Why you should prune your cannabis plants
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 12 December, 2020
There is nothing more satisfying for a cannagrower that to see his cannabis plants develop without problems. After so much work invested in your plantation, the best reward is a harvest full of big, resinous buds.
Surely, if you grow your own cannabis you will also want to obtain incredible results, one way to do this is by pruning your plants. Stay with us and keep reading about it.
What does it mean to prune the cannabis?
To prune the cannabis is a technique that consists of eliminating leaves and branches of the plants of controlled form so that these can focus their energy in other zones.
This process is not essential but it is advisable, because it can bring you several advantages. In addition, it is a simple method and you will only need well-sharpened scissors to put it into practice. When you do, you will realize the impact it can have on your harvest.
Why should you prune?
As we mentioned, this technique can offer you several benefits. You will see, when you prune your cannabis strains you can direct the energy of the plant towards a specific purpose such as obtaining bigger buds or increasing the production, in addition you can control the growth of the plant.
This technique also serves to clear certain parts of the plant that were in the shade, and make the light penetrate properly in those areas of your strains that were not reached, and thus get it to grow optimally.
It is generally recommended to do the pruning in the vegetative phase, it is important to make sure you do it at the right time, otherwise it can cause stress to your plants.
Keep in mind that there are pruning techniques that you can carry out, such as apical pruning, FIM, Cropping, LST, among others, so choose the one that works best for you. Also, make sure it is suitable for the type of variety you have.
You can prune your plants both indoors and outdoors, remember to maintain hygiene and use sterile shears. Try not to be too rough and make clean cuts.