- To begin, there is no need to be concerned; your crop has not been completely lost.
- The scent of hay or grass that your cannabis is giving off is due to the presence of chlorophyll.
- If you properly dry and cure your cannabis, the chlorophyll will degrade, and the plant will no longer have a pungent odor.
- If you dry your cannabis at too high of a temperature for too short of a period of time, the chlorophyll won’t have chance to degrade completely.
Why do my buds smell like Hay?
- Even when the buds are still present on the plant, mold and mildew can cause the plant to smell like hay.
- Uneven Dehydration of the Buds – When buds are dried too quickly, they nearly always have a scent similar to hay, chlorophyll, or freshly cut grass.
- When dried uniformly, buds have a considerably more pleasant aroma.
- It is not desirable for the outside of the buds to be fully dry while the moisture should still be present on the interior.
How do I Stop my buds from smelling like Hay?
Drying your plant in the slowest feasible manner is the finest course of action to take if you want to completely sidestep the problem of hay scent. One of the most important things you can do to prevent your freshly chopped bud from smelling like hay is to let it dry for an extended period of time before using it.