how do i tell when my plants are done flowering

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by cece1121, Oct 25, 2008.

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    cece1121

    cece1121 Active Member

    ok so i think i read when those little white things are mostly orange mine are about half orange and half white, are they done yet?
    and how do i dry the plants..and for how long?
    thanks guys
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    MrFishy

    MrFishy Well-Known Member

    Probably not even close. That method doesn't work at all. You base your flowers maturity/readiness on the white crystals you should be seeing on your buds and upper leaves. It should be quite pronounced.
    You need to read about trichs in the faq's.
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    vanslyke

    vanslyke Well-Known Member

    yup. hit some bowls and do a little light research lol.
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    SmokeyMcSmokester

    SmokeyMcSmokester Well-Known Member

    Thats the best way to research....
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    gangjababy

    gangjababy Well-Known Member

    it's all in the trichomes.
    It's explained in the grow faq, top left...
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    Floweringfor40

    Floweringfor40 Active Member

    Get a microscope or good magnifying glass and look at the trichomes. When your bud has reached it's maximum potency the trichomes will take on a partial amber color. when they are about 50/50 clear/amber they have reached their peak. Any longer and they will start to degrade, any sooner they're not ready. 80 percent of trichome production occurs in the last two weeks of flowering so if you pick early you'll really lose out. When in doubt wait a week.
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    Richie Bud

    Richie Bud Member

    No probably not. This is not a good way to tell if your girls are ready. Get a hand held microscope 30x.
    Yoy will only know when your weed is ready to harvest. By checking the trichones crystals. Every one has there own preference to how the crystals look. I go for 90% milky 10% amber. if you must go by the pistols try get 75 to 80% orange. Your girls most likely are not ready yet.
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    bird dog

    bird dog Well-Known Member

    It's great that you are keeping a close eye on your girls. Nice grow BTW! When your orange pistols turn brown and begin retracting back into where they came from, you should be getting closer. You might want to buy a cheap 30x loupe and then start watching your trichs. At that I'll stop, as many people have different ideas. I wait for 30% amber. Go to only water right now! Peace
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    amgprb

    amgprb Well-Known Member

    Yeah, um.... nice bit of advise their pal. Buuuuut your a lil late to the party! Im thinkin that these plants are looooooonnnnggggghh gone and smoked! Haha









    2008
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    bird dog

    bird dog Well-Known Member

    lol - Thanks amgprb...I saw the post at the top of the forum and didn't look at the date! Too funny...
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