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Harvesting and drying

Harvesting is certain to be the time when you are able to reap the benefits of the hard work and the most enjoyable aspect of spending time in the garden.

A plant is in a position of being harvest once the flowers are able to start to ripen. A rip flower is likely to relate to the process of white pistils turning an orange, brown-like color and begin to revert back into its seed pod. A seed pod is able to expand with the resins often kept for the production of seeds, and you start to notice red and golden marks on the ripe buds.

It is likely that the harvest time is going to have an impact on the high stage of the buds. An early harvest with minimal colour alterations with the pistils often means that the buds contain a higher concentration of THC, while also featuring less THC which has been able to turn to CBN and CBD. A lower psychoactive substance is able to generate the make-up of the resulting pot, and determine the volume of stupid-ness and stoniness related to a potential high. Content of pure THC is counted as highly cerebral, whereas a high CBN, and CBD count is likely to mean plants producing buzz of the hazy and stupid variety. A bud in its later stages once entirely ripen is likely to have the higher CBD and CBN counts and might not provide the ideal taste after testing several other examples. It helps to test the taste in order to achieve to ideal strain from your plants.

It might help to remember that the weight of a bud is certain to be heavier when fully ripen. This is what a great number of cultivators are likely to want to sell, but it might also be beneficial to select some of the earlier buds for your own collection to help decide on the most desirable option. If planning on growing to sell you might want to allow the plants to reach full maturity.

A lot of the fresh growers are likely to be quite impatient and will want to pick as soon as possible. In most cases that is fully acceptable. Just make certain that the chosen buds are taken from the top and the middle of the plants, while the rest can remain in place to fully mature. It is likely to be the case that the top buds will be the first to ripen. You might want to harvest those and leave the rest in place to continue with the growth cycle. Within a short period you should see that the lower level buds are able to get fuzzier and bigger which indicates reaching the final stages of maturity.

It might benefit to use a magnifying glass to capture the stalked trichomes on the buds (similar to the THC crystal). If appearing a clear colour with minimal browning, it likely means the top of the floral bouquet is close. If they appear with the brownish hint this is an indication that the level of THC is falling and the plant has gone beyond it ideal potency level, and in the process of declining in quality.

Avoid waiting too late until you start to harvest. A great number of people are overly cautious and leave a harvest until the quality of potency starts to decline. Keep an eye on the plant life and get a better appreciation of when the floral potency is at its peak.

It also helps if you are able to avoid curing the pot in a natural sunlight since this is likely to reduce the quality of the potency. It is more beneficial to slowly cure the buds which can be hung upside down in a suitably ventilated area. An alternative option can include drying the harvest in a paper bag and might offer a more convenient solution. A slow dried bud is certain to provide a great taste.

If you are searching for the quickest solution to drying the buds you might want to look at adding a small volume to a paper bag and placing them in a microwave oven. Avoid burn it and go slow and check the progress often. It might help to use the defrost setting for improved drying.

A high quality food preserver or food dehydrator is likely to have the pot dry within an hour or two, which is certain to be a high-quality option if you want to avoid having a lot of pot hung up waiting to dry.

Ideally, you want to look at dying the buds so that you get stems that are quite brittle and can easily snap. Buds should then be placed in a Tupperware container similar to cure. Turning the buds and burping the air is certain to help over the next two weeks.

How to harvest, dry and cure indoor cannabis

Knowing when to harvest indoor cannabis is vital. Harvest too early and you may be missing out on some valuable last-minute THC production and yield. Harvest indoor cannabis too late and you may find the effects of the cannabis are a little too ‘heavy’. Knowing how to correctly dry and cure your cannabis will ensure you retain the best taste from the terpenes. With a well timed harvest, dry and cure you will find the quality and satisfaction from your cannabis crop will increase significantly. Read on for more info.

Indoor cannabis crop harvest basics

In an ideal world, before you harvest your cannabis plant you will already have an idea of your own personal preferences. Do you prefer early harvested or late harvested cannabis? Or do you prefer it somewhere in the middle? You also need to make sure you are growing the type of cannabis seeds that will give you the most pleasure. Even if you have been growing a long time, it can still be worth the effort to spend a few moments considering the best cannabis seeds for you.

Early harvested indoor cannabis

Some people prefer the lively energetic buzz that comes from an early harvested crop. You may ask ‘what happens if I harvest indoor cannabis too early?’. The answer is that you may lose out a little in terms of harvest weight and THC/cannabinoid production. But you may prefer the overall effect.

Those that prefer early harvested indoor cannabis may not be too worried that THC levels haven’t yet peaked. The different ratio’s of cannabinoids present in early harvested weed seem to suit some people who are not concerned that they are sacrificing some potential yield by harvesting early. Early harvested cannabis often has white hairs/pistils with clear and colourless trichomes. To the experienced eye, early harvested cannabis simply don’t look quite yet ripe, but for some growers it’s just perfect!

For some people, cannabis that has been harvested a week or so early really is the best for medical use or recreational enjoyment. What’s more, it you prefer early harvested indoor cannabis then the typical indoor cannabis ‘time to harvest’ can be shortened by a week or two. The indoor cannabis harvest is faster, but it should be personal preference which compels the early harvest rather than commercial pressures.

Mid-harvested cannabis

Perhaps the majority of growers harvest indoor cannabis when the trichomes are mostly cloudy. The trichomes may not yet be showing much amber/red colouration and many of the pistils (hairs) will now be red/orange rather than white. At this point THC levels are approaching their peak and so is the overall yield. For many growers, this stage of ripeness is regarded as optimum. The high offers a good balance, not too heavy, not too energetic.

Late harvested cannabis

Some growers very much prefer to leave their cannabis for a longer flowering phase. This means that significant numbers of trichomes have transitioned to a red/amber state. This indicates that the trichomes have done as much cannabinoid/terpene production as they can and are starting to break down.

The pistils are now amber/red and the buds look fully ripe, or even slightly ‘over ripe’ to the experienced eye. The cannabis leaves may be yellowing and looking well past their best. Yield is as heavy as it can get. At this point the buds tend to give a heavy ‘stony’ feeling, often with strong body effects. For some medical marijuana cannabis growers, this is perfect.

When is indoor cannabis ready to harvest? Knowing your own preferences when it comes to the type of high you want is a key starting point. If you are growing your own cannabis seeds, you should be harvesting cannabis at the ideal time to give you maximum pleasure.

This is one of the great benefits of growing your own cannabis, you decide which genetics you are going to enjoy and when you are going to harvest indoor cannabis, not someone else. You can grow cannabis with anything from 0% THC to 25%+ THC. The average amount of THC in most weed is actually around 15%.

For some people, the stronger the cannabis the better. Other cannabis users can dislike strains which are too powerful, they prefer medium or even low-THC strains, perhaps with some CBD in them.

Typical time to harvest your indoor cannabis crop

Flowering type Average harvest time Min. Max.
Feminised 9 weeks 7 weeks 14 weeks
Autoflower 10 weeks 10 weeks 15 weeks

For photoperiod feminised cannabis seeds, an indoor bloom time of around 9 weeks is about average for a typical hybrid strain. Fast indica strains can be ready to harvest in as little as 7-8 weeks of bloom. Slower sativa strains or Haze strains can take 11-14 weeks in bloom. Assuming a 5 week veg time, and a 9 week bloom time for a ‘typical’ hybrid strain an average length of time between cannabis seed germination and harvest of indoor cannabis is around 14 weeks. Harvest quantities of several hundred grams per plant is possible.

If you are growing autoflowering cannabis seeds the average length of time between germination and harvest of indoor cannabis is around 10-11 weeks. Some heavy yielding autoflower strains such as Auto Ultimate can take 12-15 weeks, but the extra few weeks ensure genuinely huge yields of several hundred grams per plant. Conversely, some autoflower strains such as Auto Blueberry or Auto Blackberry Kush can have an indoor cannabis life time from autoflowering seed to flower/harvest of 9 weeks if you get the fast phenotypes.

If you want a really fast harvest with a quick grow cycle, autoflower seeds are a great choice. The best autoflower seeds can produce some truly exceptional quality cannabis too.

How to tell if your indoor cannabis plant is ready for harvest

How to tell when indoor cannabis is ready to harvest ? Many indoor cannabis growers base their harvest date on a few factors. The recommended bloom time given by the cannabis seed company is a good starting point. Often that is regarded as an earliest harvest time when grown under optimum conditions.

Some people would rather allow an extra week or so, based on their own preference. But individual phenotypes, grow system and grow conditions can all affect the growth rate and the subsequent timing of the harvest. Knowing and understanding the different ways to assess the optimum harvest point depends on a few factors. The following pictures may be helpful.

Pictures of indoor cannabis plants ready for harvest

Experienced growers decide the precise harvest point for their cannabis plants after inspecting the general appearance, the leaves, trichomes, bud development and pistil (hair) colour. These pictures may be useful reference points when deciding to harvest your own plants. Especially for the less experienced growers, a ‘when to harvest cannabis picture’ can be worth a thousand words!

Tips for harvesting, curing and drying indoor cannabis

There are several steps involved in the harvest, dry and cure of your cannabis plant. Perhaps the first choice is whether you are going to wet-trim or dry-trim your plant. Many growers tend to think that wet-trimming is slightly easier. However, your own personal preference is important. Both wet trimming and dry trimming work fine. It may be worth trying both methods at least once and see which one works best for you.

Wet trimming your cannabis plant.

Hopefully you will have timed the chop date for your cannabis plant to perfection. Some gloves are a good way to stop your hands getting too sticky/smelly. Trimming your plant before it is dry (‘wet trimming’) may seem easier to some growers. The leaves still have enough moisture to retain their shape, pointing out (away) from the buds. This can make it easier to manicure and wet trim the buds.

When wet-trimming your plant there will be a strong odour produced, especially if there are several people involved in the process with lots of buds. Many people use an air extraction/filtration system in the trimming room to minimise the smell. And, although expensive, professional clippers are a good investment if you have a lot of trimming to do.

The first step is to remove the larger fan leaves by hand and following up with scissors/clippers to gradually remove smaller leaves around the buds. It is a slow process, but many find it very satisfying. The manicured buds can be removed and placed on a drying rack/net for around 7-10 days to dry. Some growers prefer to leave the manicured buds on a branch, and hang that from some cable or coat hangers. The manicured buds are clipped off the branch once dry.

During the time on the drying rack/net, the buds shrink and lose weight as they dry. The precise amount of time taken to dry depends on a few factors, including bud size, ambient temperature and ambient humidity. During the drying stage the buds slowly lose their water. Drying cannabis quickly at high temperatures is regarded as bad practice and removes a lot of your tasty terpenes.

One advantage of wet trimming is that the buds can be removed from the drying rack/net and placed straight in your curing jars. The ‘waste’ leaves and trim are often saved and used for production of hash or cannabis concentrates. Many growers prefer wet trimming, feeling that ‘dry trimming’ shakes off too many dried trichomes – reducing the potency of the buds.

Dry Trimming your cannabis plant

The other option for your cannabis plant harvest is known as dry trimming. Some people prefer this approach. Usually the complete plant is hung upside down, or the largest branches are cut off and hung upside down. Some people remove only the fan leaves, others leave the fan leaves in place. The idea is to allow the remaining plant sugars and juices to flow to the buds.

One advantage of dry trimming is that the entire plant can be removed from the grow room into a separate drying room if available. This could be important e.g. to growers that want to start another crop immediately.

Around 14 days (or so) after hanging the plant upside down it will be dry enough to trim. Some people use ‘trimming trays’ to catch any resin coated sugar leaves or plant material that falls off. This can be used for making hash, cannabis oil or other types of cannabis concentrate.

With dry trimming, many of the leaves may have curled slightly inwards as they dried. This can make trimming perhaps a little more time consuming/tricky compared to wet trimming, especially for less experienced people. But it does depend on the variety you have harvested.

Foxtailed sativa buds with long thin blooms may be slightly easier to trim wet while their long thin leaves are pointing outwards and are easy to remove. Indica buds may be slightly easier to trim when dry. The small sugar leaves are often completely coated in resin and some growers simply leave them in/on the buds.

Curing buds from your indoor cannabis crop

With the bulk of the moisture removed the dry buds now need to be ‘cured’. Curing is the process of preparing the buds so that they can be preserved for the long term. Foods are often cured by drying, sometimes with the help of preserving additives such as salt. In the case of cannabis we want to preserve the flavour and potency and ensure it won’t become mouldy, but without the addition of any preservatives.

Many people find a good way to cure cannabis buds is to put the dry, trimmed buds into glass jars for a month or two. During this time the jars should have their lids opened for a few seconds each day to allow any residual moisture to slowly escape. This process, known as ‘burping the jars’ can become less frequent as the curing process progresses.

Many growers will check humidity in their curing jars with a hygrometer, aiming for around 52-62% humidity (around 55% is ideal). Humidity control bags (e.g. Boveda or Integra Boost) are a good addition to your curing jars, they help to stabilise the perfect humidity to cure your buds.

During the curing process the buds may slowly lose some of their bright green colour from harvest as well as the distinctive ‘chlorophyll’ taste which comes from fresh weed. Curing can often accentuate any red or blue hues in the buds, increasing the ‘bag appeal’. The buds reach a state of dryness where they can last for many months, or even years in a cool dry place, without getting mouldy. The cannabis trichomes sparkle and glisten on the cured buds, gently reminding/exciting you at the pleasure they will soon bring.

Many connoisseurs feel that the cannabis terpene aroma is significantly enhanced by a good curing process. Two months is considered a good curing time by many serious growers. During curing the jars should be kept away from heat and light.

Storing your cured and dried buds safely

Many growers like to preserve the quality as much as possible by storing their cured buds in a cool place (around 16-20 degrees is great). A basement or cool spot in the house is also ideal to store your cured buds. Some growers store their buds in a freezer, where they will remain potent for many years. The worst place to store your buds is a warm place, such as a hot loft. You will lose your delicious terpenes and see the cannabinoids degrade at an accelerated rate, meaning your buds lose potency and aroma profile quickly.

What happens if you harvest indoor cannabis too early?

An early harvest may be preferred by a minority of growers, but it comes at a cost. Yield and potency both increase as normal harvest date approaches. By harvesting early, you accept that you will miss out on some potential buds/yield. You will also be harvesting before the cannabis trichomes have had chance to maximise their production of THC and other cannabinoids. But that may not matter too much to you if you have a strong personal/medical preference for early harvested indoor cannabis.

Growing cannabis seeds in greenhouses and harvesting early

One common question from greenhouse growers is ‘how many times can you harvest cannabis in a greenhouse?’. If you use autoflower seeds, the average European grower should be able to get 2 successive crops per year. Those with better climates may manage 3 successive crops.

What if you don’t dry the cannabis well enough?

If you put slightly damp cannabis buds in jars you risk mould. Some indoor cannabis growers occasionally ask whether using a preventive fungicide before harvest is a good idea. The answer is that no-one should be spraying chemicals on the crop which people will be smoking/vaping in a few weeks. It’s better to take extra care when drying and curing your buds to prevent mould/mold in the first instance.

How to maximise indoor cannabis harvest yield

The typical harvest size for indoor cannabis is notoriously hard to define. There are many variables which can affect the indoor cannabis grower. Autoflowers may yield around an ‘average’ of 25-40g when grown in smallish 6 litre containers by a less experienced grower. But the same strain could yield several hundred grams in the hands of an experienced pro with a deep water culture hydro system and good nutrient management skills/equipment.

Thats why questions such as ‘what is the average harvest amount for indoor grown cannabis?’ or ‘what are good indoor cannabis harvest/yields?’ are so hard to answer for a cannabis seed company.

Learning more about the cannabis plant and how to optimise growth is a process of continuous improvement. Even expert growers with many decades of experience are still learning. The following tips may help you maximise indoor cannabis harvests.

Try to become an expert in one grow method

There are numerous ways to grow cannabis. It grows well in soil, coco fibre and soil-free hydroponic systems of various types. Many people start growing in soil or coco fibre and try to become a specialist. In general, a good grower can achieve slightly faster growth in coco fibre than in a heavy soil mix. However, soil growers may argue that they enjoy superior taste/aroma and ‘good enough’ yields.

In recent years soil (and coco) growers have found the use of airpots and porous felt/fibre containers a great assistance to soil growing. Many expert soil growers have found it hard to match their success when experimenting other methods. It’s better to be an expert in one cannabis grow method than to be average in many.

Those that use soil-free hydroponic systems such as deep water culture or nutrient film technique have found that they can grow plants faster than they can in either soil or coco fibre. However, the technical complexity of growing in hydroponics simply doesn’t suit everyone. Many growers struggle with the daily pH and EC (electrical conductivity) checks required by the more demanding grow methods.

One good way to maximise your indoor cannabis harvest yields is to try to steadily increase your experience and competence in a given grow method, crop by crop.

Choose high yielding feminised cannabis seeds or high yielding autoflower seeds

Even the best growers won’t be able to achieve heavy cannabis yields with low yielding genetics. Certain specialist strains may be perfect for some growers even though they aren’t the heaviest yielders. But if you want to grow very heavy harvests then you need to select high yielding feminised cannabis seeds. If you choose the best cannabis seeds, you won’t be compromising quality. Dutch Passion’s top 5 highest yielding indoor feminised seeds and best yielding autoflower seeds may be a useful starting point. So may the following links.

Some of the recent USA cannabis seeds deliver a perfect combination of quality with high yield and delicious taste. You really can’t go wrong with some of the best USA cannabis seeds!

Planning a seed to harvest indoor organic grow

If you have never grown before, a good quality local grow shop is a valuable way to get the basics and perhaps some useful advice too. There are plenty of good online grow stores who provide well configured complete grow room packages for new growers.

As you gain in experience you can give yourself a pat on the back as you improve from being an average cannabis grower to a more experienced grower. As you do so, you will see your ‘average’ cannabis indoor harvest transition towards increasingly heavier harvests.

Experienced growers have the advantage of knowing exactly how to plan a seed to harvest indoor grow. They will understand the advantages (and costs!) of a good quality LED grow light as well as which grow method/nutrients to use. An indoor grow tent is a convenient option which can be packed up after use.

Many growers plan their indoor cannabis grow to avoid temperature extremes. In hot countries, experienced growers already know that avoiding the hottest part of the year will make their indoor grow easier to control, resulting in heavier yields and superior quality.

Planning a seed to harvest indoor organic cannabis grow?

With many connoisseur home growers preferring a quality-led approach (rather than a yield-focussed approach) interest in organic growing remains high. BioTabs are an organic nutrient company with a great reputation. The slow release organic nutrients take care of nutrition for pretty much the entire grow, apart from perhaps an occasional late top feed of liquid bloom nutrient for hungry plants in flowering.

Many people would say that the ‘average’ harvest for one indoor cannabis plant is probably around 30-80g of dry buds. But the best growers can routinely harvest several hundred grams of top quality buds from the same strain when grown in optimised conditions. Once you have successfully grown your own cannabis seeds you will realise the quality improvements that you can achieve over other sources. You can save cash too!

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good afternoon. when talking about curring jars do they mean mason jars ? my plants are budding now and i have been reading all the information on harvesting and drying . i have two beautiful plants . about how many jars do i need?
thank your website for my growing needs . Sandra Smith

How to Dry Marijuana Flowers

Harvest time is a moment of excitement, worry, and absolute euphoria.

As you’ve watched your cannabis plants grow for the last few months, it goes without saying that you’ve been waiting for this moment with intense anticipation. However, one wrong move and all of your efforts will have been for nothing.

Once you harvest your weed plants, drying takes center stage in terms of importance. Although it sounds basic, drying cannabis buds is an art that few master.

Read along to learn how to dry weed like a pro. You’ll discover why drying cannabis flowers matters and why your buds will benefit from it.

Ready to turn your uncut cannabis flowers into terpene and cannabinoid-packed gems?

What is The Drying Process and Why Does it Matter?

First, let’s talk about drying weed.

Before and after harvest, cannabis flowers are fresh and contain an abundance of moisture. From a consumer’s point-of-view, moist buds don’t burn well and produce a harsh flavor, lack aroma, and decrease the efficacy of cannabinoids.

In other words, moist weed isn’t a joy to consume.

Therefore, drying cannabis flowers is how cultivators allow the moisture to evaporate and undesirable compounds to break down from the buds. By allowing cannabis flowers to dry, the buds are:

  • Flavorful
  • Aromatic
  • Potent
  • Smokable

Additionally, drying weed prevents mold from growing within the flowers. Remember, moist flowers are a breeding ground for mold, which will destroy your final harvest.

In other words, the drying process enhances the quality of your cannabis flowers while protecting them from mold. As we like to say — it’s a win-win scenario when you properly dry marijuana flowers.

How to Dry Your Cannabis Flowers in Five Easy Steps

Alright, enough talk and more action! It’s time to sit down and learn how to dry your cannabis buds to perfection.

Here’s a list of tools that you’ll need to get the job done:

  • Oscillating fan
  • Thermometer/hygrometer combo
  • Clothes hangers or clothesline
  • AC/Dehumidifier (optional)

Furthermore, you must have a space, such as a closet or grow room, to allow your cannabis flowers to dry properly.

If you grow cannabis indoors, you already have a controlled environment for drying marijuana buds. However, if you are drying an outdoor crop, a garage or converted space for drying will suffice.

Step One: Set Up Drying Line

After you’ve harvested your cannabis plants as detailed in our previous guide, How to Harvest Cannabis Plants, it’s time to set up the clothes hangers or line in the drying room.

If you are using clothes hangers, allow enough space between each so that the hanging cannabis stalks don’t touch each other.

If your cannabis plants touch each other while drying, they may:

  • Improperly dry
  • Generate mold

If you are using a clothesline, ensure the line is adequately secured to avoid fallen buds. Once complete, move on to step two.

Step Two: Check Environmental Conditions

Next — it’s time to check the environmental conditions.

When it comes to drying weed — nothing is more important than the rate at which it dries. Cannabis buds that dry too fast or too slow are not nearly as top-shelf as those that dry just right.

The three factors that dictate the rate of drying buds are:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Airflow

By dialing each of these factors in — your marijuana flowers will optimally dry. Here are the ideal values that you must maintain in the drying room before adding the harvested cannabis plants:

  • 75-78°F
  • 45-60% RH

As for airflow, place the oscillating fun below the hanging buds. Never shoot air directly at the buds as this will cause uneven drying and dry one half too fast.

Place the hygrometer/thermometer combo at the same height where your hanging cannabis flowers will be. As long as the temperature and relative humidity are in the ideal range — proceed to step three!

Step Three: Hang Up The Cannabis

Now that your drying room is set up — it’s time to hang the cannabis plants or branches upside down.

We say cannabis plants or branches because you should have harvested the entire plant or smaller “pieces,” such as branches, depending on the plant’s overall size.

In either case, when hung upside down, cannabis branches offer a natural hook that allows you to hang the cannabis plant securely.

Take care that each plant or branch is adequately spaced and does not touch other hanging branches. Remember, you want your buds to dry evenly and prevent mold.

Once you’ve hung all of your cannabis branches, you should notice them swaying gently as the oscillating fan blows below.

Remember, do not turn on any lights while the cannabis crop is drying. The point of total darkness is to allow unnecessary compounds, such as chlorophyll, to dissipate.

Keep the fan blowing under the cannabis buds. Also, keep the lights off.

Step Four: Monitor the Environment and Buds

Once you’ve hung your cannabis crop in the drying room — it’s time to monitor the environmental conditions and the buds.

Check the temperature and RH at least three times per day to ensure the grow room isn’t too hot, cold, damp, or dry. You may gently use your index finger and thumb to press against a bud to monitor dryness.

Step Five: Touch Test and Snap Test

In general, drying cannabis flowers takes roughly 3-7-days.

However, how long it takes to dry weed is entirely dependent on the total weight of your cannabis harvest. In other words, a massive weed haul will take longer to dry compared to a small yield.

Therefore, you must rely on the touch test and the snap test.

After 3-days, use your index finger and thumb to feel a few different buds. How do they feel?

If the outer flower feels moist — they require more drying time. However, if the buds feel dry on the outside, give them a gentle squeeze to determine inner moisture.

Additionally, you may use the snap test to gauge dryness. After 3-days, you may gently bend a branch. If the branch snaps — it’s lost a significant amount of moisture. If the stem bends without snapping, there is still a substantial level of moisture present.

Using both of these tests, you can determine the optimal time to remove the cannabis flowers from the drying room.

Remember, you must be vigilant during this process. You can ruin your weed if you over or under-dry your cannabis plants! Once branches snap and the flowers are dry on the outside but exhibit moisture when pressed — it’s time to end the drying process!

Bend a stem and if it snap it’s likely dry enough.

The Last Step Before Enjoying Your Cannabis

As you look at your gorgeous buds dripping in resin — you’ll be tempted to test a sample.

We recommend waiting a bit longer to get the best aroma, flavor, and potency — especially after putting so much work into growing cannabis. Therefore, the step after drying marijuana is the Trimming and curing processes.

If you’re ready to catapult your cannabis flowers into top-shelf or boutique-grade territory — you must trim and cure your weed. Read How to Trim Marijuana and How to Cure Weed and master the art of transforming decent marijuana into pure fire.