Finally, it’s Cannabis Harvest Season in Oregon! Fall is known for bringing an abundance of falling leaves, pumpkin spice themed drinks and various methods for cooking the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. But it is also growing a reputation to be the most pungent, sticky, and demanding time of the year in the Oregon cannabis industry. All hands are called to the fragrant fields to harvest the cannabis crop, store it appropriately, and cure the buds to perfection. So, what does it take to harvest and process fields of AVO Cannabis in Southern Oregon?
Here are three oversimplified steps to processing this year’s cannabis crop:
The first step is to harvest the flower of the cannabis plant by hand. You will then need to cut the plant’s branches into one to two-foot sticks.
The next step is to hang the cannabis plant’s branches at least one foot off of the ground. The ideal drying climate for your cannabis crop is 70 degrees Fahrenheit with 50 percent humidity, and absolutely no exposure to light. When the stems of your harvested plants start to snap when bent, that is a sign the drying process is complete.
Curing is the final step to properly preparing your cannabis harvest for smoking. In a home-grow, you can use glass jars for curing your freshly dried crop. Store your curing jars in a cool, dark place with a consistent temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, don’t forget to burb your buds periodically to keep them curing properly. This curing process takes about four weeks and should not be rushed!
That’s all there is to it — just three “easy” steps to a successful Cannabis Harvest Season in Oregon!