Ask Ed: Grow Tip – Avoiding Mildew and Bacteria

CANNABIS CULTURE – Today comes more tips to help you prepare for this year’s harvest.

To prevent mold from forming after the bud has been clipped, make sure to keep strong air circulation in the drying space. And keep the humidity down. You can do this using a dehumidifier or a room dryer. You should also try to keep the temperature down to below 80 degrees F or 27 degrees C, this keeps the terpenes from evaporating. They have a low volatility point and waft away when the temperature rises.

Finally, don’t package material that is still wet (sweating). If it’s still losing substantial amounts of water, it is still too moist. Packaging it provides an excellent environment for aerobic bacteria. Which will turn it brown like Mexican bud and give it an earthy flavor. While they are doing that, they create ammonia gas, which has an acrid odor.

Remember, the only way to truly grow great pot is to follow the bible of cannabis cultivation: Marijuana Grower’s Handbook.

Send your grow questions to Ed Rosenthal at [email protected]



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  2. Badmf on

    Don’t risk lung problems with moldy nugs you should turn it into hash after going through the seive it is eliminated.

  3. Anonymous on

    how bad is the mold for you if smoked?

  4. markoo on

    not everyone is benevolent with their weed or cuttings.. lots are thank Krishna!!! the girl who started my grow… thank you..luv peace happiness..

  5. Anonymous on

    I agree that cannabis should be legal, however, I am an avid gardener,and can tell you that much more time and cost goes into growing a good medical cannabis than growing garden vegetables. I barely cover my costs of growing legal medical cannabis, not to mention the time involved. I also donate my patients meds to them monthly. One good thing about it not being legal is that more people who need it for medical purposes get a better product, sometimes, depends on the grower and their knowledge of the plant.

  6. attorney (ret. on

    This fellow’s worst nightmare is total legalization. That would bring in real chemists and professionals who could produce in such large quantities that the price would drop to cheaper than almost any product made from plants except potatoes. This is why the California growers never wanted total legalization,just enough illegality to keep the profit up and keep the industry a “cottage” industry charging absurd prices for a vegetable product.