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crazyd

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When to harvest? See pics
« on: March 25, 2009, 11:24:30 AM »

These pics are from the same cake.  I'm not sure when I am supposed to harvest these?  Can you harvest just a few mushrooms from a flush and wait for the others to grow?  And when do you dunk again?  After all have been picked and there are only pins left?  Should I wait longer with these and then harvest?  Thanks for your help.



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Re: When to harvest? See pics
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 08:49:53 AM »

I didn't get any replies from you guys so I went ahead and harvested the few shrooms I had and am drying them now.  I think that my lighting might have been a problem with the slow growth and small size I've had so far.  I was keeping them in my bathroom under a set of normal 80 watt lights for 6 to 8 hours a day.  I just went and bought a compact flourescent bulb that is only 14 watts (it says it is comparable to a normal 60 watt bulb) and emits a bluish light (it is supposed to be the "natural" light version).  I'm going to keep them under this light for about 4 hours a day...it really isn't much light at all, but from what I've read, that won't be an issue.  And the shrooms I harvested were only 5 grams wet, so I've got a way to go.
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Re: When to harvest? See pics
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 10:47:31 AM »

You harvest right as you see the veils breaking open.
If some break open before others , then pic the ones that are open.
If you want to make a print , wait for the caps to open up.

Baph
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Re: When to harvest? See pics
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 03:50:21 PM »

sorry man, i've been busy. don't forget to dunk and roll. after my 1st flush i dunk 6 to 8 hours and roll in fine verm...
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Re: When to harvest? See pics
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 04:33:39 PM »

Should I dunk and roll now?  I've still got a number of little guys coming out....
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Re: When to harvest? See pics
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 04:39:22 PM »

 wait for thos little ones.
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Re: When to harvest? See pics
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 11:25:32 PM »

the small sized fruit is probably due to the fact that you didnt dunk them. wait till theyre done with their flush, or till they seem depleted, then dunk. keep repeating, and next time dunk before you place them in the fc. youll notice a huge difference.
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Re: When to harvest? See pics
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 08:06:55 AM »

I did dunk them the first time...not sure what the problem is.
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Re: When to harvest? See pics
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 11:41:32 PM »

might be the humidity or FAE. i used to get small fruit till i turned down the humidity and started fanning waaaaay more.
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Re: When to harvest? See pics
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009, 04:18:46 PM »

Is the cake sitting on just a little sheet of tin foil, above the hydroton?
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Re: When to harvest? See pics
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2009, 04:21:48 PM »

Yes, sitting on a single sheet of foil on top of the hydroton.
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Re: When to harvest? See pics
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2009, 06:32:24 PM »

Thanks! =D
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