How will I know the time to harvest my cannabis plants has arrived?
The best way to know whether your marijuana plants are ready for harvest is by observing the development of the trichomes on the buds. Trichomes are small semi-transparent lollipop-shaped sticks that appear all over the flowers. In other words, the so-called resin is formed by trichomes and it's there that the plant's cannabinoids are. When 30 % of them turn amber, it means your buds are ready to be harvested. Other telltale signs that could also help you are these:
- The resin production has reached its peak
- The buds have stopped growing
- The secondary leaves have started to discolour and most main leaves have fallen