How do you know when a cannabis plant is ready to be harvested? There are several signs that to look for that can help you determine when the time is right, including:
- The plant’s trichomes, or tiny hair-like structures on the buds, have turned from clear to cloudy or amber in color. This indicates that the plant’s THC and other compounds have reached their peak levels of potency and maturity.
- The plant’s buds have reached their desired size and density.
- The plant’s leaves have started to yellow and die back. This is a natural part of the plant’s life cycle and indicates that the plant is entering its final stages of growth.
- The plant’s scent has changed from a light, floral aroma to a stronger, more pungent smell. This indicates that the plant’s terpenes, which give cannabis its unique flavor and aroma, have reached their peak levels of development.
Once you see these signs, your cannabis plant is ready to be harvested. Here’s how to harvest your cannabis plant!
Also, always be sure to follow the instructions on the seed packet or plant label for the specific strain you are growing, as different strains may have slightly different harvest times and techniques.