How do you dry buds after wet trim?
Place them gently in a container and bring to your workstation where you’ll finish trimming. TIP: Because your buds are still wet, they are softer and so laying them down can flatten them. To protect the buds, some growers will hang them from a line, similar to hanging wet clothes.
How long does it take for weed leaves to dry?
An ideal time to dry cannabis is around 5-7 days. However, the time it takes to reach the ideal dryness (explained below) will vary depending on your climate and drying location. Also, the condition of your plant will play a role, such as how fat the buds are, how many fan leaves are still attached, and so on.
How dry should weed be before trimming?
At that point, they will be ready for a run through the machine! It is important to note that for dry machine trimming, the buds need to be 80-90% dry which will allow the fan leaf and sugar leaves to remain somewhat pliable and flexible. If they are too dry and brittle, it will prevent a clean cut.
Should I leave fan leaves on while drying?
Leaving fan leaves attached can prevent buds from drying correctly, which is a recipe for mold. TIP 2: Remove any trellis stuck in the plants before taking the plants to the drying room, so trellis remnants do not accidentally enter the final product.
Should I cut fan leaves before hanging?
Therefore, it is best to wait until the final week before harvest. At this point, remove the largest fan leaves and get rid of dying foliage. However, if you spot dead leaves a few weeks beforehand, feel free to trim them. It is also a fact that fan leaves contain a lower level of trichomes.
Do you cure trim?
Trim dries much quicker than flower and should be ready in a matter of days. You can then transfer your trim into storage jars and cure it in the same way you would treat buds.
Should I cut the fan leaves off during flowering?
Yes you should – but with the correct technique. A proper thinning will remove 20-40% of the mid to upper foliage every 5-7 days. Removing these fan leaves opens up light and produces better air exchange to the lower canopy.
Do fan leaves feed buds?
It’s a matter of balance: allowing as many bud sites as possible to get plenty of light while still leaving fan leaves on the plant to be the photosynthesis powerhouse for the associated branch or bud. Remember, buds also have plenty of smaller leaves to support photosynthesis.