such a nice plant to mess it up with a drying process like that.
Hello. I like pot.
Beautiful big girl. Great argument for the less is more theory in limited spaces. I've seen those pictures on other forums so I'm not sure who to congratulate for the job well done.
I have to agree with Jew, I don't get the paper bag thing. I'm assuming that is what he means by "mess it up".
We each have our own way I guess.
Here is my dry room. Big buds on top, smaller bud on bottom, trim and popcorn on floor of room. Exhaust fan/carbon filter. Temp gauge. Small clip fan pointed at one side away from buds. 5-10 days and into the mason jars they go.
What exactly are the paper bags suppose to do? If it's about an "even" dry, the proper time, temp and humidity do all this.
Again, to each their own.
Very nice setup, and I bet it works real nice.
I have been harvesting every 70 to 80 days for the last seven years, so I was able to try loads of different dry and cure methods. I like the bags because the dry is even between the very small buds and the real big ones. The moisture seems to spread evenly out in the paper. The end product comes out very smooth, with perfect texture. I have had other folks from the forums review my bud (click here), and they tend to agree about the quality. Getting folks to help trim is the big issue in my house. The wife and I have had a few fights over who has to trim.
I don't get upset if folks don't think my product or techniques are good. Sometimes I can learn something new, or open the eyes of someone who has never tried my methods. I am more incline to listen to someone who is holding up buds better then the ones that I can produce (much better than negative text).
Good weed tends to make folks friendly, so I can tell "thehole" is growing some killer weed at his casa.
LOL "who has to trim". It's not always that easy or fun is it? Certain strains can be a bitch. And I've actually come to the point in a long trim a few times where I start complaining about how much bud I have left to trim. Taking a 15 minute break every 45 has helped me cope better but an extra set of hands is always nice.
I agree with you completely friend.
Thank You. Amongst my friends and family I am the king of weed, but in the big big world I am a nobody. I like it that way.
Nobody can argue about your growing abilities because those are some wicked sized buds in those harvest pics. I shoot for half pound a plant to, usually get it if a heat spell doesn't stick around too long in the summer months. I absolutely love fall/winter grows, so much easier to need to keep a grow room warmer then colder.
I'm strictly FFOF after many tries with other soil/soilless mixes. Moving to supersoils in the future. I see you use a bucket system. Have you ever done soil? And do you supply extra Co2 or are you a fresh air intake guy like myself?
With the short cycle time, I can try adjustments and see results pretty fast. I give just about every theory that sounds reasonable a shot and check results based on what my current system puts out. The leaving your plants in the dark for days right before harvest does nothing and is a waste of time if not counter productive. I have seen others who do it that make claims of great results and even a study from a seed bank. It just does zero for my setup. But I did try it with an open mind. I chop my plants right when the light cycle is scheduled to come back on.
Vic's Super Soil:
1 Bale sunshine mix #2 or promix (3.8 cu ft)
8 cups Bone Meal - phosphorus source
4 cups Blood Meal - nitrogen source
1 1/3 cups Epsom salts - magnesium source
3-4 cups dolomite lime -calcium source & pH buffering
4 cups kelp meal.
9kg (25 lbs) bag pure worm castings
- Mix thoroughly, moisten, and let sit (uncovered) 1-2 weeks before use.