Ask Ed: Grow Questions and Answers – Are My Buds Ready?

Question: So I recently harvested my buds, are they ready for consumption?

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Ed’s Rosenthal: The “stick test” is a good indication of bud dryness. Bend the little stem that holds the bud together. If it bends, the bud is still too wet. If it snaps, the bud has dried sufficiently.

The next test is the joint test – roll a thin joint. If the bud stays lit a bit and doesn’t go out between puffs, then it is ready for storing and aging. It is still too wet when it needs constant relighting. Wet bud is not only inconvenient, it won’t get you as high as dry bud because the cannabinoids have not become active.

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