Harvesting Weed via Cutting
You’ll need some pruning shears, some real sharp sturdy scissors, some type of clothesline type of set-up that you can hang the plants on, a smell proof room that’s dry and cool and if possible a T-55 silkscreen to work over when you're doing the manicuring.
You can harvest the plants by cutting them down at the base of the stem with a pair of scissors, sharp clean knife, hacksaw or some other cutting tool, just above where the plant meets the hydroponic media or soil. This allows you to harvest the entire plant at the same time. You can also wait for each individual branch to mature and cut it off separately. Try to leave a few inches of stem at the base of each bud. If you do, it will be easier to hang the buds to dry. If you’re a very spiritual person be sure to thank Mother Earth for the plant before cutting it!
If growing outdoors due to the constantly changing growing conditions, you can not assume a particular strain will be ready in the exact amount of time each time you grow it. Harvesting outdoor plants (that can grow up to 12 feet!) produce massive yields. These plants tend to be a challenge to harvest, as it is in no way easy. In order to harvest your outdoor weed plants, you will need a canvas spread or some other material you can use to wrap up and properly carry the bud in. Begin by chopping the plant at its base and spread it out on the canvas. Next, roll up your canvas or other material and tie it down tight to ensure safe transport. Harvesting via cutting procedures for Sativa and Indica are slightly different, we’ll go over the key differences and steps for harvesting these in the next blog posts.