Need help! when to harvest?

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Mrlebowski

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Hi I have been growing 1 northern lights 2 blue cheese and 2 quick one.
I am new to this and did not save any dates of my progress so I got no other clue on when to harvest exept some leaves have been turning yellow in the last 10 days.

Will post pictures, any help or tipps is appericiated. Sorry for bad english.
 
freezeland2

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Some of the buds appear to be possibly ready. Have you looked at the trichomes on the buds under magnification. You want see mostly cloudy and some amber. You may see a few clear, but if over 70 - 100% are cloudy/amber she is ready.
 
Frankster

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I'd say stay course. Maybe remove some sad leaves to expose better growth, give maybe a touch of seaweed, Nitrogen (not much) and something like bat guano, (phosphate) or fish bones (phosphate) to finish. A bit of wood ash might be helpful also, (potassium) but go easy and watch for burns. Go in small amounts, your getting toward the end.

That said, I think you can put a few more weeks if you boost NPK in the correct ratios, for flowering
I would be shooting for NPK around 1:1:2 going forward, then slowly taper off your N first, then stop everything about a week before harvest and flush.
 
Marketplaza2

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They look like they can possibly get a little bigger. I’d give em a couple more weeks but that’s just my opinion.
 
Ddebrazza

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I agree with Frankster, I would remove some of the larger fan leafs and especially any dying leafs and give them maybe a couple more days to ripen up. But you are very close.
 
Mrlebowski

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Thank you all for your fast and informative replies.

As I understand it, I should wait some days to a couple of weeks and feed them very lightly and slowly removing N from the feed and flush them the last week before harvest.

I am using biobizz product line. I have bloom, top-max and bio grow.
I have no solution left for my ph calibrator and I know my tap water is around 7.0 in ph.

as I experienced trouble with a lot of different plant eating bugs earlier in the grow I started catching spiders from my apartement and I planted them on the top of the buds and they loved my plants and stayed and made a home. This led to a lot of webbing and dead bugs in the nets. What can I do to remove this before hanging the plants to dry after harvest?
Is a water bath a bad idea?

thanks once again for the kind replies this is the first outdoor grow for me that have been successfull. Tried last year with 1 plant chocolate haze, but the winter swept them away.
 
Mrlebowski

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Oh also I sadly have no magnifying glass to check the tricomes.
 
Mrlebowski

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I will probably harvest 1 plant tonight or tomorow so im sure not to wait too long. It has been raining the past 3 days and will continue to rain for a week so i figured it might be a good idea to chop soon since mother nature is flushing my plants for me. Went to shake them to remove excess water today and took some new pictures while I was at it.
Feel free to reply if anyone got more knowledge.
 
Mrlebowski

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I have changed my mind about harvesting them today. I have fed them close to 1.1.2 ratio and Will give them 1 to 2 weeks more and keep feeding them and skip the flushing part.

(Can post pics before chopping them down if anyone is curious on how they turn out.)
 
ComfortablyNumb

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This is how you decide if they are ready to harvest.
I like them all clear with just a touch of Milky or Amber.
Amber gives you the sedative, 'couch-lock' effect and I don't like it. So I harvest before it turns Amber. That's when the THC is most potent.
 
Mrlebowski

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This is how you decide if they are ready to harvest.
I like them all clear with just a touch of Milky or Amber.
Amber gives you the sedative, 'couch-lock' effect and I don't like it. So I harvest before it turns Amber. That's when the THC is most potent.
Thanks
 
cruzin

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Some of the buds appear to be possibly ready. Have you looked at the trichomes on the buds under magnification. You want see mostly cloudy and some amber. You may see a few clear, but if over 70 - 100% are cloudy/amber she is ready.
What if the hairs are still white ? Would you still go by having amber trikes and your hairs are still mostly white?
 
freezeland2

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What if the hairs are still white ? Would you still go by having amber trikes and your hairs are still mostly white?
Are the pistils retracting or are they all sticking straight out? I go by the overall appearance. Milky trichomes, retracting pistils, smell, swollen. Just an overall ripe appearance. It should look done, if it doesn’t it probably ain’t.
 
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