Have you ever had cannabis that was just…so so? Mediocre? Just okay? Cannabis that’s ‘just alright’?
It’s important to not only dry your newly harvested buds before they can be used, but you want to dry them as slowly as possible. Drying buds too quickly can make them crispy and harsh, and will make them smell – ironically – like cut grass.
Have you ever had cannabis that was so good, you want to save it so you can have it as long as possible? Cannabis so good that you inspect it closely as if you could somehow see why it’s so great?
Once your buds have been properly dried, the only thing left to do is cure your buds. This last step won’t add to their potency per se, but it’s largely responsible for the taste and smell we all love.
Great Bud Starts with Great Seeds!
In fact, the things you do during and after harvest, including drying/curing, makes up almost 50% of your final bud appearance!
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It’s really tough to get truly top-shelf buds if you start with mid-grade seeds, clones, or the dreaded bagseed; you’re giving yourself a much higher chance of disappointment because no growing method can overcome genetics!
Drying/curing the right way will make buds smell better, look better, be more dense, and buds will actually feel more potent!
Because of a unique plant process, adding CO2 to the air makes it so that your plants can use more of the light, which can increase your overall yields.
3.) Nutrients & Supplements to Increase Bud Quality
However, what will happen to everyone, whether novice or veteran, is that consuming too much will quickly bring about negative effects – not from getting too high, but from consuming too much of any contaminant in the weed, whether this is residual chemicals used in the growing phase, or molds and other pathogenic bacteria picked up along the way.
The first thing you can usually notice when looking at high-grade marijuana is the crystalline sheen of trichomes that coat the flower both inside and out. When you pick up the bud, it should be perfectly manicured, with the vast majority of leaf and stem removed, leaving only the sparking flower behind.
Cannabinoid Content Of Low-Grade Weed
For example, the popular Girl Scout Cookies strain came to be after crossing Durban Poison with OG Kush. Because this act of breeding forms the basis of all marijuana consumed today, it’s important to know the source of a plant’s genetics, as this will help you determine the quality of the bud before you’ve even seen it.
Mid-grade weed will carry and hold more aroma than low-grade, both when packaged and consumed. Instead of a stale, musky smell, a bag of mid should smell alive yet stable, like a vase of dried flowers rather than the leafy low-grade. These aromas carry through to the taste of the bud, which should have at least some floral or earthy notes and be free of any taste associated with mold or mildew.
There should be a good plant matter to stem ratio, with few if any seeds, meaning you’re getting what you paid for; consumable product. On the outside of the bud, you should notice a decent amount of fully developed trichomes, signifying that the plants were harvested at the ideal time.