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    I have a new toy - a USB digital microscope made by Bysameyee. For a modest outlay of £17.99 I've got a quite impressive bit of kit magnifying up to 1000x. It can be plugged into anything except an ipad and an iphone (documentation simply says "Apple Corp. blocks the data transfer function). Luckily, I'm 100% microsoft and Android!
    You can use it hand-held, but I found it impossible to capture images without getting camera shake. So I shaved a small sugar leaf from my flowering Purple auto and looked at it in the "lab".

    It looks to me that the trichomes have mostly gone from translucent to white, but I could be wrong.
    Please give me your opinions on how far off I am from harvesting.
    600W LEDs (when growing indoors)
    70% John Innes #3 compost. 15% Perlite. 15% coir
    10 inch (3 gallon) pots


    "I can resist everything, except temptation"
    Oscar Wilde

    #2
    You shouldn’t be looking at the sugar leaves for determining when to harvest.
    you need to look at the trichomes on the buds
    Just because people are over 50 doesn’t mean they know everything.
    You can teach a old dog new tricks - But it will still think the old ways are the “best” lol

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      #3
      OK. So this is snip from the top of the bud.
      600W LEDs (when growing indoors)
      70% John Innes #3 compost. 15% Perlite. 15% coir
      10 inch (3 gallon) pots


      "I can resist everything, except temptation"
      Oscar Wilde

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      • CaptainWiese91
        CaptainWiese91 commented
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        All cloudy which is good. Almost finish 👍🏻

      #4
      Very impressive pic, much better than I get with my loupe. You are very close to harvest. Allow some of the tryc's to turn amber then let her rip
      Current Grow:
      2 Tutankhamen , 2-Critical Poison All Photo's
      Soil in 3 gallon pots. Indoors,

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        #5
        Thanks for that feedback, guys.
        Below is a photo of the whole bud.
        So the question is - if this girl is a Purple auto, and she's fairly close to harvesting, shouldn't she be looking a bit more... er... purple?
        600W LEDs (when growing indoors)
        70% John Innes #3 compost. 15% Perlite. 15% coir
        10 inch (3 gallon) pots


        "I can resist everything, except temptation"
        Oscar Wilde

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          #6
          You need more amber my friend. Kool shot by the way.
          Light: Viparspectra P2000, Viparspectra P1500, Viparspectra XS2000, KingLed 1500
          Medium: organic, Fafard perlite, Fafard Urban Garden organic mix, Organic compost shrimps.
          Nutrients: Alaskan Fish, Advanced Nutrients Big Bud, Advanced Nutrients Ancient Earth, Advanced Nutrients Sensi Cal Mag Xtra
          Waiting for my next grow
          Grow room : 8X12X10, 2 industrial fans, 1 dehumidifier, 1 Vivosun carbon filter & controller

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            #7
            Purple has nothing to do with harvest. It applies to the leaves. Some purple strains never ever turn purple. I just harvested 3 Super Critical, one was all purple the other two where green. Kind of like your siblings. Some have blond hair, some have dark hair.
            "Treachery and Old Age will overcome Youth and Skill"

            1st Grow

            Peyote Wi Fi Seedsman
            Blueberry Seedsman

            2nd Grow

            Super Critical Garden of Green
            White Widow Seedsman

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            • welshweed
              welshweed commented
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              ... which is the answer I was hoping to hear, Kingfish!

              Feeling quite excited now the finishing post is in sight.

            #8
            The finishing post seems to be staying in the same position! Going quietly crazy here waiting for my trichs to start turning amber.
            Is there any way I can force the process - playing with humidity, temperature or lighting for example?
            I'm on day 90 with these girls now!
            600W LEDs (when growing indoors)
            70% John Innes #3 compost. 15% Perlite. 15% coir
            10 inch (3 gallon) pots


            "I can resist everything, except temptation"
            Oscar Wilde

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              #9
              Stay the course sir, you're almost there so don't panic now, lol! Do nothing rash, they will finish in their time. Just keep watching.
              Grow # 3 100% Indica Purple Bubba photo fem
              Seeds drop in water 1/2/2022

              Medium: FF Coco Loco plus 30% Perlite in 7 gal cloth bags
              Space: 30x48x62 DIY cabinet lined w/space blankets
              Lighting: Bloomspect SS1000 Quantum board x 3 - 300 watts actual draw
              Soil Supplements: Worm Castings, Crab Shell, Oyster Shell, Neem and Karanja Meal, Volcanic Basalt Dust (for minerals), Recharge root micros. Grow 3 is with reconstituted super soil to which I've added several additional minerals and supplements. A more complete list based on Cackamas Coots super soil recipe can be found in my Auto Toka thread
              i don't grow plants anymore, I grow soil that my plants can thrive in!
              My filtered tap water runs over 7.5 pH but the soil microbes
              make pH correction unnecessary
              Ventilation: Vipospar 4" Exhaust Fan w/RH controller, 12" Carbon Scrubber
              8" bottom intake fan, 6" clip on fan, 6" heater as needed
              Cabinet on screen porch. N AZ @ 4000 ft.

              My salute to all who have served
              Semper Fidelis!

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              • welshweed
                welshweed commented
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                Easier said than done, mate. My missus keeps moaning about the "aroma" being generated and paranoid we'll be getting a visit from the local constabulary!

              #10
              He guys, are those trychs down the bottom starting to turn do you reckon?
              600W LEDs (when growing indoors)
              70% John Innes #3 compost. 15% Perlite. 15% coir
              10 inch (3 gallon) pots


              "I can resist everything, except temptation"
              Oscar Wilde

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                #11
                Maybe you can see better on a dark background
                600W LEDs (when growing indoors)
                70% John Innes #3 compost. 15% Perlite. 15% coir
                10 inch (3 gallon) pots


                "I can resist everything, except temptation"
                Oscar Wilde

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                • SoOrbudgal
                  SoOrbudgal commented
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                  That looks clear to me......but it could be more ripe on a different bud.

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