How Does One Get Dry Pods From The Plant?

Discussion in 'Opiates' started by luciano, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. luciano

    luciano Member

    Once you have grown the poppies can someone tell me what the process is for drying the pods to a perfect dried pod like the ones you find online?

    I have grown before and tried to dry them by hanging upside down however even after a week there was water in the pods so I split them open and ended up with dried pods after 2-3 weeks later. I have always chopped the plant down 2-3 weeks after the petals have fallen.

    Also before collecting pods to dry out (to use for tea) do you use a blade to milk them, or to speed up the drying process, for example when I used to buy the big pods I could see the dry opium on the sides but this could be from cracks.

    Thanks
     

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