Q&A with Jorge
What do you need to do to keep harvested buds fresh? Needless to say, I have heard of many ways, and some sound okay. What’s the best way, and how long am I looking at?
Thanks, and keep up the good work!
The first thing to do is to make sure the buds dry properly. The easiest way to check for dryness is to break a small stem. If it snaps or cracks, the bud’s probably dry; if the stem bends and folds over, it needs to dry longer. Once you know buds are dry, carefully place them in a glass container with an airtight lid. Leave the buds in the jar overnight and open it for a few minutes the following day. Repeat this process until buds are evenly dried and cured. Once cured, the buds will keep for months – as long as they stay in a cool, dark place and aren’t exposed to air. One of my friends would keep Himalayan buds virtually as fresh as new for more than a year by storing them in airtight containers.