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OfflineNilsen9491
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When to harvest? Size vs. Potency
    #4562521 - 08/21/05 02:23 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I would like to get some opinions on when the best time to harvest would be. I've gone for a while with the understanding that the best time to harvest is when the veil begins or has just broken away from the cap. But lately I've noticed that in many pics around the net (specificly spore shops) they show very mature shrooms with the caps lifted up. Why is this? Are they just demonstrating the full size? How does this size relate to potency?

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Re: When to harvest? Size vs. Potency [Re: Nilsen9491]
    #4562544 - 08/21/05 02:27 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I've never noticed that smaller shrooms were "more potent", and I don't think that anyone can show that potency decreases past a certain time [unless you are letting them rot I suppose]. I usually get them when the caps open up, just before a spore-bath coats the casing layer.


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Re: When to harvest? Size vs. Potency [Re: Nilsen9491]
    #4562545 - 08/21/05 02:28 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I,ve read where everyone has a different take on it too. I cut at all stages, the only thing I can say, is if they drop their spores
it will make a small mess, not a big deal .


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Re: When to harvest? Size vs. Potency [Re: Nilsen9491]
    #4562557 - 08/21/05 02:31 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

this is a question that has been asked many many times. a little searching could lead to those very answers.
there is no proof to support either side.
they are visually pleasing to me when they are open all the way, plus they print very nicely.
i haven't noticed any diff in highs from either.
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Re: When to harvest? Size vs. Potency [Re: backupwards]
    #4579647 - 08/25/05 03:57 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

harvest whenever u feel like it


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Re: When to harvest? Size vs. Potency [Re: mycomatt024]
    #4579742 - 08/25/05 04:10 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i asked the same question and pretty much got the same response. which is, no notice of potency loss if grown all the way out. So just harvest when you want. Experiment yourself and take some just as the Vail breaks and trip them then wait a few weeks and harvest some that are full grown and trip them. then report back with your findings :smile:


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Re: When to harvest? Size vs. Potency [Re: kingfish4200]
    #4579780 - 08/25/05 04:14 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

A good idea, though, is to harvest an entire flush at the same time, or almost so.


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Re: When to harvest? Size vs. Potency [Re: JellyRollMorton]
    #4580113 - 08/25/05 05:11 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Is it imperative to harvest all at once?


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Re: When to harvest? Size vs. Potency [Re: IngSocTHC]
    #4580161 - 08/25/05 05:19 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I've never seen any difference in potency except the difference thats naturally associated with cubies in general. Harvesting within a window of 2-3 days is fine IME. The next flush starts building energy (which will take several days) as soon as the previous flush is harvested.


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