Getting close to harvest and I see a lot of mention about this thing called a “trichome” and looking at it with the Active Eye Microscope 60X-100X to determine the right time to harvest. Same with the pistol. And the hairs.
Q1. Where do I locate a trichome? On the fan leaves? The sugar leaves? Somewhere on/in the flower?
I find a lot of youtube videos but all these videos seem to show the 100X magnification view, and they don’t tell me where to point the magnifier on the plant?
I love the detail in the weekly updates but it’s leaving a new grower feeling helpless!
Q2: How the heck does the Active Eye Microscope work?
I purchased it in the Grobo advanced growing kit. There were no instructions, and no helpful videos that come out with the weekly updates (that do mention the use of the Active Eye Microscope).
Q3: What do you do with the sugar leaves at harvest?
I found the Grobo harvest video! Awesome!! But the video abnormally cuts off at a really odd spot. Was this by accident, or was there really no more information to share? Stephen illustrated wet trimming the buds and then getting ready to dry the buds in the Grobo, but then the video stops. What do you do with the sugar leaves and what do you do with the buds? Does it ALL go back in the Grobo to dry, or do the sugar leaves not get dried? Or does it depend what I’m doing with them?
Q4: Are the pistols the same thing as the hairs?
Ok, I think I can identify the pistols… is that word used interchangeably with hair? I read that people monitor the pistols to watch that 70% of them have turned from white to brown. So, do I look at the pistols or the trichomes? Or both?
I feel dumb. I thought the Grobo was good for beginners with no green thumbs. I’m feeling lost – someone throw me a pity party?!
Freakin out newbie