Dry trim or wet what do you do?

Got into an argument with someone recently who told me I was wrong as usual. I won’t say my stance to keep it fair but what do you do and why.

Thanks Dono

@GixxGrows I wet trim before dry and cure. It keeps the trichomes on the plant because you don’t lose any from agitation during dry trimming. It’s not as pretty as a dry trim but I prefer potency to aesthetic.

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I agree with MDBud. Besides agitation, I do not like the extra Rh from UN-necessary fan leaves. There is not much worth my time, effort and expense to extract anything from fan leaves. When dry, I will trim the sugar leaves, to a point, and use them for my tinctures / extracts

I wet trim because I am concerned about the excess sugar leaves creating additional pockets of mildew/mold. I also figure I will pull the band aid off all at once (harvesting/trimming) so the plant can settle into it’s sleep without my involvement for a bit. I put the leaves/stalks, excess trim in paper bags for a bit and then process.

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I guess I wet trimmed WW auto. I’m sure I’ll be dry trimming & hope I don’t mangle my buds to much.

Happy growing and have a good day

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Wet trim is the way to go. It is so much more damage and mess waiting till it dries before trimming.

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I like to wet trim also, I just trim it right over a tray then hang it and once its dry if it needs, I will touch up a few spots. When I have dry trimmed it just takes me more time dealing with leaves that have curled into the bud trying to pull them out and mess around with em.

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Can depend on environmental factors. I generally lean towards wet (preserving green color, ease of trim, etc) but if it has been super dry and I’m having a hard time keeping rh high enough to get a 7 day dry time, I’ll dry trim to slow the process down… I’d rather do this than get the humidifiers out but that’s super rare for where I live.

wet towels will help bring in Rh without having to bring in the humidifier.

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Like your thoughts @dmtscravey. Going to bring her out & train a lil more. This should help with dry time. Watching for mold, ugh😬.

Have great one

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I also do most of my trimming wet. If needed, a final “touch-up” may be needed once the buds dry and shrink to their final size/shape.

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Well I agree wet trim is better. I pulled my girl & re-trimmed her better. I was worried about mold. I think she looks better.


I’ll be checking for that snap, not break sound & putting her in jars.

Have a great evening

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DO not forget to save all those trimmings. There is your shake for extract

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Definitely, I need butter!!


Have a good evening

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Here are pics of my last harvest of “Jamookies” (my own strain of GSC and a Jamaican sativa hybrid, both from bag seeds). Total dry weight before curing was 4.6 ounces bud and 2.3 ounces shake. These are “lollipops” that were cloned from a mother plant:


And this is the mother plant, sent to flower after she bred 36 clones:

Final product (very dense and sticky):


Some close ups of buds that fell off during wet trim:

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Oh boy, they look great & tasty

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You did a great job trimming those, now they look like they will dry without moulding. You do have a fan moving air around them but not blowing straight at them right?

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Remember, if you use BUTTER, get some lecithin to use as an emulsifier. It helps to distribute the active components evenly so you do not get blank butter pods with no THC

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Thanks. Got 5"fan blow toward the floor. My office smells so good. I’m using charcoal bamboo bag to manage delicious scent.

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Fan not blowing on them, away toward floor. Just checking for the snap sound, but not break.