Harvesting your indoor crops is a crucial step in the gardening process, and the right harvest equipment is essential for doing it correctly. At harvest time, you'll need to trim down your plants, dry them out, cure them, and then store them properly to preserve their freshness. Our selection of trimmers, buckers, drying and trim supplies, storage and vacuum sealers, all improve your finished product's quality, your harvest's efficiency, and your ROI.
When it comes to harvesting, home and commercial growers can save countless hours by acquiring industry-leading trim trays, drying and trimming supplies, harvest machines, storage devices, and more. We carry top of the line brands like Harvester’s Edge, Hydrofarm, STACKIT, Grower’s Edge, and others for all of your growing needs. After all, the right harvest equipment can make all the difference in ensuring a successful harvest, so be sure to shop today!
The Harvest Process
There are four steps to the harvesting process: Removing and trimming, drying, curing, and storing. Each step requires different specialized harvesting equipment.
Harvest Step #1: Removing and Trimming Equipment
During this vital first step of harvesting your indoor crop, growers can either trim by hand or utilize a harvest trimming machine.
Harvest Step #2: Drying Equipment
Growers have a few different drying methods, including:
- Hang drying in a controlled environment (in the grow room or grow tent)
- Setting plants on plant drying racks or drying nets
- Using a freeze dryer machine
Drying lasts 5-9 days and requires a steady slight breeze to dry the plant material and prevent mold.
Optimal drying conditions:
- 65-75°F (18-24°C)
- 45-55% humidity
Harvest Step #3: Curing Equipment
Curing your harvest decreases chemicals that can cause bad/harsh flavor. The cure breaks down leftover minerals and sugars produced by chlorophyll, improving your plants flavor. It also preserves aromatic compounds.
During the first 2-4 weeks of the curing process, dried plants are sealed in airtight containers and opened or "burped" regularly to remove moisture that naturally builds up.
Optimal curing conditions:
- 65 and 75°F (18-24°C)
- 55-65% humidity
Curing makes your harvest ready for long term storage, to get rid of all the moisture and prevent future buildup of mold. Curing can be done in jars or with a curing harvest machine.
Harvest Step #4: Storage Equipment and Supplies
After your crop has been cured, it’s time to store it. We’ve got all the grow storage supplies you need to safely store your product:
- Humidity packs
- Storage boxes and cases
- Vacuum sealers
- Stackable dishwasher racks
Shop GrowGeneration Harvest Supplies and Machines to Increase Your Harvesting Efficiency
Shop harvest equipment today and get the most out of your indoor grow operation. Contact a GrowGeneration GrowPro today to get your harvest equipment needs professionally assessed or shop online and pick up in store (available at participating locations).