Harvesting your Cannabis Plant
Cutting your Marijuana Plants
This step is pretty straight forward, you’re going to want to cut the buds of the plant. If you have multiple side branches, chop and treat them separately.
Make sure you leave some stem at the bottom in order to be able to attach the bud upside down for drying.
Remove the leaves off the Bud
Before drying the plant you’ll need to remove as many leaves as possible from the plant. You just want to keep the flowers, and maybe the small leaves near them that are covered with trichome.
This step can be really time consuming, but it is a necessary one. If you don’t do it, after drying out the plant the, leaves will be covering up the buds and generally stuck to them due to the trichomes.
What to do with the leaves?
Don’t throw your leaves and stems out! They’re still very usable and contain THC, especially the ones full of trichomes.
You can re-use them to make hash, butter for space-cookies, cannabis tea and much more! (space cookie recipe over here )
On our end we decoded to store the leaves in the freezer and every couple harvests we make our own hashish.
Preparing your buds to dry
Once you’ve finished cutting the leaves off your buds and you’re happy with them you’re going to want to get them ready to hang.
What we personally do is tie a piece of string at the tip of the stem, which we then tie on the top section of a cupboard.
In the end all the buds hang up side down, side by side, the closet never looks as good as that :p