harvesting top, leaving bottom to flower more....? common?

Discussion in 'Harvesting and Processing Marijuana' started by potblower, May 18, 2010.

  1. is that a common pratice among growers to harvest the top of the plant first (the part that is done and mature) and then letting those buds dry while the light gets to the bottom

    thing is w/ my grow its almost time to harvest and the bottom is just now starting to show signs of growth and flowering, it i could guesstimate it looks like 2 weeks behind the top....
     
  2. I don;t know if it's common. I've read about it. For some it depends on the grow style. in a perpetual grow, the grow always has to make room for new plants to flower so they usually take the entire plant.

    In my early days of growing, I had harvested all the lower buds and when the new round of plants were ready, I cut cola and made space. This isn;t such a bad idea. A plant could last a grower a month by harvest a bud or two every 2 or 3 days.
     
  3. It's not unheard of and a lot of growers do it. As stated above most don't due to their perpetual grow. You could possibly get almost 1/2 as much off the bottom as you get off the top if you let the bottoms go another few weeks.

    Be careful though. Some strains will start to hermie if left to grow too long. They will go into emergency mode and start to grow pollen sacks. If you collect that pollen and use it to pollinate a different female on your next grow then you will have feminized seeds. It's called Rodelization
     

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