after the first frost
Do you harvest before or after the first frost of the year? I heard letting your plants sit out after the first frost helps push out all the remaining THC, but I'm thinking that could be Bullshit.
And another thing, if you let your plants stay out after the first frost and the weather was nicer the next couple of days, would the plants live or die? And what happens if they die.. are they still smoke-able?
after the first frost
just for argument sake can you elaborate on why you should wait till after the first frost? what are the benefits and why? Some supporting info would be great.
I let mine go till the first rain and it sucked balls with 15 people rushing in all day and chopping and dehumidifers and mold risk.
This year I pick them like apples and then hit them HARD with chems after I take the tops down and with ease get them machine trimmed.
Then do it all over again.
Estimated 20% gain in yield with two harvests.
Plus im drunk and angry right now I would like to add this
I have heard this too, but it always comes from people that dont grow.lol. These are also the same people who say smoke the leaves.
ok so no good info on the frost subject......anyone out there know when is better and why?
Hay frost is cool and makes the meds totally purple and amazing and if left out that long would be so 100% ripe and THC would be 20%.
Deal is most of us cant handle the rain and bagging our girls and spraying with anti mild chems and fans and....
WHen its time for the plants to come down its time, unless you have a green house and allow the cold inside, $7,000 to $14,000 for for the houses, extra for the fans plus employee time and yadda yadda...
Mother nature bats last!
In order to kill your plant with cold, it's got to be really cold out like 33-40 Fahrenheit. A frost or 2 will not hurt a fully grown plant.
Cooler temps tend to bring out purple colors but the plant also wants to protect itself from the cold so it produces more trichs. Think of it as a sparkling THC sweater. Clearly there are limits to how many trichs a plant will produce so there is no point in letting them go for more than 1 or 2 frosts.