Lets see your 2019 outdoor plants!

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Thanks @Buzzer777 I enjoy your posts.

I see you grow for hash. Endlessly curious--what kind do you make if i may ask?

I grow for flower, so cure is everything. I also need it to store beautifully--sometimes up to 11 months--so no oxygenization is also everything.

I do NOT use any of these products during curing. And I don't seal until I have a very good cure. The absolute shortest cure time in my eyes is six weeks. I refuse to release anything before that. I take most of the harvest to 8 or 9 weeks, and the rest i take to three months. "I serve no wine before it's time". 🙅‍♀️

For storage, I don't want to vacuum so much air out that the plastic 'shrink wraps' too tightly around. Crushes the bud!! I leave a bit of room as you can see from the pic. And that means there's oxygen sealed in with the flower. Even after a three-month cure, putting bud it in an airtight container can draw some moisture out from the plant. Bovedas and Boosts are both humidiccants, which can both absorb and release moisture to keep the air within the sealed container (be it a mason jar or a vac sealed bag) at 55 RH at all times.

I've never used Bovedas (but I'm told they can sometimes be problematic). Integra Boosts, on the other hand, are awesome in my opinion/experience--just make sure you buy them from company directly and that their indicator cards are light blue .

I also put a Stayfresh oxygen absorber in when i seal. Stored units are kept in a dark, dry, cool room and I'm always amazed at how well-preserved they are. No discernible effect on flavor or smell. (I've heard Bovedas can dull the terp profile--but I've never used them.)
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I prefer Ice Water Hash, and also make smaller batches of dry sift. I would be shot in days of old, but today I wind up mulching alot of bud that people would die for. The law here will not allow me to give away more than an ounce at a time, which is no where the amount that I want to dispose of.

I grow mostly for the fun of it these days, since there is always something new in the garden to catch my fancy. Luckily, I have never experienced tolerance, and I attreibute that to the many different strains and methods of consumption available.

I still love flower, and have a pipeful 24x7 or my pain returns. BUT Rosin has become my favorite for the past 2 years or so. Tincture at night with some hash as a desert, and I am golden!

I have not experienced anything negative with 62% Bovedas, but also heard about them affecting taste/smell. (Not for me though).

Can you recharge the Integra packs? I recharge the Bovedas at least 4 times with RO waterThis is the latest Rosin that I pressed, using parchment only and no filter bag. Preheated 1st; then 220dF for 2 minutes (depending on strain..yada, yada.)
Just began pressing some cured outdoor bud from this summer (2019) and it is extremely potent and flavorful. (especially DJ Short Blueberry), but also very dirty compared to inside grown. All in all, it's so fun to experiment with everything....makes for a well rounded hobby experience.

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Not sure if this qualifies, since the Boost paks that I was given (free samples) didn't seem fresh (squishy like a Boveda). In any case, My Boost didn't hold the R%H well and it fluctuated about 5-7% until I replace them with Bovedas I used a remote Temp/RH sensor from my tent to check.

I like the way you packaged, and have yet to use my vacuum sealer for weed. I am curious about your using a moist pack inside, since in theory, the vacuum sealing should prevent the weed from drying out..but IDK that for sure. Your input here would be appreciated.
Thanks @Buzzer777 I enjoy your posts.

I see you grow for hash. Endlessly curious--what kind do you make if i may ask?

I grow for flower, so cure is everything. I also need it to store beautifully--sometimes up to 11 months--so no oxygenization is also everything.

I do NOT use any of these products during curing. And I don't seal until I have a very good cure. The absolute shortest cure time in my eyes is six weeks. I refuse to release anything before that. I take most of the harvest to 8 or 9 weeks, and the rest i take to three months. "I serve no wine before it's time". 🙅‍♀️

For storage, I don't want to vacuum so much air out that the plastic 'shrink wraps' too tightly around. Crushes the bud!! I leave a bit of room as you can see from the pic. And that means there's oxygen sealed in with the flower. Even after a three-month cure, putting bud it in an airtight container can draw some moisture out from the plant. Bovedas and Boosts are both humidiccants, which can both absorb and release moisture to keep the air within the sealed container (be it a mason jar or a vac sealed bag) at 55 RH at all times.

I've never used Bovedas (but I'm told they can sometimes be problematic). Integra Boosts, on the other hand, are awesome in my opinion/experience--just make sure you buy them from company directly and that their indicator cards are light blue.

I also put a Stayfresh oxygen absorber in when i seal. Stored units are kept in a dark, dry, cool room and I'm always amazed at how well-preserved they are. No discernible effect on flavor or smell. (I've heard Bovedas can dull the terp profile--but I've never used them.)
 
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I'm not sure why but the tops of my buds aren't developed yet the bottom 3/4 is close to done 90% cloudy, but the tops are shit they keep stretching.. Am I just being impatient or is something unusual going on here..? It's every bud this is happening to, I've topped a few of them to see what happens..
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I'm not sure why but the tops of my buds aren't developed yet the bottom 3/4 is close to done 90% cloudy, but the tops are shit they keep stretching.. Am I just being impatient or is something unusual going on here..? It's every bud this is happening to, I've topped a few of them to see what happens..
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Lol that is a strange plant for sure. Looks like it revegged (unless it's an auto). Guessing this from the 1 and 3 leaf blades coming out of it.
 
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Lol that is a strange plant for sure. Looks like it revegged (unless it's an auto). Guessing this from the 1 and 3 leaf blades coming out of it.
Yeah she's auto I thought a reveg but not sure why she has been pretty good the last 6 weeks no stress. All the lowers look good nice tops but all the larger buds and main colas keep stretching and the tips have bugger all flower on them.. Oh well a bit of extra trimming.
 
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Autos can not reveg from my understanding.... since it's not a photoperiod plant.

In any case...have you thought about doing a layered harvest? Take what's done then let the top mature?
Yeah layered harvest is what I had planned but the tops of the buds are so far behind there's no way they'll catch up. I've already started removing lowers got a few hanging. 😁 still 2 - 4 weeks left for the rest..
 
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