Drying Cannabis Seeds

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Question for any of you awesome seed breeders out there? whats the system you use for harvesting and drying and curing your seeds? How long to dry them… How to collect, dry, cure and store cannabis seeds There are different opinions and methods about storing your seeds for a long term – in frizzer, refrigerator or room temperature. After If you are wondering how to dry cannabis after the long and winding path of growing and flowering, we have the answer for you!

Harvesting and Curing Seeds?

Question for any of you awesome seed breeders out there? whats the system you use for harvesting and drying and curing your seeds? How long to dry them before storage? should they go in the fridge for a couple days? Reason I am asking is I’ve cross polinated a few of Swerves gear and I want to be able to keep these offspring, I’ve had pretty good luck before, but a few cycles ago, I crossed some DJ’s Blueberry with The Church, and got a buttload of nice sized striped beans, well, I thought I had let them dry enough, but when I stored them in an airtight container, they turned into a big wad of hairy bluish mold, and everyone I gave them to before I molded them had less than stellar germ percentages, too bad, cuz it was an awesome cut of the Church. oh well, but I don’t want to make the same mistake in the future, specially with this CC stuff, so if you could shoot me any advice, It would be much appreciated. Keep up the good work.
Peace Fox
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t.o.med

i dry plants with seeds still on them for 2 weeks then place seeds in paper bag for a month and then into fridge after that. theres probably breeders on here with a better way but it works for me.

xX Kid Twist Xx
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i trim all the leaf i can off my seeded plants so they dry faster after about 7 days i deseed the plants. then i put them into these white paper platebowls. i can wright on the plat in marker what they are and when they were taken outa the bud. then i put them in a cupboard to dry for about 2 weeks before i put them in plastic baggies in my wine fridge. the plastic baggies i have are not from super market they are from walmart and are giant dime baggies. a good idea to do before you fridge them is grab roughly 10-20 seeds to check germ rates if its all good around 15 germ then they are ready for storage. the ones i check for germ rates are always the lighter color ones or littler ones.

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winta

good info kidtwist i was wondering about this method as well

i trim all the leaf i can off my seeded plants so they dry faster after about 7 days i deseed the plants. then i put them into these white paper platebowls. i can wright on the plat in marker what they are and when they were taken outa the bud. then i put them in a cupboard to dry for about 2 weeks before i put them in plastic baggies in my wine fridge. the plastic baggies i have are not from super market they are from walmart and are giant dime baggies. a good idea to do before you fridge them is grab roughly 10-20 seeds to check germ rates if its all good around 15 germ then they are ready for storage. the ones i check for germ rates are always the lighter color ones or littler ones.

Foxfarmfreak
Guest

Yes, that sounds good, I just never put them in the fridge before, someone mentioned it helps remove any excess moisture, will try this next time. I’ve also heard storing them with grains of rice will help with any moisture.
Peace Fox

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yeah man! store them with rice OR them silica packs you get in shoes or the silica tabs you get in excedrin. i’ve had some seeds now that have never seen a fridge and they were made three and a half years ago. bout two months ago i gave some to a friend and they germed well still. 100 % 30 of 30. i just keep em’ in a cigar box in white paper envelopes with what they are written on the outside. different strokes for different folks just find a method that works for you. i left em on the bud and air dried em for sixteen days then cured them with the bud for three months. nice looking seeds though anyways!

burnalot420
Lolipop Genetics

what seeds are those fox?are those the mk/nl/nevilles/ice/blueberry crosses..i hope its the Chemdog #4 with those numbers. hi

How to collect, dry, cure and store cannabis seeds

There are different opinions and methods about storing your seeds for a long term – in frizzer, refrigerator or room temperature.

After harvest, seeds continue to develop during drying and curing and if you pull them out fresh and quickly dried without some more dry and cure they don’t germinate very well. After harvest trim slightly and dump the buds in a humidor box for 12-14 hours for initial cure to even their humidity and prepare for slow dry. Then put them in brown bags for 2-3 days to dry a bit (usually moisture decreases significantly for that time) and then move them back to the humidor box to continue slow dry and cure for about 7-10 days.

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When RH is about 63-65% inside the humidor and buds are ready for jarring, mature seeds start falling off. At this point start pulling out the seeds gently and chopping the buds on small bits. When all seeds are out, DRY THE HUMIDOR BOX VERY WELL AFTER BUDS ARE JARRED AND PUT THE SEEDS BACK. The point is seeds to dry on lower RH.

So about a month after harvest usually have 99.99% germination rate and store seeds properly tagged in plastic vials with some rice in the frizzer in air-tight containers. Make sure to remove all small bits vegetable matter and grade your seed before storing them.

SHORTLY: DON’T DRY CANNABIS SEEDS QUICKLY and don’t store them immediately after harvest.

Drying Cannabis

If you are wondering how to dry cannabis after the long and winding path of growing and flowering, we have the answer for you! Drying cannabis is not a very difficult part of the process, but it takes a minor issue while drying cannabis to make a huge disaster in your harvest. Here you will be able to find how to dry cannabis as well as how to go about drying cannabis outdoors.

Although it is not a big difference, there are some key factors that are important to point out while drying cannabis, whether it is drying cannabis leaves or drying the whole cannabis plant. Continue reading to find out our best practices for drying cannabis!

How To Dry Cannabis Like A Pro

When it comes to drying cannabis, we recommend drying the whole cannabis plant. The reason is that when you are drying the cannabis, whole-plant will help the trimming process and there will be less of a chance that your buds break or dry too much. We recommend you trim a few leaves although drying cannabis leaves is also possible, you just need to leave them on when you chop down the plant.

After you have decided what to do with your leaves, you should then chop down the plant and immediately hang it upside down in a dark and well-ventilated area. It is important that the first week of drying cannabis happens in the dark because light burns the THC crystals and takes away all the potency from the plant.

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Drying Cannabis Outdoors

When you are drying cannabis it is also possible to do the process outdoors, but drying cannabis outdoors is riskier because someone may spot your harvest and snitch. or worse, steal it!

If you are sure about the place you will be drying cannabis, you can leave your harvest outdoors as long as the buds are not in direct contact with sunlight. The UV rays will reduce the potency of the THC, but the cannabis will also dry faster and become powder. Therefore we recommend a shed or roofed area for drying cannabis outdoors. If you leave the cannabis out for a week to dry (after the week of darkness) it will be more than enough. Now comes the difficult part.

How To Dry Buds Without Hanging

If you don’t have the space to hang your drying cannabis, you can also use nets that will allow you to lay your cannabis and should also allow for airflow. Remember that if there is any moisture left in between the buds that does not air out, you could lose your harvest to mould! The easiest way to drying cannabis whole plant is to hang it upside-down. Although nets are how to dry cannabis buds without hanging, we recommend you dry the cannabis in a well-ventilated place to avoid the extra risks!

Drying Cannabis As A Whole Plant

Once you are done drying cannabis, you need to cure it! Remember that difficult part we mentioned when drying cannabis outdoors? This is it. You need to trim all the buds off your plant. This will be the most tiring process, but all the leftovers can be used to make cannabutter. In this article, you can find out how to make cannabutter!

After trimming all the buds from your plants and freezing the trimmings for extracts, you should put the buds that are done drying in a glass jar or a humidity-controlled container. If you don’t have access to either, a Ziploc bag also works, but you need to squeeze the air out. Leave your buds to cure anywhere from a week to three weeks and your cannabis should be ready to smoke!

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