Approaching the harvest is the most exciting time during a cannabis grow. There are a few products that will help you determine when to harvest. There is also some gear that you’ll need to trim, dry and cure your precious crop. Here we give you our recommendations for the best microscopes to check trichomes, the best snips to trim your colas, and the best jars to cure your buds. We offer a few other suggestions for tools to make harvesting, trimming, curing and eventually smoking or vaping better and easier.
The best way to determine the ideal time to harvest is checking the trichomes on your buds. Many growers use passive magnification with jewler's loupes, but they prove to be frustrating. We recommend using either an optical or digital microscope. These will give you a much better look at your precious trichomes.
Optical 60-120x Microscope
Smart Phone Compatible Microscope
By the time you make it to harvest, you probably already have pruning snips. If not, it is time to get some, because at harvest time, pruning snips become trimming snips!
Fiskars Non-Stick Softgrip Microtip Pruning Snips
Bonsai Pruning Snips
These help protect the buds from your hands and your hands from the sticky resinous buds!
Box of 100 Nitrile Gloves
An accurate temperature and humidity reading during the cure is important to achieve the best results! Mini hygrometers are particularly useful for curing because they can easily fit inside the jar with your buds. This is the best way to monitor and maintain your precious harvest. You do not need one for every jar. You can make one work, but two or three will make curing easier.
This is not required, but you are going to want to know how much you harvested!
Ohaus CL201 Compact Scale
We recommend curing in wide mouth, one-quart jars. They create a perfect seal and are the best size for curing an ounce of cannabis. Unfortunately, they are not a great deal online. We include them here simply to show you what we recommend for curing. Other jars will work, but in my opinion, these are the best.
Wide Mouth Quart Jars
At long last... When you are preparing your buds for smoking or vaping, we recommend using a grinder. This is true whether you are rolling joints, using a bong or pipe, or vaping your buds. Grinding the bud first ensures a more complete burn or vape.
4-Piece Dry Herb Grinder
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