Cannabis is a crop that can be quite difficult to grow, especially if you’re trying to get it right. You need to worry about things like proper watering, light levels, and even soil nutrition. However, there’s one aspect of growing marijuana that’s often ignored: knowing when it’s ready for harvest. While this may seem like common sense for some growers, there are many others who don’t realize that they should be looking out for certain signs in order to ensure the best experience possible when consuming their bud at home or selling it on the black market. In this article we’ll go over some of these trichomes so you know exactly how long until harvest time!
Harvest indicators are the signs that your plant is ready for harvest. These signs indicate when it’s time to cut down your cannabis plants and start drying them out. The best way to know if you’re ready to harvest is by checking your trichomes (the crystal-like hairs on the leaves of a cannabis plant).
Trichomes are where most of a marijuana plant’s cannabinoids like THC and CBD come from, so they’re an important part of the harvest process. When looking at trichome production, there are three types: clear, cloudy/milky, or amber colored. The type you want depends on what kind of high you want from smoking your weed after harvesting it.
Trichomes are the resin glands of cannabis, and they’re important for a variety of reasons. They’re what give your bud its color and smell, as well as an indicator of when to harvest. Trichomes are also the part of the plant that gets you high—in fact, they contain cannabinoids like THC and CBD that get extracted into your smoke.
Trichomes are highly susceptible to damage from light: too much exposure can cause them to burn or turn amber instead of clear (a sign that they’ve been damaged). If you have any grow lights in your grow room or tent set up close enough that they would shine directly onto your plants, consider moving them away from where you plan on harvesting so as not to burn off all those precious trichome crystals!
Know when your plant is ready for harvest
Trichomes are the resin glands on the marijuana plant. They’re what give it its sticky, “sticky” feel when you rub it between your fingers, and they’re also an excellent indicator of when to harvest your crop. When trichomes are clear, that means they haven’t been activated yet; cloudy means they have been activated by heat or light (or both).
Checking the color of trichomes is a reliable way to know if you’re ready for harvest. Here’s how: look closely at the buds and see if there are any crystals or dots on them. If there aren’t many of them or any at all, then you probably need more time before harvesting! If there are lots of them covering some parts but not others—it might be best to wait until most parts have been covered with these little guys before pulling out your scissors and chopping down those plants!
The trichomes on your plants are an important indicator to know when your plant is ready for harvest. They are most prevalent on the buds of the cannabis plant, but you can also find them on leaves and stems. After weeks of hard work growing your crop, it’s time to reap the rewards!