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Tip: Ratchet straps are perfect for hanging other appliances and they make great drying lines!

Use the ratchet straps to hang your lights – you can adjust the height as your plants grow taller.

Well, not quite – there’s lots of things only experience can teach.

Setting up your cannabis grow.

I’m going to help YOU nail everything first time, too.

Your first steps should be choosing your space and buying your stuff.

You want to learn to grow AMAZING CANNABIS and you want to learn fast, so I’m making some assumptions here…

If you’re still on board, let’s go!

In short, the Firefly 2+ vaporizer is pretty much the best thing on the market. We used the Firefly 2 for many years, and just upgraded to the 2+ when it came out a couple of months ago. It is the safest for your lungs and body (no heavy metals, like other vapes!), can be used for flowers or concentrates, and exudes a controlled and wide-range convection heat on every draw – to get the most out of our your bud. No other vape uses that technology. It is efficient, effective, sexy, and the flavor is insanely good because you are actually tasting your cannabis at its full potential!

Taking the plant in sections also spaces out the timing, effort, and room required for drying and trimming too. This helps make the next steps a bit more manageable, especially if we are harvesting several large plants.

If you haven’t trimmed yet, do so before moving on to curing – keeping in mind that may take a few days too, and the weed won’t just stop drying for you in the meantime. Therefore, I suggest trimming in small batches and adding it to sealed jars as you go.

Using Your Homegrown Cannabis Harvest

As a general rule of thumb, when the trichomes are very clear, the cannabis plant is still immature and the THC is less developed. Harvesting cannabis at this stage may result in a more speedy, racy, less smooth and comfortable user experience. When the trichomes change from clear to fully cloudy, that is when we like to harvest cannabis. Or even a tad later, as described in the “when in doubt” bit below. This is when the buds are now at a very well-balanced stage of development.

You have probably seen that some people do vacuum/seal and even freeze their weed. We don’t find this necessary, or even preferable, Just how frozen and defrosted food doesn’t taste as good as fresh food, we’d rather keep the buds out – more fresh, and easy to monitor. We also aren’t huge fans of the idea of plastic touching the buds the whole time. On the other hand, if you are giving weed away, that is a different story. We do sometimes use plastic then. Either way, I don’t suggest fully vacuum sealing. Sucking all the air out of the package totally crushes the buds! If anything, use the seal feature only.

When in doubt, harvest cannabis when the plants trichomes are primarily cloudy and a little amber, rather than a mixture of clear and cloudy. More growers have the regret of harvesting their plants too early as opposed to too late.

How you choose to consume your cannabis harvest is ultimately a personal decision. Our thought is: after all that hard work to grow beautiful organic homegrown cannabis, why turn around and burn the hell out of it?

First, you must sign up for Homegrown Diaries with your Google account or email address, after you have done so, you will need to do the following:

Homegrown Diaries is a unique platform exclusively for customers of Homegrown Cannabis Co. It affords cannabis cultivators the ability to document and track their grow cycle from start to finish, factoring in elements such as strain, grow room type, grow medium, light type and start date. Furthermore it is also a digital space for growers across the country to share their experiences and learn from the experiences of other growers.

Note: while you can only select 1 strain per diary, it is possible to have multiple diaries at one time.

How to start my Diary?