Originally Posted by Complete Noob
It takes me weeks to get mine dry, I usually cut as low as possible on the plant while attempting to keep the plant together. This is for my smaller one ounce plants tho
For larger plants I figure in my mind the biggest section I can cut and wash in a 5 gallon bucket. Because I wash mine, in a five gallon bucket. So it can’t be too big as to not fit
Then hang whole sections up in dark closet. Couple fans in room. The bigger the plant mass is, the longer it will take for your bud to dry. The longer it takes to dry, the better the smoke will be.
It doesn’t matter if you hang a plant upside down or not as far as the high is concerned, that’s stoner science if you read that hanging it upside down vs right side up is better. BUT I hang every plant upside down because it’s easier that way, as you will soon see. I have never dried the plant with roots attached but as I stated the longer the better and the more plant matter attached the longer it will take to dry. I was told by a breeder I’m cool with that his stuff is best when dried for two weeks and then placed in jar for at least two weeks so I aim to reach that goal by default with all plants, leaving them together whole so it takes longer on purpose. Some plants get cut up a bit more as different strains take longer to dry than other (ime). I have dried buds by cutting the plant into sticks and it was way faster, like dry in 4-5 days and it wasn’t bad or anything. But I think waiting makes it taste a little better. You should experiment and see what you like best
hey thanks for this info, I appreciate it...
that's interesting, take longer to dry, better bud
I was planning on curing it 30 days in glass mason jars, anyways
so now I know, bigger is better...
also, you wash your buds ? why may I ask ?
my 2 matures are indoor, and I didn't use any pesticides at all
but they got lovingly mist-ed, almost every night...
for months on end.... I never thought to wash prior to drying it