To Chop or not to Chop

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MyGrowYo

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I know theres a million of these but im having a tough time deciding when to chop at the end of week 9 flower on my first grow. Three blueberry from crop king and it looks like im starting to see a little amber pop up but some trichomes also look clear to me. I'd say almost 1/3 of hairs are brown now and the tops are definetly getting frosty looking. but these pics are from the middle of the top colas where they weren't getting direct light. the second picture is the plant thats going to be the biggest harvest and best smoke i think, so im going to harvest when its ready regardless of the other two freaks, since im also hanging them to cure in the tent.
 
MyGrowYo

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ok whole bud. pH got a little crazy at week 4 but we pulled through lol
 
lvstealth

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the trichs are clear. pay less attention to how long it has been. it needs more.

your image is of a leaf, that is not a good place to gauge done. look at an actual part of the bud, not the leaf. the leaf will look ahead of the rest, and it is no where near (like a month) done

see the hair looking thing that is amberish color? when that shrinks back and looks like a little knot, it is closer. and almost all the white hairs will turn orangish too.
 
MyGrowYo

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the trichs are clear. pay less attention to how long it has been. it needs more.

your image is of a leaf, that is not a good place to gauge done. look at an actual part of the bud, not the leaf. the leaf will look ahead of the rest, and it is no where near (like a month) done

see the hair looking thing that is amberish color? when that shrinks back and looks like a little knot, it is closer. and almost all the white hairs will turn orangish too.
they are small samples from swollen calyx. you can even see a brown hair coming out of the tip of one. is that not a good spot still?
 
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lvstealth

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yup, now that i have seen the whole thing, it needs a while longer. your timeline is off because of the issue you mentioned earlier (maybe), but it definitely needs more time
 
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you can see that is a leaf, right? it is technically a sugar leaf. the brown hair is coming from the right part, you just didnt follow it back to where it starts. the sugar leaves are sort of at the base of the part you want to look at.

i love that you use calyx and hair together! the "hair" should be all shriveled up, sort of like a knot. and almost all the white hairs turn brown. yours are white still.
 
MyGrowYo

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yup, now that i have seen the whole thing, it needs a while longer. your timeline is off because of the issue you mentioned earlier (maybe), but it definitely needs more time
cheers. when that happened i also made it worse when i flushed and let my pots dry out, i didnt fully saturate the pots for a full week after. i finally stabbed a whole in the side and stuck my finger into bone dry soil at the bottom. so im thinking almost all growth stopped for that week and it went into survival mode.
 
lvstealth

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here are 2 good stickied blurbs on harvesting.



the one talks about each stage and what you are looking for
 
MyGrowYo

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here are 2 good stickied blurbs on harvesting.



the one talks about each stage and what you are looking for
good reads, thank you. guess i have a couple weeks to go potentially haha hard to wait when i have everything ready to go for next grow
 
lvstealth

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yup! same problem here. i had to wait even longer the last one wouldnt get done! lol. but i cleaned the tent and started 4 more, then kept starting more, bought a new tent, some lights and started more!

so... now i have a plant room with 2 tents, one 18/6 one 12/12 and i start a new seed or two every 3 weeks. now it is never empty to clean, but i love starting more and more!

then... i just won a new SF 4x4 tent (cant say thanks enough to our very own @SpiderFarmerLED for running such awesome contests!!!!!!) im saving my pennies to buy more lights! but i have already started even more seeds for the new tent!

im afraid i need an intervention!

on the good side, i had to set a day every month to move everything out, clean, then move it back in. that means it actually gets thorough cleanings monthly! and i get to do lots of experiments, and take lots of notes!

i have cuttings in cups of water all over the house! funny though, i didnt label the first ones, so i had clones that i had no clue what, then clones of those, and clones of those... but EVERYTHING i do is labeled now, except those clones
 
MyGrowYo

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so two of my plants have started making seeds :( i dont think it was a light leak in the tent so im guessing high temps, couple days got to 29C in the tent.(checked everywhere for nanners and couldnt find any) either way what should i do going forward? do i just keep riding it out and the plants will eventually finish? or should i just cut my losses and hope they make decent edibles? i tried a tiny peice of bud, brutal headache lol
 

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