This cola has several weeks to go before it reaches its highest THC levels – harvesting now will reduce both your yields and your potency!
The idea is to get the plant to use up any nutrients that may have built up in the buds which could possibly affect that taste/smell after harvest
Much of the THC and “potency” in your buds is contained in the sparkly trichomes
Strain & Individual Plant Genetics
These heirloom strains from India, Mexico, Morocco and Southeast Asia stabilized in the cultures of origin for reliable seed cultivation. Early breeders in 1960s America sought to obtain the most isolated seed sources from these genesis areas as stock for hybridization. The more adulterated the culture though, the more adulterated the cannabis gene pool. Today, these original plants are hard to find and treasured breeding stock, when they are found by plant hunters in the field.
In Colombia, cannabis grown in the highlands for centuries was a time-honored local art. These strains are adapted to a year-round equatorial climate without defined seasons. Drug traffickers smuggled this seed in quality commercial-grade marijuana to the states. This became the most widely available seed for breeding new strains for indoor cultivation, and Colombian genes can be found in many.
It is counted among the earliest cultivated crops. In prehistory, when cannabis transitioned from a wild plant to a desirable one for humans, it flourished in certain regions. The two original species utilized early on were Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. Sativa is tall, leaves long, with smaller flowers held on top and a thin, shorter growing season. Indica is a shorter, wider plant, the leaves far more broad with flowering all along the stems. Indica is more adaptable to long-term residential cultivation due to its size-to-flower ratio.
These heirloom strains stabilized in the cultures of origin for reliable seed cultivation.
Because species are known to naturally cross-pollinate in nature, virtually all pot grown today descends from one or the other. Or, in the case of hybrids, both.
The art of growing cannabis has evolved over many decades into a thing of ease and beauty. Now, you can grow your marijuana at home with very little work and zero hassle using the Grobo grow box .
Benefits of Increased THC Levels
Therefore, if you’re looking to get cannabis of high quality and potency, you should buy seeds with a genetic predisposition to high THC levels and high cannabinoid levels.
In comparison, growers looking for low THC/high CBD profiles tend to favor the extended maturity of plant buds.