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 Post subject: when to harvest
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:34 am 
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hey folks,
Some of my early plants that are really taking off are having thier lower leaves mottle out, and i'm wondering if these should be harvested or discarded. the plants are barely a foot in height so far, so there is plenty of growth left.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:59 am 
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I usually don't take the leaves at the ground. They help keep some of the pests busy why the better leaves keep growing.


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 Post subject: Re: when to harvest
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:00 am 
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OK , what should the leaves look like , or how do I know a mature leaf ? The one strain has plants up to three feet tall while the other is growing low with hardly no stalk . Do I start harvesting while the leaves are still green ? HELP !

TB


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 Post subject: Re: when to harvest
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:44 pm 
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OK , disregard this last post . If I had reread further down in the forum I would have found the answer to my questions .

TB


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 Post subject: Re: when to harvest
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:09 pm 
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I would surely harvest all those lower leaves. Why not? For all the work we put into these buggers we need to get maximum harvest. Besides, many attest to the fact that the lower "sand lugs" provide some of the smoothest smoke. They also serve as great training opportunities for new growers on curing and drying. If you're going to screw up, it's better to do so on a small batch of sand lugs than your first real harvest. Just my $.02


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