Cutting off the top buds of your cannabis plants is one of the most common methods used to control their growth. There are many reasons why someone might want to do this, but it’s usually done because they don’t want their marijuana getting too big or outgrowing its home. Another reason could be if you’re trying to keep your weed from becoming a nuisance in your house, yard, or anywhere else where it shouldn’t be (like in the bathroom).
The first thing you need to know before you start cutting off the tops of your plants is that there are some things you must remember:
Don’t cut them all at once! They’ll just get bigger than what they were originally and will have trouble fitting into their new homes. You may even end up having to repot them again! If you’ve got a small space, then it won’t take long for them to grow back, so don’t worry about it.
If you’re going to do this, make sure you have a good understanding of how much room you have. Some people think that they only need enough room for one or two plants, while others say that they need more than ten. That’s totally up to you. Just make sure that the extra space isn’t going to cause any problems later on in the growing cycle.
You can’t just leave them alone! If you’re going to be training your plant, then you must take the time to care for them. This means watering, making sure that they have enough nutrients, and other things like that. If you don’t know what you’re doing then you may mess up your whole process and have to start all over again.
If you follow these tips, then you’ll be able to train your marijuana plants without any problems. You can also apply these same steps to other plant types as well! It’s all about knowing what you’re doing and how to go about it.
Now that you know everything that there is to know about cutting off your plants tops, it’s time to get started! The sooner you get started, the longer you have to grow and the better off you’ll be in the long run. This is a practice that’s used by people everywhere; don’t worry if you make any mistakes because that’s all part of the learning process.
Another great thing about this method is that you don’t need any special equipment! The only tools you’ll need are your hands and a sharp object that you can cut the tops off with. If you’re concerned about the legality of doing this, then you shouldn’t be. It’s perfectly fine as long as you’re not caught selling or transporting your weed into another state without the proper documentation. Just make sure that you know your rights and you should be fine.
As far as acquiring the seeds are concerned, you have a few options. You can either go online and order some or you can just find some in a local shop (but make sure they aren’t watching, if they are then they’re probably going to turn you away). In any case, know that these will all be female seeds.
Once you get your seeds, the next step is to get a doll house. It doesn’t matter what kind so pick whatever one you want. The reason for this is because you’re going to be making small holes in each side of the bottom of each box and putting your seeds in there. This way they have something to grow into without growing all over the place.
If you don’t have any doll houses, then you can always buy something like a matchbox. You’ll also want to get a knife or sharp object that you can poke the holes with. Don’t go overboard and buy a big knife, just use something like a letter opener or something similar. The last thing you want is to hurt yourself while doing this.
Once you have your seeds in their little homes, it’s time to put them in a dark place that’s around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use a heating pad to help with this, just be sure it isn’t going to melt anything and that you don’t overheat the area. If you don’t have a heating pad, then you can always buy one of those seed starter kits that have little jars.
This is where the magic happens! You can expect your plants to grow rather quickly. Make sure to give them lots of light and keep an eye on them. You just might have to transplant them into bigger containers as they grow.
When they’re about 10 inches tall, then it’s time to cut off their tops. All you have to do is snip the top layer of leaves off and your plants will start growing more buds. They’ll also grow a whole lot faster as well. If you’re going to be growing more plants, then the next step is very important.
When your plants start growing buds, then it’s time to switch the lights off and on. What this does is tricks the plant into thinking that it’s fall and they should start flowering. Keep in mind that you only have about a month to do this so don’t waste anytime.
The next step is optional, but can lead to bigger and better harvests. All you have to do is put your plants outdoors for 24 hours and then bring them back in. This is called “quickening” and it works by tricking your plants into thinking that it’s fall. This means that they’ll start flowering quicker which will result in a better yield.
The last step is literally picking up your harvest! When you’re ready, just cut the entire plant down and bundle it up. You might want to do this in stages if your plants are tall because it could hurt your back.
Once you have all your goodies bundled up, then it’s time to test the quality! Make sure you don’t get any seeds in there that aren’t meant to be in your belly! If everything is good and you’re happy with the quality, then congratulations. You’re now officially a criminal.
Remember, if you’re going to be selling this, then it’s best to test the quality before selling it. If you don’t know what you’re doing, then it might be best to get a friend who knows about this sort of stuff to help out. As you can see, growing your own cannabis isn’t too difficult so have fun with it!
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