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Confused when to harvest sativa dominant strain

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You have a long time to go. I’d say 4-6 plus

If I didn’t have a scope , I’d look for 2 things
Pistils white & standing straight up (not ready) if the calyx are swelled at the node .

Looks like a Haze

MichiganMedGrower
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That plant is just getting started but it is pretty deficient. Does it have pink pistols by chance?

I would run some water through to wash out whatever salt buildup is stressing the leaves and then ad a light concentration of a balanced complete Grow ratio nute with micro nutrients and let her recover.

I burned this sativa hybrid during transition but leached the pots around week 4 and fed a half dose of a base grow nute and she turned right around.

This is 12.5 weeks total flowering time just before harvest. She has been steadily growing and stacking calyx’ almost 8 more weeks. Sativas can grow more the whole time. They make new clear trichs as they go and they all keep maturing. Tough to know when they are finished sometimes.

vtmaster
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You have a long time to go. I’d say 4-6 plus

If I didn’t have a scope , I’d look for 2 things
Pistils white & standing straight up (not ready) if the calyx are swelled at the node .

Looks like a Haze

vtmaster
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That plant is just getting started but it is pretty deficient. Does it have pink pistols by chance?

I would run some water through to wash out whatever salt buildup is stressing the leaves and then ad a light concentration of a balanced complete Grow ratio nute with micro nutrients and let her recover.

I burned this sativa hybrid during transition but leached the pots around week 4 and fed a half dose of a base grow nute and she turned right around.

This is 12.5 weeks total flowering time just before harvest. She has been steadily growing and stacking calyx’ almost 8 more weeks. Sativas can grow more the whole time. They make new clear trichs as they go and they all keep maturing. Tough to know when they are finished sometimes.

i am growing a sativa dominant bagseed strain which is now 60 days into flowering and suprisingly the plant looks like ready for harvest…90% of its…

when to harvest sativa dominant

If you are growing a strain that you have grown many times, you probably already have your harvest schedule for that strain fine-tuned. But what if you are growing a new strain? How do you know when to harvest?

Timing Unknown Strains
The first rule is to watch the white hairs on the flowering buds. When 50% to 75% of the hairs have turned from white to a color (orange, red, purple, lavender, brownish, etc.), then it’s time to harvest.

There is a fairly narrow window, in terms of time, when you can harvest your buds if you want to get the highest quality. This window can be a few days to a week long. If you harvest too early, the buds will not have reached their peak THC levels. If harvesting too late, they will have begun to degrade and be lower quality. There are a couple of rules of thumb for determining when to Harvest.
The second, more accurate rule of thumb involves inspecting the trichomes on your plants. You can inspect the trichomes with a magnifying glass, jeweler’s loop or digital camera. If you are using a digital camera, take close-up pictures and inspect them on your computer screen, enlarged as much as possible for a detailed look at the trichomes. When about 75% the trichomes have swelled up and turned milky (no longer clear) or 50% have turned amber, it’s time to harvest.
Timing Sativa Dominant Strains
Timing Indica Dominant Strains
If you don’t know the genetics of your strain, and you want to use the more precise timing method, you may have to examine the buds daily to find the peak time. Start examining your magnified trichomes when 20% to 25% of the hairs on your buds have started to change color.

If your Sativa dominant strain has a flowering period of 75 to 90 days, when you come to the 85th day of your flowering light cycle, you should start inspecting the trichomes.

If you are growing a strain that you have grown many times, you probably already have your harvest schedule for that strain fine-tuned. But what if you are…

If you extend too much the flowering period of an Indica strain, it will dramatically affect its taste and effect. Fortunately, extending only a few days the flowering stage don’t usually cause major issues for most people.
We will see here which is the best moment to harvest your marijuana plants at their psychoactivity peak, and try to understand what happens in our plants during the last weeks of flowering. In this way, you will be able to harvest your plants depending on the desired effect.

The harvest time depends mostly on marijuana strains and phenotypes, and can vary from several days to a few weeks between different cannabis varieties.
If harvested at this moment,the effect will be heavy and intense, and the acid citrus taste becomes sweeter, reminiscent of the sweet smell of fermented lemons, similar to Lemon Heads sweets. The effect is now body relaxing and sedative, being a perfect smoke for relaxing before going to spleep.
It is alsmost an example of plant harvested too late. However, in this way we take profit from all the medicinal properties that the plant has during this late stage.
The marijuana harvest window is an aspect that, unfortunately, is rarely taken seriously; other times, what happens is that the grower just don’t have enough patience to wait for a few days to ensure highest levels of THC.
1) When the bulbous heads of the trichomes are fully developed but still translucent, plants will produce a “high” and stimulanting effect, less sedative. It is the perfect moment to harvest strong Indica strains.

Regarding trichomes and what they tell us, Robert C. Clarke – in his book “Marijuana Botany” states:

Here you have a translation of an article from TGA Subcool about the harvest of cannabis plants. Both the effect and taste of marijuana are directly r

If you are growing a strain that you have grown many times, you probably already have your harvest schedule for that strain fine-tuned. But what if you