There are tricks to getting a cannabis crop safely to harvest

Otis Gardens in Hood River, Oregon, operates on a 10-week flower cycle. (Photo courtesy of Otis Gardens)

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the October issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.)

Cannabis growers need to maintain solid cultivation practices through the entire harvest process to ensure the tough job of raising a good crop doesn’t go for naught.

No matter the type of grow facility, the people doing the work and the goals for a crop, cultivators must consider such factors as temperature and humidity control as well as proper sanitation, among others.

And, according to Brandon Pollock, CEO of Massachusetts-based Theory Wellness, another “key is balancing efficiency and quickness with doing it right without harming any of the flower.”

Pollock and other grow experts spoke with Marijuana Business Magazine about best practices for seeing cannabis crops through to their harvest, including:

Our experts also stressed the importance of flushing crops before harvest.

4 comments on “There are tricks to getting a cannabis crop safely to harvest
  1. Boom and Busted on

    “Flushing” is a stoner myth that doesn’t deserve repeating on a respectable site- until you can show me a greenhouse growing tomatoes, cucumbers, or any other fruit or vegetable that “flushes” before harvest, don’t try to “wow” me with your knowledge of harvesting…

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    • Joe Smoe on

      There’s a reason all the companies hiring tomato growers are seeing consistent failed crops or low quality crops. This is an entirely different animal and if you have ever been near some of the top indoor grow operations in the world you will realize that flushing and curing the flower correctly is one of the most vital parts of the process.

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    • Wide Eye Reader on

      Big difference. Tomatoes, cucumbers, and fruits are not smoked or vaporized. I disagree that the authors were attempting to “wow” the reader. To me, the article felt more like a professional horticulturist sharing widely known scientifically backed information.

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