When humidity is too low for air curing outside without the leaf drying green, curing the leaf in a box can help raise the humidity sufficiently within the confined space to successfully yellow the leaf without drying green. If the humidity is high enough to successfully yellow the leaf by simply air curing outside, then yellowing in a box can create undesirable results by creating an environment conducive to mold. I see yellowing in a box as one of the tools in the curing toolbox, but can cause problems if used in the wrong conditions. I live in an area that can see big humidity swings. I have to monitor the conditions with a hygrometer and thermometer and either move the leaf to better conditions or manipulate the conditions to keep the leaf within that curing “sweet spot”. I used the box one season during a severe drought when the humidity was really low, but other seasons the box would have assuredly created mold problems for me.I have a few leaves in a closed cardbox to yellow them, i take them out everyday and rearrange them. However some leaves created mold. Some of them were a bit wet, is that the cause?
That doesn’t look like mold to me. I think it will blend in as it cures.
Those look ready. I always prime each leaf but some members prefer to stalk cure.First time grower here and I have finally made it close to the finish line. My burly was self explanatory when ready but this Virginia gold or black mammoth (not sure which) looks very different. Any advise would be appreciated. Also when ripe should I stalk harvest or prime?
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