Harvest or hold off??

Hey there rollitup fam!

Based off the attached pictures, would you harvest or hold off for another week or so?? Very few of the white hairs have started to change but these trichomes are telling me she's close. 2021_10_13_16_27_09_210_353933234738838.jpg2021_10_13_20_32_16_996_355830559562802.jpg2021_10_13_20_29_29_105_355799936504688.jpg2021_10_13_20_29_24_481_355727354804664.jpg
 
See some white pistils …. Let’s see full flowers/ plant.

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Thanks for the reply! I'd say there are 95% white pistils. Up until I got my new microscope in the mail, I've been thinking I had at least another 3 weeks. But everything I've read has told me to pay attention to the trichomes and to harvest when roughly 50-60% cloudy/amber and that's just about what I'm seeing. Here are a few full plant pictures I took a day or so ago:

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Budzbuddha

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Weeks to go my friend …. Nice girl btw.

Sativa Dominance strain looks like ( narrow leaf ) , they run a bit long to properly finish. So don’t be in a rush.
It will be worth it to just let her do her thing …. Pistils will continue to mature and color off , she will bulk out and harden off at later stages. NEVER worry about “ harvesting too late “ , literally never happens. When you SCOPE triches only look at calyx areas not leaf , as they mature at different stages. You want the flower itself to be at peak.
 
Weeks to go my friend …. Nice girl btw.

Sativa Dominance strain looks like ( narrow leaf ) , they run a bit long to properly finish. So don’t be in a rush.
It will be worth it to just let her do her thing …. Pistils will continue to mature and color off , she will bulk out and harden off at later stages. NEVER worry about “ harvesting too late “ , literally never happens. When you SCOPE triches only look at calyx areas not leaf , as they mature at different stages. You want the flower itself to be at peak.
Thanks man! Before I got this microscope, I fully intended to take her to 10 weeks (or longer) and her appearance indicates as much, but what I was seeing under the scope, had me second guessing myself. I personally like to smoke sativas but haven't grown a sativa dominat strain, so I'm not entirely use to the "delayed" flowering time...and honestly, this is only my second grow after a decade out of the game, so I wholeheartedly feel like a newb lol your insight is greatly appreciated!
 

Indfireguy

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Your buds are looking great. Let those pistils amber up and curl back into the bud well you watch it swell. But that means week(s) not a week. You have a ways to go. But looking at that beauty it will be well worth it.
 
Your buds are looking great. Let those pistils amber up and curl back into the bud well you watch it swell. But that means week(s) not a week. You have a ways to go. But looking at that beauty it will be well worth it.
Thanks man!!!! I tend to be over critical of myself at times, so hearing that let's me know I'm on the right track! This HD microscope had me second guessing myself lol prior to receiving this in the mail, I wasn't even considering harvesting, as based on their "naked eye" appearance, I had at least 3 weeks left. With the feedback I've received on this post, I plan on taking them to at least 70 days
 

PadawanWarrior

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Thanks man! Before I got this microscope, I fully intended to take her to 10 weeks (or longer) and her appearance indicates as much, but what I was seeing under the scope, had me second guessing myself. I personally like to smoke sativas but haven't grown a sativa dominat strain, so I'm not entirely use to the "delayed" flowering time...and honestly, this is only my second grow after a decade out of the game, so I wholeheartedly feel like a newb lol your insight is greatly appreciated!
The microscopes are cool, but I haven't used mine in awhile. I just judge based on the buds. Those need at least 4-5 weeks more, probably more like 5. Be patient and let them fatten up. Too many people chop early and never learn what they're missing out on.
 
The microscopes are cool, but I haven't used mine in awhile. I just judge based on the buds. Those need at least 4-5 weeks more, probably more like 5. Be patient and let them fatten up. Too many people chop early and never learn what they're missing out on.
And based on what I've learned in the short time since I created this thread, I anticipate that I won't use it for much more than pictures going forward lol as of tomorrow, it will be the start of week 7 and I originally (before this scope) anticipated going for a full 10 weeks. That will bring me to the 4-5 weeks that you're quoting. They are just now starting to fatten up, so I would've been rather bummed if the recommendation would've been to chop them down lol those trichomes, with the addition of research that I've done, had me thinking I was ready, when, I in fact, was not ready lol
 

PadawanWarrior

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And based on what I've learned in the short time since I created this thread, I anticipate that I won't use it for much more than pictures going forward lol as of tomorrow, it will be the start of week 7 and I originally (before this scope) anticipated going for a full 10 weeks. That will bring me to the 4-5 weeks that you're quoting. They are just now starting to fatten up, so I would've been rather bummed if the recommendation would've been to chop them down lol those trichomes, with the addition of research that I've done, had me thinking I was ready, when, I in fact, was not ready lol
Those scopes take some beautiful pics for sure. They're good for scoping for bugs too.

Be patient and let them fatten up good.

Also, trichs can be damaged by handling the leaves and nugs. Damaged trichs will turn darker faster. And if you want to check the trichs make sure to be looking at the buds, not the sugar leaves.
 
Those scopes take some beautiful pics for sure. They're good for scoping for bugs too.

Be patient and let them fatten up good.

Also, trichs can be damaged by handling the leaves and nugs. Damaged trichs will turn darker faster. And if you want to check the trichs make sure to be looking at the buds, not the sugar leaves.
It's cooling down quite a bit where I'm at and I've placed a couple spiders that have made their way into my apt, into my tent, so bugs aren't entirely too big of a concern; though, that was kept in mind when I purchased the microscope. With this particular microscope/camera, I've had some trouble getting some clear pictures (shaky hands) but I've made sure to go into the flower rather than the leaf itself. I've also been pretty careful in regards to touching the buds....I tend to pull on a bigger fan leaf down, to see what's happening underneath. These girls are almost wet when I touch them, so I don't want to disrupt that. Patience is my prerogative though! That's why I wanted to get some advice from people who have done it better and longer than I have. I most certainly appreciate your insight!!
 

PadawanWarrior

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It's cooling down quite a bit where I'm at and I've placed a couple spiders that have made their way into my apt, into my tent, so bugs aren't entirely too big of a concern; though, that was kept in mind when I purchased the microscope. With this particular microscope/camera, I've had some trouble getting some clear pictures (shaky hands) but I've made sure to go into the flower rather than the leaf itself. I've also been pretty careful in regards to touching the buds....I tend to pull on a bigger fan leaf down, to see what's happening underneath. These girls are almost wet when I touch them, so I don't want to disrupt that. Patience is my prerogative though! That's why I wanted to get some advice from people who have done it better and longer than I have. I most certainly appreciate your insight!!
I would have chopped early too if it wasn't for some of the guys on here like @Thundercat . Roar, lol.
 

Indfireguy

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I would have chopped early too if it wasn't for some of the guys on here like @Thundercat . Roar, lol.
Wow! I second they statement. Listen to this dude. Hahaha. @Thundercat was my voice of reason as well. Props to him. I was ready to go. I took his advice waited another 4 weeks and 2 days. Shits currently curing. So happy I waited, and just learned from all the bros that know there shit. To much…..asking for help then biting the hand they feeds you on here I find. A lot say it’s millennials. Lol. I’m not so sure. Bit too many ask for help than start to argue with the advice. I owe every harvested plant this year to a select few on here. First plant 9.65oz. No that doesn’t mean they should come out the woodwork asking for a shipment hahaha
 

Thundercat

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Thanks for all the love guys! You know I mostly hang around here still just to help out when I can. When I found RIU there were lots of great growers that helped me learn over the years both about growing and about dealing with people :), so I try to pass on the love and info I can. The life I live and friends I have literally wouldn't exist if it wasn't for RIU so it'll always have a warm spot in my heart.

To the OP you have ATLEAST 4-5 weeks left before you should even be thinking about looking at the trichomes or harvesting, its not showing any signs of maturity as a whole plant. Any of those amber trichomes you are seeing now where either damaged or just some of the very first trichomes formed. You want to wait until your plant is showing you multiple signs of maturity before you even think about looking at trichomes, because frankly trichomes are tricky to read unless you REALLY know what you are looking at.

Right now just keep your girl happy and healthy. Some sativa dom hybrids plants will take 12-14 weeks, so just sit back, smoke a bowl and enjoy the process. No matter what you've read, most plants need at least 10 weeks, and there are VERY FEW plants that will finish in 8 like the breeders claim.
 

Indfireguy

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Thanks for all the love guys! You know I mostly hang around here still just to help out when I can. When I found RIU there were lots of great growers that helped me learn over the years both about growing and about dealing with people :), so I try to pass on the love and info I can. The life I live and friends I have literally wouldn't exist if it wasn't for RIU so it'll always have a warm spot in my heart.

To the OP you have ATLEAST 4-5 weeks left before you should even be thinking about looking at the trichomes or harvesting, its not showing any signs of maturity as a whole plant. Any of those amber trichomes you are seeing now where either damaged or just some of the very first trichomes formed. You want to wait until your plant is showing you multiple signs of maturity before you even think about looking at trichomes, because frankly trichomes are tricky to read unless you REALLY know what you are looking at.

Right now just keep your girl happy and healthy. Some sativa dom hybrids plants will take 12-14 weeks, so just sit back, smoke a bowl and enjoy the process. No matter what you've read, most plants need at least 10 weeks, and there are VERY FEW plants that will finish in 8 like the breeders claim.
Well said. And very reminiscent of what you said to me. I heeded the advice. Waited the additional month. And I am so thankful I did. Learned a ton. Enough, that even I tend to share advice now based on what I’ve learned. Thanks bro! Happy growing to all. Keep your fingers crossed my make shift tarp awning keeps my last 4 girls dry well I push em as far as I can before I can’t. Lol. Another zero -1 night.
 
Thanks for all the love guys! You know I mostly hang around here still just to help out when I can. When I found RIU there were lots of great growers that helped me learn over the years both about growing and about dealing with people :), so I try to pass on the love and info I can. The life I live and friends I have literally wouldn't exist if it wasn't for RIU so it'll always have a warm spot in my heart.

To the OP you have ATLEAST 4-5 weeks left before you should even be thinking about looking at the trichomes or harvesting, its not showing any signs of maturity as a whole plant. Any of those amber trichomes you are seeing now where either damaged or just some of the very first trichomes formed. You want to wait until your plant is showing you multiple signs of maturity before you even think about looking at trichomes, because frankly trichomes are tricky to read unless you REALLY know what you are looking at.

Right now just keep your girl happy and healthy. Some sativa dom hybrids plants will take 12-14 weeks, so just sit back, smoke a bowl and enjoy the process. No matter what you've read, most plants need at least 10 weeks, and there are VERY FEW plants that will finish in 8 like the breeders claim.
Thank you so much for the insight! I feel like a newb again after taking so much time off so places like this and the people that come along with it, have been my saving grace!
 
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