I remember there was a seed breeder in Oregon that used say that you should harvest their strains in something like 35 to 40 days. They said their patients liked the affect when there was no amber because they liked the more up affect and didn't like the couch lock or tired feeling. I get that and I find a lot of different strains that have too much of a couch lock or sedative affect.
I dehydrated a couple of young buds (32 days) on one of the Congo plants and a couple of buds from the HSO Headband to see what kind of affect I'd get from these young buds. Granted drying in a dehydrator for 9 hours, I thought 4 would be enough but because I had the dehydrator on the lowest setting it took much longer, is not the best way to dry your pot and that may have effected the end result.
I ddidn't really care for the affect. It was definitely not sedating or couch lock but for me it wasn't enjoyable. It was one dimensional, still potent, especially and surprisingly the HSO Headband but a shallow, buzzy and nervous high with paranoia. I smoked a lot of the Congo after my last grow so I know the high very well and this wasn't it. It was young, immature and not ready; it has more ripening to do. The Headband was very potent and I was kind of taken aback at how strong it was. Looking forward to smoking both of these, when they are ready and right now, they ain't.
Everything is fattening up nicely, getting a lot resin and had to stake them all up. Using my magnifying glass everyday looking for amber.The first 2 photos are the Congo. A couple of group shots and an OPC closeup.