Trichome and Pistil Confusion... Explain to me

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Mr Bee

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I have the jewlers loupe. I'm checking everyday now because I know I'm close. I'm only checking the calyxes.

-Are those photos you posted here a Sativa dominant plant?
-Why are you waiting until 25% amber as opposed to say 10% amber?
-Have you grown this strain before?

I don't know exactly when to harvest. Barney's gives absolutely no details what to look for in the Trichomes when it's time to harvest. Publishing only a range of days is not good enough. Which is the only detail they provide for harvest. Which by the way 60 days is tomorrow. 60-70 days is the range Barney's published.

So how did you decide on 25% amber?
I would suggest you chop bits at different times e.g. 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks and see what high you prefer. More Clearer trichomes (8 weeks)give you a more up high .(10 weeks) more amber gives a more body couchlock high and 9 weeks is a more even head and body high.take nugs at different times and see which high you prefer
 
roncruiser

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I would suggest you chop bits at different times e.g. 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks and see what high you prefer. More Clearer trichomes (8 weeks)give you a more up high .(10 weeks) more amber gives a more body couchlock high and 9 weeks is a more even head and body high.take nugs at different times and see which high you prefer

I hear what you're saying and I'll try and set myself up for harvesting parts of the plant at different times for my next grow.

My grow tent serves as my drying tent as well and because of my upcoming schedule I have to chop the plant all at the same time. For this grow.

Today is 60 days or ~8.5 weeks of flower.
 
Cloudytrichs

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I just harvested 8 days ago. On this particular strain it's 75% indica and 25% sativa. When the trichs are still clear you can harvest and get a more speedy high, cloudy trichs you get the intended buzz, good for anxiety and a relaxing feeling. If you wait for amber trichs,you end up with the "in da couch" high, just go to bed at that point. I do a double harvest, one cloudy trichs then 7 to 14 days do the lower harvest when amber for my night smoke. Works well.
 
roncruiser

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I just harvested 8 days ago. On this particular strain it's 75% indica and 25% sativa. When the trichs are still clear you can harvest and get a more speedy high, cloudy trichs you get the intended buzz, good for anxiety and a relaxing feeling. If you wait for amber trichs,you end up with the "in da couch" high, just go to bed at that point. I do a double harvest, one cloudy trichs then 7 to 14 days do the lower harvest when amber for my night smoke. Works well.

@Cloudytrichs

Thanks!

Can you share a photo of your Trichomes On Harvest Day? Meaning what did the trichomes look like that prompted you to harvest 😀.
Sure its a combination of variables (stigma/pistil color, bract/calyx fullness, trichome color) but at least newbs can quantify trichome readiness based on a photo.

Maybe I haven't paid enough attention, but I believe its quite important to post photos of Trichomes On Harvest Day (TOHD). To say the least, a photo will help. I'm learning on the go 😊
 
roncruiser

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Getting closer. I was going to harvest tonight. Decided to wait another day. Possibly two. Need some amber trichomes to appear.

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Palindrome

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Harvest day on 2-18-21.
Just enough amber. So, I chopped.

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On to drying and curing.
Nicely Done! If you want a nice reference for Cannabis check out Dr. Ernie Small's book: Cannabis: A Complete Guide. It's on Amazon for $70 Cdn. or $140 for hardcover (25% less in US dollars). He literally wrote the book on Cannabis; he was Canada's primary research scientist (botanist) working on Cannabis for multiple decades. This is not a breeding text, however.
 

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