I'm a noob, but I know 18 weeks of flowering can't be good, or is it!? I'm growing in canna & soil, and I stopped feeding nutes 8 weeks ago, when I thought they would be almost ready (these clones have an ETA of 8-10weeks in a hydroponic set-up, so I guesstimated it might be 10-12 in soil). The reason I haven't picked them yet is because I see NO amber trichs.
Finally I got a glimpse of amber on 1 last week (maybe 2-5% amber trichs) & chopped her down (photos attached of her at 2 & 3 months old - don't let the HPS light fool you!), while the others are creeping along, slowly going through their cycles. I usually get the finished product of these clones with 20-30% amber trichs, so should I call these a wash for seriously stressed plants & end their beautiful struggle, or stay patient & wait for amber trichs to show their face - some have almost no fan leaves left & I would hate to miss the peak harvest waiting for something that might come too late!?
Your thoughts & comments are appreciated,
PS - These plants have gone through the gambit of plant problems, but thanks to you kind peepl they are all still alive, so it could be anything from pH, to bad soil, to superthrive & nute burn problems - I wouldn't know where to begin!