@gardenartus I agree. It is very subtle. The fan leaves were turning purple. But there weren't many fan leaves left on the plant. So that didn't show well. The flower leaves were still green. Especially the ones that were hidden more on lower branches. They were probably robbing the fan leaves of nitrogen.
@Mr Goodfellow @saxo I wish the internet allowed me to share some buds with you. Someone needs to make a device. On one end, a reader would deconstruct a bud. On the other end, a 3-D printer would build one for you.
@Sunnyvale Thank you for asking. You sent me on an enjoyable quest of trying to answer the question. First observation. Half the weight of the harvest seems to disappear within the first 24 hours of cutting. Is it my imagination, or does soil-grown dry out a little slower? Probably my imagination.
Second observation. First sniff. A big fat lower branch. Kind of pine. But with some sweet notes. But that's not nailing it, either. So i looked up Ice on Leafly, to see how other people describe it.
"Most users report Ice as having a petrol aroma and a very heavy indica-type buzz,"
I don't smell any fuel smells at all. It's still early. While it could develop an aroma of 'petrol', i don't detect any.
Further on the page they categorize the smell in this way.
Menthol? Was i smelling menthol and not pine? Good question. I went back and spent some time trying to detect menthol. Nope. Not menthol. In fact, i will stick with my own description of sweet not-quite-pine.
Chemical? Since every individual scent is its own chemical concoction, i could answer yes, if i were inclined to be a wise-ass. But no. Not chemical. Not fuel. That's the thing.
Earthy? Another sniff. Yeah. In the sense that i can't quite capture the aroma, i would have to throw earthy in there.
A sweet earthy not-quite-pine fragrance. Guaranteed to make any room smell interesting. Permeates my home.