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There are lots of cheap but effective grinders. This one is only $12.

There are dozens if not hundreds of compounds in cannabis (some of the most common are cannabinoids and terpenes) that each change the overall effects of the bud. This means there’s more to potency than just strong vs weak. Different strains and buds have different effects.

Open jars daily during the curing process, but otherwise, keep buds air-tight

4.) Use a More Efficient Delivery System

Vaporizing – Most efficient consumption method, and you can use the buds a second time by taking the vaped buds and turning them into edibles. The major downside is vapor is much less hard-hitting.

With a water pipe or bong you waste less smoke than with a pipe because they generally hold the smoke within the device itself until you breathe it out. With some practice that means you can inhale just about every last bit of smoke.

Sprinkle hash on your remaining buds to dramatically increase their potency

Turning some of your buds into hash can be a really good solution if you had a really big harvest and the buds ended up being less potent than you hoped.

This plant has an amazingly strong incensed and sweet taste. The fragrance coming from the flowers will absolutely flood your garden or grow room, and when you’re smoking it you’ll probably kick yourself for not having planted even more. This plant produces quite a lot of resin on its leaves, so using the trimmings to extract hash and whatnot is a major advantage this strain has. It also has a thick central bud, followed by multiple large branches; this plant really is quite large. If you decide to grow it using the SCRoG method, then the mesh will be full almost straight away due to how fast the branches grow. Its effect is mostly indica, and it’s perfect for going to sleep. It also takes fertilizing quite nicely, but it really doesn’t need much to develop correctly; fertilizing once a week is enough to get the most out of this plant. You won’t regret trying these seeds, even if they do take a bit longer to flower.

Today we’re going to give you a list of strains that we know and love, so maybe you can find a decent one here that you want to try out for yourself! Our personal favorites are:

This strain is extremely potent and a favorite among smokers. It has dense and strong smoke that will conquer the lungs of even the most experienced of smokers. It’s really not hard to grow, as this strain isn’t delicate in the least. It grows strong and large during the summer and it turns into an absolute monster around mid-October (this is referring to Spain), it will obviously need to be planted and begin flowering at different times in different places around the world. These plants will fill up with long and fat buds. It tastes like… well, weed. It has that typical cannabis flavor that can’t be explained any other way. It’s perfect for helping you sleep, as you’ll feel the effect after just a few drags. Once you harvest this baby you’ll have potent buds that are full of resin, capable of K.O-ing the most experienced smoker you know. The plant in the photo was planted a bit late to keep it smaller, but you can plant it earlier and it will grow even fatter with a longer fattening period.

This is almost every experienced grower’s favorite strain. I’m pretty sure almost everyone has planted this strain at least once, and if you haven’t then now’s your chance. These plants are strong and resistant to practically everything. You can harvest this bad boy outdoors around the end of September if you’re looking to get the most of it, although it can look ready much earlier than that. It grows out long side branches that grow upwards with the plant, making for a Christmas tree-looking kind of plant. This strain isn’t delicate at all and it can deal with a heavy diet, as it’s much harder to over-fertilize than other strains. If you’re looking for a plant for guerilla grows, for early harvesting or for a large production in a small place, then this is the seed for you. Its taste and aroma are truly unique and characteristic, so if you’ve never tried it, it can be a bit difficult to describe. This strain is also perfect for novice growers, as it really doesn’t need too much care and the seeds themselves are rather cheap.

This plant is medium sized, and if you’re planting in Spain you’ll need to plant around March/April so that it can develop a large amount of branches that you’ll need to wire later on so the branches can put up with the weight of the heavy buds. This plant loves sun light and is incredibly pleasing to smoke. It has a sweet flavor and once you exhale, that flavor will stick around in your mouth for quite a while. This plant is quite eye-catching to look at, with a mix of blue/purple tones, but its smell is even more interesting. It smells literally like bubble gum and candy, making you want to eat it right away, and that smell will soon translate into taste once it’s ready for harvest. We grew this baby from a clone and ever since then it’s been one of my favorite go-to strains. It’s the kind of cannabis that you have in your bag and people can smell it from meters away, giving you strange looks on the bus.

The best marijuana in the world is homegrown; no weed can be as satisfying as weed that you’ve grown yourself. Whenever you dedicate time and patience to your own plants, smoking them or consuming them in any other way is going to be much more satisfying than consuming any other cannabis that you can get your hands on. The best marijuana in the world is simply the one that you like the best; if you like feeling sleepy and relaxed, then the best strain in the world to you will be a nice strong and sedative Indica. If you’re a compulsive consumer and you want a strain for that every day grind, then the best strain in the world for you would be an energizing sativa.

These are the strains that we’ve loved the most over the years, and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t forget to leave a comment below!

We find it easiest to trim off at least some of the larger, prominent fan leaves while they’re still fairly wet. Removing bulky leaves helps promote drying. Additionally, as the leaves dry they will curl around themselves and the buds, which makes it more difficult to slip the trimming snips in there. On the other hand, after the cannabis has dried, the leftover leaves can become so brittle and loose that they are easy to flick off with the end of your snips or even a toothpick.

The ideal humidity level for drying cannabis is about 45-55%. If your humidity is lower than that, keep the fan extra low or omit it altogether to avoid overdrying your buds. We’ll talk more about how to measure humidity in just a moment. Serious growers, or those in particularly challenging climates, may use the assistance of humidifiers, dehumidifiers, heaters, or air conditioners to achieve that sweet spot.

How to Trim Cannabis

We compost our excess leaf debris, both in a passive compost pile and in our worm bin. Yep, the worms love it! Smart little buggers.

In summary, when cannabis is properly harvested, dried, cured, and stored, it can stay fresh, tasty, and potent for up to a year – just in time for the next growing season! Check out the photo above! That is our cannabis harvest from last fall, and it is still measuring 65% humidity. The color and chlorophyll will naturally fade, and THC may degrade slightly, but it still smokes and feels quite wonderful.

When you think the cannabis is fairly dry, clip off a few sample buds. I suggest taking a nug from a couple locations on the plant to get a nice average. Place the buds inside a sealed jar with the hygrometer inside as well. Close up the jar and get a reading. If the humidity shoots to 70% or greater quickly, they’re definitely not ready to cure! On the other hand, if it is hovering right around the sweet spot, allow them to stay sealed in the jar for 24 hours to get a true reading. If after 24 hours, it is within the target range, proceed to curing. If you find the humidity has creeped up, allow the plants to continue to dry. Check back again in a day or two.