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#1 tooldini

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 11:37 PM

I was wondering about flowering times on certain strains. I am growing cali hash plant and it says 45-55 days. I am at day 35 and it does not look very ready. Should I expect some massive growth in the coming weeks? I assume it should take off but never grew anything but ruderalis autos before. I have also put these plants thru hell. I assume this may throw things off so should I not go by flowering times and just use my judgement on how they look and what the trichomes are telling me? I have noticed some good growth in the last couple days I have changed to a bloom nute by earth juice

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:07 AM

Thanks,, I was thinking that may not be what I really had to pay attention to. Some of the buds on the cali hash are about a quarter size in diamter and of course the Royal Haze buds are mostly much smaller and spaced far apart. bad thing is I am running out of height for this plant and it is kinda getting burnt on the tips a little. Should I try bending it over a bid even though that won't really move it much from the lite?

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:49 AM

Too many people believe the hype from the seed vendors and harvest their plants much too early. What looks big and beauteous at 45days will shrink as it drys to a feathery unattractiveness if you harvest early. After all your time invested, let it grow and smoke later with no regrets.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:17 AM

I am gonna go with my instinct and looks and not the times on the web. I may buy a fan I seen at the store and angle it up thas about all I can do. I will see if I can bend her down, should have done that a long time ago I guess LOL

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:27 PM

I harvest by trichs not breeder recomendations once they reach my desired points i harvest. :thumbsu:

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:09 PM

thats what I have done on my last grows but they were autos but I figured the same would apply. I bet a lot will happen in the next 35-40 days. Kinda exciting for sure

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:08 PM

well day 46 on the cali hash and I think it is looking pretty chunky right now. I will check trichs tonight just to see, but I expect its not ready. The Royal Haze is finally showing some good growth tons of buds and some long buds of course they don't seem as fat as the cali hash. Would that be due to the Sativa in it?

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:13 PM

lol cool avatar King

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 01:17 PM

tooldini, I'm sure by the heighth they are growing if you see a small burn it may be, but if there isn't intense heat where those tips are at then you may be developing 'hash tips' where there is so much vigorous trich growth near the tip that they blanch out white. Only you'd know based on where they are and the adjascent heat, but I have seen hash tips on plants very close to lights soaking up tons of lumens with the area still cool to grow that close.

I've personally never grown a non-CO2 plant with quality in anything less than around 63-70 days, but like others I prefer to check the trichs with a 30X so I can see a concentrated area to check for nice amber heads.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:55 PM

figured I had about 30 days on that haze I have not checked trichs on either. The haze has way more red hairs than the cali hash plant. The hash plant is just a bunch of pretty white buds. That is a sweet avatar KING I love that show LOL

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:46 PM

I am on day 74 of the hash plant. Can I go too long? Here are some pics if they help. I quit feeding over a week ago cause I thought I was talking it down but it just didn't seem ready. So it is looking a little more rough due to that also. should I bring her down or wait more LOL it is getting more like the photos I see so I figured that was good
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:16 PM

yes you can wait to long. not saying you did though. what color are the trics under microscope?
if you dont have a microscope.. then i would say it is done being its been 70+ days
and by the appearence of your pics

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:48 PM

Wait to long and it turns into couchlock or munchy mania. Yours looks about done. Calyx's are swollen, a minority of white hairs, and the trichomes look cloudy. I'd let it finish it's last drink and hang it up. BTW, it's a good idea to pull those yellow leafs before they dry out, once they are dry and crumbly they end up sticking to all the glands...

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:49 PM

I think I may have seen 1 amber trich out of thousands LOL I do have a 45X micro scope. I read somewere that some plants just don't get many or any amber trichs so think your right and I probably should chop her down in a day or so.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:04 AM

thanks treehugger for reminding me about the leaves I ment to do that the other day :( I will be sure to keep up on my next plants

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:10 AM

Looks like your right on track!!...Each Girl has a mind all her own!!..Have you started your flush??... :thumbsu:

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:14 AM

Wish I could see the trichs but looks GREAT! :pic:

Chop that BEOTCH down! :sword: :sword: :sword:

Enjoy!!! :devil:

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:14 AM

she has been getting just water for probably 10 days. Last watering was last night. I water them every other day due to the heat and I have them in too small of pots I am sure so I was watering more frequent. This plant was burnt bad early into flower along with my stupid Royal haze(thats keeps getting burnt) I chopped the top off a while ago and it just got huge up there after the chopping LOL

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:19 AM

There are actually three phases to the harvest cycle. Once the calyx have swollen to seed size and the crystals are relatively clear, that is Phase one. It will produce the speedier, head high regardless of strain ( but of course it will be more pronounced in the Sativas ).
Phase two the trichomes are roughly 50/50 on the cloudy-clear scale, the red hair count will exceed the white by approximately 60-40, and the resulting effect will be partly head and partly body.
Phase Three and the trichomes are mostly cloudy, and the red hair/white hair ratio will be about 80/20 to 90/10. This phase will cause the heavy, lethargic body effect (again more pronounced in the Indicas ).
In the end, it's up to your eye and what you're looking for in your medicine. The times these phases occur vary from strain to strain; it takes a trained eye and experience to get it right. Patience and practice.

Edited by Scooter, 01 June 2011 - 12:21 AM.


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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:29 AM

She coming down tomorrow,,it was prettier last week but looks more DONE now so she's coming down. Thanks guys my gram a month smoking will make this last a long time LOL probably give most away




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