Learn how to harvest your cannabis plant so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor!
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Decide when to harvest your plant
Based on the size, age, and strain of your cannabis plant, you will need to decide when to harvest it. If your plant is a autoflowering strain, it will have a set life cycle and you will need to harvest it when it is mature. If your plant is not an autoflowering strain, you will need to judge its maturity based on the following signs:
-The pistils are at least 50% brown
-Trichomes are milky or mostly cloudy
-The leaves are starting to turn yellow or brown
Once you have decided when to harvest your plant, you will need to prepare for the actual harvesting process.
Cut down your plant
Cut down your plant when 50-70% of the pistils have turned from white to brown. Use a sharp, clean pair of pruning shears or a sharp knife. Make your cuts just above a node (the point where a leaf meets the stem). Be as gentle as possible so you don’t damage the trichomes (the tiny crystals that cover the buds and leaves).
Hang your plant upside down
You will need to hang your plant upside down in a cool, dark, and dry place for about two weeks. This will allow the plant to further mature and cure, which will improve the taste, smell, and overall quality of your final product.
Trim your plant
Cannabis harvesting is not like harvesting most other crops. There are many ways to go about it, and the method you choose will have a big impact on the quality of your final product. In this article, we’ll show you how to harvest your cannabis plant so that you can get the best possible results.
When it comes time to harvest your cannabis plant, the first thing you need to do is trim it. Trimming is an important step in the harvesting process because it helps to remove any unwanted leaves and branches from the plant. This will make it easier to dry and cure your cannabis, and it will also help to improve the quality of your final product.
Once you’ve trimmed your plant, you need to dry it. Drying is an essential step in the harvesting process because it helps to preserve the cannabinoids and terpenes in the plant material. There are many different ways to dry cannabis, but one of the most popular methods is to hang the plants upside down in a dark, cool room for about two weeks.
After your plants have dried, they need to be cured. Curing helps to improve the flavor of your cannabis and also prevents mold and mildew from growing on your product. The best way to cure cannabis is by storing it in airtight containers in a dark, cool place for at least two weeks.
Once your plants are trimmed, dried, and cured, they’re ready to be used however you like! You can smoke them, vape them, eat them, or use them to make any number of cannabis-infused products.
Dry your plant
Drying your plant is a crucial step in the harvesting process, and if done incorrectly, can result in subpar buds or even moldy ones. Start by cutting down your plant and hanging it upside down in a cool, dry, and dark area with good ventilation. Check on your plants daily, and once the leaves have all turned crispy and brown, it’s time to start trimming.