Harvesting time for marijuana plants is different, depending on the strain and other factors. Harvesting in itself is the same for marijuana plants as it is for fruits and other specific produce. For example, before you harvest grape, the longer you take, the more potent it gets. In the case of marijuana, the longer you take to harvest it, the higher the level of CBD and THC.
For New Growers
Timing is an important aspect of harvesting marijuana plants. If you are a new marijuana grower, then you have to be equipped with as much information to make the right choice. If you harvest the marijuana plant too late, the THC level can be quite high and have a stronger taste than can be tolerated by many. Let us take a look at the various ways of the timing for marijuana plant harvesting. Some of things that are essential to harvesting are the resin colors, pistil colors and flowering time.
Time to Harvest
After your marijuana plant is done with the flowering phase, you may see deterioration in plant health. The pistils may begin to turn red. You may notice the stem broadening. The resins on your marijuana buds may begin to get dark and brown in color. The marijuana plant leaves may start to get yellow. If your marijuana plant has gone through the flowering stage and you notice any of these things, you will know it is time to harvest.
Now, you know when to expect cannabis harvest time by noticing the resins, leaves and pistils after the flowering stage! Some marijuana growers have various contentions as to the ideal time to harvest marijuana plants. But, there is little difference in harvesting fruits and vegetables and other plants. Therefore, this should give you a general idea. Let’s take a look at different times that you should pay attention to your marijuana plants.
Each strain has its own flowering time. For example, for indica, you would attempt harvesting after the plant has gone through eight weeks of flowering. Sativa strain takes up to ten weeks. Autoflower takes ten weeks from the seedling phase to the bud phase. For the pistils, you would harvest when it is just about 50 to 70% brown in color. If the trichomes are clear, then you would wait before harvesting. If the trichomes are milky wait, then it is time to harvest. It is important to get a magnifying glass to take a closer look at your marijuana plants to make the appropriate determination whether to harvest or not.
Not only can you use a magnifying glass, but there are other tools that are helpful in seeing things more clearly. Your tool must be able to examine resin, the color of the pistils, enlarged glands in resin to tell if the plant has matured, and any plant deterioration.
You can determine when to harvest your marijuana plants by paying closer attention to timing. Timing will vary, depending on different factors, but more importantly, the type of marijuana strain that you have used. Make sure that you know beforehand the type of strain and the properties that determine its growth, flowering and harvest.
The autoflower stage is not dependent on any changes to lighting. Therefore, it is much easier to forecast the timing. Once you see the seedlings appear above the soil, you should expect to harvest within ten weeks. When this time comes, you will likely have been looking forward to the harvesting time. You would have been able to keep your marijuana plants healthy and happy. Learn more about the harvesting of marijuana plants at the Cannabis Training University so you have a higher yield.
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