How to grow, harvest and dry weed or pot in your own home

Man Growing Pot in the Study at Home
Man in lab coat grows pot in his own home

Please note: As per the laws and regulations on cannabis, kindly consult the local laws of your location before taking any of the steps below.

Growing, harvesting, and drying weed is a process that requires patience and attention to detail. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to successfully grow, pick, and dry your own weed:


The first step in growing your own weed is to choose the right strain. Different strains have different growing requirements, so make sure to choose a strain that is well-suited to your local climate and the amount of light and space you have available. Once you have chosen your strain, you will need to plant the seeds in soil or a hydroponic system, and ensure that the plants have access to plenty of light, water, and nutrients.



The right time to harvest your plants is crucial for getting the best quality weed. The buds should be mature, with a majority of the pistils turning brown, and should be sticky to the touch. The trichomes should be cloudy and the calyxes should be swollen. It is best to harvest the buds in the morning, when the THC content is at its highest. Once you have harvested the buds, trim any large fan leaves and branches.


Once the buds are harvested, it is important to dry them properly. The drying process removes most of the moisture from the buds, which helps to preserve the quality and potency of the weed. A good way to dry buds is to hang them in a cool, dry place with good air circulation. Avoid direct sunlight or high temperatures, as this can cause the buds to lose potency. The drying process can take up to a week or longer, depending on the humidity and temperature of your location.

After drying, curing process is also important, which helps develop the full range of flavors and aromas, and stabilize the bud. Keep the buds in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for a few weeks or months.

In summary, growing, harvesting, and drying weed requires careful attention to detail and patience. By following these steps, you can ensure that you end up with high-quality, potent weed that is ready to enjoy!

Benefits of the Siver Palm Leaf

This is the first in a series of articles which will compare the SPLeaf to other forms of smoking and smoking paraphernalia. In this article, we will cover the main stand-alone benefits of the Silver Palm Leaf, from its design features to the materials used to build it. Most importantly, we will show you how it can benefit you.

NB: we only condone the use of the Silver Palm Leaf for the smoking of weed, marijuana, hash or any other substance where it is legal to do so. The silver palm leaf can be used with a number of inputs but most commonly with tobacco or weed.

Firstly, the credit card pipe design is super compact which makes it extremely portable and very discreet. If you’ve ever wondered why jeans have that small pocket, it’s (probably) because it perfectly fits a single Silver Palm Leaf pipe.

Secondly, it is a precision-engineered piece of smoking paraphernalia which is the focus of this article. There are three main design features of the silver palm leaf weed and tobacco pipe which make it so iconic: the long smoke channel, the detachable backplate, and the stainless steel construction.


Long Channel to cool and filter the smoke

The channel is where the genius of the credit card pipe really lies. The patented and iconic design (so iconic the Silver Palm Leaf is in the Victoria & Albert Design Museum Permanent Collection) is a 32cm channel through which the smoke flows before you breathe it in. This has a similar effect to the water in a bong in that it cools the smoke on the metal, leading to a smoother, cooler toke. It also filters the smoke by condensing the major pollutants such as tar in the channel and onto the removable backplate.


Detacheable backplate for easy cleaning

The backplate is attached to the pipe with 4 strong and durable hand-glued magnets which are designed to last. This keeps it secure in general use or when being dropped (it happens!) but also allows it to be detached when required for cleaning. As the pipe is very effective at filtering out toxins from weed and tobacco e.g. tar and this means that, every now and then, the pipe will require cleaning. This is made much easier by having a detachable backplate. The backplate can also be used to cut other substances and even to draw a straight line!


Highest quality stainless steel

The silver palm leaf is constructed using the highest-quality stainless steel. Each pipe is moulded from one solid piece of steel which makes it virtually indestructible. The steel has three main benefits: it is robust, inert and – of course – water proof. The robustness means that it can be dropped without fear of breaking. The fact that it is inert means that you don’t have to worry about the pipe impacting on flavour or burning during the course of use. Finally, the water proofing is super important for camping and accidental washing machine incidents, the Silver Palm Leaf can be dried off and put straight to use where papers and filters would crumble.


The silver palm leaf is a pocket-sized rocket of a pipe, capable of providing the smoothest weed or tobacco hits around. Click here to get your own!