Let’s be honest, the main reason why growers grow is to create beautiful, potent buds. While the process as a whole is important, perhaps the most crucial part is the careful harvest and trim of your cannabis. There are many different ways to dry your buds. Consequently, there are many different ways of trimming them as well.
Ace the Grow is here to help you decide which method is best for you. Both have their advantages, however not all growers will want to use them both.
Keep reading for a guide to hand trimming and machine trimming, and how they can benefit your final harvest.
For small to mid-sized growers, hand trimming is the most cost-efficient way to get your buds looking great. There are a few different ways to go about this:
The first way Ace the Grow recommends you trim your buds is to take the fan leaves off and ‘shuck’ the remaining nugs. Growers should use gloves when they harvest, and they should also be careful not to toss the buds around too much. If you planned your harvest right, there should be plenty of sugary goodness worth keeping. After your buds have been shucked, be sure to keep them in jars to ensure proper curing.
The second way growers can hand trim their buds is to cut down the branches and hang them to dry. Doing this initially will ensure that your buds retain all their sugar. Then, after a week or so in a dry environment you may be able to use trimmers to cut the buds to perfection.
For growers with larger grows and larger budgets, buying a trim machine may be the best option. When you’re dealing with having to cut down and trim many plants, attempting to do it all by hand requires many people and lots of time. Luckily, we now have machines that help us automate and maximize grows. Allow several days of drying after you shuck your buds.
Then, by using a machine such as the Trimpro Unplugged or the Trimpro Trimbox, simply feed your buds into the designated container and wait for your trimmed nugs & trim to pop out. You can also feel good about the fact that you’ll save your kief and trim for bowl toppings & concentrates.
You can use both hand trimming and machine trimming together if your budget and time allow. By first hand trimming your buds and then feeding them into the machine, you are ensuring that the buds will look great. Growers who use their machines after they hand trim will get way more product out of the process.
The way to a great harvest is filled with many obstacles. However, with Ace the Grow you need not worry, as we are here to guide you through all aspects of cannabis cultivation.
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