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Week 10-11 for indica? What's up with that.

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by Mass Medicinals, Nov 27, 2017.

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    Mass Medicinals

    Mass Medicinals Well-Known Member

    Hey Horticulture Fans!

    So here we are approaching week 11 of the flowering period and we're a bit stumped on whether these plants are ready to be harvested.

    We have been judging the maturity of the marijuana plants by trichome coloration. And unfortunately the plants in our grow room have very little amber coloring. Many of the main colas are still clear to cloudy.

    The problem is that at week 10-11 we're between 7-14 days minimum over the breeders forecasted flower time for the indica. Which are said to be between 7 and 9 weeks.

    That being said we welcome any input on the following photos. Seriously HELP :D

    Indica - Hashplant
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    Indica - Hashplant
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    Indica - Hashplant
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    Indica - Northern Lights
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    Indica - Northern Lights
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    Indica - Northern Lights
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    Indica - Hash Plant
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    Indica - Northern Lights
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    The SSH (Super Silver Haze), is smelling actually like compost or freshly turned soil. These plants don't smell like pot or fresh marijuana. They smell very different from the indica in the grow room. However if you get the resin on your glove or scissors it smells very sweet and citrus. That had us very concerned of Bud rot.

    The plants [at this time] do not show any sign of mold, but the leaves are yellowing. This is something we have not been able to control for most of the flowering cycle. Although plant leaves can turn from a health green to a less desirable yellow-green as the plant approaches the harvest time. We probably could have done better to maintain the overall health of the sativa through the flower period.

    Mainly we should not have transplanted these girls from a one gallon to a five gallon plant so late in the flower cycle.

    The colas have a lot of white pistils and clear trichomes. Also SSH like most Haze strains is said to require 10-12 weeks of flowering before harvest. So hopefully these girls are going to be ready in the next 14 days.

    Sativa - Super Silver Haze
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    Sativa - Super Silver Haze
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    Sativa - Super Silver Haze
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    Sativa - Super Silver Haze
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    Thanks for reading

    Happy Growing!!!

    MM's
     
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    Loupes are crap and those that support them for determining harvest are noobs who have read more than they have grown or smoked, the pros just go by what the bud looks like....
     
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    Mass Medicinals

    Mass Medicinals Well-Known Member

    You're saying a lot without actually telling us much about the issue at hand. Would you chop the indica or the sativas in the photos above?
     
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    ScoobyDoo90

    ScoobyDoo90 Active Member

    has the Super Silver always smelt like hay? i would harvest Calxys are swole and looks like Trich's are probably done.
     
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    Mass Medicinals

    Mass Medicinals Well-Known Member

    Hey ScoobyDoo.

    The SSH has smelled like that for at least 4 weeks or more. This was a big issue until we read on leafly that SSH commonly smells of earth, sweet and citrus. We are planning to give the SSH one more week get to 10. And likely are going to harvest the indica plants this week.
     
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    ScoobyDoo90

    ScoobyDoo90 Active Member

    Ive never Tried SSH ive wanted to But thank you for the heads up, i was going to say if that started recently then possibly let it go to far and it started to wither and deteriorate, Not a big fan of sativas personaly, hybrids or 50/50 is cool but never had luck with heavy sativa,
     
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    Mass Medicinals

    Mass Medicinals Well-Known Member

    Well that's hopefully what we'll find out. And not that the bud was rotting out all this time.
     
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    Haze the maze

    Haze the maze Well-Known Member

    You should have made note of when the plants looked like this.
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    This is when you start counting the weeks. Not on the flip. You could be off by up to two weeks.
    Only pros use loupe's or digital micros to look at tri k's it is the ONLY way to harvest period.:hump:
     
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    Haze the maze

    Haze the maze Well-Known Member

    Those plants look nice. Keep your fans blowing and get the Rh down down down.
     
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    Haze the maze

    Haze the maze Well-Known Member

    There is a tutorial on groweedeasy.com for harvesting I highly recommend this web site it is very accurate.

    Peace:peace:
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    It all looks good and close to harvest. I like to cut them when the trichs are as close to 100% cloudy as possible. That is when cannabanoids have peaked and are stratifying. They will degrade and turn amber / brown soon after.

    They have all swelled and are in the harvest window.

    Some of those classic strains may show amber or other color trichomes along with the clear/cloudy. Good sativas have them. They don't go cloudy and sometimes the clears don't either.

    So I go with as close to 100% cloudy as I see on the plants buds. Not bud leaves. They degrade first.

    And good sativas smell like citrus often and Haze is more "peppery" than sweet like indicas.

    Also even the indicas pictured above are hybrids. They all have medium thick leaves and a hybrid bud structure.
     
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    CanadianDank

    CanadianDank Well-Known Member

    This ^
     
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    8)8-)8-) As the cycle of amber trichs start to appear then a few days and its chop time. Just notice these cycles and you'll see peak:weed: harvest easily. A loupe for those that are half blind:shock: but any 20/20 guys can just eyeball the situation up close. Some older parts will be more amber some more cloudy, look at the big picture from top to bottom and see the cycle as it runs. Thats the easiest:wall: way and anywhere around that will also be good bud:leaf:.

    Your plants look close and im sure not bad :spew:even if chopped now, over time you get a feel:hug: for looking at what all those millions of trichs are doing at that particular time, and practice makes perfect:bigjoint:
     
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    resinousflowers420

    resinousflowers420 Well-Known Member

    flower generally starts from day 1 of 12/12
     
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    Mass Medicinals

    Mass Medicinals Well-Known Member

    We chopped one of our two super hash plants today. It looks a lot greener than the NL we chopped last week. Giving the others a little longer just to see if there is a difference among the indica.

    The 3 SSH sativas are going for 1-2 more weeks of just balanced water.
     
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    Sounds good, love some close up pics when they dry and smoke report bongsmilie
     
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    Mass Medicinals

    Mass Medicinals Well-Known Member

    We have our other NL curing and ready for photos tomorrow. Close-ups of the super hash plant and others are definitely doable as they become ready.

    Smoke report will either have to wait a while or we're going to relay the feedback received from friends & family. As I may be drug tested for a new position and the Mrs. came down with bronchitis. Which probably means we're probably both going to be sick come Christmas home stretch...
     
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    Haze the maze

    Haze the maze Well-Known Member

    ?
     
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    SensiPuff

    SensiPuff Well-Known Member

    I've read some interesting things about how sulfur can increase terpenes. Not sure if it would improve your situation with the hay smell. Might be too late. Good looking plants happy harvest
     

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