I live in a very hot dry place. My wife also is tired of losing a bathroom when I have to dry my herb. I’ve seen people using the wardrobe box moving box for this. I have some questions doesn’t the cardboard draw the moisture into itself from the weed? Should the box hold a steady and acceptable rh% for a slower dry? Does this box only work for high Rh areas? Any other ideas or knowledge anyone wants to throw on me I’ll take it. Thanks everyone and overgrow the world.
I just use my tent to dry I find it easier to dry inside the tent purely cause I control the environment alot more then outside the tent.
I have used a humidifier + Tent controller to help keep RH & temp stable.
Yes it does. I’d assume the box is same as tent, to help keep acceptable environment.
Does absorbing the moisture help keep a higher humidity environment? Keep in mind my Rh is usually 10-20% tops so always need to add moisture when drying as backwards as that sounds.
Probably grows moldy, wet cardboard.
I lined my “dish barrel” boxes with panda film when I made these, which I’m about to get back out to reassess and reassemble. So no moisture absorbed by the cardboard, when the fan is off the only air exchange is the minimal draft through the exhaust fan on its 4” duct.
I used pink XPS insulation for mine.
What you might consider is chopping your plants earlier after only a couple days hanging in your very dry environment and then putting them into rolled or clipped shut paper grocery bags inside a large plastic bin or even a trash bag is fine. The bags then do absorb moisture but you can vent it by opening the box or bag, and it dries slower that way, you just gently tumble the bags every few days when you open them to check and let the gases out. That’s basically what people call the NotSoDog tek, I find it very effective but I just go straight into plastic bins from the hang no paper, just a moisture meter in the bin and I open them once a day and fan with the lid for thirty seconds. That takes a week or so more past the week of hanging even when it’s 40%RH in the winter.
Buy a frost free refrigerator (most modern refrigerators are this) off craiglist and put it in your garage. Use it to dry your herb. Research lotus cure or message me and I will get you some good links. I dry everything I do with the lotus dry/cure method and it’s awesome.
And I thought mine was bad. I’m like Cadman and dry in my tents to best control the environment
My tents are 12/12 for a while with plants at different stages of flowering. My Rh in my tent isn’t great 30-35%. Also not a tent but a sectioned off part of a room lol. That’s not a choice for me thanks. I do love all the suggestions. Gives me a few experiments to try and see what I can do. If I don’t get lucky and have a few cloudy days when drying I get 6 days at best before are ready for cure. I’m hoping I can stretch this out to at least 10 days. Love the fridge idea but for know don’t have the $.
A Giant Yellow bag, and some pvc?
I’m always fighting to much moisture, and need to do the opposite. Paper bags and card board. works a treat for me.
Your area, maybe a Giant Yellow bag/pulled over an old tent frame I kept, with a bucket of water and small fan blowing into it, sort a swamp cooler set up.
Sorry, first coffee and just spitballing ideas, LOL!
Good idea! This time of year temps are not an issue for once just dry af.lol. We will figure something out between suggestions and my own crazy ideas might get it done.
This is kind of what I did for my first dry or two, I made a little tent of plastic drop cloth and put wet towels on the floor with a fan blowing over them, worked great as long as I kept up with it, nowadays if I did it again I’d use wicks and a reservoir with some H202 in it and just fill it up and forget