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What is The Best Way to Dry and Preserve Your Marijuana Buds for Smooth, Sweet Buds?

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Out of excitement, most marijuana growers tend to harvest the crops at an early age to save time and sell it outright at a certain price. With these tendencies, most marijuana growers forget one important matter to consider: its taste.

Novice growers, especially those who don’t have much experience planting the seed and growing it, reap the plant even if the buds are not mature. The right process in growing marijuana takes a lot of time and patience. Proper treatment and handling of the plant is needed to get the euphoric taste consumers want.

Now, what happens when an immature marijuana plant is reaped and processed? Here are the following why growers carefully planned out harvest time:

  • Marijuana’s benefit outweigh its negative impact on the body with which its medicinal advantage depends on the potency of the drug. The potency of the marijuana plants decreases if not harvested on time.
  • Improper yielding of the plant results to hard, bitter taste which most consumers despise the most.
  • When marijuana is consumed without proper processing, it tends to give its users a series of side effects like a headache, lightheadedness, nausea and increases the chance of anxiety.

To avoid these precarious effects, here are the following tips and techniques on how to properly process marijuana from drying to preservation or curing process:

Tips

  • Growers should take note that when harvesting the marijuana plant, the buds should be mature enough to avoid unwarranted side effects.
  • The drying room should be about the same dimension as your green room.
  • The humidity of the area should be constant, about 50%. Low humidity can cause rapid drying of the plant which should be avoided, too high humidity causes the buds to mold and useless.
  • The temperature is also an important factor since it can make or break the drying process. Fast drying and slow drying tend to affect the taste the most.

Techniques

  1. The process starts when you cut off the plant from its main root. After cutting the plant and shedding off excess leaves, most growers hang them upside down, evenly spaced to get off the excess water off the plant. Do this until the buds are dried, and stems can be bent.
  2. It usually takes about 3 to 7 days for it to dry properly and naturally completely. During the process, make sure you don’t use artificial drying equipment such as microwave to hasten the drying process, this will only make things worse and taste terrible.
  3. Once completely dried and not brittle, it’s time to transfer to a mason jar. Mason jars are air tight, other containers with an airtight seal can also be used. Put in as much marijuana plant but don’t overcrowd it. The lesser the air inside, the better.
  4. For safety purposes, you can check it every day for 1 to 3 weeks if moist builds up or the glass jar is sweating. If moist builds up, take them out and lay them over a dried newspaper to get off the last remaining water.
  5. Once it’s dried after getting the moist off, repack it and place in a cool, dry place. Fridges are a good choice but need to watch out for the natural tendency to cause humid effects. Jars should be airtight.
  6. After some time, probably less than a month, you can have a stash of marijuana at your disposal.

Marijuana Agriculture is a very delicate type of business that needs proper techniques and knowledge when handling. As a business entrepreneur, it is best to process everything at a proper timing and speed. Do not hurriedly exchange stash for cash because it will bring you trouble in time.

If improperly reaped and processed, unwarranted effects follow. You surely don’t want to lose customers because of a simple mistake of not waiting for proper timing, right? If you encounter mistakes during the curing process, then search the internet for solutions or if molds grow in the plant, take necessary precautions. You can adjust the temperature, humidity and hang them with proper space from one another to avoid contamination.

You can also ask experts or navigate the web for more information. There are so many things at your disposal, so handle it with care.