—you think of potatoes or whatever like really strong deep hardy things as your root. And medicines are these things with chronic problems are your root.
And then, I stink of the stem is more of the structural support and structural thing. The leaves, I think of it as nutrients. The flower I look at as more of the emotional mental state of things. And then I look at the seeds is for like the next generation, either making it strong to produce the next generation or making it strong for being present for the next generation as the teacher or aide for the next generation.
So, when I am after medicine or food—that is how I generally approach in. Then when you wanted harvest something is you go after that plant for harvesting, when it is peaking at the part of the plant that you want, you know, just as Mark is saying, if the leaves are what your focus—I do not mean—for personal use, yes, whenever. You can even taste these, you could see that they are not at their prime as they were prime like a month or two ago. They will be much more aromatic.
So, once it goes to flower, that is where it is putting its energy because it knows it is going to go back into the ground. So, it is putting its energy into producing the seeds for the next generation, so that is were it is energy is. So the leaves, constitutionally, the leaves actually change.
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