How to dry your marijuana bud for proper consumption

So, you have gotten all of your buds harvested and nicely trimmed out, and you are ready to begin the drying process in order to get that marijuana bud ready to smoke. I am going to give you some tips on drying your bud that will make it come out perfect every time, green, coated with THC, and smelling like a dried bud should smell.

The wrong and the right ways to dry your marijuana buds

I never cease to be amazed at the people who swear they have bought the best bud on the planet, and they are just dying to show it to me. What they drag out of a bag, or a bottle, or wherever they drag it from is a brown and sad looking bud that has lost a huge percentage of its THC quality due to being dried incorrectly.  I usually allow that person to light up some of my dried bud, and they are just amazed at the greenness, the smoke, and the potency. So here is the lesson to be learned, DO NOT DRY YOUR BUD IN DIRECT LIGHT! Whether it is sunlight or lamplight! Brown buds are the proof that the grower has no knowledge of how to dry their bud. Sunlight and other forms of light degrade the THC in the bud to a lesser degree of quality. Direct light in the drying process turns your buds brown (undesirable), and makes the smoke much harsher. Do not degrade the quality of your THC by drying in direct light.  Have I made my point?

Here is how to dry your marijuana correctly.

Start your drying process in a dark, warm room. Too cold, and the bud cannot dry because the THC crystals are hardening under the onus of the cold. 60 to 80 degrees is great. You can start with a paper bag, or a start by hanging your buds from something. Keep the room warm and ventilated, and keep the lights off. Do not leave lights on in the room, although it is okay to have the lights on while you are working on the room.  Leave some stem on the buds in order for them to suck up the remaining sugars from the stem as they dry, it will sweeten your smoking experience, and add a nice rounded finish to the bud.

Are you thinking about making some hash from your marijuana grow

Make sure that you pick the right strain for your hash production. There are several ways to make hash; here are two of the approaches. However you choose to make hash, be aware that there are strains out there that are far better for the production of has than others, and you should buy accordingly.  Great hash plants tend to be shorter, very bushy, and the kind that just pump out the THC After about four weeks in flowering they should look like they are covered with a thin layer of snow, or icing. Sharksbreath, Kushberry, Hashberry are all great hash plants. Any of the Kush strains or derivatives are great for making hash, as are most of the white widow strains.  Anything that is predominantly Indica or 100% Indica is the way to go for making hash. The best plants will often march that crystalline right out onto the leaves, so remember that when it comes time for chopping and drying.

Make sure that your bud and leaves are completely dry before attempting to make hash.

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marijuana hash

You need to focus a lot of energy on the drying stages of your marijuana bud before slicing dicing and shaking. Wet or damp bud or leaves will not release the THC crystalline structures, and there is a high probability that if you process your hashish while the leaves and bud are still damp, you will run into problems with mold and rot later on. Another thing to remember, please don’t dry your leaves and bud in the sun. Sunlight will degrade THC once the plant and the weed bud have been harvested. Quite often, the difference between a blond or a black hash is whether or not they have been dried in the sun. Again, after your plant and bud have been harvested, you do not want to dry them in direct sunlight. Sunlight will degrade the quality of your THC significantly.

Use the paper bag trick to dry out your marijuana bud.

Start your bud drying process in a paper bag. Cover the bottom of a standard paper bag with wet bud, trying not to overlap the buds, you might get mold or mildew on them if you do. Hang the paper bags from a towel rack or a clothes rack. Leave these bags in a dark, room temperature area in for no less than 48 hours. After 48 hours, open up the bags and check the drying process, Remember in your pre-drying trim the more stem you leave on the buds, the more evenly they will dry out.

What lights should I use in my grow room for my free marijuana seeds

Well, this is a question that has a lot of answers, but only a few truths in the field. HID, or high intensity discharge lights are the best thing out there for marijuana production. Yes, there are a lot of other claimants out there to the throne of best light for the bud grows, but in the end, the HID are the best by far. That does not mean they should be the only light you use, so I am going to outline a couple of lights you can use in your marijuana grow that will enhance the performance of the HID lights. The emphasis here is on enhancing your HID lights, not replacing them. Please bear in mind that opinions are great, everyone is entitled to have them, but fact is a far narrower field, ant the fact is that HID lights are the primary ones to use in a grow.  So let’s move forward and talk about some lights you can use as secondary lighting to your HID’s.

Whether in the vegetative or flowering phase of your marijuana grow, there are some lamps to use as additions to the HID

how to light your marijuana
marijuana lighting

Some of the fluorescent grow lights offer a nice rounding off of the light spectrum in your marijuana grow, and can be used as ancillary lighting to the HID’s.  Fluorescents offer a nice balance of all the important colors in the light spectrum, reds, yellows, greens and blues, while the Metal Halides offer mostly greens and blues, and the high pressure sodium’s offer mostly reds and yellows. Although not necessary, the addition of the extra spectrum colors a fluorescent light can offer are helpful, in every phase of the grow. So what is ideal is to make space for at least one fluorescent light in your grow room, in order to offer that balance to your marijuana grow. You don’t have to change the bulbs when you switch light cycles, but you do have to make sure that your florescent is as clean as it should be. That is something you want to do with all of your lights, throughout the entire growing cycle.

Remember, the fluorescents are only additional lighting, not primary lighting for your marijuana growWhen you start with HID’s as your primary lighting source in the grow, you can add other lamps and fixtures as you see fit, and see if they help, or make a difference.

Buying marijuana online, a very nice alternative to getting busted for pot.

As the title suggest rather clearly, this is not real marijuana, so you don’t run the risk of getting busted for buying of smoking weed. Online marijuana is a completely legal blend of herbs and other plants designed to mimic the effects of smoking pot, without the nasty legal side effects that so often arise from smoking or growing pot. There are multiple companies out there offering the legal bud, they guard their blends and herbal secrets pretty intensely due to the fierce competition in the field, and how very popular it has become. How the legal bud stacks up to real marijuana depends on a whole lot of factors; the quality of the marijuana you had been smoking before you decided to try legal bud, and the quality of the legal bud you are smoking.

Buying weed online, what is the stuff made of?

how to buy marijuana online
buy marijuana online

No one is giving out exact recipes, it is too competitive of an industry, and there are too many people out there trying to snatch other people’s recipes and blends. Basically, online weed is comprised of different herbs in a blend designed to have one or more effects on the smoker. Quite often the blends include valerian, kava-kava, or damiana, all potent enough herbs in their own right, and possibly great when smoked in combination. There are a large variety of blends out there, sample a few of them in order to get a better feel for which ones you like, or which ones actually work for you.  Each company blends their own stuff, but there are probably a lot of similarities from company to company and from blend to blend. Rest assured that the herbs they’re using have been in use for hundreds, and in some cases thousands of years, and the companies offering these products have done their own research also.

But is it as good as real cannabis bud?

That is a question that only you can answer. You should definitely try some. It is not expensive, and some of the companies offer money back guarantees. The people I know who have smoked the stuff come back with mixed reviews, some say it is great, others say it isn’t. You need to figure it out for yourself, so go ahead and try some, and then let me know what you think.

A legal alternative to marijuana, is there such a thing?

Yes there is, and it doesn’t cost nearly as much as regular marijuana bud costs. The whole concept behind the mail order marijuana, or legal bud, or legal kind was that a group of pot smokers got together and decided they were sick and tired of being busted, or being worried about being busted for smoking the high octane stuff, or regular marijuana. They put their heads together and did some research on various herbs that occur all over the planet, and the history of the use of those herbs for whatever reason people may have had over the centuries to use them, As it turns out, people have been smoking substances other than marijuana for centuries, even millennia in order to get a buzz, soothe their nerves, or just relax in general; for a very long time. There are many herbs out there that can offer these effects to smokers, so this group of people got together and decided to start concocting their own brews and blends of the legal herbs in order for others to be able to smoke, without getting busted.

Thus began the era of legal, or mail order marijuana


This all started about twelve years ago, and got very big very quickly. As it turns out, lots and lots of people had the same idea, but no knowledge about how to pursue it. So lots and lot s of people bought, and continue to buy to this day the legal bud. Mail order marijuana comes in a large variety of different herbs and plant materials, all designed to produce one effect or another in the smoker, or a combination of effects that all feel pretty good. It must work pretty darn well, because the mail order marijuana business is huge, and continuing to grow.  The recipes are pretty fiercely protected, because the industry is so big, and such a money maker, but the effects can be lovely and very beneficial for the user. Try buying a sampler pack from the online marijuana dealers, you will get six to eight small samples of the different blends, and can decide for yourself which one you think is the best one for you. It is not expensive, so give it a try. Bear in mind, although they say it is online marijuana, or legal bud, it is not marijuana, and therefore, not illegal.

Maximize the production of your free cannabis seeds in the grow room

Of course you want to maximize the production of that sticky sweet bud in your grow room, so you need to set things up properly so that you will be rolling in the budlicious bounty come harvest time. Given the proper incentives and space, you can get bud to pop out of your marijuana girls at every single node and interstice, instead of just budding at  the top one quarter to one half of the plant. How do you do that you ask?  Let’s discuss that.

Start with Mega wattage in the grow room

how to get marijuana seeds

We have had this discussion before, but we are going to have it again. I you start out with a whole lot of watts, things will fall into place. You want to create a grow room atmosphere drenched in light, and even more light. Your free marijuana seeds and the ones you paid for need that light to live up to their full potential, it is your job to give them that amount of light, and then some. If you feel that getting the correct amount of lumens flooding the grow room might be a difficulty financially, wait until you have the money to buy as many lights as you need. Don’t rush this process, you will end up frustrated and lacking the essentials in the marijuana growing process. Another thing you can do is to start VERY small, as in a tiny closet of small. That way, you can get away with using just one HID, and still be pumping out the lumens. 

Use your reflective materials to the best advantage in the grow room

Do not hesitate to paint the floor of your grow room with a very bright white, flat paint. Remember that the more aluminum oxide added to paint, the better it is. Hang your reflective material form the top of the grow room wall to the floor, you are trying to create a shield of reflected light throughout the area, in order to maximize the production of your marijuana plants. Creating this kind of diffuse refractive bounce in your marijuana grows will encourage your plants to bud from every spot available, from the top of the stem to the bottom of the stem when flowering time comes. You just about can’t do more to maximize your indoor marijuana grow than the above listed things, so get busy!

The amazing journey from free marijuana seed to the final product, your precious bud.

While growing marijuana is not necessarily a hard or physically strenuous exercise, it definitely takes an enormous amount of knowledge, patience, resources, and the willingness to fail, and by failing; subsequently learning. Nothing good comes free or easy; anyone who tries to tell you differently is selling a bill of goods, and should be avoided. Take your time in this process, don’t be swayed by crazy claims and counter claims, and don’t take growing advice from people who are so stoned hey cannot remember their own damn names. The best growers I have ever known do not light up often, and when they do, it is almost always their stuff. Sure, I have listened to the bullshitters and attention mongers, but the proof is in the pudding, as it were, and at the end of the day it is always my ganja that people want, and want to pay for.

Money talks, and BS walks in the marijuana growing business

First time growers are chatter- boxes, and unfortunately they are often spinners of fantastic yarns.  After they get a few grows under their belts though, you will notice a change in the grower; they get a lot quieter.  They have been around the block a few times, they know what works and what doesn’t work, and they want to learn more, rather than spew on and on about the latest fan-boy techno-wonder that is being touted by one person or another. They ask pointed and deliberate questions, and tend to disengage when the respondent starts squawking smack. Serious growers want to talk about the genetics involved in the latest and greatest strain floating around the marijuana world, and are not particularly interested in responses phrased in stoner technology. Statements like “Dude, it was the absolute shit man, I was so buzzed I drank a can of tomato juice because I thought it was a beer” are not terribly interesting or informative to the real grower, other than the laugh value it may have.   Whether you are 18 or 58 grow the hell up and start listening to serious growers if you want to get into this business. If you can behave and not act like a goofball fan-boy, you might get some amazing tips and tricks about how to grow; you might even get some free seeds.  I know I have given a lot of them out, but definitely not to idiots.

How to pack more punch into your marijuana grow, from marijuana seeds to harvest

There are a series of ways to increase production and bud-quality in the marijuana grow, I want to outline just a few of them.  If you are looking to produce some sticky bud monsters that absolutely drip THC, you want to remember a few things. Stick to using the best nutrients you can, be consistent with your lighting schedules, max your lighting out as much as you can, literally, try for 8000 lumens per square foot and more, and keep the grow room clean and pest free. Those may seem like minor goals, but they are not. The other most important piece of information I can impart to you is to start small. Learn in your small grows before you graduate to the big ones.

Depending on the size of your marijuana grow, these goals are either easy to achieve, or not

The smaller the grow; the easier it is to monitor everything encompassed within that grow, and respond to it correctly. (You hope) That is one of the reasons I always recommend that the newbie grower start out small, it is easier to lose a crop of five plants than it is to lose a crop of 100 plants. Starting out small will help you to learn to be an observer, learn how to properly set and adjust your lights, and save you an enormous amount of money. Starting out small will encourage to experiment and test different types of set-ups and nutrients, watering schedules and appropriate light cycles without worrying about the loss of a crop or a large crop.  Learn how to use the timers on your lights in your small marijuana grow before graduating to the big grow. Get familiar and comfortable with all of the technology you want to use in your small grow, because you do not want to be fussing with systems you do not understand when it comes time for a big grow.

Pest control and cleanliness in the marijuana grow room

The best pest control on the planet for the grow room is to not allow them to get into the grow room in the first place. One way to approach this is to take off your shoes before entering the marijuana grow room., Shoes carry dirt, dirt carries all manner of nasties, and you don’t  need to carry those  into the marijuana grow room.  Cleanliness is another preventative measure which can assist in pest control.

Why are the organic nutrients and soils the best for my free marijuana seed grow?

Here is a very basic fact in the grow room, whatever you put into the soil, or substrate, or Rockwool that you are growing your pot plants in will come out in the bud that you are aiming to achieve. Any pesticide you use will again, come out in the marijuana flowers that you, and hopefully a lot of others will eventually smoke, so be careful here. You definitely do NOT want to be using products that are predominantly manufactured in a lab; not for your soils, not for your nutrients, and not for your sprays.  I know that many of the synthetic based products out there claim they will not harm your grow, but think about the long-term effects of using a toxically created and lab- chemical- enhanced product will have on your bud. You smoke this stuff, and it remains in your lungs for a significant amount of time after you have smoked it, doesn’t that make you want to use only the naturally occurring and organically manufactured products for your ganja plants?

Using products like Scott’s fertilizers will make your weed grow a harsh one.

When I first started out I did use both Scott’s, and Miracle Grow. It was a mistake then, and I did it out of a lack of knowledge, and a lack of experience. My production was good, but the smoke was not.   My end product was a harsh smoking bud, when I used the Scott’s fertilizers, I couldn’t smoke my bud without getting a nasty headache. That scared me off of the non-organic nutrients for good. I sat back and did some research before I even attempted another grow, I felt like I had to be responsible for bringing a better smoking product to the table; therefore, I needed to do some homework.  My research has had excellent results, with a gain in production of over 18%. No longer does my bud smoke harshly, nor does it cause headaches, which is a good thing, because I am in the medical marijuana business now, and that is important.  I do not want my patients suffering coughing and headaches because I do not know how to grow my marijuana, or create the best bud I can. Trial and error is a good teacher, it certainly taught me well.

Greening up those marijuana babies (Growing Your Marijuana Seeds)

Yes, you have built the grow room, the seedlings are quickly growing into young plants, and it is time of for you to start focusing on the greening and growing of your precious marijuana babies. Some of them came from free weed seed, some of them came from seeds you paid for, but you love all of them, and want to give them the bets. I am going to tell you how you do that. First things first, give them the absolute best you can afford in everything, that should make them pretty darn happy. Here is how you do that.

There is no such thing as too much light for your baby marijuana plants.

how to grow marijuana
growing marijuana plants

Your grow room during the light cycle needs to be blinding, literally “I have to put sunglasses on in order to see in here” type of blinding.  So yes, that means plenty of light. If you have any knowledge about the light needed in the grow room, you know it takes a lot of light for those marijuana plants to do what they have to do in order for them to thrive, we are not talking about existing here, we are talking about thriving. This does not mean outing the lights too close to the plants, rather providing more than enough for them to pop!  The stronger and healthier your pot plants are in the vegetating phase, the stronger and healthier they will be in the flowering phase. React to that knowledge accordingly and get as many lights in that grow room as you can. In this case, more is much better.

Be as organic as you can in your soils and nutrients.

Remember this adage, everything that goes into your plants comes out in the smoke, and you will be well served if you abide by that. Harsh, unnatural chemicals and chemical soil additives create a harsh smoke that does not get better with time, nor is it terribly good for you. If you use organics in everything, your nutrients, your soils, or substrates, your pest control and your watering solutions, your plants and you will be a lot better off.  Although the marijuana plant is a very hardy and durable beastie, there are things you can do to make it even more hardy and resilient, organics are one of them. Do the right things by your pot grow, and you will be fully rewarded when it comes time to harvest all and sundry.