Ask Ed: Grow Tip – More Harvest Tips

CANNABIS CULTURE – I’ve been traveling through Northern CA and it looks like this year could be the largest harvest ever.

With government funds cut for search and seizure, and the federal government concentrating on federal lands, more people than ever will be bringing in a larger part of their crops. I predict prices will drop dramatically on outdoor bud. This will have a short-lived effect on indoor though and more THC in the forms of hash, kief, and edibles will ultimately lower prices of all products.

Still, you want to use as efficient a system as possible for manicuring the harvest. Most of the machines, in fact I should say all of the machines I have seen used for manicuring marijuana only work with fresh, not dried marijuana. So after your harvest, it would be best to keep the marijuana fresh by storing it at about 40 Degrees in moderate humidity, that way it won’t dry out and will remain fresh and then can be processed using manicuring equipment over the next week.

If you’re growing only a small amount you may be able to use a refrigerator to hold the unmanicured colas. If you need more space, you might use a room air conditioner to bring the temperature way down. Some growers might want to use either a mobile refrigeration unit, such as a refrigerated truck, or a refrigerated room. Then the marijuana will not have to be processed as soon as its harvested.

Finally, as you walk around your garden or field, you might notice that the outer portions of the buds are ripe but then looking down 4 to 8 inches, the buds on this section are not ripe. Pick no bud before its time. Clip off the ripened part of the bud, leaving the rest to ripen on its own time.

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Comments

8 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    Yes. You could pollinate each branch of a female plant with pollen from different male plants if you wanted to. If you’re outside then whatever pollen is blowing around will be what sticks to your girl.

  2. Anonymous on

    YES YES and did I say yes? 2 males will definetly pollinate that lady.

  3. Lukelucas666 on

    Yes one male can ruin your whole garden

  4. Badmf on

    Outdoor guerilla grow in fire qurantine area very difficult to service in heat, have polymers and auto water system in place. Lotsa choppers flyin for fire alert. Mold can be an issue. Yes more than one male may pollrnate as small dust drifts to whatever open branch of flowers, hence mixed fathers. U use lower branches labeled and verey carefully apply pollen.

  5. Badmf on

    Outdoor guerilla grow in fire qurantine area very difficult to service in heat, have polymers and auto water system in place. Lotsa choppers flyin for fire alert. Mold can be an issue.

  6. Anonymous on

    Can one female plant be pollenated by two males?

  7. Tommy Greens on

    That’s not a problem. Leaves change colors when the plants are nearing the end of their life cycle. Consider removing some older leaves that are covering lower buds at this point.

  8. Anonymous on

    the plants are in a tent and are 6wks into harvest but the leafs on a couple of them are turning purple and a rusty colour why is this and wat can be done to solve this problem.