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When should I harvest my plants?


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#1 Mogie

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 12:33 AM

The 30X and 100X lighted magnifier are tools everyone serious about harvest timing should have. They make it easy to monitor the resin development process. After seeing 400X images of resin glands, I decided to also buy the 100X magnifier. It supplies a superior view, providing an enhanced perspective of resin gland condition and development. I recommend buying the 30X model first and if you would like to expand your analytical capabilities, buy the 100X model. They both allow for a much closer inspection of the clarity, color and condition of the resin glands, which should be swollen and unbroken while remaining transparent and slightly amber, if at all, at the peak of ripeness. Some prefer harvesting earlier, as THC degrades to more sedative cannabinoids as the glands ripen. Harvest timing is a matter of personal preference. When the glandular trichomes are clear with very little, if any coloration, THC levels are at their peak with CBD and CBN both at levels that will not overly influence the THC with their sedative effects. Some prefer more overwhelming narcotic type effects, allowing the resin glands to cloud and begin to amber or darken to increase overall cannabinoid content. The resin glands appear and therefore will mature at different times. A compromise is made when determining the desired overall maturity level to harvest. It depends on the growers preference in effect and palate.


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Posted 15 September 2007 - 09:42 AM

Good stuff! That will tell you 'when' to harvest. Started doing some research on 'where' to harvest first with the last two harvests. Please keep in mind that the research is subjective. Some people swear that the plant should be harvested from the bottom up since that is the most mature part of the plant, proceeding up the stem to the colas which are the least mature. So far the jury is still out but it appears that there is something going on with this. I swear that I can tell the difference in highs and it appears to be about the cerebral rather than the body highs. Just starting a new (from seed) grow. It will be the last of the ww. The clones were starting to get wierd soooo.......

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 10:27 AM

higha!

will post my first pics with an 30 x here too, and it´s clear. the trichomes are completely clear :sorry:

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:46 AM

Good example of them when clear.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:12 PM

I enjoy labeling my jars, CLEAR TRICHS, AMBER TRICHS, MIXED TRICHS, DARK TRICHS< CLOUDY TRICHS . I know which one to smoke on Saturday morning when I have chores and still want a buzz, or which one to smoke when I'm tired and my back hurts and I jsut want to sit and meditate. Great Post Mogie! I hope Mrs T sees this.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:01 PM

Hi,
I see it ! Thanks !
hope for a live look at them :innocent:!!

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:36 PM

The lighted battery operated small microscope most of us use is $9.95 at Radio Shack!




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