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Advanced Flushing Guide with hey abby grow box
Advanced Flushing Guide with hey abby grow box

Flushing your cannabis plants with Hey abby is an essential step in achieving a smooth-tasting, high-quality final product.

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The Importance of Flushing Your Cannabis Plants

The flushing phase serves a crucial purpose in cannabis cultivation:

  1. Improved taste: Flushing removes excess nutrients from the plant, resulting in a smoother, more pleasant taste when smoking.

  2. Cleaner burn: Properly flushed cannabis burns more evenly and produces less harsh smoke.

  3. Healthier product: Flushing helps ensure that your cannabis is free of any residual chemicals or nutrients that could negatively impact your health when consumed.

Hey abby app provides a growing calendar so you know when will be the best time to perform the flushing.

Check out this informative video to learn how to determine if your cannabis plant is ready for the flushing stage.

Determine if your cannabis buds are ready for flushing

  1. Check the Trichomes: Use a magnifying glass or jeweler's loupe to inspect the trichomes on your buds. When the trichomes appear milky white or opaque, it's a sign that the buds are reaching their peak potency and it's time to start flushing.

  2. Check the Pistils: Examine the pistils, or hairs, on the buds. If the majority of the pistils have turned from white to brown or orange, it's another indication that the buds are reaching maturity and are ready for flushing.

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Performing the Flushing Process with Hey abby

To flush your cannabis plants with Hey abby, follow these steps:

  1. Timing: Begin the flushing process 1 to 2 weeks prior to harvest, depending on the strain size. Monitor your plant's trichomes, as this will help you determine the best time to start flushing.

  2. Draining and refilling: Drain the water from your Hey abby Grow Box and refill it with plain water, without adding any nutrients. This will help flush out the excess nutrients within the plant.

  3. Monitoring progress: Keep an eye on your plant's trichomes during the flushing phase. Once most of the trichomes turn milky, you'll be ready to harvest.

Flushing & harvesting in hydroponic home system

imagine provided by hey abby grower Paula

Paula, on her second grow, found the flushing process very easy due to Hey abby's hydroponic system. All she had to do was refrain from adding nutrient packs and let the water flush out the plant for two weeks prior to harvest. If in doubt, she used the Hey abby growing community: "I was nervous in the beginning, but the Hey abby Discord community were by my side every step of the process. This made things very easy for me."

Preparing for Harvest with Hey abby

After flushing your cannabis plants with Hey abby, it's time to prepare for harvest:

  1. Trimming: Remove the fan leaves, stem, branches, and sugar leaves from your plant. This can be done with a set of Hey abby cutters, as seen in the bottom right-hand picture. High-quality tools make the harvest process seamless, even for beginners.

  2. Harvesting: Once your plant has been properly flushed and trimmed, it's time to harvest the buds. Cut the buds from the branches and prepare them for the drying process, as outlined in our article on drying your cannabis harvest with Hey abby.

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