do my trichomes look ready to harvest

Yungtune

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so recently i started a grow sprouted September 27th im 5 weeks in flower tomorrow and this girk is an auto ive been getting told im near the end by one induvial on this website from a previous post so i wanna get more feedback because i honestly feel i should not be harvesting in week 5 i didnt even get it in flower until mid week 7 i am in soil fox farm trio for nutes light cycle went from 18/6 12/12 then i have it on 20/4 light is a glixer 1000w i dont know the true watts ima attach some pics of trichs and plant
 
This is a question lots of people have an answer for, but the answer might not help you much.
Different strains have differing points for harvesting, depending upon your personal preferences.
Some strains prefer the classical 10-20% amber trichome benchmark, but some strains are at their best when the glands are still cloudy white.
Some sativas I have grown never amber at all, so you grow it a few times, harvest at different points and decide for yourself when its at its best.
I clone most everything for just this reason.
It's SOOO hard to get a plant just right first run.
 
My go to, is always 10-20% amber first run, just to satisfy the old trope.
Looks like you are getting close.
But I do not get rid of a clone until I have run it three or four times and checked it at different times.

Edit: "close" might be confusing. And I am troubled by your 20/4 statement.
WHat did you mean by that, because I have a sneaking suspicion I know why it looks as it does...
 

Yungtune

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My go to, is always 10-20% amber first run, just to satisfy the old trope.
Looks like you are getting close.
But I do not get rid of a clone until I have run it three or four times and checked it at different times.
yea my breeder site says 75 days 11 weeks
 
yea my breeder site says 75 days 11 weeks
If you've switched the light back to 20/4 after 12/12 they may be a little confused.
You might not get "typical" display on your trichomes.
You may have to simply go by the time given by the breeder and just accept it as it is.
 

Yungtune

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If you've switched the light back to 20/4 after 12/12 they may be a little confused.
You might not get "typical" display on your trichomes.
You may have to simply go by the time given by the breeder and just accept it as it is.
thanks also any reason mt buds are so tiny ?
 
As a general rule, breeders times are usually within a week or two, and fairly easy to figure out watching trichomes.
Unless your cross is two extreme types, say a landrace indica and a landrace sativa... their scion may not be very easy to predict, but strains with the same approximate finishing time will only vary by a few days to a week...
Today's polyhybrids sometimes makes it hard to guess, but that's because the cross reaches deep into the genetic makeup of the plants to bring forward recessives. You may be seeing a great grandparent that went into the breeding program...
 
thanks also any reason mt buds are so tiny ?
turning the light back has interrupted bloom.
go back to 12/12 and let her eat.
You have 6 weeks to go, she will straighten out and fly right before then.
You will not harvest the best example of the plant you have, but it should end up pleasing you.
A 11 week plant has a LOT of sativa in it, and sativas are slow to finish, so you have lots of time to get things rolling again.
You will see a large bump of growth in the buds in the last weeks, if you get it straight now.

Edit: fixed a spelling error
 

Yungtune

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turning the light back has interrupted bloom.
go back to 12/12 and let her eat.
You have 6 weeks to go, she will straighten out and fly right before then.
You will not harvest the best example of the plant you have, but it should end up pleasing you.
A 11 week plant has a LOT of sativa in it, and sativas are slow to finish, so you have lots of time to get things rolling again.
You will see a large bump of growth in the buds in the last weeks, if you get it straight now.

Edit: fixed a spelling error
so you think i should change the light cycle back to 12 12 after changing it 3 different times wont that cause more confusion and maybe herms
 
Well, I am assuming, due to the way you wrote it, that you mean 20 hours on and 4 hours off.
I am basing my answer on a friend's experience, because I do not grow autos, but I have watched him struggle.
He has done the same thing many times, trying to grow reg fems at the same time as autos.
It always slows them down and he gets very little from his plants as a result.
The times I have seen him put it on 12/12 and let it go, he has done much better.
EVen autos can be susceptible to photoperiod manipulation, and switching light periods confuses the plant.
I would give it a hard direction to bloom, by putting it back to 12/12/
Is that the right thing to do?
Man, I don't know. Autos bring some traits to plants that are not visible, so it's hard to know what you are dealing with.
But giving it a signal that it's spring again might not be the best idea... the 11 weeks may start over and the plant will never finish before you cut it...
I would treat it like a reg now. I would send it a strong signal and force it to finish.

It's up to you to decide what to do.
If you could ask the breeder, he could give you directions focused on that specific strain...
 

Yungtune

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Well, I am assuming, due to the way you wrote it, that you mean 20 hours on and 4 hours off.
I am basing my answer on a friend's experience, because I do not grow autos, but I have watched him struggle.
He has done the same thing many times, trying to grow reg fems at the same time as autos.
It always slows them down and he gets very little from his plants as a result.
The times I have seen him put it on 12/12 and let it go, he has done much better.
EVen autos can be susceptible to photoperiod manipulation, and switching light periods confuses the plant.
I would give it a hard direction to bloom, by putting it back to 12/12/
Is that the right thing to do?
Man, I don't know. Autos bring some traits to plants that are not visible, so it's hard to know what you are dealing with.
But giving it a signal that it's spring again might not be the best idea... the 11 weeks may start over and the plant will never finish before you cut it...
I would treat it like a reg now. I would send it a strong signal and force it to finish.

It's up to you to decide what to do.
If you could ask the breeder, he could give you directions focused on that specific strain...
i will take your advice maybe ill wait a week since 3 days ago i changed the light cycle so i dont wanna do it rn or would tht be the best time to do it
 
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