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I'm looking for a more cerebral high off of this girl, with that in mind, would you say she is ready?

Cheers all

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JDog JDog November 20, 2023 11:05 am

@plane_co what week of flower are you in

Plane_co Plane_co Topic starter November 20, 2023 1:01 pm

Hi @JDog She starter full flower around 13th October, so about middle of week 5 of full flower currently.

JDog JDog November 20, 2023 9:43 pm

@plane_co bit early then normally want to see them reach minimum of 7 weeks at the worst 8-12weeks is the norm depending on strain just keep an eye on it try get something like a jewellers loop but to me id say few weeks to early

Plane_co Plane_co Topic starter November 21, 2023 10:16 am

Cheers @JDog - yep, think I have a couple more weeks yet, maybe as much as TWO WEEKS before the flush.

JDog JDog November 21, 2023 11:07 am

@plane_co its looking good tho man id say give it another two weeks then flush

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Do you have a microscope or a loupe for checking the trichomes with, They will start off clear then turn cloudy, white and then amber.

If you harvest too early (when they are still clear) it can lead to a more paranoid high and the more amber the trichomes are the high will be more of a couchlock.

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Plane_co Plane_co Topic starter November 20, 2023 8:39 am

@stootie   Believe it or not, those pictures are taken with the microscope.  Going to try to get a better one today, setting up my tripod to hold it steady.  Think I have a loop somewhere too, so will try with that as well.  Thanks for the comments.  Will look for the trichomes to be milky, rather than clear.

Plane_co Plane_co Topic starter November 20, 2023 12:28 pm

@stootie It's really difficult to focus this microscope properly, but from this one I think the Trichomes are still quite clear.  What do you think?

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Stootie Stootie November 20, 2023 5:05 pm

Yea I think that's a bit too clear yet.  The finishing time on the packet will be roughly when the strain normally finishes but you usually have a few weeks to play about with still after that so dont be frightened to leave it a week or two longer than the packet date if need be.

It's bad to say but you might have another couple of weeks to wait yet but keep an eye on them and see hew she goes 🙂

Plane_co Plane_co Topic starter November 21, 2023 10:01 am

@stootie Cheers @Stootie - yep I think I have a couple of weeks too.  I'm being impatient as I've run out of my last home grow.  Last scrapings for a final vape today and then I need to wait for the girls.  I actually bought some street stuff a couple of months ago, it's absolute shite compared to my own stuff.  All it did was knock us out. The new girls will be a nice Chrimbo pressie to ourselves 🙂

Stootie Stootie November 21, 2023 12:53 pm

Yea there's nothing beats the homegrown. On my first grow at about 6 weeks into flower I was cutting the smaller buds off my plants and drying them on a heater for a few hours and smoking them later the same day.lol

I hadn't been able to get any weed for a few months, it was far too early and speed dried on a bit of foil on a small oil heater/radiator but at the time it was fucking amazing.

You could always cut a few off if you cant wait any longer, it might not be the best option but it's still an option if your desperate for a buzz, but a few days drying would be better than a few hours.lol 🙂 

Plane_co Plane_co Topic starter November 22, 2023 7:52 am

@stootie Hey stootie, yeah I may do that, to be honest it's the only thing that relieves my chronic back pain so I can get some sleep.  Love the buzz too though of course.


They look clear to me.

You want to shoot for 10% amber, 80% cloudy, 10% clear.

Your most mature flower will turn amber first.

Plane_co Plane_co Topic starter November 20, 2023 12:59 pm

@lousytourist   Thanks for the reply LT.  Yep, I think the same.  I am a bit paranoid about getting the timing wrong after spending so much time on nurturing her 🙂


I didn't see pics of the whole plant, but senescence kicks in right around peak flower. If your fan leaves start yellowing, that's a good sign (in late stages of flower).

Plane_co Plane_co Topic starter November 22, 2023 7:53 am
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Latest photos of Moby trichomes - I think she is pretty much ready - going to flush for a couple of days and then chop.

Not the best images, using a cheap microscope.

What do you think?

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Terppopotamus Terppopotamus November 27, 2023 3:24 pm

@plane_co I just wanted to throw this in there. You want to be checking the trichomes on the buds themselves not the sugar leaves. Couple more weeks IMO. Your plants looking damn nice btw! 👌


It's the hardest thing to do but I'd say you've got a couple more weeks to go. It'll be worth the wait. 

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Thanks guys, the wait is killing me 🙂

I'll try to get a decent close up shot of the bud trichomes to post up.


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Some close ups of the buds.

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Some close ups of the buds.

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Firetop95 Firetop95 November 29, 2023 1:56 pm

@plane_co if it was mine I'd leave her another week and keep eyes on her,personally I look for a 30/70 to 40/60 ratio of milky and amber trichomes,she's still quit clear from what I can see but using my phone so picture are tiny👍 she defo needs to milk up and start to amber imo 

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