420 Magazine Background

Am I ready for harvest? Cloudy or clear?

Sierra Cowboy

Well-Known Member
I'm going to start trimming and hanging one of my ladies today...any tips on the drying process.. .im so ready to get her dried and cured.....come on "gelata" lol
Hey Chilly, if you do the low and slow (I ADVISE THIS) be sure and trim the stems very close it makes a big difference in your drying time. I didn't trim close enough last year and it took almost three months to get it done. The end product was very smooth and over the top potent, the buds were crystal Christmas trees and were total eye candy under the jeweler's loupe. As with all other process there are tons of ways to do this, I hope you find the cure that works for you.
 
Thanks man. There's 4 people in my home so I don't know if the constant open and closing will work ?? I think I read you shouldn't open the fridge to much.....? Almost impossible here..lol..kids. at the moment I have her hanging in my bedroom bathroom with a lil air conditioner cooler...lights off . Not sure how well it will do ..........
 

ZoomZ06

Well-Known Member
Ok. So fresh bud is what I'm looking for
? I need that get up and go
Fresher bud will give you the get up and go but I would still recommend doing a cure. If not you’re flowers won’t break down the chlorophyll and just give you a grassy/hay taste and not much of a high. I’d recommend doing a cure for at least 2-3 weeks before smoking
 

Rad Man

Well-Known Member
Chilly,
You dry to get the RH in your containers down to @ 62%. Then the cure starts when you stabilize there. You do not want to overdry (RH< 55%) as you want your buds to cure in the 62-55% range. If you go below 55%, the curing process halts. The other side is if you let the humidity remain too high (>62%) you can lose your crop to mold. Staying in the sweet spot allows the chlorophyll to decompose, removing the hay/grassy taste.

Some folks dry by hanging for 3-10 days, most seem to do this in the dark, then go to jars.

These can help once you get RH in the ball park.... https://www.amazon.com/Boveda-62-Percent-2-Way-Humidity-Control/dp/B00JV27MF4 just pick the right size for your container if you go this route.


This should help. I found this on the 420 forums..
Cure flow chart.jpg
 
Last edited:
Man i will never go any where else....im a be part of this for life...thanks to everyone that has gave some knowledge and to everyone that has yet....many more questions to come....and one day answers....
 

Attachments

  • 20200901_140420.jpg
    20200901_140420.jpg
    889.7 KB · Views: 19

ZoomZ06

Well-Known Member
Man i will never go any where else....im a be part of this for life...thanks to everyone that has gave some knowledge and to everyone that has yet....many more questions to come....and one day answers....
Got some nice big buds in there, very nice grow! I tend to let mine hang dry for 3-10 days and I do a test snap on branches (typically once a day) until I hear a slight pop/crack but not completely break the branch. Once that happens I know I’m good for curing. I fill my jars 3/4 way full add in a hygrometer so I can see what my RH is. I burp my jars twice a day, typically when I wake up and right before bed. Sometimes I’ll pour the buds out to move them around in the jar so they don’t get flat spots. After a week of burping twice a day I go to once a day. 3rd week every other day and so on.
everyone here is amazing at giving advice, I will never leave here either. Welcome to the group :welcome:
 

Dino24

Active Member
Auto chocolate skunk day 77, can anyone help me with harvest advice? Have been 11weeks from seed.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20200905_102842.jpg
    IMG_20200905_102842.jpg
    896.6 KB · Views: 13
  • IMG_20200905_102833.jpg
    IMG_20200905_102833.jpg
    876.1 KB · Views: 15
  • IMG_20200905_102822.jpg
    IMG_20200905_102822.jpg
    737.4 KB · Views: 13
  • IMG_20200905_102733.jpg
    IMG_20200905_102733.jpg
    753.3 KB · Views: 13
  • IMG_20200905_102728.jpg
    IMG_20200905_102728.jpg
    686.3 KB · Views: 13

ZoomZ06

Well-Known Member
Was wondering if I was ready to harvest, this my first time growing so not sure if she's ready or not
The pictures are blurry and hard to tell by looking at the trichomes. If you can get a clearer picture that would be great. I would say they have got to be close, from what I can see the trichomes look cloudy, but a closer lead blurry picture would give a more definitive answer
 

Dino24

Active Member
The pictures are blurry and hard to tell by looking at the trichomes. If you can get a clearer picture that would be great. I would say they have got to be close, from what I can see the trichomes look cloudy, but a closer lead blurry picture would give a more definitive answer
About to try and get you a clearer picture
 

Dino24

Active Member
More pictures, not sure if they are better though
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20200905_111843.jpg
    IMG_20200905_111843.jpg
    712.3 KB · Views: 12
  • IMG_20200905_111815.jpg
    IMG_20200905_111815.jpg
    800.8 KB · Views: 13
  • IMG_20200905_111800.jpg
    IMG_20200905_111800.jpg
    698.5 KB · Views: 12
  • IMG_20200905_111715.jpg
    IMG_20200905_111715.jpg
    876.1 KB · Views: 11
  • IMG_20200905_111705.jpg
    IMG_20200905_111705.jpg
    798.3 KB · Views: 11
Top Bottom