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Notes on Drying & Curing

Hey Nico!
I got your educational DVD, Grow Like a Pro. I have a harvest related question… For how long do you hang the plant upside down during drying? And I love your DVD, it helped me so much. Thanks for your time, bro! — Gary S. via NicosNuggets@hightimes.com

Hello, Gary. Thanks for writing in, and thanks for buying the DVD. To answer your question, after harvesting your plants, drying usually take between 7 and 10 days. This timeframe is for dry-trimming schedules, meaning that you hang your plants directly after harvest, with all the leaves and branches still intact.

Some growers prefer to wet-trim their plants, taking off most of the leaves right after harvest and then hanging the branches with only flowers upside down to dry out. In this case, the drying time would be less, about 5-7 days, as there are less leaves to hold moisture.

All in all, best case practices stipulate that harvested plants are hung to dry for a week, minimum. Then they are trimmed. Once the buds are lopped of the branches, they are placed in jars – or bins – for curing. Curing takes another week, minimum. Some growers will cure for a few weeks, but this a personal preference. Curing is essentially a really slow dry to rid the flowers of any lingering moisture. The slower the dry, the better.

Thanks for reading everyone and remember: Grow… And help the world grow, too!

Got questions? Email ’em over to Nico at NicosNuggets@hightimes.com and be sure to put “Nico’s Nuggets” in the subject line!

 

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