Let the drying process begin
Today was the day that I began the drying process by cutting and hanging the Granddaddy Purple. I feel like this plant had been growing forever and it is cool to see it hanging and know that it isn't much longer until I can try this strain out. Like I have said many times before, this strain is one that I have been super excited for for a few years now.
Friday was the last time that I watered the plant and shut the lights off so it can have 48 hours of darkness before drying. During that time, it gives the plant one final push to soak up as many nutrients from the soil as it can and plump out the buds.
When I opened the tent this morning, I was greeted by an amazing smell, which only got stronger as I began to try and get the netting off. This plant is massive and it was really holding onto the net as I tried to get all the branches out. Buds were sticking onto the netting and leaves were getting all twisted up.
Once I got the top layer of netting off, I really began to notice how much the net was actually helping to support the weight of these branches. Some of the buds are massive on this and without the support of the net, the branches really began to sink down. Once I got the bottom layer of netting free from the plant, you could really tell how heavy the branches were because the plant really looked like it was in bad shape. The branches were not able to support the weight at all.
I am hoping for a drying time of around 10 days before I begin trimming. I am not really looking forward to trimming this beast, but at the same time, I can't wait to see how good these buds look all trimmed up. Plus it will be nice to get a final weight on this plant. I am hopig for close to a pound, but honestly, I have no idea what to expect from this.
I have this hanging in my large tent where it can stay nice and dark. I've also got a small fan at the bottom of the tent to circulate air. You do not want a breeze aimed directly at your drying plant because it can cause it to dry out too quickly and I am trying to keep this as close to perfect conditions as I can.
Once it is done and ready for trimming, I will be moving my Crystal Candy auto into the tent where it can get more light because it is going to begin its flowering stage pretty quickly and getting extra light on it will really help it. I am also going to be starting a Sour Diesel and an AK47 seed in the tent as well. Those will be growing in smaller 5 gallon pots, so I am hoping that they do not get to be as large as the GDP because they are photoperiods as well. I am hoping to slowly switch over to growing mainly photos because I really like the control you have during growing and the yield from the photos.
This has been a very rewarding grow so far. I have learned some cool new techniques and I think for my first real photo period grow, it turned out really great. Just a few more weeks until I can try these buds out...
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Let's go man! It looks like you are going to celebrate new year with these as you said. I know it's gonna be awesome. Enjoy your weed
Thanks man. I am hoping this one will be worth the wait.
Wow like it 😅
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Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to hear the review!
I think I will give it a month of curing before I write up a review on it.
this is a nice big plant with beautiful buds i am curious about the weight. anyway good job !WEED
I am hoping for close to a pound, but I have no idea what to expect with this monster.
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It is a great medicine if use correctly.
Yep. Hopefully more people around the world will have access to it.
Great job my friend, cool new year preparations haha
Sorry finger to chubby and pressed down instead of up now not sure why it won't let me reverse it on hive. Blog
Dam this is a monster, enjoy trying to trim this beast haha. Is your only light that 1 sf1000?
Ya, I'm not looking forward to trimming this one. I've got three of the SF1000s in my large tent where this one grew and then another SF1000 in my smaller tent. Once the GDP is done drying, the Crystal Candy and that other light will go back into the big tent for flower. I've also got two other plants I will be starting in there that will be getting close to beginning flower when the Crystal candy is done.
Nice I actually really like my SF 1000s, what size tent you got again?
Ya. They are really good lights. I’ve got a 4x4 and a 2x2
Speechless...looks yummy. Definitely want to see the dry buds, so please post when its finish.
I will be posting those for sure. I am happy with how this plant turned out.
Netting for support is the best strategy for growing plants, the plant looks quite heavy in volume.
Yeah, the aroma from the plant gets stronger day by day as the drying out process starts.
You picked a great time to harvest bro! I am going to guess 24 oz.s
That would be awesome.
That thing is massive bro, looks like the light holder beams can barely hold it :D
Nice work 👏
Thanks man. It’s gonna take a while to dry so I have a lot to get ready in the meantime.
I love this, so speechless