you said even though the buds were done. I'm guessing they will just keep growing and growing if you keep letting them grow because they are looking for that last chance to catch pollen

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