Cultivators all around the world know the importance of cannabis curing, and entrepreneurs in the industry are always learning how to cure cannabis more effectively. The post-harvest process is just as vital as the growing process itself. Cutting corners at any stage can cause flower to diminish in potency, quality, and value.
If a plant is not sufficiently dried before its buds are cured, the integrity of the flower can be compromised. Starting the curing process once buds have dried to an ideal moisture level is just as important as the curing process. Drying also involves removing chlorophyll within the buds. This allows for key chemical reactions to take place, helping the flower to reach its full potential.
Growers work hard to create crops with quality genetics, and the preservation of organic chemicals is key for successful cultivation. Knowing how long to cure cannabis, the controlled environment best suited for curing, and the nuances of curing different strains can help brands stand out among competitors. With the right technology, cultivators can optimize their curing process and create consistent results.
TerpLoc technology creates the perfect environment for maintaining quality and consistency in flower from packaging to purchase. Its biggest attribute comes during curing. Unlike past methods of curing where the flowers would be agitated and ‘burped’ on a daily basis, TerpLoc automatically pushes out excess moisture and unwanted oxygen. This creates the perfect environment for allowing both the cannabinoids and terpenes to mature.
After the cannabis plant is cut from its roots, cultivators begin the post-harvest process. Before curing takes place, the plant must be placed in a drying room. During both the drying and curing processes, excess moisture is removed from the buds. This discourages anaerobic bacteria and microbial growth while lengthening the product’s shelf life.
Simply place the properly dried flower into the bag, seal it, and allow the magic to happen from two weeks to as much as two months for optimal potency. It’s that simple. Properly dried and cured cannabis showcases the cultivar’s best qualities, helping brands and home growers alike make the most of their harvest.