I’m hoping that one of you fine folks can provide guidance with my pending harvest. Here’s the rub — I have three plants in flower. Two will be ready weeks before the third. My original plan was to hang my buds in my tent after harvesting, but that’s not an option given that I need to keep one girl growing in said tent.
What other options do I have? Can I hang them in a box? Do they need absolute darkness for hang drying? Once they dry I will use a CVault and then Grove Bags to cure, if that helps.
Thanks to one and all who are able to talk me off the ledge.
Ideal drying conditions are ~68F and ~60% RH. Same conditions for the cure.
The drying cycle should be 7 to 10 days under these conditions. You can cure for as long as you like, but 2 to 3 weeks usually gets the job done. I stop the cure after 2 weeks AND the RH is stable at 60%.
@MidwestGuy — As always, your advice is appreciated.
I’m starting to get excited about trying my fist homegrown product!
Yes, you can dry them in a box. But it will take some construction. A quick and easy solution is a WeDryer XL. I love mine. I think it is likely the best $100 I’ve spent on this hobby. (I think they are $130 now)
It has a built in fan and carbon filter to minimize the smell (somewhat).
If you need to do the box method, get a large box, and poke some holes in the top, stick the stems up through, and hold them in place with binder clips. You’ll also want to find a way to have some air movement in it. A simple method is to cut a hole in opposite sides (at the bottom, you don’t want the fan blowing directly on the buds), and simply point a fan running slowly at one of the holes. This method will be very stinky.
I don’t mind it either, but some folks may need to be a bit more stealthy.
Yup, glad I am in a legal state. The house at about 4-5 weeks of flower always smells so nice.
I just think of it as a prelude of things to come…
Thanks, @Newt , that is most helpful!!! The WeDryer looks spiffy!
In use a wardrobe moving box from Home Depot. It already has a hanger in it. I do tape most of the seams up and put a small fan I. The bottom but no blowing directly o. The plant
Tell me about we dryer, how quickly does it dry? How much can you fry at a time? Does it do as well or better than hang dry? Is there much danger of over drying?
Lol nm, I used the new fangled google thing
@Caligurl — I LOVE that idea!!!
I resourced my house and utilized a row of gym lockers i was using to hang winter jackets in for storage. My basement is in the exact range a good dry is supposed to be in at 60%RH, 68°. Its dark and i have a draft circulating through each locker. I keep the doors open a few inches with a house fan blowing in at the bottoms so the air circulates upwards and out the top.
They seem to be dropping the moisture level 2.5% every day.
About a week, in 68 degree, 60% RH. Yes it could over dry, if you left them too long.
It sounds like a good investment. I know the 50 bucks I spent on a bowl trimmer was well worth it.
I’m a gadget guy so things that simplify or make things more idiot proof, I like
Sorry I’m a little late but looks like the others have great suggestions.