Drying in low humidity

Xs121

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Dont chop your plant and let it dry in the pot.

It takes about 10-15 days(from last feeding/watering) before the plant leaves start to die off. After chop, hang for a day or two and its ready to jar.

My house humidity is about the same as yours.
 

ebcrew

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Dont chop your plant and let it dry in the pot.

It takes about 10-15 days(from last feeding/watering) before the plant leaves start to die off. After chop, hang for a day or two and its ready to jar.

My house humidity is about the same as yours.
Interesting so just stop watering the plant for about 10-15 days and then chop. Should the chop come after the small stems are on the brink of snapping?

Another question is should I end a week earlier then normal because wouldn't the plant continue to break the thc down into cbd.
 

Xs121

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Interesting so just stop watering the plant for about 10-15 days and then chop. Should the chop come after the small stems are on the brink of snapping?
When you stop watering/feeding, the plant will continue to draw moisture from your medium, until....there's not enough moisture in the medium to sustain the plants life. You will know this because the leaves will turn yellow or light green and will start to wilt and curl. This is an indication that the chlorophyll content of those leaves have started to disintegrate (meaning there's no chance to revive the plant even if you try). This is the time to chop, there's barely any moisture left in the plant and its just being maintained by its sucrose/sugar reserve, thus your plant is not bone dry.

The stem will not snap

Another question is should I end a week earlier then normal because wouldn't the plant continue to break the thc down into cbd.
Good point. I start this process when I'm in my harvest window. If we're talking trichome. I start around 70-80% cloudy regardless of amber or clear trichome. In my experience, 10-15 days doesnt have any dramatic impact on the ripeness of trichome but it does increase trichome production and the calyxes continue to swell.

To your left is the plant at my harvest window (about 8 weeks from flip)
To your right is the plant after dried in the pot

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:peace:
 

ebcrew

Well-Known Member
When you stop watering/feeding, the plant will continue to draw moisture from your medium, until....there's not enough moisture in the medium to sustain the plants life. You will know this because the leaves will turn yellow or light green and will start to wilt and curl. This is an indication that the chlorophyll content of those leaves have started to disintegrate (meaning there's no chance to revive the plant even if you try). This is the time to chop, there's barely any moisture left in the plant and its just being maintained by its sucrose/sugar reserve, thus your plant is not bone dry.

The stem will not snap



Good point. I start this process when I'm in my harvest window. If we're talking trichome. I start around 70-80% cloudy regardless of amber or clear trichome. In my experience, 10-15 days doesnt have any dramatic impact on the ripeness of trichome but it does increase trichome production and the calyxes continue to swell.

To your left is the plant at my harvest window (about 8 weeks from flip)
To your right is the plant after dried in the pot

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:peace:
Beautiful man, I think this is the way I'll do it this time. I've been weighing so many options. I was weighing drying the plant whole and buying a humidifier, or using the paper bag method. My last 2 grows have dried in 2 or 3 days and it was so grassy tasting almost a waste of time. But this sounds great I'll try it
 
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