Trichome check- lights on or off?All milky, a lil amber, or a lot amber

Do you check tricks with indoor lighting on or off, I seem to lose some amber with them on I believe. Would anybody harvest now? My patience is wearing thin, but I’ll wait another week if advised. Afraid of letting it go too far, there’s a sprinkle of amber on higher buds but just barely


Nearly impossible. Turning amber is like watching the grass grow.
In fact grass growing is faster.
You can harvest in stages if you like. Take the top colas when you are happy with them and wait on the others to get further along.


Make sure your looking at a bud not sugar leaves. Try to follow a brown pistle to where it enters a bud. The sugar leaves mature faster and will fool you.