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hydroponicganja started grow question 4 years ago
my plants wont be done at the same time by the looks of them. Does anyone see an issue with drying plants in the tent while still growing ? humidity is under control @ 50% RH is it necessary that the drying plants have darkness? if so why ?
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Week 9
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Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @hydroponicganja! Well, light degrades trichomes and their precious cannabinoids, this is the main reason why we don't dry buds straight into the grow room. But there's more: your grow room is probably not 100% clean, it may contains pests/fungus, and the airflow is probably too strong for a normal drying process. Basically this will lead into quick drying, you will loose potency and terpenes, or even worse (in case of bud rot / mold). I would recommend to build a custom drying box, that way you will protect the buds from dust+invaders+wind+light while keeping everything in the same room. Your box must be drilled enough for the air to circulate but not too much so the light can't hit the buds. I personnaly use a DIY drying box made out of cardboard, something like this - Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello ! They need to be dry in the darkness because the thc is degraded by light : That's why you store your jared buds in the dark. The other reason is to get rid of the chlorophyll but I don't remember how it works. But your humidity is correct & your temps are almost in the good range ( 60-70°F ) so once your light turned off it will be a perfect drying place for the 2 others. I hope it will help you :grin::v::skin-tone-3:
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
hey @hydroponicganja, the curing process starts the moment you make the chop what you especially dont want is light damaging the trychomes as you cure the bud. If you dry in your tent and dont make sure no light is hitting the buds then your cure will turn out damaged bud. What you want to do is make a grow box and have that inside your tent, cut a small hole on the side of a cardboard box and attach a small exhaust fan pointing outwards for a nice airflow. then sort of pass a pole or some string through and hang the bud directly or on hangars. the main idea during drying and curing is to go real slow to get all the photosynthesis and bad tasting chemicals to evaporate in the air , if you go quick you'll get less good tasting bud... hope this helps ! :rocket:
HighTV answered grow question 4 years ago
Your main issue with doing this using a 815w HID light will be temperatures and direct light causing the dry process to go very quickly. I have done this myself with decent results, but the key is to remove the direct lighting from hitting the buds and of course making sure the temperatures are in the low 70's!