The harvest phase is an essential step in making marijuana products such as flowers and oils. Before the crops are collected, a lot of careful planning and preparation happens. Different growers, whether they’re growing indoors, in greenhouses, or outdoors, need to learn different ways to do this. Each place has its own challenges.
For indoor growing, it’s important to have a clear plan and to be able to watch over the plants closely. Nic Robertson from 4Front Ventures says the company creates daily schedules for its plants leading up to harvest. This is when the plants finish their life cycle. Ryan Cook from Jushi Holdings agrees that planning and preparing well are keys to success in harvesting.
Although there are many ways to grow, there are some things that all successful growers do. They make sure the lighting is right, control the temperature and humidity, manage nutrients and take care of the leaves.
Indoor growers use special lights to help the plants grow. They start with lower-intensity light and gradually increase lighting as the plants develop. This helps the plants make more of the good stuff such as cannabinoids and terpenes, which make the plants valuable. They also use red light to improve the flavors and yields.
Temperature and humidity are important factors too. Growers adjust these to make sure the plants stay healthy and produce good yields. As plants get closer to harvest, the temperature and humidity are lowered to protect the valuable compounds and keep the plants safe from harmful things.
Nutrients the plants receive are carefully managed too. As the plants grow and start to produce buds, they need different nutrients. Nitrogen is decreased, while phosphorus and potassium are increased. This helps the plants make better buds and resin.
Watering the plants is like giving them a drink. But as harvest time approaches, watering changes. This helps the plants get rid of extra nutrients and prepare for harvest. It’s important to do this carefully so the flavor and smell of the final product stay good.
As the plants get closer to harvest, growers need to be very attentive. The plants need less water, so growers have to be careful not to overwater them. Some growers use special tools to measure how much moisture is in the plants’ growing medium. This helps them make the right decisions and keep the plants healthy.
In the end, everything comes down to balance. The right amount of light, the best temperature and humidity, the nutrients, and the water — everything needs to be just right. And as the time for harvest comes, growers carefully balance all these factors to make sure the plants are healthy and ready to become the products that people enjoy. It’s a mix of science and care, creating a special connection between humans and the plants they grow.
When the cultivation conditions are just right, upstream companies such as IGC Pharma Inc. (NYSE American: IGC) can obtain top-notch cannabis compounds to use in their efforts to develop standardized medicines that meet FDA requirements.
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