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    First time grower here. I have three plants that have been growing in my garden all year. I think they're getting close to harvest time but not certain. My neighbor that gave me tips all year moved away a few weeks ago so I have no one else to ask.
    I'll attach three pictures, each one is from a bud on top of a different plant.
    It hasn't gotten down to freezing or frost here yet but it's supposed to get close to freezing a few nights next week. Not sure if I should be concerned about that or not.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    You're getting close. I would invest in a small loupe to get a closer look. I have had plants survive a light frost(hi 20's) with no problems.

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    Thanks. I doubt I can find a loupe in this small town but I might try a macro shot with my wife's camera. The shots I posted were just from my phone. I'lltry to at least find a decent magnifying glass if nothing else.

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    A magnifying glass will work if you already have pretty good vision. You can see the trich stalk fairly well but seeing the head is iffy at best. You will be able to determine color to some degree and that's the main thing. It's all up to the individual the way I see it.

    There is one problem. I don't see any well defined calyx's. They don't really looked all that filled out. I think this is the flower stage that you are in. Have you added any phosphorous to your soil? They like a lot of phosphorous and a healthy amount of potassium during the later flower stage like you are in now. I grow totally organic but have used bone meal which is really borderline IMHO. You can get a pretty decent response by just dissolving a big handful in water and pouring it into your soil but it won't get the full effect of the meal. That takes time to break down in your soil and should be put there when you plant. If you do this those flowers will swell up and get pretty dense.

    The various colors and brown pistils seem to reflect that you've probably had some cool temps outside, not so much that it's time to harvest. It happens. Try some phosphorous.
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    Well ready or not, I harvested one of my three today.
    DownSouth, The only thing I used in the soil was a couple months ago my neighbor gave me some fish oil to add. I mixed a couple teaspoons in 2 1/2 gal of water every few days and gave them that. Then about six weeks ago I would give them a little Miracle Grow a couple times a week. Other than that it's been plain water and nothing else.
    I'll add a few pictures from a stalk I cut off today which I think will show the calyx's. I'm totally new to all this so really just going by what a couple people have told me and what I've read on the net. I haven't even smoked hardly any in the last 25 years. I just started growing these on a whim when my step daughter asked if I could find her some seeds last year. I did find her some and kept a few for myself and got these three plants out of them this year.
    My other two plants are pretty much at the same stage as the one in these pictures. I was planning to harvest those two this coming weekend.

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    I got ahold of a 40x loupe today. Hard for me to tell if they're clear or milky. I almost want to say mostly clear. I attempted a couple pictures through the loupe.

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    ...yeah man, i'd strongly recommend that you scrape together $11.00 and get you one of these, i've personally used several different ocular devices over the years and this one is my favorite with lighted 30x and 60x lenses.

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    I plan on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by someoldguy View Post
    ...yeah man, i'd strongly recommend that you scrape together $11.00 and get you one of these, i've personally used several different ocular devices over the years and this one is my favorite with lighted 30x and 60x lenses.

    peace, SOG
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    I just ordered one from Amazon.

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