I checked my plants this morning, and I found some branches on the Kali cross looking really close to done. Other branches, not so much. I don't know if it is from the light frost, normal ripening pattern, or not watering all the roots. I have so many branches on the ground, I stopped using mini sprayers, and I'm just letting the hose run onto the ground. Some roots must be dry, and others are probably soaked.
It's a little disappointing to not see resin heavily splattered on the buds. SAGE and Nanan Bouclou will fix that! I did not see impressive amounts on my mother plant and it was pretty potent. It's always about the smoke. I hope I'm surprised.
The buds changed so much in the last few days, it is starting to look like a Nov. 1 ripen date is possible. A rainy week is in the forecast. I think I'll attempt to ride it out, and hope for a few more good days after the rains. Frost will be likely when the weather clears after the rain, but if it is light, the plants will survive. I better take some branches as samples in case I lose the gamble.
I need to get some earlier genetics. Vermotman is growing a Oaxaca Nepal cross that ripened in mid September. I need to research and order that Nepal since I think it was what is making it especially early. My genetics keep drifting later and later. Auto flowering is worth a look also. Is anyone familiar with a good seed company for early cerebral strains? I'll spend some time searching for Nepalese later this week. It has to be cerebral. I'll never introduce hash plant into my genetics again. I did that 15+ years ago, and it took me all this time to breed and cross my way out of it. LOL Burmese from VISC, and Bangi Haze looked like hash plants, but were good quality. Still, mid October is not early enough for my climate.