Your buds are ready for harvest, now what’s next? The last and final step in growing and harvesting weed is curing. Curing a cannabis harvest is a very important process that helps you create the highest quality weed possible. Drying and curing your weed bud is a prolonged process of removing moisture from the flowers under controlled environmental conditions in order to provide higher levels of THC and CBD.
Here is a step by step guide on how to dry and cure cannabis.
- Harvest & cut down bud
- Trimming extra leaves
- Begin drying buds
This stage can take between one to two weeks. Once the bud begins to feel crunchy and snaps easily like a twig, then you will know your cannabis is ready.
The optimal curing environment is around 70°F (21°C) and humidity between 60-65%.
If you begin to see condensation, open the jars and shake the buds for a few minutes, to dry out the condensation. Keep the buds in the jars and allow a decreasing period of breathing time for your weed, Meaning for the first week open the jars for 20 Minutes, The next week 5. This, however, depends on how you wish to dry your cannabis, Cannabis can be dried for months at the right humidity levels.