Drying Marijuana – Temperature and Humidity
Both the temperature and the humidity in the room where your marijuana plants are growing will play a major role in how quickly and effectively the plants dry. It’s important to make sure the temperature and humidity stay in an ideal range. The temperature should always stay around 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity should always stay around 45-55% at all times.
If the temperature drops beneath 65 degrees Fahrenheit then it will take a lot longer for the weed plants to dry fully. If the temperature rises above 75 degrees Fahrenheit then it can lead the outer parts of the marijuana bud to dry before the inner part is dry and the taste will be awful.
If the humidity level drops under 45% then the buds will become dried too quickly and the taste will be rough. If the humidity level rises above 55% then the buds will take a lot longer to be fully dry and will also have a good chance of getting moldy. If mold does infect your buds it could ruin your whole crop and cause all your dope plants to be a waste of effort.
It’s a good idea to have both a thermometer and a hygrometer in the drying room or nearby so you can regularly monitor the temperature and the humidity. These are tools that a lot of experienced growers will use when their cannabis plants are growing anyways so you might have them prepared.