The smell of a particular marijuana plant is due to its terpene content. These aromatic compounds are naturally occurring and are found in all marijuana strains. As far as we know, there are over 200 kinds of terpenes that exist today.
If you’ve ever noticed those tiny little hairs that exist on marijuana plants, the hairs that give them a crystalline look, then you’ve seen trichomes. Trichomes are the entities responsible for terpene production in marijuana.
A few reasons why growers look to increase terpene production in their plants include:
If you’re looking to increase the terpene production in your marijuana plants, follow these steps.
First off, it is very important to note that genetics play an important role in terpene production. Essentially, you can’t craft a flavorful and highly aromatic plant from a low-quality plant with a low terpene profile.
Next, the soil that you choose matters quite a bit. If you’re not using high-quality soil, then you nee to make some changes, as quality soil will give your plants what they need to thrive.
When it comes to sunlight exposure, you need to be careful about monitoring your plants. When your plants are exposed to good light, they can increase the terpene profile.
One thing we highly recommend performing is defoliation, which is the process of trimming the leaves on your cannabis plant. When the leaves are trimmed, the canopy will open up and allow light to reach your plants with ease. As you know from the paragraph above, more light means better terpene profiles.
When it is finally time to harvest your plants, it is very important that you do so with care. Trichomes are incredibly fragile. If you don’t handle them correctly, then you can easily destroy them. Make sure that you are as thoughtful and gentle as you can possibly be when dealing with your plants.
Lastly, make sure that you harvest your buds only when they are ready. You want them to be at the optimal terpene-producing stage. Harvesting your plants far too early will result in fewer trichomes. Of course, you can’t wait too long either, as harvesting your plants too late might mean that your terpene profile will have broken down.
One great way to ensure you’re cannabis is quality and producing the right amount of terpenes is to know what strain you are using. By growing your own, you have complete control over the process.
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