This bud is ready to harvest. All the white hairs have darkened and curled in and the bud itself appears solid. These are signs the harvest window is open.
Not sure which nutrients to get? Try Dyna-Gro Foliage Pro (vegetative stage) & Bloom (flowering stage). These two bottles can be used from seed to harvest to produce amazing results
These strains were grown in the exact same conditions. The Amnesia Lemon produces big green buds of medium potency, while the Pacific Punch produced purple and sparkly buds that stayed small but were incredibly potent. I did nothing different between these plants. The differences are 100% from the genetics.
2.) The grow light may be the most important tool in the grow room
Wait until the buds on your plants stop growing new white “hairs” (pistils). At this point, you probably still have a few weeks left. When 90% of the pistils have darkened and started curling in, your buds should be fat and ready for harvest. You can get even more accurate results by looking at the glittery “trichomes” on the buds under a magnifier, as these turn cloudy white when the buds have reached their highest potency!
I hope that helps you as much as it would have helped me when I started growing.
1.) More nutrients does not equal more buds
I’ve created a complete guide to harvesting, drying, and curing your weed but here’s the long and short of it:
When I first started growing I remember the thoughts frantically rushing through my head when choosing nutrients, “Which nutrients are the best? What supplements do I need to use so I get great yields?”
My favorite lights are those from Horticulture Lighting Group (HLG). If you are on a bit of a budget, Spider Farmer lights are a good alternative from China.
For smaller scale growers, the ideal space is a grow tent. It allows you to keep your plants enclosed in their own environment and is perfectly suited for indoor growing.
It is simple to grow and it grows fast. Like a weed.
LED Grow Light And Timer Recommendation
You may already know someone who grows and can hook you up with clones. If so, lucky you!
If you are just starting out, there is a ton of information to digest. I have a brief guide on growing weed indoors here, but the best way to get going and avoid the most common mistakes is with a comprehensive guide that takes you through everything.
Nowadays, I recommend everyone use LED grow lights, no matter the size of the grow.
A Suitable Space
The truth: you could put a weed plant in your backyard and forget about it and it would grow just fine.
The first thing you need is a space in which to grow. This space can take any number of forms.