You can start to see the trichromes developing. The sparkle they give off from the leaves are one of the best visual signs of a healthy crop. The essence of cannabis infiltrates the room; and sometimes house if I don't have the ventilation fan running.
And when you inspect the plants, you start to feel that sticky residue!
Life with the harvest is good!
When I take images of my plants it is a two-fold reason.
One is to share here on the platform with all of you.
Second is because I am always vigilant on making sure no pests are living there and to see if the leaves are showing any signs of nutrient deficiency.
My vision is not what it used to be decades, or even years ago, so I like to rely on my magnified flashlight app on my cell phone to enhance the images and show me what the naked eye misses.
I've always been a proactive person, even in my regular daily life, so being able to spot an issue early is the best way to prevent bigger problems further down the line of growth.
I still have about three weeks until I can harvest the plants; and that puts me at one week post-surgery. I'm still trying to figure out how to do this with only one hand, as my left arm will be immobilized until mid-February. Mr Golden D has said he would help me... he's never really done a harvest or final trim before curing, so this will be quite interesting.
My brother has offered to come help too; thank goodness for the men in my life!
So in the end this crop should be harvested on time. At the time I sowed the seeds (and even the clones I currently have in the other tent), I had no idea of the pending surgery and didn't realize I would probably have to rely on others to help. After all, I am quite particular with my girls. And I'm sure I'll be the mother hen peeking over every shoulder of who is helping and making sure they do it right. I'll more than likely have to let go of some of my OCD tendencies and let the guys do their best job. Oh Lord... HELP ME!