First time grower in trouble: Bud rot of just dried out?
I'm a first time grower and just harvested my first plant yeah :D.
Though one stem seems kinda off..
What is wrong with this stem? The others are all fine. This didn't occur until few days before harvest.
I must admit I didn't water my plant for about a week or two because I've read somewhere that would be better before harvesting and simply because of the fact I wasn't home. I was planning on not watering for a week, but I guess it was more like 2 weeks of no water.
I just assumed it was dried out but I'm kinda doubting it could also be bud rot..
Is it possible it's just dried out because of the severe lack of water?
To me it seems like it's just very much dried out and everything shrunk so you can only still see the white stuff (that's on top of every bud, that white powder looking thingy) and the shrunken bud is hiding underneath that because the white stuff is more packed because of the shrinking. It doesn't look like mould to me or anything. But I thought it might be a good idea to check for a second opinion before trying to smoke this possibility funky shizzle haha
That one cola does look colourless, which is a sign that it has gone rotten. Personally, I Wouldn't try it, It looks like it is bid rot, but it has dried out from the lack of water. The rest of the plant looks fine, but way over its harvest time. Do you have a microscope to check the trichomes?
Its just that one bud that would concern me, the rest look ripe and ready and juicy mmmmmm, are you ready for harvest?
Looking at the plant I would say it was harvested too late.
We will explain the trichome thing another time. For now we can concentrate on making sure this bud is safe for you. Do you have pics of the harvest as it is now?
You might be OK then lol, you would know if it was rot, the is no mistaking it. Its still really hard for us to tell from pictures, but the bud looks over done, but not rotten.
Maybe you had it a bit too close to the light and it has lost colour because of light bleaching?
Be vigilante, and anything you think looks or smell mouldy, should not be used. But considering the plant looks really well done, its going to be a good strong couch lock hi!
Let us know what you decide to do
Now, how long has the plant been on flower for Boemel?
Happy as I can be without checking it myself thats its ok Boemel. But still, be vigilante, just incase, but I think you're good, the harvest looks lovely, congrats Don't dehydrate them at the end next time and they will be happier There is lots of techniques people claim will do certain things, most of it is BS. The best thing you can do is keep you plants stress free and happy. They will reward you with good weed
Yuo got any ideas what you're going to grow next?
I’d smoke it! The stuff I’m smoking now looks well worse than that ?
Looks good for the first time man. But as macky said be vigilant about the smell and look of mould...you should be ok though from pics....I'm sure we've all had weed worse than that man lol
If you don't hear from me again you'll know why
pmsl good luck!!!
Youre a member here now, so we can help you with the next grow
It wasn't autoflower.
And only seen milky trichomes not one amber with my magnifying glass.
Maybe with this strain they don't turn amber or I need to get me a microscope or something like that to see better ?♀️
I smoked the green bud underneath the funky one.
It's a good one ?haha
It tastes kinda like farm. and is sweet on the throat. I don't know how else to explain it; not that I know what farm tastes like, but still tho it kinda does. I've smoked with this taste once before but then that flavour was overtaking it all. I just assumed it was grown in a barn at some farm ? I guess it must be either a similar strain or the same nutrients or something ?
Haha nice, I think the 'farm' taste you're referring to is due to drying too fast, which doesn't allow the chlorophyll and other shit compounds to break down, giving you that barn taste. I know it well, lol. Doesn't mean it's bad, medicinally, just probably harsh AF, with the taste of the resin (terpenes, flavenoids etc.) being masked by that stronger farm taste. How is it, effects-wise, though?
Don't wanna jar them too soon.
As it dries the the terpenes become active. this is the flavour and smell of the weed. If those terpenes get wet again, they will not smell or taste as strong as they should.
If you put the weed in a jar too early, the moisture will seep from the middle of the buds, and get to the terpenes that have already dried on the outside, and ruin them.
Make sure the branches of the buds are snapping before you jar them. Not too dry, but making sure enough moisture is out of the bud so it doesn't ruin the flavour
what was your humidity through your flower? that and root rot causes mould.
During last couple of weeks of growth when the product puts on its weight it also cause R/H ( humidity ) to jump through the roof , sometimes you might need to put on dehumidifier or extra fans.
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