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Bub1972 started grow question 3 years ago
Give me some tips to finish out and trim. Has anyone trimmed while still planted and upright then hang dried?
Mixed bag
17 weeks
Mixed bag Bub1972
Purple Haze
15 comments · 3 years ago
Week 16
Techniques. Defoliation
The_Projexx answered grow question 3 years ago
Essentially this will all come down to preferences , people will tell you this way and that way is better but really its all how you wanna do it . I can tell you the way I do it you can try it if it works for you then great if not thats ok too , there is no real right or wrong way to trim your plants . The majority of grower will agree on one thing tho , you don't wanna be feeding your plant just before you trim her it makes it a lot harder typically people wont water the plant for the last 4-5 days of its life . The way I do is by removing all the really big fan leaves while its still standing upright , once thats completed I work my way from the top of the plant to the bottom of the plant removing branches and doing what everyone calls "wet trimming" I trim the branch and put it in my drying rack and repeat the process till its all done . Once they are in my drying rack I leave them there for 4-5 days till I hear a nice crunch in the bud when they are handled and from there they go into the jars to be cured for the remainder . I open the jars 1-2 times a day till the buds remain the same ( stops curing basically ) . Once thats done you got yourself some real bad ass chronic to smoke :) of course this is just the way I do it . At the end of the day its all about how you want to do it and what will work best for you :) . Another way people do it is they just cut the whole plant down right away hang it upside down for 4-5 days and then trim it . they say theres like chlorophyll on the buds and it makes it smoother to be honest I did it both ways and never noticed the difference . This is why I say its all about preferences haha . I hope this information helps you to understand that you have a variety of choices when it comes to harvesting your plants and the techniques that can be used . -Happy Growing!
GreenHouseLab answered grow question 3 years ago
I normally wet trim for the most part. What I've learned is that you need to keep your humidity on the upper end, closer to 60% since it will dry much faster than if you leave the sugar leaves. I find its quicker to trim this way and the buds look much better but some people say you will get a smoother smoke if you dry trim vs wet trim. I've always cured using mason jars and used 2 way humidity packs and honestly could not tell the difference. I might actually test it out in a few weeks.
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
I've gone through to completely de-fanleaf while still hanging, but chopped each branch and did an initial wet trim off the plant just because it had such a mass of sugar leaves that i figured it'd take eons to dry. It turned out good and dried in just a few days. One thing i should keep in my drying room though was a couple hygrometers, 1 in the room and one hanging right next to the plants. But now i know for the future.:v: