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After a full season of carefully monitoring and nurturing your cannabis plants, its finally time to harvest them. Cannabis harvesting is one of the most crucial steps in the cannabis cultivation process, but you can ensure a successful harvest by keeping in mind a few tips for success.
1. Be Prepared
Before you begin the process of harvesting your cannabis plants, make sure you have all of the necessary equipment to do so. At the very least, you will need garden shears to remove and trim the cannabis branches. Other useful equipment includes gloves, which will protect yours hands from resin and make it easier to gather the substance, and string for hanging your drying bud.
2. Time It Correctly
Perhaps the most common question regarding cannabis cultivation is, How do you know when the plants are ready to be harvested? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. It depends on the strain of cannabis and when the plant flowered. A close examination of the plant, however, shows when white hairs have darkened and the trichome color becomes cloudy, both of which are indications that the plant is ready to be harvested.
3. Dry and Cure It
Drying and curing your cannabis plants ensures that they achieve the correct level of moisture. Since the moisture level affects everything from the plants potency to its taste, this step is essential to producing a quality product.
Cannabis harvesting is an exciting activity for those who have poured their time and money into growing cannabis. The process takes some practice, but preparation and patience will reward you with a successful harvest.