Is it time to harvest??? Please let me know what you think.

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by Steve7878, Sep 13, 2018.

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    Steve7878

    Steve7878 Active Member

    Please let me know if you think it's time for me to harvest my outdoor plant. I know it partly comes down to personal preference. I would like to have a more body high and sedating with it so I guess 70-80% amber hairs right?

    This is my first grow so please let me know what you think. They are in their 8th week and the strain is master kush, thanks in advance! 20180912_074618.jpg 20180912_074727.jpg 20180913_115621.jpg 20180913_115629.jpg 20180913_115643.jpg 20180913_115649.jpg 20180913_115859.jpg 20180913_115825.jpg 20180913_115758.jpg 20180913_115603.jpg
     
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    "hairs" or pistils need to be brown orange 100%
    You want trichomes to be amber and cloudy and those can only be seen with a jewelers loop or a microscope
    They are a cheap and informative tool
    Nice looking plants but no where near done
    Maybe by October
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    Well my friend I can tell you right now that's nowhere near 70 or 80% Amber hairs, plus it's Amber trichomes you want for the more sedate couchlock effect, not hairs

    you really need a magnifying glass or a Jeweler's loupe and you'll do yourself a great service for the $6 investment in one. your plants looking great, keep it up!
     
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    Steve7878

    Steve7878 Active Member

    Wow ok, I thought they were just about done, I do have a 30x microscope but it's hard for me to tell what to look for exactly. I mean I look at the trichomes but cant tell if there clear or cloudy. Thanks for your input.
     
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    Based on your pics they are very clear trichs and Master kush is better smoke the longer you let it go
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    I didn't see herb and suds post before I posted but we said the same thing basically, you need to look at chart on trichomes I think I have one saved hold on downloadfile-3.jpg
    Here you go hope this helps
     
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    You're good :weed:
     
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    Steve7878

    Steve7878 Active Member

    Yes it helps a lot! Thank you very much!
     
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    Steve7878

    Steve7878 Active Member

    Thanks for the compliment but I have mucho catipillers on them, I've taken off over 50 of those flickers in the past few days. It makes me soo mad when I pull them off I see there mouth chewing on gooey resin high as a kite. I'm hoping the damage isn't too bad and I dont want to spray my buds so late in it.
     
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    Ahh so organic LOL
     
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    Steve7878

    Steve7878 Active Member

    Besides pulling them off is there anything I can do without damaging the flavor if the buds?
     
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    This late you are doing what most of us do
    I spread Liquid Seven powder on the ground but that is about as chemical as I get
    Caterpillars and slugs go into the coffee can with gasoline
     
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    Steve7878

    Steve7878 Active Member

    Ya I dont think that would help, there burrow in the buds unfortunatley.
     
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    YUP
     
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    Steve7878

    Steve7878 Active Member

    I bought preying mantis eggs but they wont hatch for 3 weeks lol.
     
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    I have no help from the "helpful pest"
    they just run away LOL
     
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    Steve7878

    Steve7878 Active Member

    LOL ya and I live in back of a mountain. Next time I'm doing a greenhouse dammit.

    You mentioned a coffee can with gasoline, they are attracted to that and it kills them?
     
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    RIBrian

    RIBrian Well-Known Member

    I’m thinking it’s more of a torture device when he finds them
     
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    Steve7878

    Steve7878 Active Member

    Hahaha that's funny man.
     
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    And true :weed:
     
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