I harvested my outdoor grown white widow plant on Sunday morning. Was about to start doing a hydrogen peroxide bud wash and my wife had a sudden accident upstairs. I checked on her, she’d hurt her ankle. My attention was suddenly shifted away from the buds.
I did manage to get them into my drying room. They’ve been in there for 4 days while my attention has been on her. I have done some trimming of the bigger leaves, etc and noticed some dust, a few bug droppings, and other things that the bud wash would have cleaned up.
My question: Would bud washing on day 4 of drying be bad for the buds? Or would it be ok? I would really like to get some of those pollutants out of the buds.
my gut tells me your bud will absorb some of the wash because it is dry and then I don’t believe it will ever dry out properly after that…but I have no experience or have heard of this before so…
I’m with @Retiredoldguy on this. I wouldn’t risk it. If it were me, I’d defoliate all leaves and do a wet trim. It’s not ideal but I’d hate to see you ruin a whole harvest doing bud wash.
Thanks for the replies, I really appreciate it.
I’m going to just keep them drying. It’s just not worth the risk to wash now.
Truthfully when I first grew my first ILGM Blueberry Autos about 5 years ago…I didn’t study up enough to know the ins and outs of it other then how to grow it harvest etc…somehow I missed the bud washing section… …I should have known this because everything else Ive ever grown in my garden to eat…Ive washed…Anyway I had a large harvest…even for Auto it was big…and I never washed them…I smoked some gave away some…No one ever died from it…BUT…I would never and haven’t since NOT washed my buds…You had a legit and more important reason that you missed this step.So you enjoy your harvest !!