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How To Quickly Dry Your Marijuana Plants


For those who who can’t wait and need a quick method to dry your marijuana plants you should hang them upside down in a dark room and increase the temperature in the room to more than 90% Fahrenheit (about 32% Celsius). This will probably require an electric- or gas-powered heater. The room should be well ventilated, but if the buds are rather tightly packed a large amount of marijuana can be dried in less than a week. If there is no specific need to do this, then taking an extra week is worth it.

For one thing, if buds are dried close together and any mold should appear, its spread will be rapid and fatal. Also, the increased heat can cause the marijuana plants to dry unevenly depending on their orientation in the room. Finally, they might dry out too quickly and once again you’ll face the problem of dry, brittle buds that don’t smoke evenly or taste nearly as good as naturally grown buds should taste. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about growing marijuana.

Pay attention and make the necessary adjustments. If the room is too humid increase the airflow without decreasing the temperature. Make sure that heat is reaching all parts of the plant equally and your marijuana buds should be fine. The best method however is to allow the buds to dry in a cool dark place over the course of a few weeks. Patients is a virtue in terms of well cured bud.

If you want to quick dry just a little marijuana for more immediate consumption, place then on a cookie sheet or oven tray, and bake at a temperature of between 150 and 200% Fahrenheit (about 65 to 95% Celsius) for about 10 minutes. It won’t taste as good as the slow-cured bud and will likely be harsh, as all water has been aggressively removed from the plant and plant chlorophyll has not degraded, but you shouldn’t sacrifice any of the bud’s potency.

Watch it carefully, though; if it burns or becomes too dry you might as well add it to your organic compost heap for next year’s cannabis crop because it won’t be any good for smoking. This would only happen if you’re careless, or if the heat is well above 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

This extreme measure is best used as a short-term remedy to test the quality of the pot, or perhaps to tide you over through a dry spell while you’re waiting the week or so for the main harvest. Whichever method you choose, make sure that you monitor each bud for signs of mold and remove those immediately from the drying area. Mold can be as detrimental to your marijuana plant as any other pest, human or animal.

If you want to start growing, download my free grow guide and order some marijuana seeds. All top quality marijuana seeds are available in my marijuana seed shop. We ship seeds to the US, CA and many other countries. For any growing related question please visit the marijuana support page.

Source: ILoveGrowingMarijuana.Com



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Robert Bergman is a master marijuana grower. Robert Bergman is the author of 'Marijuana Plant Care' and 'The Marijuana Grow Bible'.


  1. I’ve heard that rice absorbs humidity so i put rice on bottom of cup,toilet paper over it,weed,toilet paper,rice and covered it with toilet paper… I dont know how long will it take, i just put it…. Hope i helped out and comment me if u think i’m wrong (i need help as well xD)

  2. I really need help i been growing in my garage and now i been cuting my plants down but i dont have any were to stick them to dry.so i hanged them.up in the garage but it gets hot in there and half the time a little light shines in please tell me if my buds will be ok

  3. Can someone please help me verify mold growth. And or stages of the trimmed bud drying and crystal formings. I really can’t tell if it’s mold or crystals. Thanks.

  4. Oh and if it has seeds you can see if they are mature or not (mature seeds have black marble-like lines)

  5. It’s normal for the dirt to settle a little. But if it’s touch you may want to get a fertilizer that helps with root growth.

  6. When the hairs are 50-70% red. Or if you have a 20X or higher scope, look at the tricome, and if over 50% of them shod have turned from clear to foggy.

  7. Hi Everyone! First time grower here, and all is going INCRED. well! 6 auto flower fem under 600hps, week 3.5, nice white feathers starting flowering. However, my 3 gallon pots that I started full of soil are now down a few inches, and concerned about unmet needs for root growth. Too late to do anything, right, without disrupting the growth period now that I’m in flowering? PS, pinching x 3 worked great, and LST is awesome! Potential buds everywhere (ps, am a life-long outside gardener w/houseplants everywhere)

  8. Is my plant healthy? Can someone please help me im a first time grower i would appreciate if someone can tell me how long i should leave it before i havest its 14 in tall

  9. First part – no. Second part – yes. BitcoinSeedstore said it best below, so next lifetime I’m gonna ask for some patience……….NOW, if not sooner.

  10. How would putting a portable dehumidifier in the room work – in comparison to what you’ve suggested?

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