Yes, I can explain the two main outlooks on performing a nutrient flush on a MJ plant before harvest. The timing differs, but here's the story:idunnowhatsgoingon said:Can someone please explain what it exactly means to flush 2 weeks before chopping?
idunnowhatsgoingon said:So basically once the trichs are cloudy...stops nutes and just water with plain water, wait two weeks, and chop em off? Seems simple enough.
Hey DocG, I'm in the second group I mentioned below. The "flushing" thing is relatively new on the scene, and I've never seen a study that supports it. All I've heard is anecdotes that equally support both sides of the issue.doc_goggles said:the theory of flushing for two weeks. I would assume that only applies to soil grown? I usually flush for 2-3 days tops. I've also harvested with nutes up to the day of harvest. Seems to my palate that the cure is what enhances the flavor.
If, in fact, I was to choose to always flush I can't imagine running plain water for two weeks. My cycle is only six weeks long and I can definitely say that the last two weeks are rather impressive. I would be afraid to cut nutes that long in a non-soil system.
KID said:About 2 weeks before harvest,I flush each plant untill about a gallon of liquid comes through the bottom of the pot.From there,I use plain water and get tasty well burning smoke after the cure.
You'll need to do many "double blind" taste tests that are arranged by a neutral person who has no idea why he/she is doing this. Each toke must be the same size, and taken from a clean pipe or an equal sized joint.idunnowhatsgoingon said:Interesting. I have two belladonna plants growing now. I'll flush one, and give nutes to the other up till harvest. I'm using liquid botanicare organic pro bloom at the moment for flowering. We'll see what is what.