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QualityBudMan started grow question 4 years ago
I'm still prob 3 weeks away from harvest. But my weakest point is harvesting and curing. I've always just wet trimmed and put buds on a mesh rack inside the tent. What works best for y'all? Wanna try something difrent to see if I can step my closing game up.
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Week 12
Techniques. Defoliation
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @Slammer88! My new approach is to remove only the big fan leaves, the let the buds & small leaves dry for a week, the tiny leaves around buds are full of trichomes, and they will re-cover your buds when drying. This helps in protecting the buds for a long curing (5 to 10 weeks depending on your environment) and gives you more green happiness in the end. Then, put everything in jars for the curing process, make sure your buds are not rotting, mold can corrupt and destroy your product very quickly, you just need to open the jars 5mins everyday and move the buds for a close inspection + air freshening. Finally, act as a cooker with its fresh products : try a bit of your product whenever you think it's ready, your smoker's skills will help in setting up the perfect curing process! Hope this helps, keep us up-to-date and happy growing!
Kindbudz answered grow question 4 years ago
I prefer to wet trim and hang by the stems upside down. I find that this meat hid is a little slower to dry but traps in a lot of flavor. I usually let it hang for around 7-10 days. After I trim off any excess stems and place roughly half an oz into mason jars. Not to much as to squish the buds but leave enough space to gently shake and rotate the buds. For the first 3 days I open the jars for approximately 15 mins twice a day and then once a day for the next 4 days. Each time gently shaking to rotate the buds on the jar. The drying and curing process usually take me anywhere between 14-20 days. I avoid using drying racks as I find it can dry the bud out too quickly and you have to constantly rotate each bud as to not cause it to flatten on one side. Hope this is helpful and good luck on your harvest!
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
I would stop feeding at this point, dont flush, just let the plant slowly consume what's left on the soil and foliage. After you dry the buds, put them in jars and open them every day for a week, then weekly.