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If you are a cannabis grower, you might already know how to flush cannabis, but if you are a novice, you may not understand this procedure. When you flush your cannabis plants, it is best to do it prior to harvest. This can make a lot of difference to the outcome; either you get some of the best cannabis buds or terrible hash. The timing of your flush is critical in the process so you have to be very careful.
Let's paint the scenario. You have finally completed your grow and you end up with some beautiful cannabis plants that are covered with some of your best buds. You have put it through the drying and curing process and now your plants are ready to go. But wait! You see something wrong. The stuff is hard to burn and when you do take the first hit, your lungs feel as if a mule has just kicked you in the butt and you end up with a long coughing spell. The taste of it is harsh and you are disappointed.
If you find yourself experiencing a situation like this, you might not have flushed your plants properly prior to its harvest. And that is why it is so important to properly flush cannabis so you can have a better experience. One of the reasons for the bad experience is that you still have minerals and nutrients in your cannabis plants that were used during the growth process. If you don't flush cannabis properly to get rid of the minerals and nutrients, the experience is going to be the same every time. Flush cannabis properly and you will remove the remainder of the nutrients, which eventually improve the quality of your smoking experience.
The process to flush cannabis is easy and simple. All you need is plain water, but not too much. The water will remove the nutrients that are found in the soil. Passing through the soil, the water is drained regularly. The remaining nutrients and minerals that are present in your soil will be easily washed away and finally leaving clean soil. The water will strip away the minerals from the soil, but it won't hurt the harvest. In fact, it does the opposite. As the remainder of the nutrients is removed from the soil, it forces the cannabis plants to utilize any nutrients left. It is similar to how we consume food and the amount not used is transformed into fat. If food becomes scares, the body will then rely on fat that is stored for energy. So once all the nutrients have been removed after the ‘flush cannabis' activity has been performed, you should have no tainting in your harvested buds.
If the process is done too early, your cannabis plants could turn out to be unhealthy. Therefore, timing is essential. What is the best time for you to flush cannabis? It is usually best to start two weeks prior to the harvest. For plants with an eight week flowering phase, then flush cannabis about six weeks prior to the beginning of the flowering period. It is important to pay close attention to the trichomes of your cannabis plant. This will likely tell you when your cannabis is ready to be harvested. Look to see if the small trichomes have turned milk or cloudy. This is when you will be able to tell whether your plant is ready to be flushed or not. When you flush cannabis at the right time, you will be able to achieve bigger buds and reduce the harshness.
Luis Cordova is a distinguished author, and renowned expert in cannabis cultivation, who possesses a Master's degree in Plant Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Science. As a valued contributor to highly esteemed publications such as Cannabis Training University and Maximum Yield Magazine, Luis has emerged as a trusted source of guidance and knowledge in the cannabis industry. Having written thousands of informative articles, Luis is widely recognized for his comprehensive expertise on cultivating cannabis, both indoors and outdoors.