Optimal cannabis harvest time
Harvesting cannabis is an important step in the cultivation process. It is crucial to harvest the plants at the right time to get the desired effects. In this blog we discuss how to harvest your cannabis plants at the right time to achieve a successful harvest.
- Look at the trichomes
Trichomes are small resinous spheres on the flowers of the cannabis plant. The color of the trichomes can indicate whether the plant is ready to be harvested. In general, the trichomes are ready to harvest when they are a milky or cloudy color. However, if the trichomes turn amber, it means the plant has been standing too long and cannabinoid and terpene levels are dropping.
- Note the inflorescence
Another way to tell if your cannabis plants are ready to harvest is to look at the inflorescence. Cannabis plants are ready to be harvested when the calyxes and pistils are brown and begin to recede into the top of the flower.
- Check the resin
Another way to tell if cannabis plants are ready to harvest is to check the resin. When the resin on the buds feels tacky and the flowers are hard to the touch, the plant is usually ready to be harvested.
- Determine the harvest moment for the desired effects
The time of harvest can affect the ultimate effects of the cannabis. If you are looking for a more stimulating effect, you can harvest the plants earlier, while for a more sedative effect, you can harvest the plants later. In addition, the THC content in the buds can differ depending on the time of harvest.
Harvesting cannabis is an important part of the growing process and timing the right time to harvest the plants is critical to the desired effects. By paying attention to the color of the trichomes, the inflorescence and the resin, and keeping the desired effect in mind, you can achieve a successful harvest. Keep in mind that the time of harvest may also vary depending on the strain of cannabis you are growing. By following these steps and sticking to the right time to harvest, you can maximize the desired effects of your cannabis plants.
Note: Growing cannabis may be illegal in your country or region. Make sure you are aware of the laws and regulations before you start growing. The information in this blog is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Always comply with applicable laws and regulations and contact local authorities if you have any questions.