First Grow Lowryder. When to harvest?
Hi all, Im coming to nearly 2 months from seed and wondering if anyone could tell me if they look ready for harvest and what to look for?
they look very nice, have you checked the trics color?......most people want all cloudy trics, but its all personal preference
Im not sure what the trics color is. What should i be looking for?
The trichomes are the crystals that form on the plant. They are shaped like a golf ball on a tee if you look at them under a microscope. They are the best thing to judge the ripeness of a plant by. If they are all clear, it is immature. If they are mostly cloudy, it will be a heady, up kinda high, if they are mostly amber, it will be a couch-lock kinda stone. Most people harvest when they are all cloudy with some turning amber.
As long as the trichomes are clear, they are gaining potency, cloudy = peak potency, amber = losing potency. Pick up a 10 dollar microscope from radio shack, it will help a lot.
If you don't want to go by trichomes, you can make a kinda educated guess about ripeness by the hairs. If all the hairs have turned reddish/brown, its probably ripe. This isn't the best way to judge though, because some strains are completely ripe before the hairs change and some aren't ripe til after they all change.
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Btw, yours is looking just about ready for harvest IMO. Pick up that microscope to be sure though. Found the pics i was looking for too.
Thanks Splifted i think i'll go and get myself a microscope tommorrow and have a look.
I'll let your know as soon as ive checked. One last question, which is the best part of the plant to check?
well you want to get an average color for the whole plant....so you might want to check a couple of different spots. what i do is cut a tiny leaves off the bottom, middle, and top; and make sure there are tricomes on it and just look through your microscope. good luck
your plant looks great, hope you get a great yield...
btw, where'd you get those seeds from... it's the strain i'm eyeing and can't seem to find it
Check this out for some LR beans.
Originally Posted by xblackdogx
Nice. LowRyder will probably be my first grow. I am going to investigate growing from a computer case because I have heard other people doing it and I am intrigued. I need the low height. I just want to experiment and have fun and take pride in knowing that I grew my own weed.
They do have a LowRyder 2 strain that came out and it is a little bigger, but it has a bigger yield and potency. It was mixed from some Indica/Sativa Brazilian strain I believe.
Yeah, I got the Lowryder 2 seeds coming in the mail and I hope that it is a very simple grow as it is my first. I love the fact that the palnt is small and it has a decent yield. Also an autoflowering plant is great if it is your first grow because you have less room for error. No 12/12. awesome.
The best part though, if your as impatient as me, is you are harvesting in two months. You can harvest up to four times in one year if you grow indoors... nice
haha see the first time i grew, i was growing indoors during summer, lol, got caught by ppl who incharge of house so had to take it outside, it still yieded better than i probably would have gotten inside.
But what really bugged me is that i wanted to try out doing the 12 12 cycle and now i have decided to use these agaibn i will miss out again
Lol but not miss out but more like delay as i will get the big box running soon too.
Good luck all!