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Should i harvest now!? lower buds 60-70 % brown hairs

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by natalyss, Apr 4, 2009.


    natalyss Well-Known Member

    ok so here is my problem, its my first grow and i didnt top my plant so i just have one big head bud and smaller buds underneath it, well id say the head is 4times bigger than the lower buds, anyways SO THE lower buds have alot of brown hairs but my head bud has only pink and white hairs, when should iharvest

    armlengthbuds Well-Known Member

    start trimming lower buds only if they are 75 to 80 percent brown. And be gentle!!!!!! In about another week or 2 your main cola should be tits!!! Trim however u like, but w/o seeing a pic i cant tell u to take the stem at the base or just under the nugs. You'll know. Peace and God Bless. Plus once you get those others out of the way your cola can have all the attention of resinators and good stuff. A smart man cures at least half his stash after drying. A wise man cures his whole stash!!! Good wishes
    smoke and coke

    smoke and coke Well-Known Member

    you dont want to harvest by the hairs. you need a jewelers loupe and check the trichs. your looking for clear, milky, and amber trichs. you can get a loupe at a number of different places. last grow i used the eye piece from a telescope. here is a couple of links to get trich checkers, but havnt used either one yet.
    i just ordered a couple of these to see how they are.

    heres one from radio shack.

    this is from the growfaqs. read this it will help explain about trichs.

    dont harvest too early. the buds will really pack on the weight and the trichs the last couple of weeks. be patient.

    HERBAL ADDICT Well-Known Member

    you need one of theese 40x mag pocket microscopes its 1 ov the best pocket microscopes u can get. £8 and u can see inside the trichomes or wot ever they called( crystals )

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    CRYSTAL ICEMAN Well-Known Member

    you can get a 30x mag. scope and check the tricomes!!! the hairs dont mean shit !! You will be ALOT happier doing it this way!! I harvest some right on time (when all the tricomes are cloudy and some are amber) then I wait to harvest some till there are more amber ones then cloudy ones. The differance the stone of the smoke will amaze you !! The stuff I harvest late I only smoke at nite because you are coma toast when your done!! Be careful not to go to long because the tricomes will break and degrade the potency!! ecogardensupply.com- $15.95 30x mag. scope!

    HERBAL ADDICT Well-Known Member

    u need to see inside theese

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    chitownsmoking Guest

    harvest by the trics, and your main cola is usually done first

    aladdin2685 Well-Known Member

    dude you still need to flower your plant probally another month.

    chitownsmoking Guest

    HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN FLOWERING FOR? what strain? if its bagseed is it indica or sativa?
    Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia Well-Known Member

    If you read some of the reviews of the radio shack scope they mention how its good for harvesting and trich viewing! I wonder if they know that is on their website...I'm betting no
    smoke and coke

    smoke and coke Well-Known Member

    i know i saw that and was like what does radio shack think. are they weed friendly? lol they probly dont know or dont care. as long as they sell them and make money. its all about the money.
    i wish i had one just to see if they are worth it. i know they are small but most ive seen are pretty small. but hey it gets you up close and personal to the girls.

    CrackerJax New Member

    I think you can tell with a 10x loupe if you have good vision, but I've been growing so long, it's second nature. ignore the hairs and watch the trich's...always.

    out. :blsmoke:

    beginningbotanist420 Well-Known Member

    I dunno about y'all, but when you've zoomed in 30x normal vision, its hard to keep a steady picture. Not only my shaky hands, but my buds are always swayin' in the wind. That's why for easy trich checking, trim a little bud leaf off and place it on a flat surface. Then get something to rest the scope on, and look in it. Nothings moving, making it easier to see and gauge properly.

    coolman Active Member

    Speaking of this message, I had the same question about my plants because some finished before the main colas. I have another question though...If you have to harvest some early, but others need to finish still, what do you do about flushing??? Check out my first grow, maybe you can tell what i'm talking about!

    CrackerJax New Member

    Each plant should be treated separately. Folks think if one plant needs water, they all need water, not so. Same with harvest.

    out. :blsmoke:

    yelodrvr Well-Known Member

    check this out guys. some dude in another forum posted about this.

    i been looking at the usb scopes that take digital pics at 1000x for around $300.

    keep in mind this is a toy, but for $33 it rocks. its a little hard to steady your hand and get the pic, but for just scoping the trichomes its perfect. it magnifies at 100x, 200x, and 400x. it also has a video function.

    the link

    this is a pic of a bud. street weed so there not many trichomes on it. its good weed, but wheres the trichomes.
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    these pics are from a plant i have in flower. it was in about 2 weeks when i took this pic.
    PIC007.jpg PIC013 (Large).jpg

    i take some more in a few and post, if anybody intrested.

    yelodrvr Well-Known Member

    smoke and coke

    smoke and coke Well-Known Member

    heres a 10x magnifier thats just a little bigger than a loupe. lol
    heres the site where i found the item below.

    [​IMG] Find out what's eating your plants or simply inspect them for all-round health with the Big 10-X magnifier.
    Common 3x single-lens magnifiers are simply not powerful enough, while 30x magnifying scopes have too small a viewing area - insects crawl away before you can focus on them.
    The extra-large Big 10-X Magnifier gives you a giant 3-inch viewing area allowing you to easily spot fast moving insects.
    Easy to hold and tough enough to survive daily use.

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    natalyss Well-Known Member

    i have been flowering for almost 6weeks

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