My plants are flowering and a lot of the pistils are turning brown thanks to your seeds. The pistils on the flowers at the top of the each branch are 70% - 90% brown. But as you go down the same branch, the pistils are still only 0 - 60% brown. So my question is, if I want the buds to be most potent, do I start harvesting the ones at the top that turn 70 - 90% brown? Or do I wait until the ENTIRE plant’s pistils turn brown?
Thanks for that reply. Maybe because of the strong Southern California sun, the top buds’ pistils have turned 90% brown, trichomes milky. But the lower ones are still 90% white with clear trichomes. If I wait any longer, I’m afraid the top ones will pass their peak. I may have to start picking the top ones.
I like to get some amber trichomes in mine.
If it were me I would give the top buds a little while longer to get some amber trichomes and then hopefully by that time the lower buds will become milky. That way you will have some mellow smoke along with some couch lock.
But again I usualy harvest the entire plant but I grow indoors so it is more convenient for me as I use the tent I grow in to also dry so I wait until all of my plants are at a happy medium and then chop them all down so that I don’t have to have the lights on any longer.
Being outdoors it will be easier for you to harvest the tops and allow the lowers to continue.
I did a split harvest on a WW plant last May and the second harvest was better than the first. I attribute that to the simple fact that most of us harvest too soon. There really were no negatives in doing it that way. In fact, it spread the harvest out somewhat which helped.