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Trichome Method Only - Having a Hard Time Judging Harvest Time

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    HYDRO Trichome Method Only - Having a Hard Time Judging Harvest Time

    Hi - I always have a hard time judging the trichomes. Externally, the plants look ready to harvest. Over 80% of the pistils are brown and curling. Some fan leaves have started to brown and die off, but the trichomes look clear to me. I'm posting here to get your thoughts. : ) I can't tell if they're cloudy or clear. Any opinion is appreciated, but I can't take a full plant photo (sorry). I tagged the four photos with the strain name.

    They’re close, l like a little amber myself but it’s a personal opinion really. Most strains have a mix of clear and cloudy or white. There are a few that turn all all white but not all. When the tris on the buds, not the sugar leaves, are majority cloudy or white with some amber scattered out is when I usually harvest.


      You will not regret waiting abit more. I would try another week if all is going well otherwise with the grow. Great job
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        Still too early IMHO, unless you are shooting for a total speedball high.

        This was a helpful discussion on your question:
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        Looks early to me. Unless there is some other reason to take the plant now, I would wait a week or 2. There are some strains that do not follow the rules, but...
        Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.


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