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    CURING: What Causes A “Grassy” Smell?

    I’m wanting to learn what can cause drying flowers to take on a “grass” smell. I grew 3 of these: https://emeraldtriangleseeds.co.uk/pr. mon-haze-auto/ They were planted on May 5th & popped up 6-7 days later. Two out of the three grew much faster & developed faster than the other one. The runt of the 3 seemed to be about 2-3 weeks behind the other two. The runt was the last to show sex, etc. When I harvested, I left the runt to mature another 2-3 weeks.

    I am now in the curing process. The first two that I harvested hung for 5 days to dry. A storm was moving in, so I took them down too early. I have been ventilating the curing jars very aggressively. The runt was able to hang & dry for 7 days.

    The first two plants smell like my front lawn until you crack them open. Once the dried flower is broken up, it smells great, but sitting in the jar, it smells like grass. The runt plant does not smell like grass. It smells real sweet.

    So. Did I harvest the first two plants prematurely, or did I not let them hang & dry long enough?

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    Hmmmm . “Grass-Gas” . It’s not very pleasant.
    That is the odor of chlorophyll chemically breaking down.
    Yes, It’s possible you harvested a little early on the first two. Did you check tricomes before cutting?
    I strongly recommend that you use Boveda Humidi-Paks in your curing jars. You can find them here: www.bovedainc.com/
    I also wish you Good luck & good grow . GrassDaddy

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    IME that grassy smell happens when they dry to fast

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    I checked the trichomes the best that I was able with a 30X glass, but was not able to discern any color change. The plants seemed to have plateaued for a couple of weeks & according to the seed description should have been done. I was looking for any signs of cloudiness or amber in the trichomes, but just could not tell. They looked clear as far as I could tell. I let the plants grow longer than the description stated. I also grew 3 White Diesel plants. Same date of planting, harvest & curing. No grass smell.

    The grass smell is not as strong as it once was, but it is there. I’d like to avoid it in the future.

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    could be the early harvest, but in my experience w autos, ive dun a few but know somebody who has done several they all have a distinct green grassy flavor to em a fall back of the ruderalis ditchweed gene that makes it an auto. earlier harvest and dry time probably accentuates it. not to mention if all were from seed the phenos could vary from plant to plant. also if 1 of the first 2 were main culprit but both plants are cured in same jar the other might not be so bad

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    also noticed looking at the link descriptions of the seed it doesn’t even list ruderalis as a pheno which seems odd

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    I had this issue when I first started. Takes practice and patients. You want your buds to be dry going into the curing jars. They will rehydrate so make sure the outsides are crispy. It’s been humid here, the last harvest I hung them in a cool dRk place for 10 days instead of 7 and cured them for 2 weeks.

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    Greetings all,
    So. Did I harvest the first two plants prematurely, or did I not let them hang & dry long enough?

    Nobody can answer your question just like that, you do not tell at what day you harvested and nobody knows how plants looked like. Could be that your stuff is not dry enough, hard to guess. Could be that your ventilating caused some damage.

    No matter what happened, just keep buds at 62 RH and cure them for some time. If there is smell inside bud, everything could be OK.

    I grow autos, I love them because they do not smell strongly even in flowering, but of course, some of plants which smelled weaker during growth do not smell impressive in jars later on. After 60 days from harvest, they get ready at last, not before, and smell is divine, totally different as was before.

    I dry some jars now @day 12, they do not smell very nice, more grassy as usual, but I know perfectly that they will start to release very pleasant odour after 45 days from harvest and not before. Like always.

    If you cure properly, you will most probably be very satisfied at the end, but takes some time. 2 months.

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    @PNW . If the trichomes you observed weren’t showing a little milky/cloudy, then you did a premature harvest.
    I would suggest you not put too much stock in the copy provided by the seed breeder and seed banks.
    Their veg/flower times should be taken as a rough guide.
    It’s highly doubtful that you would be growing the seeds exactly the same way in precisely the same environment, as the breeder.
    Therefore one cannot always expect the same response/grow patterns as stated in the ads.
    It’s important to remember that each and every plant from seed, is an individual and unique personality, with personal needs and schedules.
    LOL . WE don’t run THEM with clocks and calendars . no, they will tell you their needs in their own time .. if you will only listen.

    I wish you Good luck & good grow . GrassDaddy

    “Our God given right to consume cannabis was “stolen” some 70 odd years ago .
    And NOW, we reclaim this right by our sheer numbers.
    GROW ON . My Brothers . GrassDaddy™”

    “there are NO “stupid” questions. however, sometimes the answers can be pretty lame. “

    Most of the time, Youth & Skill are trumped by Old Age & Treachery!

    “You can lead a jerk to knowledge, but you can’t make him think!”. GrassDaddy

    Greetings all, I’m wanting to learn what can cause drying flowers to take on a "grass" smell. I grew 3 of these: https://emeraldtriangleseeds.co.uk/product/lemon-haze-auto/ They were planted on May 5th & popped up 6-7 days later. Two out of the three grew much faster & developed faster than the other one. The runt of the 3 seemed to be about 2-3 weeks behind the other two. The runt was the last to show sex, etc. When I harvested, I left the runt to mature another 2-3 weeks. I am now in