Greetings, kudos and thank yous to this forum and all your help and insight. I’m a newb attempting my first grow, and I’ve been reading as much as I can (find it rather addicting actually!).
I’m stumped because I’ve got five plants and one of them has been on a different pace since day one. She’s about 3 feet tall as advertised (and confined to a plastic pot) and the pistils and the trichomes on the bud seem ready, but only about the top 2/3’s of the plant–whereas the pistils are still white on the lower 3rd.
She flowered about 5 weeks ago. From what I read that is way too early, but she’s completely different the other 4 plants which are still flowering and way behind.
My question is two fold…
What’s the best way to harvest top without hurting the plant (and hopefully promote more production down below)?
Am I way too early to be harvesting it at all? I don’t mind a bit of “less than full potency” because I want to have some uplifting, energizing options, but I don’t want to make a total newbie mistake.
Attached pics are my ugly duckling from afar, a bit closer, then a close up of trichomes on top buds. Any guidance and advice appreciated.