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Milky Trichomes

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by bluesx, Apr 29, 2010.


    bluesx Member

    I still have a while to go i have not looked at the trichomes on my ladies.. im only at 35 days./ i was wondering if you harvest when theres just milky trichomes is that still sufficient? or is it better to wait until you see some amber trichomes as well? i definatly want a energetic high so i was thinking i was gonna wait just for milky trichomes, but will that decrease the length of the high?

    jdizzle22 Well-Known Member

    5 weeks is definitely too early, you should really go for at least 8 weeks, and even then they might not be done
    I'm at 9 weeks with my bagseed and they are milky but no amber yet, one plant looks done, the other 2 look like they are 3 weeks behind that plant

    bluesx Member

    ok thanks for your input. im not planning on harvesting right now i know its way too early.. i wanna have a lot more bud then whats on it now haha. but im really wondering about the trichomes.. for when i am nearing the harvest date.

    jdizzle22 Well-Known Member

    Oh well conventional wisdom is to at least wait until most are milky and some are past milky and turning amber (most common figure is half amber half milky (and that more amber = more couch lock type stoned). But in addition to this they will look more done, pistils will have darkened and at least begin to recede into the plant. Here is a link to a thread I made with pics of my plant, they were all subject to the same conditions (except the one was pulled sideways), one is obviously far more done than the other 2 (even though they are both 9 weeks in flower). http://www.rollitup.org/newbie-central/326518-almost-ready-harvest-questions.html

    you might find that you get to 8 or 9 weeks and you still have more to go!
    that is the problem i'm having right now

    lvlyalissa Member

    Hey im a new time grower, my plant is in its 6th week of flowering my stigmas are mostly amber. I got a digital magnifier camera that can magnify up to 500. I think my plant looks opique (milky) can you tell its milky or not, ready for harvest soon? PTDC0031.jpg
    Hugo Phurst

    Hugo Phurst Well-Known Member

    I wait till it's 5 - 10% amber, that way the buds get to fill out a little before harvesting.

    Soon, very soon....a week, 10 days. How much amber? And, are you flushing?

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