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How to Harvest and Dry Weed: Growing, Harvesting, Drying

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Many people around the world use weed for different purposes. Some of these purposes are medicinal, recreational and religious. As cannabis has been legalized in more states, harvesting and drying weed is becoming easier to do at home if you have a green thumb. This blog post will show you how to harvest your weed plants properly so they can be dried for later use.

How to Harvest and Dry Weed

What do you need to harvest cannabis? Good weed plants (both female and male) Quality weed stalks (male) A lot of water What do you need to dry cannabis? A few place to store your dried weed. A drying oven How to Harvest and Dry Weed: 
Step 1: Be cautious when you take off any leaves from your weed plants. Try to make sure they are fully exposed to the sun. This will ensure that you have enough moisture, but it is also important that the weed is not exposed to wind. This is to ensure that you have enough humidity in the air to preserve the THC. 
Step 2: Water the weed. You need to use a watering can, or pour water into the top of the pot. If the top of the plant is dry, apply more water. You can also place a small amount of water in the bottom of the pot as well, so it stays moist.

Mid-Harvest

There are three ways to harvest cannabis. You can go the conventional route of cutting up the weed to separate the marijuana parts such as the stems and the leaves. You can also harvest the marijuana flowers as they only take 15 to 45 minutes to dry and be ready for use. The last and most common method is to use a weed trellis or a cherry picker. All three methods can be combined to make sure you get all of the harvest at once. 

Harvesting the Marijuana Stems 

The first thing you have to do is pick up the weed stems by their joints with your fingers. Pick out the leaves by gently lifting and removing the plant from the stem. Also cut the stems at the end. This step is important because it means that you will get the biggest crop of your weed at once.

Late-Harvest

If you want to get maximum THC from your cannabis plant you should harvest it at the late stages of its growth. This may not always be possible, as the cannabis plants will stop growing when they hit the flowering stage, at which point the bud reaches its biggest size and density. Stress-free Harvest Having a stress-free harvest is quite important to have a minimal impact on your weed plants. If you do not know how to do it, then the good news is that many weed harvesting videos online can help you out. Starting Your Weed Plants When you are going to start your harvest it is very important to pay attention to the location where you are going to plant the weed plant. There are several factors that you need to take into consideration to ensure your harvest goes smoothly.

Drying Your Weed

To dry your weed, just place them in a well-ventilated area and cover them with a lid. Most people used a drying rack to dry their weed but others prefer using paper towels or towels soaked in water to dry them. It’s best to dry weed in a well-ventilated area. It is important to check for any insects that may infest your plants. When the lights and heat are on, these insects like to hang around to get some of the energy from the lights and heat from the weed plants. The moisture levels in the plants will be lower when drying is done in a well-ventilated area. Recommended to place your plants in a well-ventilated area if you are going to be using the drying rack. Using paper towels or soaking wet towels to dry the weed is not the best option.

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