Happy to help brother - got (and still get!) a lot of help starting out just trying to pay it forward. I do think they’re ready to chop any day you wanted. Be careful because they will turn from milky to all amber in just a day or two. Also make sure you are checking multiple sites on the plant. I’ve waited two long because I only checked one bud then at harvest rechecked and realized the error in my ways.
I gotta ask how you’re growing. Organic dry amendments or synthetic nutes? Organic you can chop whenever - synthetic you’ll need to flush and stop feeding so they cannibalize themselves. Can also throw ph out of wack so it can’t uptake any nutes - nice little hack I learned before I switched over to organic
In regards to watering you want to balance this with your drying environment. If you live in a really dry place where humidity is always super low I would chop with more moisture content so it doesn’t dry out too quickly. I live in a humid area so I try to have them pretty dry (say a half day or day after I would normally water).
As @Nicky stated a lot love to chop in the dark. I’ve tried both ways - also driving a stick in the stalk, placing ice on the rootball instead of watering the last time etc - I’ve never really seen a difference to be honest but it’s worth a try yourself. It’s not going to be worse by any means so what could it hurt?
Yeah I’ve taken most of the year off from posting been too busy with my 9-5, hemp farm, and also stealth grow . I’ll be posting some updates on my threads and always feel free to tag me if I can ever help in anyway great job again m8
Im with you on this… whats it gonna hurt? Will it make a difference? Detectable? Probably not but whatever. I harvested over the period of 3 days in the daylight. I just withold water for a few days befoe harvest. Cant draw what aint there lol!
Yeah cool! Ive seen a video about the darkness thing… sounds convincing. Oh in fact it was that video
Obviously to be conclusive it requires numerous tests but yeah… it may actually make a difference? Some people say harvesting under a full moon makes a difference?
My organic farmer friend swears by the moon Callander appoge and pierogi or something, seed days and harvest days, even indoors he says.
Can’t fool a seedling. And it may be true because I think @Covertgrower mentioned a study they put a seedling in a zero gravity container and it still grew towards the center of the earth due to magnetic pull or something
I Have been trying to check trichomes everyday. I do see the cloudy ones, but also still quite a few clear.
I haven’t seen many amber trichomes yet. I’ll check again when lights go on in 2 hours.
As for my nutrients, I was feeding fox farms trio. I planted in fox farms ocean forest and happy frog. Had to add more soil, cause the roots were being exposed. I ended up grabbing a bag of Great Lakes super soil. Just add water it says. During the middle of the pandemic and I couldn’t find anymore ocean forest anywhere. So I had to substitute.
The ppm was super high so I ended up doing a flush. Helped a bit.
I stopped feeding them maybe a month ago or so bc the numbers were really high. I think it had to do with my RECHARGE that I was adding to water. But not sure.
I started with florakleen added to water, and now flawless finish to help with salt build up. Have been giving just ph water (distilled)
By throwing ph out of wack, you mean like lowering it to under 6ph ?
I’d be drying and curing in my basement. It’s about 68 degrees Fahrenheit, with about 50% humidity. I will be getting the tent so i can mess with the humidity and temp more if I need too.
I’ve heard of all those methods, like the stake through the stalk and ice on rootballs. I wanted to ask the community and see if anyone had any experience with that.
And good luck with everything you have growing on. Really appreciate you taking the time to help. I’ll be sure to tag with more questions.
Man you’re so close to organic you might as well dive into the deep end. All you would have to do is add some organic nutrients instead of the trio. I use an organic 4-4-4 with bat guano, earth worm castings, bloodmeal, and oyster shell (calcium). Usually every 4-5 weeks or so.
In flower (post stretch-maybe during third week add) organic3-7-4 fish bone meal, continue with oyster shell (you’ll need an initial and middle way feeding) and the last couple weeks throw a little langbeinite for your K boost. Just water to ph as needed. I saw terps increase substantially no need to flush ever. Go heavy on the worm castings if you make the leap
Yes you can go either way with ph either real low or real high. It’ll make the nutrients unavailable to the plant (low is easier IMO - takes less than ph up)
Your basement under those conditions would be perfect. I like a light wet trim then I move to a finalized trim as I’m jarring when dry is finished. Your method will alter your timeline of course
Love it so far. So turns out I have 2-3 that I think are ready to be pulled.
The plan is to let them go for today in the light and for tomorrow Tuesday I’ll start them off in the 48 hours of dark. I’m not getting my tent until Thursday but I can at least put them in the dark Tuesday and by Thursday when I get my tent I can just directly chop. I’m gonna build a makeshift tent with tarp and a dark corner. Since it’s only the 3 plants. I’ll post pictures of trichomes too with my new toy.