Both beginners and experienced cannabis growers can struggle with bud quality. You can still grow cannabis and harvest buds that will do the job even if you make some mistakes along the way. However, if you are looking to get a type of bud that beats the cannabis you can purchase at a dispensary, you must avoid making these makes and focus on knowing what exactly should be done.
Cannabis buds need lots of tender loving care to produce high-quality buds. In some instances, the cannabis plant will grow very well but still have inferior buds. To maximize bud quality, below are some things you can do:
Invest in Quality Cannabis Seeds
To achieve high-quality cannabis buds, you need to start using high-quality seeds. It is important to consider the genetics of cannabis you are growing. Thus, research about the various kinds of sees available and online cannabis seed banks to find high-quality seeds. Also, research the strains you want. By having enough information on the strains and their specifics, you will have the most proper growing conditions.
Give your Cannabis Plenty of Sunlight
Cannabis likes direct and bright sunlight. That is why those who grow the plant indoors try to discover a system that mimics the sun or improve the impact. The lifecycle of the cannabis plant is determined by the hours of light per day. Sure, natural sunlight is the best for their growth; however, you can more easily control the plant’s lifecycle with artificial indoor grow lighting.
Give the Plan the Correct Base of Nutrients in the Flowering Stage
Although your cannabis plant needs nitrogen in the vegetation stage, you must minimize it to low levels in the second half of the flowering stage when there is no longer much foliage and the buds are starting to bulk up. At this stage of maturity, giving nitrogen to the plant will reduce bud production.
Moreover, you also need a great deal of phosphorus and potassium to ensure your plant has many flowers in the flowering stage. Phosphorus is known for being a bud enhancer while phosphorus can increase flower size and density.
Harvest at the Right Time
It is a mistake to harvest the buds once they begin to smell good or when they look ready. However, this will not provide you with the bud quality you desire. But, you must not also wait too long to harvest the buds as they will lose their potency. When to harvest the buds depend on the kind of strain you are using. In general, it is best to harvest your weed when around 60% to 70% of the hairs have darkened.