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Marijuana Harvesting

Harvesting your Marijuana

The most important and exciting visit you will make is for the harvest. Plan this one out because, if everything goes according to plan, you will be travelling back home with a load of smelly sticky bud. If possible a night time visit would be preferable. Ideally plants will be ready to harvest when the buds have darkened, swollen and are glistening with THC crystals. But guerrilla gardening isn’t always ideal so keep an eye on the weather forecast. If extreme weather, or worse, an early frost is imminent and your plants are budding, but not fully ripe, it might be worth harvesting early. This is a judgement call and no guide can fully cover all eventualities. Harvest the buds with a clean, sharp knife. The fan leaves are usually discarded although some growers like to use them for cooking.

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Drying your Marijuana

So everything has gone according to plan and you now have a good harvest of sticky buds. Don’t spoil it now by being impatient. The best smoke will come from buds that are dried slowly. Hang the buds separately in a cool, dark, well ventilated area. Allow around 5 days for them to dry properly. Some growers use microwaves to dry them out more quickly but this is detrimental to both the quality and the taste of the smoke.

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58 thoughts on “Marijuana Harvesting

  1. Unknown grower says:

    Reading about growing ganj outside quite often now, making notes after notes so i get this perfect first time. Its going to be in an un-used field but beens i live in england the weather may completly fuck my grow up. Fingers crossed i will start my grow in the next 4 weeks and hope for the best! I pray to god this works

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  2. TJ says:

    Got 2 great looking plants I started indoors, its time to transplant. I got my spot picked out, hole dug, feet, etc! Just need some tips on the actual transplanting process! Try n god bless

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  3. jsmoood says:

    hey fellow growers its my1st time trying to grow this beautiful flower and I need help! I planted a handful of seeds in a flower pot and forgot about it and one day I seen 4 plants growing. I have been researching on da website learning how to grow outside when should I move my babies into a bigger pot are in the ground in my back yard please help ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. nathanielnw/nastynate says:

    as in the dark of the nite……….things go bump…….. smoke is good my first crop is the best yet………….

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  5. taz83 says:

    I have a couple of babies i started on, but i have 1 question,how long do your plants have to grow before harvesting?

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  6. nathanielnw says:

    my first crop is aaaaaaaaaamasinzzzzzzzzzz thanks growers

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  7. reynaldo says:

    i have my trees i mean plants ready to be chop im really happy i did really good,thanks for the tips,really helps.

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  8. chris rutledge says:

    I had an old stoner tell me that when I cut my plants to dip the stalk in boiling water for a minute before I hang them to dry. He says it will force the THC into the buds. He then said after hanging for a week or so, to cip the buds and store in brown paper sacks until ready. will this work to stop that horrible homegrown tatse and smell?

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  9. kansas homegrown says:

    You need to have your plants in the ground or started in pots by april and the prime picking time is the end of september or early october before the first frost. When ur ready to dry trim off all fan leaves and any big leaves after 4 or 5 days do a fine trim of smaller leaver pertruding from the budds save theses to make hash or butter. Good Luck

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  10. john says:

    ive been trying to grow weed in my closet but i dont have the confidennce to start planting. what kind of light do i need to use to grow in closets???i was thinking of starting with fluorescent lights then changing to hps lights when it grows more

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