What you should know about trichomes

Written by on 16 November, 2020

When you hear talk of trichomes, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind are the cannabinoids and terpenes, well, surely it is because precisely in that part of the plant is where these precious components are developed, however, it is necessary to keep in mind that this is not the only function of trichomes in cannabis plants.

The truth is that there are diverse aspects that you must know about these wonderful glands. In this post, we present you 3 things you should know:

1) Serve as a defense mechanism

The cannabis is a plant that can become vulnerable to the insects and other external agents; in this case the sticky resin works like a mechanism or defensive barrier, in addition the scent or fragrance that emits the trichomes can maintain them far from the plant.

2) Indicate the time of harvest

From the appearance of the trichomes, you can tell the precise moment of the harvest. The color of the trichomes tells us a lot about the development of the plant.

In the last weeks of flowering, growers should be very attentive to observe, through microscopes or magnifying glasses, the appearance of the trichomes.

When most of the glands have turned white, it means that the plants are ready for harvest.

3) Protection against UV rays

The trichomes are glands that also act as a mode of protection against adverse and difficult environmental conditions, among them are the excesses of ultraviolet radiation.





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