From a fellow grower:
I’m a first time, legal grower of three small plants.
One gets almost full day of sun.
Another gets 3/4 sun.
The third gest slightly more than 1/2 day.
All have grown well and look the same…three different strains.
Since I live less than 1/2 mile from the beach, it rarely gets hot here. Bright, clear sky sunny days with off and on overcast, foggy days/nights…meaning chilly.
My plants are in 30 gallon reusable bags with a product called Black Gold as the medium…highly recommended by my local ‘grow shop’.
They were planted fairly late but have done well.
Had a small, isolated infestation of white flies but they were quickly organically eradicated.
During the growing season they received the recommended dose of MaxSea 20-20-20
When the days started noticeably getting shorter I switched to MaxSea 3-16-16
All have strong, healthy buds.
Reading online I see where it’s recommended when nearing harvest time to flush the soil with regular water then no more water/nutrients for the last two weeks. The theory is that putting stress on the plants they get all excited to produce fuller buds/trichomes.
Since we don’t have regular, extensive heat here my concern is the soil will be too wet should I try to flush out the fertilizer residue.
What do you suggest?
Here is a link to some excellent macro/micro photos of buds… http://grow-marijuana.com/harvesting
My trichomes are mostly cloudy.
If I have stopped all water/nutrients do I wait another couple of weeks?..or following the guideline on that web page, should I start harvesting now?
I plan on cutting off each bud one by one leaving the lower, more sheltered buds some more time to mature.
Lately we have been having glorious sunny days. All I can do is hope that holds for a long while.