Should I Harvest now?


#1

Weather is changing fast in PA right now & I’m worried about my plants?? Should I harvest now?


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#4

Those don’t look anywhere near ready, but are beautiful!

I know the cold is not good for them, but I think that they are OK down to 50f from what I have read on here, and it would still take a frost to outright kill them.

Wait for a second opinion (or more) though.


#5

It’s going to go down to 39 degrees tonight :pensive:


#6

If @Hogmaster, @Nug-bug, @ktreez420, @Majiktoker @M4ur or @garrigan65 are on line, they have been helpful to me.


#7

Could you dig them up, put them in a pot and bring them in :wink:

How big of a tent do you have, and can extension cords and a heater reach?

Just spitballing here


#8

They are about 7/8 feet high so I’m thinking transplanting would not be possible?


#9

I was joking, but if there are no other options… I am looking through my last grow journal for you and editing the post above to add all the ILGM members and volunteers I can find that have answered questions about soil grows.


#10

I live in Portland, OR and we’ve been having nights down to 40 degrees with lots of rain. My plants are covered up but are not having a problem with the cold.

I think the first thing that happens after shock is that the production of thc stops and not long after that the plants would show signs of discomfort. Just keep a close eye on them and if they get too cold then you are going to need to cover them somehow and use a heater. I don’t think they look ready to harvest.


#11

I’d say leave them till your expecting a good frost and then chop em unless the dew is bad in mornings and evenings


#12

Then I would watch real close for bud rot…


#13

Another PA-er. Welcome. A friend harvested his 2 weeks ago here in central pa… yea it’s getting colder.

Edit. We had 32 degree last night.
@BrandyH What part of PA you from?


#14

I think the consensus is that they are not ripe. If you harvest now they will not be as great as they could be - so really all we can provide is ideas.


#15

Wait 2-3 more weeks


#16

My one suggestion and should clear it with the experienced folks here.
Get a clear plastic cover, cover them over the top and down the sides so make sure you have a big enough sheet. Then stick a heater up under the cover. Or two heaters, depending on the heater size and the size of your pot plot. I have done this with a patch of tomatoes out Colorado way. Got down to 20 degrees and it saved the plants though a couple did get freeze burned at the top of the plastic so the next time I added a cloth sheet to help prevent the freeze burn. That was from them touching the plastic.
That method does work and can work well. At least for tomatoes. I am a newbie here though so some input from the experts on this method might help.


#17

In the south, we use bed-sheets to cover plants for a frost if we can’t bring them in. Keeps a dewey-frost from happening on the plants if you pull them off as soon as the temp comes up - even with no heaters. Granted, this was for 'maters and stuff, for weed you wouldn’t want anything touching the plants - but if you can tent them like when they were babies and keep the heat and humidity in, it’s better than nothing, even if you can’t run a heater.


#18

If you harvest now, it’s like having to pick green tomatoes. Not a complete waste, but not what you were planning on - and your options for what to do with 'em are limited.


#19

They should be good all the way up till your first frost and even that usually won’t kill them at least not in my area


#20

@bluntley420 have you noticed a slower growth rate in the cold? All research I have done leads me to believe that they quit growING around 40°