Harvesting is easy.
Cut the whole plant just above the soil. The hardest part is done. You have grown the plant and there’s not much that can go wrong now. Avoid touching the sticky buds. Anything stuck to your fingers is goodness lost.
After you have cut off and trimmed all your glittery, beautiful fat buds, you will want to hang them upside down in a cool, dark place with plenty of ventilation so that they can dry out.
Use small scissors (nail scissors) to remove leaves from your buds.
Those big leaves can go into the bin. They have no active ingredients. If you don’t remove them they will make the Smoking less smooth (will make you a cough). The cleaner you trim your buds, the better they’ll look like. And the nicer they’ll be to smoke.
Dry slowly, but not too slow. For example, a good way to dry is spreading your buds on paper and leaving them in a dark room. They will dry slowly. But if they dry too slowly, they might catch mold which quickly ruins them.
Drying them slowly will make them develop a pleasant smell and taste. Slow drying will also make them milder to smoke.