I don’t know if im in the right section, but my harvest so far sucks.
Im first time grower and purchased 10 feminized purple haze seeds. I lost 3 plants to critters, grew 3 indoors in 5 gallon buckets and 4 plants in an outdoor garden which gets plenty of sun.
At time of harvest, i made sure that the time was right by looking at bud with magnifier. I also had to do a partial harvest at end of season due to heavy frost.
Ok my point is i had plants inside and out.
After harvest, followed directions on drying, and jarring.
My buds taste terrible, barely get a buzz and the bud feels super dry, but has a weird feel and smell
to it… and doesn’t have a pot like smell to it.
During the grow season this year, the plants looked very healthy, and i really didn’t have to do much with the soil because plants looked good, so what happened? Im wondering if I harvest to early or to late, but i did harvest different times because not all 7 plants where in the stage… here’s a pic of a dried bud.
Thanks and sorry it was a long question
First off welcome to the forum. Growing directly in the ground and letting mother nature do her thing will grow beautiful plants, but you are unable to control feedings, and flushing, which the end result can be ,bad flavor and smell. As for being to dry the dry time was probably to long before curing. From the 2 pics it looks like mold, when you get the other pics, we may be able to see a little better, still a bit blurry.
Welcome to the forum. Looks like there may still be a few white hairs on the buds pictured. Immature buds won’t taste or smoke as good as ripe, mature, fully developed flower. Won’t get you high much either. Just going by the pictures shown.
Welcome to the community. I’m going to have to agree with @Dforce. It does look like you have some mold on those buds.
Don’t let it discourage you this is a learning experience. Your next grow will be Better. Happy Growing
It is hard to tell but if it is in fact mold / bud rot it was there when it went into the jars. At that point it will grow and spread no matter what the conditions are. The bud must be clean of any mold before going into the jar. I am sorry to see / hear of this. We put too much into it to have this happen at the end.
In my case I had three crops of purple haze and all three had bud rot. In all cases the humidity was below 50% from mid flower to harvest. Temps were not above 80 usually 75 or below and will good air movement. If mold was present it was in the largest, densest bud.
This is different bud from a different crop than shown above