By: Alexandra Fox | Oct. 1, 2015
MARIJUANA LETTUCE CUPS
Harvest Season is here, and depending on your personality type you could either love harvesting or hate it. Regardless of your feelings, there is no doubt that harvesting is a labor of love. A tedious, meticulous, beautiful labor of love. Here are a few essential hacks to make your harvesting life simpler and more bountiful.
Get organized: Have a place and a plan for stems, trim, buds and trash before you start.
Get comfortable: Grab a glass of water, or your favorite beer, turn on some music, and get ready to knock it out.
Cutting & Hanging
Cut the plant into reasonable, workable sizes. Be mindful of how you will hang it when making your cut. Use cheap twine and thumbtacks to put up a curing line quickly. Or purchase a hanging rack. You can also turn one of your tomato cages upside down and hang your bud on the wire supports. Use clothespins to hang the bud if you don’t have a stem to hang it on.
When drying keep your room around 50-55% humidity. After you’ve dried and trimmed, store the bud in a paper bag for 3-6 months for a proper cure.
Trimming & Storage
Some people like to trim fresh, others prefer to trim after the plant has dried a little. Whichever you prefer, it is always a great idea to remove large fan leaves to prevent the chance of mold.
Trim Bins - I just found out about Trim Bins last year, and now I won’t trim without them. After plowing through dozens of plants, we were more than pleased to find a heavy layer of kief on the bottom of the bin, in addition to all the trim we bagged up.
Paper Sacks - Recycle your old paper grocery sacks into functional weed curing storage. You can mark on them, re-use them, and they are extremely breathable.
Friends & Music - While not always an option, occasionally you can convince a friend or a couple of friends to have a trimming party with you. Put on some crunchy tunes and get in your trimming zone. Entice your friends with drinks, snacks, a portion of the harvest, or endless love and appreciation!
Coconut Oil : Scissor & Finger Hash are easily removed using coconut oil. If you start out with clean hands and clean scissors you could potentially have some pretty amazing scissor hash cannabis oil for your cooking pleasure.
Alcohol : Isopropyl alcohol is one of the best at removing resin and the sticky icky that accompanies a bountiful harvest. You can also use everclear to clean the hash off your scissors. We typicallly use coconut oil at Fox & Nug but sometimes alcohol is the most economical solution.