Thoughts on when to Harvest


#1

Anyone want to hazard a guess when I should start to flush these.
Its been along time since I was at this stage and would like other opinions.
They are now about half cloudy with one or two amber here and there.


#2

I’m not seeing many white pistils, if any really. Which would make me think you should be flushing now because she’s probably close to done.

BUT, I would recommend getting a jewelers loupe or microscope to check the trichomes. This will give you a better idea of when to flush and harvest.

Can you show a pic of the entire plant? Not just one bud, I’d like to see the entire thing if possible.


#3

yep I didn’t notice 2 of the pics are the same and 3 the same bud
I will take some picks tomorrow
The trichomes are still mostly clear but you are right its close


#4

LOOKIN GREAT! I want to harvest those babies myself RIGHT NOW LOL


#5


#6

lol as do I


#7

Ya yours look better than mine,i have a couple more weeks but to compare our 2 looks like they are from different planets. Lol What strain is yours and what is the light source? Im guessing they are a strawberry strain but im a noob, thats why i dont have harvest advise. Only thing i hear consistently is look at the triches and when 50% are cloudy or amber you should leaves lights out for 24-48 hours then go choppin and hanging to dry.But since noone looking at your pics can see trichomes with the naked eye , you may not get a str8 answer


#8

Now you can say "DAMN mine do look pretty awesome compared to that " lol Yours looks like its gonna taste better also.Looks like dessert to me :grinning:


#9

I dont know what mine is I am guessing its white widow from this site or it could be gold leaf but it looks more the first one.
I grew under a cheap china 1200W LED but I changed 20 or so LEDs on it to fine tune the spectrum
I added some deep reds, white and IR LEDs after reading a few studies on effects of spectrums on plants.
I have lots of spare time I am disabled atm :slight_smile:
Your look like mine did so given time they will catch up.
I have a custom LED light coming for my next grow with the same light spectrum setup
I will try get some one to move the plants for me so I can get better pics tomorrow I cant lift them.


#10

Changed out the lEDs? Very interesting, i was just wondering the same thing about my lights spectrum but im sure they are fine (2 -300w Mars Hydros) but if i do get a cheaper light i know now i could tinker with it like you did,well then i would be worried i would burn my house down lol. Where is your custom light comin from (company)?Mine that are in the pics are White Widows from ILGM. I also have Pineapple Haze, New York Auto and Green Crack all going in different phases .Tryin to get a good cycle of flavors available ,everyday FOREVER Lol


#11

I got a cheap LED and wasnt very happy with it at all
It was hot, loud and had way too much blue then what is needed
but it was a cheap light and you get what you pay for.
I was frightened it was going to catch fire so I pulled it apart and refitted it.
Better faster and quieter fans then I changed LEDs for more red and added 4 IR LEDs
This is it last grow and it will become a 4 or 5 cob LED when I finish my current project.
Most LED sellers will customize an LED if you ask and you are happy to wait + pay extra.
There is a guy I was been watching who sells a good light but I cant get him to send to where I
live so I coppied him idea.
Look him up on youtube growpotcheaply or some thing like that.


#12

I try to shoot for 50/50 or 25/75 amber😀 it:s really up to you
By the way. Your pic would make an awesome background on your desktop :grinning:

Will
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#13

Its harder enough getting things don’t solid couch lock isn’t helpful
I was thinking 25% amber but I will do some home work on that.
I cant have it as a back ground noone I live with knows :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Super Stealth Grow
I think I will start the flush tomorrow its day 60 then and I need some of the parts for my next area soon.


#14

Here is mine at about the same stage as yours and Damn yours look better then mine did :blush:
(Old Camera cant balance the color as well as the new one)


#15

Got a wider pic I cant move the plants I cant get down to them let alone get back up :slight_smile:
I think it has a bit longer still a few clear trichomes and only one or two amber here and there.
I am lowering the nutes to 600 ppm to get ready for flush.
Will recheck Saturday


#16

Very nice! What nutes are you running?


#17

Thanks
GH 3 part
Gerry rigged Liquid Koolbloom
Espson salt
Koolbloom dry
Hydrogen peroxide
I kept it under 990 ppm mostly around 600 when I could.
I was going to use a silica but could get one in time.
I am 4 hours from a hydro store.
I have done this before about 20 years ago alot and its like riding a bike but hurt less and I
love gardening.


#18

Id say start flush and if you dont think there ready after your flush keep giving PHed water till they are they LOOOOOOOK GREEAATT GOOD JOB!!!


#19

Thx
I feed once per day except tuesday and fridays they are dry out days.
I have a spreadsheet with every thing i did and when plus min max temps and humidity.
I kept records of ppm in and out as well as ph
Lol i don’t like mess or being unorganized.
But it is time to flush there shold be a good reserve of in the plants to hold them over


#20

So true my thoughts exactly