Hello…second post from a newbie here.
Back in July (so long ago!) I posted my first question, with my poor plant that was taking a long time to do anything (see this thread First timer help - tall plant with few leaves)
Well its nearly a whole 6 months later! After it started warming up in the Southern Hemisphere I moved the plant outside and I think its now ready to harvest, maybe overdue with too much brown on the pistils!. The buds seem smaller than I was expecting, so I kept expecting them to grow a bit. However most of the buds have mostly brown pistils (some are fully brown, some are mostly white). I think that means I should harvest now??
Problem is I’m going away for Christmas in two days time and I’ll be gone for 2 weeks!! Is it ok to leave them drying in a dark room for 2 weeks (weather will be mid 20s-high 30s celsius), or should I wait until I get back and risk it being too long?? Is there a danger they will overdry too much in that time???
Also, is it usual for plants to take this long to grow, or is it because I didnt have strong enough lights or fertilisers initially? I’ve got a couple of pictures of closeups of the bud, and of the whole plant. You can see its still quite “stretched”. I did top it once but I think the damage was done before that.
I tried to germinate 2 seeds since but they both died I do not have a green thumb!!!