Big Girtha, did you ever notice an early harvest vs. late harvest difference with erection quality and performance in bed? Or was it all in my head? Anybody else?
It wasn’t just in your head. Buds that simply knock your ass out, like well ripened indicia can weaken erections in the same way drinking a couple shots of Everclear would. Anything that gets you that subdued makes it hard to stay hard. There are literally hundreds of strains of cannabis now with all the new hybrids. But no matter what you grow, knowing when to harvest is one of the most important things about home cultivation, and letting buds become too ripe does increase the tired, or knock out effect and overripe buds will cause your sexual performance to drop. Sativa has a long harvest, where Indicia have a faster maturation. As has already been stated , sativa is a more up, high where indicia is more sedate, with an almost narcotic effect when left flowering too long. You really need a microscope to see trichomes properly. The lighted magnifying glasses are just not strong enough. A cheap 50X microscope will work. After you shorten your light cycle to 12 on 12 off and switch from MH to HPS light indicia plants will think it is fall and start to flower within 14 days. Always sample pistils rather than leaves. (the little hairs) The resin glands (trichomes will first be transparent and globular then stalked after about three weeks of flowering then capitate-stalked in about 45 days with most indicia strains. Once you see that at least 50% of the trichomes are capitate-stalked trichomes (like little mushrooms) and are still transparent just starting to turn amber your buds are at the peak of ripeness. Letting indicia flower longer than this will make sweater sticker buds, but will definitely impede your sexual performance. Sativa on the other hand is a whole different ballgame. But nobody bothers with sativa indoors. The plants are just too leggy and the buds are sparse, and because the innernodal length between branches make the plants too tall at maturation to grow indoors, although the high is more energetic. You smoke good sativa and you want to fuck, go to a concert, come back home and fuck again. You smoke good indicia and you most likely will just want to sit on the couch and watch the tube and call Dominoes, only dialing the phone might be too much trouble.
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Last edited by Big Girtha : 07-14-2005 at .