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Nomad started grow question 3 years ago
I need some different opinions on harvesting,Dry,cure how do YOU do it? Do you dry or wet trim? How can i make sure my buds will be dried and cured to perfection. I wanna know everybodies different methods. What temps and humidity do you prefer to dry and cure in? :seedling:
Tropical Fruit Bush
24 weeks
Tropical Fruit Bush Nomad
Hawaii Maui Waui
117 comments · 3 years ago
Week 22
Techniques. Defoliation
Quexos answered grow question 3 years ago
I live in a desert climate with usually low humidity and high summer temperatures. Keeping the larger leaves intact during drying slows down the drying process. Otherwise I run the real risk of my buds drying out too quickly and perhaps ruining them.
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey there so for me this weekend i was really pressed for time...things dont always work out exactly how you plan. So the 1st plant i cut down piece by piece, and removed its big leaves and hung it upside down on a line, unfortunately i ran out of time and had to harvest the rest the next day. The second plant us an odd ball, has been since day 1. So with her i still cut 1 piece at a time but i removed fan leaves and gave her a small wet trim as she was a plant with too many leaves popping out of everywhere. Then again hung her upside down on a line. Now theyre all hanging in a nice dark low humidity and relatively warm place...and i check em each day to make sure theyre not getting too dry too fast. Once theyre dry its another bit of trimming and off to the mason jars for a good long cure.
Happy Harvesting, i love the Maui Waui strain. :v::green_heart::seedling: oh btw you may wanna try keeping your humidity below 50% and temp is on you, if im able i try keeping it about 65 degrees...but really you sometimes just have to make due with what's available to you. Also with my mason jars when theyre curing i open each day shake it lightly and let them breathe for several minutes. :blush:
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello ! In the caribbean I have high and low relative humidity from a day to another so I always use a fan or 2 straight on the drying plants and It can take 5 days ot 12 depending on the RH but the fans are close so a good airflow in a dark and mostly dry place. When the RH is too high during 3 or 4 days then I turn on my AC in the drying mode like 2 hours a day to help but when doing that I loose terpenes ( can blow half of the taste sometimes). Then when the plants are dry I remove remove my leaves then I put them in jars and let the jars in the dark , I open my jars 15min a day every day during a month (If I can fight the temptation) , if I open then a sunny day then it's cool and if I opend the on a rainy day then I put a fan on the buds. And I dry the whole plant at once , not the buds on a net ! I hope it will help you :grin::+1:
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
I live in a high humidity location, so I need to dry rather quick to be safe. I harvest when most thricomes are cloudy and a just a few are turning amber; after harvesting I trim, then dry in a shoe box with newspaper in it and silica satchels in it to prevent too much humidity, temperatures when drying are kept around 22°C. Curing is done in jars that are opened daily for the first 2 to 3 weeks, then weekly.
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
I change my style and try new things. But most time harvesting on full moon ( today). Then i do wet trimming. Putting the trimmed buds for 45 min in the oven. Here the fermentation begins. and then put them into glassjars . those were opened 2-3 times per day to release the humidity. But i will leave you a nice link to a helping site where you can read an look everything...
DasBoof answered grow question 3 years ago
Yeahman Nomad man, since you're in soil you want to do three weeks of plain water flush just lightly does it, then depending on your humidity you want keep and amplify those terps. Basically for you let the go dark three days, then it's the clip hang it whole upside down. I use the pinch method on the smaller buds see if they sort of clip off audibly. Usually three for days max. Then seperate the dry, i dry trim because i use machines and scissors, plus it gets the hay smell out with those leaves. Then straight into miron glass jars. Daily pull out the bud check it out, air it out just for the time that takes, do that for a couple of weeks. then add your boveda and burp weekly. 3 weeks till you're done :-) check your humidity though you want stay above 50% and definitely above 56% inside. Too much below that and it's done basically :-)
mad_scientist answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello @Nomad ! What you need to do is a slow drying process but not to slow because you risking bud rot development . The best conditions to do that is at 18 - 20 °C and around 50% - 55% RH. If you don't have the equipment to achieve stable environment conditions you need to adapt. For example if you have a hot environment with low RH you need to harvest at about 4-5 hours after watering so the plants have water inside them and won't dehydrate very quickly . If you have a cold environment with high RH you need to harvest 1-2 days after your last watering so the plants don't have a lot of water inside them and not having the risk of bud rot development. The best period of drying at optimum conditions is around 7-10 days or until the little stems of bud sides brake when you pull them instead of just bend . Wet or dry trimming is at your personal preference. I prefer wet trimming. Although if you have a hot environment you can make a dry trimming because the leaves will protect the buds from drying to fast. After that the best way and economically affordable to cure them is inside a jar at 16 - 18 °C with a Boveda envelope. I like the Boveda with 58 RH. Most people like the 62% but that's on your personal preference. I can guaranty you will not loose any terpenes with boveda. Happy growing :facepunch:!