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when do buds swell during flowering

When do buds swell during flowering

Because there are still a lot of nutrients in the medium (the precise amount depends on the medium you used) and because the leaves also contain a fair amount of nutrients, you can stop administering them in the last 1.5 to 2 weeks (depending on the medium you use). Depending on the cannabis strain you grow and the climate of the growing area, the maturing takes some time to complete.

After weeks of increasing tension and enthusiasm, the long-awaited moment of the harvest has finally come. Your plants should look magnificent now. You probably have a hard time waiting to smoke your first homegrown joint but have a little more patience. You only have to wait a little while now and then your time and energy will be greatly rewarded. The plants have grown a lot in the first weeks of the flowering period and underwent a real transformation, after which the formation of the buds began. More and more white hairs were growing and the separate little buds steadily grew inwards to form one big bud. After about five weeks of flowering, there will now be hard, crystal-rich buds on your plants. They should still be beautifully green and the buds should still be growing, even though the major part of their development has already been completed. Production of THC is now at full speed. The leaves around the buds will become increasingly sticky because of the many THC-rich resin glands that are growing.
Because blooming plants need more phosphorus and potassium, you can give them PK 13/14 as an additional stimulant for their growth and flowering. It will make the buds harder and more compact. You can also administer additional products such as blooming stimulators, blooming boosters, and enzymes. If you are a beginning grower, these products are probably superfluous because they are only of use if everything went well during the growth period. There’s a fair chance that you will have made some mistakes if you are a beginning grower. If you are an experienced grower, these products will enhance your harvest.

If you have discovered mold in a bud, it is as good as lost. Once 80% of the hairs have turned brown, it’s time to prepare for the harvest. You can influence the type of high you get from smoking your cannabis by harvesting the buds a bit sooner or later. The longer you wait, the stronger the ‘stone’ of the cannabis will be. If you harvest a bit sooner, you get more of a ‘high’ effect. The harvesting time, therefore, depends on your personal preference.
In the last two weeks, the buds will mainly mature and grow no more in size. The white trichomes (small resin-secreting stalks/hairs) on the buds will now slowly turn brown.
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Now the harvest is getting closer, it’s time to remove the leaves around the buds and the bigger leaves that contain THC. This can also be done later on, but if you do it now, you save time and more light will fall on the lower buds, which allows them to grow a bit more at the last moment. You can dry these leaves to make kief, hash, hash oil or ice hash from it.

Try to make sure that the humidity stays below 50% in the last few weeks of the flowering period. If the humidity is too high, this can lead to stone hard buds, which might develop mold in the last weeks of their growth phase.

In the last two weeks, the buds will mainly mature and grow no more in size. The white trichomes (small resin-secreting stalks/hairs) on the buds will now slowly turn brown. Once 80% of the hairs have turned brown, it’s time to prepare for the harvest. You can influence the type of high you get from smoking your cannabis by harvesting the buds a bit sooner or later. The longer you wait, the stronger the ‘stone’ of the cannabis will be. If you harvest a bit sooner, you get more of a ‘high’ effect. The harvesting time therefore depends on your personal preference.

I also joined a forum for growing tobacco. Funny, they’re just as tight knit community as over here, with different strains and breeders. Cool stuff.

This should be an easy enough experiment to conduct, and I’ll be doing so with my current multistrain grow. I’ll simply keep feeding one until harvest, and stop feeding the other. More samples would be great, why not give it a shot?
Growers are also often encouraged to flush at about two weeks from harvest, and cease fertilizer treatments. The intended purpose is to make the plant use up as much stored energy as possible before harvest, improving smell, burn, and effect.

Humidity wise, may just be a stress reaction.
I have learned and use several techniques towards the end of my grows to help swell the resin glands and almost quadruple trichome production. It’s a old techinique I have mentioned on here before (around the formus) in guidling and helping people get the most out of their crop. The last 2 weeks of flush is standard. No matter what you grow with or how you grow it. That simple. BUT, in the last 48-56 hours of the plants life another “technique” I use comes into play. I switch the humidity down to 25-32%, then hit em with a 8/16 light schedule. This 8 hours of light and 16 of dark sends the plant into HEAVY Trichome production and swells the resin sacks to the size of grapes. In most cases (with me) the trichome production AT LEAST triples. I also in the last 48 hours like to make a cut at the base of the plants stock. A simple cut half way through the stock or a little less will send this plant into even heavier trichome and resin production. The plant thinks it’s being eaten by a deer or animal and when you hit them with the 8/16 sched. Man o Man. It tricks the plant into thinking it’s day is defiantly numbered by insinuating winter is upon her and shes getting eaten. These techniques towards in the last 48-56 hours will not only help you get bigger stickier buds. But it will also give you substantial increase in potency. BUT, do not let it go to long or your plant will nanner. And we obviously do not want this. This is why I say the last 48-56 hours. After many tests I find this is the “sweet spot” and wont deal with any nanners.
No flush, no flushing agents, just a really long, true, cure.
re: Flushing & Leaching & Final Bud Swell
This should be an easy enough experiment to conduct, and I’ll be doing so with my current multistrain grow. I’ll simply keep feeding one until harvest, and stop feeding the other. More samples would be great, why not give it a shot?

Most of us let the buds dry in about the same conditions tobacco usually cures, little to no light, medium humidity, moderate temps, some air circulation. So, we probably are benefitting from a fairly short cure during our drying period, and if we are letting jars air out regularly (air in, actually, a true cure requires oxygen.) So, if you slow dry, and are good about airing jars out, and you do this properly for longer and longer periods, as everyone recommends, you getter better flavor, as everyone seems to say. If you’re doing this, you’re benefitting from a true cure.

The purpose of this post is to open a dialogue on the root cause of the commonly encountered phenomena of final bud swell, often encountered in the last two…