Indoor and outdoor harvesting are basically the same thing except that you have to bring your harvest inside in the case of growing marijuana outdoors. If the plants are on private land where you can just pull the plants out of the ground and bring them in your house, then you shouldn’t have any trouble. Guerrilla farmers, however, will probably have to hike in to retrieve their marijuana plants and then hike back out unnoticed. Of course, this is generally not that easy to do and may require the help of a friend depending on the size of the plants and the overall size of the crop. If at all possible, try doing this during the night or in the early morning to avoid any people potentially seeing you. Even if you conceal the plants in bags, any onlookers will reach some obvious conclusions.
At this point, you should start drying your marijuana plants. Drying is a necessary activity, particularly if you want to store your bud for later use. It eliminates the risk of incurring mold and also ensures that the grass will last a long time. Most marijuana growers use a slow drying method that simply involves hanging them upside down and letting the air dry them out naturally. This usually takes about two weeks to complete fully. Of course, they will also start to cure a little bit during this process which may limit the potency somewhat.
When you finally harvest the marijuana plants, the first thing you should do is strip the fan leaves off the plant. This is because they are less potent than the colas and they often don’t cure as well as the other parts of the plant. That doesn’t mean that they can’t be used, however. In fact, fan leaves are known to have a somewhat high concentration of THC, especially after they have just been pulled.