Bud Washing

How do you do it?

Use 3 buckets. The first bucket has room temp, ie not cold, water with 5 gallons to 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup Lemon Juice. The second bucket has the hottest water from the faucet. The last bucket is the coldest water from the faucet.

Do a pre-trim on each branch to remove any leaves without crystals. Then dunk each branch several times and swirl them around a bit. When dunking the branches, do it fast enough to get the water sloshing around real good. Imagined trying to get the water to get into all the nooks and crannies with some force to help clean out the dirt. Do each bucket for 10-30 seconds including a few second to let them water drain off before moving them to the next bucket.

After the last rinse, hang them on a string above the bucket so it can drip back into the bucket.

Let them dry about 24 hours before trimming. If tried to manicure sooner than that, they feel too wet.


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