How do u no if its done without a magnifying glass?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by f1bud, Jul 28, 2011.

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    f1bud

    f1bud Active Member

    top advice kingrow u and samual seem to do the same, ur probly right there on waiting another week i need it to b right, lookin for some couch lock to go wiv my early harvested one wich is head high, so will b watching them calyx form n hairs receeding before juming in there, the nugs do look very nice n there pretty solid to so lookin forward to this one so much, coz as i sed i av never gone this far into flower,, plus i here what ur saying about its not 8 weeks from 12/12 but roughly 8 weeks from when it started to flower, n i would also agree that 8 weeks is only a guide. peace out man
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    f1bud

    f1bud Active Member

    thanx roland i will wait untill it looks more mature, mayb another ten days,. then that wud be 8 weeks plus since sex showed
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    Samuel Caldwell

    Samuel Caldwell Member

    It's your bud. Experiment with it a bit and see what you prefer. IME you get much better flavor, aroma and potency (and not just couchlock) from ripe buds, same as other fruit, vegetables or flowers. (cannabis is a just plant after all)
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    f1bud

    f1bud Active Member

    a big thanx for the excellent advice i got yesterday as regards checking to see if ur buds r ripe enough to pick and without the use of a magnifying glass !!!!

    some gr8 answers from kingrow1 and samuel caldwell, checked me girl the smorning on the advice i was given n i can now gladly say even without a magnifying glass that she aint ready, she's dam close but not quite ready yet, a few more pistols need to receed back into the bud firsts some av already,, day 54 12/12, and probly day 46 of 12/12 since showing sex, so patience seems to b the key right now !!!! thanx fellow growers ur advice is worth its wieght in bud !!!! and at 250 pound a ounce ere in uk, thats dam good free advice lads !!
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    Yer you get use to seeing new white pistils as the older ones start to go red, wait till the plant stops growing lots of new bud and new white pistils, eventually more are turning red and receding than new white ones are sprouting and growing. Now the bud is starting to mature. When it looks real swelled everywhere and almost all red receded hairs and almost every calyx is swollen even the newly formed ones it is probably a good time to harvest. Harvest up to one or two weeks from this point.

    Easier to watch a plant flower over time to see how it is maturing rather than just look at the buds and say its done. Fruit and veg is exactly the same, should be able to see it change and swell as it matures, when it looks like it has matured and swollen enough and taken on mature colours you know its good to eat.

    Microscopes suck imo but people will use them, farmers just look at the crop and go get the combine harvester when ready, they aint got time for microscopes and tests just a quick glance is enough, if you know what your growing well enough thats all you need. Peace
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    f1bud

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    spoken like a true profesional grower man !!!
    love the new info i got, i didnt recieve my magnifying glass through the post today as expected but ya no after reading ur advice man i no exacly what ur talking about as regards that true finished look, and the whole pistol thing,, so no magnifying glass no big deal as i no now it aint ready !!! the sister i chopped 14 days early is treating me dam fine aint had to buy off the street since got 72 gram dry of real head high shit but now i am chasing the couchlock,, hadent my camera fooked up i wud of showed a decent pic, but had to use me fone for the one pic i posted, but again kingrow rep+ goin ya way n a big thanx, coz man come sunday i wud of bin lerking over me girl wiv snips ready to hack er up, now i no better !!! u the man cheers big time !!!!!
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    Tonight if i remember i will post some google pics of what looks done imo, you can see the amber trics without a microscope when its done anyway on my whitewidow at least. Couchlock rocks but gets too much after a while, i prefer nice tasting mellow buds these days and not wanting to get blasted more just happily stoned. Peace
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    f1bud

    f1bud Active Member

    b appreciated if u post a couple of pics, especialy if u can find white widow as thats what she is,,, ya no weve had some crap in north uk for some time, aint had a good couchlock for time, maybe if i could get it i would appreciate a more head high nice mellow etc,,,,, and when a nice bit of bud does show up its 20 pound a gramme, so come on couch lock, lol,
    guess what the post man just brought, yip me glass, so off to av a look under 30x magnification but since uve educated me i aint exacly runnin in there to check it out, lol, couple more tokes n i will. well i will look up l8r kingrow see if ya found any WW finished pics. peace out for now man !!!!
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully others will post some ripe bud pics, check out the swollen calyxs and amber trics in the second pic, dont need a magnifying glass to see these.

    Just a rough idea, more pics of ripe bud the better, obviously some buds will mature at slightly different times i.e. the lower buds take a bit longer. Peace
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    Sorry there a bit small, google sucks for ripping pics offa it. Peace

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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    Still check with the microscope just out of intrest just and to reassure yourself, is good experience and microscopes rock for seeing really small things, i was like looking at leaves and stems and bugs as well as trichs, i still use it for random things. Peace
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    f1bud

    f1bud Active Member

    top man kingrow1, rearly like that pic of the individual calyx showing each one at a certain stages,, and in that pic onits own you can see the amber trichs comin through,, well checked out me bud wiv me magnifying glass n man all the trichs r still clear maybe cloudy ish but defo not one amber could i see so man again good job u jumped in coz come sunday i wud of bin tempted to chop, but now i no i possibly av a couple more weeks, not what i wanted but patience is the key for what i want to achieve, cant wait man truly lookin forward to it, may be a little longer than i thought but i will defo hold out. thanx kingrow1 for ur time n pic hunting to help me out, u truly av helped shiz loads. big up 2 ya man !!!!!!
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    Yer when some start to go amber they all seem to turn, right at the end that generally is. Picture one with the diagram seems wrong to me, i like to harvest at the last stage personally for couchlock. See all them swollen calyxs, like little balls or bunches of grapes, that is all i have ever had off good weed and a good sign of mature bud. I suppose the only worry is they overmature, sometimes my trics never turn very amber when the bud looks done. I am sure you should be confident with the microscope and some ripe bud pics to do it by eye. Let us know how it turns out and try post some pics of the buds soon so we can see as well. Peace
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    f1bud

    f1bud Active Member

    for sure will let ya no how this goes, and i here what u say about sometimes they could b done but not gone amberish so i will keep a close eye on her and watch them calyx form rearly nice over the next week or so as there already taking shape, roll on it is, u take care for now man. peace !!!!!
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    yesum

    yesum Well-Known Member

    The buds at top will mature fastest and the sugar leaves coming out of the buds will mature faster as well. I like to wait till there are some amber trichs on the middle buds, not the sugar leaves, but the bud itself. I am about at the same stage of flower as you, waiting......

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