thx for the suggestion and info on the drying and curing. iv read quite a bit about the different technics. i was going to hang them for a couple of days in my bud tent, then scratch the stems then leave for another couple of days. just a question if you dont mind. would it make a big difference if i kept the light on to produce more heat or is it best to leave it in the dark, and why??, just trying to learn
Oh please share as much insight as you wish,
ive had to tie a couple of branches up myself as they were in danger of snapping if i didnt, similar to the way youve done yours. thx for taking the time to reply, i have arthiritis which i inherited from my dad whos had to have the last three fingers off on each hand, but here in the uk there is no medical marijuana so i have to be discreet, on the street you average pay Â£20 for about 1.5 gram of garbage so this is how i came to be here and yes it is fun, very rewarding and its one of them hobbies that you can still learn somthing new in 20 years time. i have to do from seed again next time but i will be taking cuttings off those and keeping a mother. i will put some pics up monday and for my very first grow i think ive done ok. My main mistake was the heating was to high 'used a mh 600w for veg then swiched to a hps dual spectrum 600w from the beginning of flowering to the end and it doubled in size. i will be investing in an intake fan for the next one. The rhino carbon filter is excellent no smell outside the tent at all, at first it was sucking my tent inwards until i opened some vents built in the tent, also need 2 new fans as the ones i have are tired to say the least. Some of the top fan leaves and top leaf have curled up a bit but that will never happen again due to excesive heat.
Thanks again, very much appreciated, farmerbarny Be Happy be Nice and be Kind!!!!
think i'll put some of my pics in order
definately do NOT hang/dry buds in veg or bud tent...the heat can/will produce mould...
a cool DARK and DRY place is optimal for initial drying 4-5 days as mentioned, then the brown paper bags (brown paper is preferred because there was no bleach used in making the bag and it draws out moisture nicely))
then...after 3-5 days in the bags, they should be ready for curing in jars!
Yup...nothing like a first crop! ...just gonna make ya wanna do more...heh heh heh!
I never heard of 'slitting' the stems...i cant see the logic there...so, the info i pass along is learned, tried and tested personal experience. i like it simple too...
but it sounds like you have the fundamentals down...good for you!
i totally understand about the arthritis...i have osteo arthritis as well...so i DO empthasize with ya my friend.
Looking forward to your pics!