I only have experience smoking Sativas, so I grew some Indica this year to try it out. I have two female Afghans that should be ready in a month or so. I'm wondering what your thoughts are on chopping some of the buds when they are totally cloudy (no amber).
I'm thinking of doing this so that I could have some buds that have more of the Sativa "energetic" high I"m used to. Then I could harvest the rest at 50% amber or 80% amber or so (which I'm told will give me the Indica "body" or "tired" or "stoned" type of high).
I have heard, however, that harvesting an Indica at cloudy is counter productive... that in reality I would end up with indica "body high" buds that just aren't very potent at all. I guess the theory is that indica strains have very little of the "engergetic high" drugs in them, so by harvesting at cloudy (when those drugs are at their peak), you aren't getting much of them at all any way.
So the theory is that Indica's should be harvested at *their* peak (mostly amber) and Sativas should be harvest at *their* peak (mostly cloudy) and hybrids should be harvested at 50/50.
Thoughts? Any experiences? This is my first time with a harvest (had all males last year).