Originally Posted by GoatCheese
According to Shantibaba from CBD Crew/Mr Nice, for peak CBD % you should harvest CBD-rich plants about a week earlier than you'd harvest a normal THC-only plant, because some of the CBD start to slowly break down later on.
...so maybe around when the resin is milky and just a little amber here and there for peak CBD?!
I have flowered my CBD Critical Cure plant to 16-17 weeks, thou it is a 11 week plant, and the effect isn't much different to as if i'd harvest it at 12 weeks as i normally do. It's still potent stuff and the CBD effect is noticably inhibiting the effects of the THC-only bud i smoke with it. Ofcourse it mellows out abit, the THC% in it as well, when i take it down that late, but there is still plenty of CBD in the bud even if you'd miss the optimal harvest window. So no worries, it's not like half of the CBD is going to disappear if you harvest it with 30-50% amber resin if it's a high cannabinoid%-plant.
Thank you GoatCheese! Very interesting that you tried flowering for so long, thanks for sharing the results!
Originally Posted by aridbud
We harvest similarly using jeweler's loupe when trichs are cloudy. No complaints with either customers or myself using that method.
Yeah I'm using a loupe as well, tried the fancy digital handheld microscope thing, analog it is for me haha!
So you don't wait for amber trichs at all? That's what I've heard in the passed as well, but when reading up on it now I didn't find all that much on it.