Harvest is coming! What you need to know to be prepared
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 10 October, 2022
The harvest stage is one of the most exciting and eagerly awaited by marijuana growers.
To ensure that you can successfully harvest your resinous buds, it is essential that you prepare in advance for this moment.
Stay with us, in the post we will talk to you about some aspects you should know to be ready for when you should pick your fruits.
1- Get the basic tools
Searching in advance for the right tools for harvesting will allow you to be prepared for that moment, and it can help you do your job better.
Among the basic materials that every cannabis grower should have are, for example, nitrile or latex gloves (powder-free). This material is essential, remember that harvesting cannabis is usually very sticky, and gloves will prevent the resin from sticking to your hands. Of course, clean and sharp pruning shears are indispensable as well.
2- Apply a root wash
Many growers claim that one of the key things to do before harvesting is to wash the roots, so it is important that you prepare for it.
As you know, root washing consists of pouring a lot of water over the plants to remove unnecessary nutrients from the substrate from the pots or containers.
Some growers recommend doing this process 15 to 10 days before harvest. Applying a root wash can contribute to obtain buds with better taste and smell.
3- Have your storage jars ready
One of the essential things you should have ready for the harvest stage, although it may seem unimportant, are the jars you will need to store the buds after drying.
Make sure the jars or containers you choose are clean, completely airtight and preferably opaque.
4- Make sure your plants are ready to harvest
The anxiousness of wanting to harvest the buds can make you rush and cut your flowers before time, compromising the quality of your flowers. Well, that’s why it’s important to make sure your plants are really ready to harvest.
To determine the right time to harvest, there are certain clues you can follow, such as looking at the trichomes. For this, you will need the help of a magnifying glass to observe them. As flowering progresses, they will change from a transparent or crystalline appearance to a whitish, milky or amber color.