What is Croptober?
Although it may not garner the same recognition as beloved weed holidays like 4/20 or 7/10, the entire month of October marks one of the most joyous occasions for both cannabis cultivators and budget-conscious consumers. If you follow a handful of weed growers and cannabis connoisseurs on Twitter, you may notice the hashtag #Croptober trending once autumn rolls around. A quick scroll through your feed will yield an endless barrage of photos showcasing freshly harvested cannabis plants that would make any weed enthusiasts salivate with delight. But what, exactly, is Croptober and why is it so important to both growers and consumers? “Croptober is the harvest season for the vast majority of sun-grown cannabis,” said Kevin Jodrey, founder of Wonderland Nursery, a Humboldt County, California-based farm. “Most cannabis we cultivate, it’s harvested in October.” Throughout October and even spanning into the early weeks of November, cannabis crops across the Northern Hemisphere are ready for harvesting. While there are certain strains that tend to flower earlier in September or later in November, Jodrey estimates that about 80% to 85% of cannabis varietals are ready to harvest during the traditional October cycle. After months of anticipation and providing tender loving care over their cannabis fields, outdoor cultivators will be spending most of late autumn cutting, drying, curing, and trimming their fresh bounty of buds. Soon after, an innumerable amount of cannabis from outdoor grows makes its way onto retail and delivery menus, where consumers eventually get to reap the benefits of Croptober, too. What Does Croptober Mean for Cultivators? The significance of the Croptober is heavily contingent on the type of grow setup that is being utilized. For outdoor growers such as Jodrey, this is the moment that they’ve all been waiting for since the previous harvest. This is the time for…
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