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Starting a small indoor grow.....

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So I have resorted to using small, 20-gauge, insulated wire to support many of the buds that have grown too heavy for the stems/branches to support.  I suppose that that should work okay, but I see now why folks install the trellis/scaffolding to support the buds when they get big.  Is there anything else I should do?

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4 hours ago, Tentoes1962 said:

 Is there anything else I should do?

 

I use these retractable plant hangers, They come in different shapes and sizes and can be purchased at almost any plant store. 

I've watched @tumbleweed use pipe cleaners for years to prop/hang his up. 

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Hi so I am attaching some pictures of the buds of two of the plants that I am about to harvest.  I would like to hear folks’ opinions about when I should harvest them, please.  I have a total of four plants, three of which are the same strain and one is of a different strain.

 

So the first two pictures are of the loner plant.  I really think she isn’t ready because the trichomes are almost all clear or milky and there are almost no brown fan leaves (they are almost ALL green and healthy looking).

 

In the third and fourth pics, the trichomes are a mixed bag in that I see mostly milky trichomes with a little amber in the older buds but with some that are clear in the newer buds.  Also from the pic you can see that this one has started to put on her autumn “clothes”.

 

Your opinions are appreciated!

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You should have pulled all those dead leaves off long ago, When you tug on them do they 'pop' right off?

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No unless they are totally brown.  If there's any green anywhere on the leaf,  it takes an unpleasantly hard tug to pull it off....in other words pulling off the leaf requires a tug that almost feels like I am injuring the plant....

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2 minutes ago, Tentoes1962 said:

No unless they are totally brown.  If there's any green anywhere on the leaf,  it takes an unpleasantly hard tug to pull it off....in other words pulling off the leaf requires a tug that almost feels like I am injuring the plant....

What that means is at some point, Probably after they started budding, You added too much nitrogen to the plant, those brown leaves should have fallen off, especially with a slight tug, this may cause the taste to be somewhat, earthy. Still Good, but next time you'll do better. :)

 

 

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Just now, Tentoes1962 said:

So you still recommend to chop them now?

I personally would pour some treated water, (meaning leave it to sit out for 24 hours,) if you can)) then pour it through the plant. OR 'flush it ' in other words, try and get the water in the plant to come out clear, then let it sit another couple days and then chop it. Try and flush out any trace nutrients that might have built up in the plant. Then YUP. Yank her out. 

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5 minutes ago, Tentoes1962 said:

So you still recommend to chop them now?

If you pull it now, It will be fine, It will just taste a bit earthy. We've all smoked earthy weed before. Just recall that the 'CURE' is what makes the plant turn out its best, so ask us about curing, or do go read about it here on the site, You can make a plant 10 times better than what it is now with a proper cure. 

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