5 Secrets To Growing Top Shelf Pot At Home
You know when you’ve smoked some really good weed. You just don’t forget the quality and clean high you get from that. There’s nothing in the world quite like top-shelf pot, but not everyone can afford to pay an arm and a leg at a dispensary for it.
Here’s some good news: you too, can grow top-shelf weed at home. But learning how to grow cannabis properly takes time, just like other skills. You will be making lots of mistakes, but in the process it will give you the knowledge that you need to spot problems early on, and how to correct them as quickly as you can. There simply is no substitute for the knowledge that experience gives you as a cannabis grower.
It also pays to invest time in research. In this article, we’re going to share with you the secrets to growing those big, sparkly top-shelf buds we all love – which you can do right from your own home.
We’re going to be straightforward here – you can’t produce top-shelf bud if you’re using mediocre or low-quality seeds. Good seeds are crucial to growing quality buds because they spell the difference from a plant that is just getting by, to one that thrives given the right conditions. Choose seeds from strains whose effects, taste, and aroma is desirable to you; there are easily thousands of different strains in the world; you just have to make sure that you choose the right ones. The key to starting with good genetics is by buying from reputable breeders and seed banks.
Good weed requires high light intensity. Each seed, even those with good genetics, hast he potential to develop into top-shelf bud while giving you a good yield. But your plants won’t be able to reach their potential if you deprive them of light. Opt for grow lights known for intense lighting, such as LED’s, LEC’s, and HPS. Keep in mind that strong and bright light act as food for your plants; it’s acts as fuel for their growth during the flowering stage. Strong, intense light contributes to the potency, yield, and bud density; allowing your cannabis plants to reach their full potential!
But how do you know if your plants are getting enough light? There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to this; it will depend on the strain that you are growing, where you’re growing, and the how big or small your plants are. Smaller cannabis plants will need less light, but it’s difficult to give your plants too much light unless you are using a 1000 watt HPS.
Harvesting At The Correct Time
You can buy good seeds, and invest in powerful light. But this one’s all you, because you’ll need to be patient.
No matter how tempting the smell of your buds become, you can only harvest during the two or three-week window when it should be done correctly. Otherwise, premature harvesting will ruin your chances of growing top-shelf bud, even if you’ve used good seeds and intense light. Make sure you do your research on the strain you’re growing, so that you’ll know exactly when to harvest.
A Good Dry
As soon as you’ve harvested your pot, it’s necessary to dry them before consumption. However, the key to growing top-shelf pot is a slow dry process. Drying cannabis quickly will result in a harsh taste, and they will only smell like grass. You can prevent your buds from drying too quickly while retaining moisture by trimming harvested branches after they have been dried.
An efficient way to dry buds that turn into top-shelf cannabis is by leaving as much stem as possible. Doing so slows down the drying process, plus it’s so easy to remove later on. Hanging them upside down is the best way to dry cannabis, and when you leave the stems on it will dry slower as compared to using a rack. This is what you’re after; try to do at least 5 days drying, and as much as 10 if you can.
When the bud has been dried properly, the last step is to cure them. Although curing doesn’t add to the potency, it completely changes the smell and taste of cannabis, giving it that flavor that top-shelf bud has. Curing involves sealing the cannabis in an airtight container for at least two or three weeks. During this period, you’ll have to regularly open, empty, and manhandle the buds, then put them back. This process, albeit tedious, is critical to helping the cannabis eliminate certain chemicals that may give it an undesirable taste, while moving it around helps to prevent mold.