How Long more before I harvest my first grow

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Faraaz, May 16, 2018.

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    Faraaz

    Faraaz New Member

    Hi guys first post first grow...I read enough to know most of the stuff involved in growing but knowing and doing is two different things.I finally started my first grow and out of the 3 I started I just have two left...the first one was female but died after an unfortunate event, the 2nd turned out hermi I'll post pics of it, about 4 weeks into flower. I kept it cos it's my first grow and I'd like the experience. The 3rd is a ruderalis it's just a foot tall and in flower but very far away from the hermi across several buildings so I'm not worried about pollination. There is no smell yet and I can see the trichomes forming a little on a few swollen pods on the buds but not alot.it's a bag seed grown in a 5 gallon bucket in a mixture of normal yard soil and some compost...watered with just grass clipping tea every second watering until about two weeks ago... IMG_20180516_112402.jpg IMG_20180516_112511.jpg IMG_20180516_112402.jpg IMG_20180516_112511.jpg IMG_20180516_112402.jpg IMG_20180516_112511.jpg IMG_20180516_111941.jpg
    So by looking at the pic of my hermi what do you guys think,how many weeks more until I check on the trichomes?
     
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    Richard Drysift

    Richard Drysift Well-Known Member

    Really difficult to say because it is outdoor and how much longer depends upon the cycle of the sun where you live. Indoors it's about 60-70 days to ripen most indica leaning hybrids but this is under a controlled 12/12 cycle.
    How long they have been given 12 hours of darkness is what you need to figure out. That will depend upon where you live but it is not even summer yet in the northern hemisphere. The days will continue get longer until the summer solstice; longest day of the year. They will start to veg out again before long and it looks like they may have started already.
    My advice is to learn about light deprivation unless you want to wait until fall. These plants still have a real long way to go even if you start covering them up for 12 hrs per day. One good thing is that if you are patient these plants will be monsters. They look a bit pale though maybe they need a nitrogen boost.
     
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    Faraaz

    Faraaz New Member

    Sorry I forgot to mention I'm from Durban South Africa so it's almost full blown winter...plants get a little more than 12 hours of darkness...the reason for them looking pale is that I stopped giving her N when It went into flowering but I gave her a small dose a day ago...
     
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    Jkl30jkl30

    Jkl30jkl30 Member

    Yo can you guys check mine out I'm 8 weeks into flower and it's appearing to get lil cloudy in my trichomes does that last for while I don't want em to turn amber is there anyway I can tell
     
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    Faraaz

    Faraaz New Member

    Why don't you start a new thread ...i haven't even received an answer you coming here with your own questions...
     
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    Jkl30jkl30

    Jkl30jkl30 Member

    Ok done it my fault just started this
     
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    Faraaz

    Faraaz New Member

    It's cool...And put some pics up on your thread so you will get better answers...good luck with your harvest
     
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    Richard Drysift

    Richard Drysift Well-Known Member

    Oh ok so in the Southern Hemisphere it's winter now of course. If they have been getting a full 12 hours of dark start checking trichomes in about 6 more weeks. These have a way to go yet. The pistils are still in development. When all the white pistils turn orange and recede back into the bud they will fatten up a bit and that's when the buds are ripe. Some outdoor growers check by the feel of the bud with a gentle squeeze. A "Styrofoam" hardness indicates the buds are finishing; soft & squishy indicates it's not ready.
     
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    Faraaz

    Faraaz New Member

    Thanks Richard ...Yeah it's been in flower for about four weeks now I guess this sativa got a long flowering period
     
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    boedhaspeaks

    boedhaspeaks Well-Known Member

    Dude, do i see bananas on that big pic? Why are they still there, pull them out.
     
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    Faraaz

    Faraaz New Member

    It's a hermi from the start...it has sone other pollen sacks that already opened up so not too worried about that banana you see...as mentioned it's my first grow so I just left it to see the outcome
     

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