I'm not trying to detract from the point that the advice given was clearly wrong, saying to chop the plant when there are no signs of mould, but the other information was not too far from the mark, I just thought it needed better explaining for people who may not be aware of things like wax and aspirin. You can chop the main cola without any problems at all. Then again, you say the trichs are getting milky--it's getting close to harvest anyway. I've been thinking of doing a little hidden outdoor growing next spring to try something new. It seemed to be at that THC peak; That cola was really pressuring the Blue Thai, which doesn’t have enough room and isn’t looking too great Email. Depends on how big it is and what your preference is. Except the part where he said to chop the plants early when there is no sign of mould, and also flushing after the salicylic acid, only flush if you're flushing anyway. Harvesting at early times can make marijuana less potent while harvesting it late could make it too narcotic, and the taste will be too strong. Here are some tips and steps to take when harvesting marijuana. In one of our previous articles, we’ve discussed how professional weed growers know when to harvest their plant.. Early harvesting of marijuana plants is preferred by a lot of growers not because they are eager to dry and cure their yield but because there really are benefits to an early harvest. The hard work of growing is done, and your plants are top heavy with crystal covered buds. At this point, your plant will have a very intensive odour. id stick it in a jar if it fits, or jars if it needs to be in sections unless its realy dense and im worrying about mold then i cut up my colas, if you have a large yeild glass becomes unpracticle, but if you dont have that problem id go with glass and whole cola if its not to dense, and dry enough for the jar that is. Flushing for a partial now I would say no as the rest still has a long time to go. Thread starter ... stock, and hanging the plant upside down all together. Once below 68% I open the jars, rotate leave for a few minutes and top again. Often the larger buds that have received the most direct light will ripen first. Harvesting your autoflowering plants early might not be a great idea as you are losing precious bud production time but there are many different reasons why you might have to do it. I am growing a variety that puts out one big cola and a lot of side shoots. OK. You’ve grown your big buds from a tiny seedling to a mature cannabis plant. Okay, enough sweet talk, bud-buddies! The choices you make at this stage will determine the quality and potency of your final product. If you harvest too soon then your buds will not be as potent as they can, whilst if you take them off too late you’re gonna end up with an altered cannabinoid profile which may give you different effects than what you were initially going after (read: Less THC than planned). Next, you wait 5-10 days for the remaining buds to reach perfect ripeness, then harvest them as well. Oh crap! @Bumpy_Buds, I would still wait a bit for the first cut you don't have to look at those orange pistols that's a sign but not the go. Next time my plant as a 'headache' I'll get the aspirin out, interesting note about the salicylic acid but I'm sure wax if mentioned was surely not hot stuff but applied like beeswax can be,very thick stuff. Knowing how to harvest auto-flowering cannabis strains is what will make a tremendous difference in the potency of your green medication. This is because the level of THC in buds during the early stage of maturity is very high. Wet trimming means that you trim your buds directly after harvesting them and before they dry, whereas dry trimming refers to drying your buds first and then trimming them. With all good quality herb age properly will enhance any smoke. I totally know where you're coming from on both aspects. That would cause local necrosis due to tissue damage from high temps(paraffin wax melts at 47-64c) and would actively encourage mould. Joined Oct 13, 2019 Messages 324 Reaction score 1,284 Location Iowa. Not Ready. There is no sign of rot but as I have never seen it before I think the dense bud scared me a bit its sort of white / light green coloured in the middle but does not look wrong yet its more the outside of the bud and the crispiness that worries me. You have given them the best care and optimized your indoor production to create the best environment for your plants. According to wikipedia it has a significant impact on plant growth and development. Last edited: Mar 6, 2020. I became very emotionally attached to my first grow, to the point that I waited so long before harvest that my son gasped and yelled at me. Buds growing in strange shapes can be a sign of heat or light stress. Grow Report Week 17 | First Cola Harvest, Blue Kush going Purple and Ripening Buds. Let’s delve into the top expert recommendations for harvesting autoflowering marijuana varieties the right way. I paper bag and then jar with a caliber3 hygrometer (ebay). I will levae and continue to check it daily. Apical bud is the main cola and is the area where the smaller colas are located. I have this one plant I think the top got burnt so I have loads of crispy leaves that are shrivelling back into the bud. It defo works and I would do this every single harvest if i could. So if you still have some more bud at home i would not touch it. hhmm this sounds like sensible advice infact it all does thanks danko, jiffa and krys. I take off all the buds that look ready and confirmed under the scope, and leave the remaining bottom half for another 7-10 days. In the first weeks of flowering a plant usually doubles in size and can triple. I give the chopped lady a low dose of Pk13/14 and it by the end of the 10 days, all the pistils get darker and re tract more into the bud and the frostyness comes on big time due to the light being able to penetrate onto the buds. If you harvest too soon then your buds will not be as potent as they can, whilst if you take them off too late you’re gonna end up with an altered cannabinoid profile which may give you different effects than what you were initially going after (read: Less THC than planned). First, their terpene profile matures and becomes increasingly potent. Harvesting your cannabis garden is often the most exciting time when it comes to growing. Here are some tips and steps to take when harvesting … Curing doesn't take longer, because I really prefer longer cures most of the time. Toward the beginning of jar curing let the hygrometer stabilize for a few days in a tightly closed jar before leaving closed for the final cure. I've raised pigs and other animals that we slaughtered for food, but I get upset at the idea of cutting down a tree. Here, we will identify some of the reasons when you should harvest early and why you should do it. I guess it's a benefit of growing indoors - less risk of jacking. You may also spot new buds growing in new places such as along the main cola. I hope the photo comes out. Harvesting Harvest So I’m curious, I have some NCH that is FAT, trichomes look good at all milky and minimal amber, hardly any clear, but even though 90% of the hairs are orange/red and hugging in the bud, there is still a few white ones throughout. Make sure you have no other plans when harvesting and manicuring your marijuana as manicuring half a kilo can take six hours. A fascinating thing happens to the buds of your plant if you harvest past ideal timing. #1 – How to Tell your Autoflowering Weed is Ready to Harvest? I just reread this question, and this is what you do: Harvest just about the entire plant when it's ready, but leave a popcorn bud on the 4 lowest branches of the plant, (two on each side of the stalk). Cola morphology: When observing the size, shape, and overall look of your buds, remember that this alone is not a very reliable method for judging if your crop is ready for harvest. I became very emotionally attached to my first grow, to the point that I waited so long before harvest that my son gasped and yelled at me. Next, you wait 5-10 days for the remaining buds to reach perfect ripeness, then harvest them as well. Outdoor cannabis cultivation The only indoor partial harvests you could call it is when I pull one plant at the breeders suggested harvest time but I will also pull one later and a little early and then when cured I will judge each to determine where I would prefer yo harvest I'm the future. Get discount Code You have grown your plants from seeds. Your small plant with a few leaves has matured into a full-blown plant with heavy buds. Harvesting marijuana can be one of the most tricky parts of the cultivation process. We discuss harvesting, drying, trimming. If possible, harvest the larger top colas first and leave the lower and interior buds for an additional week or two. The end is near This week was pretty cool, we harvested our first Big Buddha Cheese bud, the Blue Kush started to put her purple dress on, and globally the buds are getting preeeetty close to being ready for harvest. Different Harvesting Techniques. dilute a 100 mg aspirin (bayer - acetyldalicylic acid) in a glass of water. flush 10 days after this specific watering , and you can harvest the bottom. And even if you are growing indoors, keep this advice in mind, Just as your lighting system turns on, is the perfect time to harvest your crop. You must log in or register to reply here. Can I just chop the main cola off and the side buds will continue to bud as they are not suffering at all at the moment?? Both ways work. Once you dig into it you'll see how the buds are formed on each side, will come off on their own little stem once you get it trimmed down. If I harvest the bigger buds/colas first, will that encourage the smaller side buds to get larger? Harvest of a really big autoflower plant ( cheese auto ). Okay, enough sweet talk, bud-buddies! Harvesting marijuana can be one of the most tricky parts of the cultivation process. then apply pressure on end of stem to close the vessels, possibly drop a bit of candlewax on the stem |( without dropping anything on the buds ), dilute a 100 mg aspirin (bayer - acetyldalicylic acid) in a glass of water. grey/brown mould which would be very damp and smell bad. You too have noticed that all flowers do not ripen equally. They do take longer to fully dry if you don't too, the way I hang/dry mine anyway. This harvest method can potentially increase your overall yield and quality. When it comes to harvesting marijuana, you’ll need to put those botany skills to good use in order to harvest beautiful bud. Mr. Canucks Grows. I talk about harvesting half of a cannabis plant / partial harvest and why I do it. A possible new tutorial topic for Nebula - Partial harvesting of plants 09-28-2016, 08:26 PM I have one particular plant that has one tall main spike filling out quite nicely with buds. Then I'll have a basis for comparison on several different aspects hopefully. I harvest all my plants a branch at a time. @Bumpy_Buds, I would still wait a bit for the first cut you don't have to look at those orange pistols that's a sign but not the go. The Charts--Nutrient Deficiency Diagnoses Made Easier, There is no such thing as a "cal-mag" deficiency. And it's pretty weird when you think about it, that I would get attached like that. Yet harvesting too late can cause the trichomes to become extra-brittle when they are dried and cured, making them break off easily. And it's pretty weird when you think about it, that I would get attached like that. If above 70% back in the paper bag or drying rack. It's easy! By the end of the week, after looking at many trichomes we decided to harvest a first cola. stir well , and as water is still moving in glass - gently pour one third of the content in 10 liter of water with a touch of feed. 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