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Cannabis Harvest drying buds correctly

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Cannabis Harvest drying buds correctly

Cannabis Harvest drying buds correctly
Cut big branches of your plants and hang them up-side down in a dark cupboard or room.

Cannabis needs to dry very slowly in a dark, well ventilated room.

Darkness is essential when drying your Cannabis plants.

Light induces photosynthesis which will keep your plants alive for many days after they have been harvested.

Similar to any other flower when bought from a florist, your plants will use the last remaining moisture within them to survive a little longer.

You should black out any window, or dry your plants in a closed space like a cupboard or even the grow room itself.

The only light they should see is that which you need to check up on them every now and then to see if they are dry.

Cannabis does not react much to green light, to prevent any light to disturb the drying process you can use a green light bulb when you visit your plants.

How long does Cannabis need to stay in the darkness before it is dried.

As soon as the stems snap I place them in cardboard boxes for about 12-24 hours.
As soon as the stems snap I place them in cardboard boxes for about 12-24 hours.

The time it takes to finish the drying period depends on the size of your plants, larger plants hold more moisture so need longer to dry.

Although the slower you dry your plants the better the taste and smoothness of the flowers when smoked.

When you have a good environment to dry your plants it should take between 1-3 weeks to properly dry cannabis

You should check the moisture You can speed up the drying process by taking all the buds of the big branches and place them on a screen. Content a few times every day.

You can do this by carefully bending one of the smaller stems.

As long as they hold a lot of moisture they will bend easily, the stems will soon become tougher and eventually snap when you try to bend them.

When all stems snap your plants are almost ready.

Cannabis, when just dried, still contains a surprisingly large amount of moisture.

You can speed up the drying process by taking all the buds of the big branches and place them on a screen.Rejuvenating or re-moisturizing your plants will allow you to add another few days to the drying period.

This means you will have to wait a little bit longer, but the results will be incredible.

You will improve the smell and taste of the buds, and improve the smoothness even more.

 

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As soon as the buds are nice-n-dry you can remove them from the branches and remove all the remaining leaves before storing them.
I store my weed in glass jars to maintain the best quality.
I store my weed in glass jars to maintain the best quality.

Cannabis Harvest drying buds correctly

Timing is crucial when rejuvenating your Cannabis plants.

As soon as the smaller stems snap when bending them you place all the branches in a cardboard box.

Close the lids of the box and leave it for about 6-12 hours before taking them out and hanging them upside down to dry again like before.

While they were in the box the moisture has been trapped and re-absorbed by the plant ( and a little bit by the box ).

The following drying process is very short, bend the stems a bit more frequent untill they snap again like before, usually two-three days is all it takes to dry again.

You could repeat this process at least one more time, but I found that not necessary.

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  1. Hello Mike, everything is great here! I too miss HG420 what a great forum it was, I have often thought of starting up a forum very much like HG420 but im a little bit put off by some of the drama that tends to happen, having said that I would very much like to do it.

    The Black Rose will always be a part of me, I have put too much work into her, and I know im bias but it really is a beautiful special plant.

    thanks for stopping by : )

    Heath

  2. Heath, I was looking your name up as I was having hg420 nostalgia. Hope all is well man. Good to see you posting. Still running any of that black rose?

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