Ending my first-ever grow, learned a lot here. Been reading a lot over the last few years about the whole sativa vs. indica thing now being viewed as an outdated model of describing ‘types’ of cannabis (esp. due to abundant hybrids, etc.). Now that I’ve gone through harvesting a few plants (3 more in the ground as of today), I’ve read more than I needed to about cloudy vs. amber trichomes, thusly ‘energetic’ vs. ‘couch lock’ highs. I haven’t let a plant go to amber, and weather here in CO likely won’t allow it this year.
My question is this: if this cloudy vs. amber/energetic vs. couch-lock thing is as important as the reading is leading me to believe, it seems to me that a sativa can be harvested to be like an indica, and an indica more like a sativa.
So what’s more important, the strain or the harvesting? For industrial cannabis (rec, med), it seems to me that perhaps what the grower did during harvest could impact the nature of the flower as much or more than the actual strain they are growing!
Never having let a plant go to amber I have no idea just how much ‘couch-lock’ it adds to the mix, so perhaps I’m taking it too literally.