In this section, we will guide you through the process of determining the perfect time to harvest, harvesting your crop correctly, and properly curing your bud to give you a perfect final product.
Flush It Out
Harvesting cannabis buds can be a rewarding experience. To ensure the highest quality buds, the plants should be carefully monitored and harvested at the right time. We recommend flushing your plants out for 2 weeks before harvesting. In this process, your plant uses up any amount of nutrients previously absorbed. The result will be buds with better flavor and aroma. The excess of fertilizer in your Cannabis plant may result in buds that are harsh to the throat when smoked. It is important to wait until the trichomes on the buds are milky and the pistils on the buds are brown and curled.
After harvesting the buds, they should be hung to dry in a dark, well-ventilated area. The plants should hang for about 7 days, or until the leaves are dry and easily broken off.
Once the buds are sufficiently dry, they should be cured in airtight containers for several weeks. This will help to preserve the terpenes and cannabinoids in the buds, resulting in a better flavor and higher potency. Every few days you will "burp" your container by opening it briefly to release air. We recommend trimming your bud after curing.
Congratulations on harvesting your cannabis! You have accomplished a remarkable feat and now have amazing bud that you grew 100% at home. With your hard work and dedication, you have taken the first steps in cultivating cannabis plants with care and precision.
Now that your grow is complete, you have the opportunity to explore all the ways you can use your buds. Whether you’re vaping, smoking, or using it for a homemade edibles recipe, the possibilities are endless.
At our Eighth Brother, we are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your cannabis. From providing the highest quality products to offering helpful grower tips, we are here to support you on your cannabis journey.
Keep up the great work and congratulations on finishing your grow