Drying Outdoors

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Outdoors' started by lildeej90, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. So last year, most likely due to not being in a greenhouse and sitting in water when I harvested due to a hurricane, my buds developed mold when I was drying them. I have no choice but do dry in a greenhouse. My question is with the protection of the greenhouse (no water gets on the buds) and the fact that theyre in pots so I can give them a dry cycle before I harvest.....will that be enough to prevent mold? any other ways to lower humidity without electricty?
     


  2. The problem with trying to dry in a greenhouse in the later part of the yeat after harvest would be the humidity. Maybe get a large cardboard box like a washer, dryer or fridge box and hang them in it either on a string or in a drying rack and spread some non scented cat litter out or something to help absorb moisture. Cut the stems as short as possible. Short of running a fan with maybe a dehumdifier thats about all I can think of atm.
     
  3. yes i always dry outdoors. But not in a GH (mold). I use a slanted tarp (rain), wire (like clothes lines) under the tarp. I hang the bud branches on the wire for 2 weeks (guerilla). Then in the jars. If you need to dry in the GH (neighbours I suppose), use dehumidifiers as Tplat stated. Open the gH to max (just leave roof against rain). Fans if possible will help to if GH needs to be closed). I wouldn't dry in it if it's not open though.
     
  4. [quote name='"Corto Malteze"']yes i always dry outdoors. But not in a GH (mold). I use a slanted tarp (rain), wire (like clothes lines) under the tarp. I hang the bud branches on the wire for 2 weeks (guerilla). Then in the jars. If you need to dry in the GH (neighbours I suppose), use dehumidifiers as Tplat stated. Open the gH to max (just leave roof against rain). Fans if possible will help to if GH needs to be closed). I wouldn't dry in it if it's not open though.[/quote]

    hey corto how bad are bugs when you dry outside? someone who lives in the deep south or UK where there's always rain and high humidity, wouldn't have a problem with mold? I'm really tempted to arrange a tarp and wire like you do every year, I just can't see past the fact that my stinky wet buds will attract bugs, and the high heat and humidity will cause mold! :/
     
  5. Hey burnintrees, the grower ("bad penny") who showed this technique actually is from the UK so very rainy and humid in Fall and has no issues at all. Once the plants are chopped, all processes are stopped and no bug or mold will bother them (check if mold isn't present before hanging them or it can spread). They will just dry in the open with major air flow. All you need to do is protect them from the rain so don't place them on the edges of the tarp (side rains). I really like this method a lot as it reduces the smell greatly and allows the buds to be closed in a bag for a few hours (fresh bud molds after a few hours driving).
     
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