2018 Outdoor Cannabis Grow - Week 11 of Flowering
2018 Outdoor Cannabis Grow
Week: 11 of Flowering
Strain: Super Silver Haze
Well we did it! We were able to get one of the three Super Silver Haze plants to get nearly through the flowering stage. There were a lot of doubters out there. And a couple of times it really looked doubtful that these plants were could go the distance. But hey to poorly paraphrase MeatLoaf, "1 out of 3 ain't bad". And that's basically how we feel. 👏🙏
So we are seeing that this plant ended up having the slowest development during the flowering stage. It also had the least bud rot. Which could have been due to the fact that it was the farthest away from other plants and bushes.
The top colas were looking pretty ripe. And with the incoming weather bringing frost warnings and rain it seemed like a good time to harvest.
As you can see below even some of the top colas weren't fully ready for harvest. Oh well. There is always next year. And we'll have plenty of product from this season to convert into hash and canna-coconut oil for edibles.
We're definitely going to be testing our baking abilities this holiday season. 🍪🍫🍬
So of the plant really started showing a lot of purples.
According to WikiLeaf and other sources on the interwebs. Purple is unfortunately not indicative of a higher potency. But this could be due to genetics or the environment was optimal.
In our case it was almost certainly environmental. By that we mean the plants were allowed to flower in cold temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Under these conditions the chlorophyll in the leaves started to break down and another compound called, anthocyanin starts showing through as the concentration overtakes that of the chlorophyll. As you can guess this compounds color is purple.
The purple buds also stood out with these thick orange pistils (see below). The buds were ultimately not ripe and were not as filled out as we would have liked them to be by week 11. It was probably due to the cold, rain and end of the growing season weak sunshine.
We are very excited to try out these purple buds though. Our indoor grows haven't yielded any of these so this is a first.
From our research Super Silver Haze lineage is primed for purple buds. Northern Lights is a strain known to contain large amounts of anthocyanin.
Anyways this was a fun run. After this post we're transitioning into harvesting posts / videos. And then edible creations.
If you have any suggestions for edibles we would love to hear them and get any special recipes.
Thanks for reading, please comment/upvote or check us out at:YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/Massmedicinals <--Please subscribe!!!!