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 Post subject: Re: First time grower - rough plan
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:25 am 
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These jokers are starting to bud. Reckon if I should pick some leaves....
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:51 am 
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Not yet! have some patients, The plants are green and healthy, great job!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:52 pm 
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Great looking, happy & healthy specimen!

When the lowest leaves yellow and droop, you could take them. Pin 'em up and let 'em brown out to mix in with your regular smoke.

The rest, working your way up the plant, allow them to get speckled yellow, and they could also exhibit 'alligatoring', a bumpy surface to the leaf... when you can't help yourself anymore, you can begin priming, then. :-)

Fun stuff, yah???
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:48 pm 
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Those leaves I hung up green are brown now. I took them down to hang some others in their place. The leaves are dry but not brittle. I could roll and unroll each leaf. The smell is like a sweet grassy smell. Here are some pictures.
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This is the same leaves that I hung up green after a plant snapped at the bottom when it stormed. Some of the small leaves had what looked like it could be a little mold so I tossed those. Does it look like these leaves are usable?


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 Post subject: Re: First time grower - rough plan
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:16 pm 
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They look like they will be dandy for use in a blend!

If they are still off-gassing that greenish smell it's a sure sign they need to age longer.

Humidity changes and air circulation in a controlled environment is very helpful for aging.

Patience is a good thing!
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 Post subject: Re: First time grower - rough plan
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:52 pm 
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Here are some leaves hanging in my curing porch. Covered, out of direct sun, in constant 70-100% humidity, 70's at night and 90-100 degrees during the day last couple months. I have lost a couple leaves to what might be mold, almost all have cured to a nice baseball glove brown or darker. I'm surprised at how little I have done to them. I just let them hang. A lot of,the leaves were hung up green, some were yellowing. I start out hanging them each spread out and every few days move them closer if they are drying. This junk is easy. I must be doing something wrong.
I have about 40 already colored in a box, and this is a picture of what's currently hanging.

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 Post subject: Re: First time grower - rough plan
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:17 pm 
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Gosh, it looks almost perfect!
A job well done.
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minimum of 3 months aging is usually a very good idea. and it may take longer...


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