What can you do to enhance the fragrance and flavor of cannabis blossoms and what mistakes should be avoided - and also 10 Tips for increasing the amount of trapezians in cannabis - for succulent and aromatic flowers.
With the global legalization revolution, there are also significant changes in standards Which define the quality of cannabis. If in the past flowers have a high concentration of Cannabinoids And strong psychoactive effects were the only measure that stood the test, cannabis consumers today have become tasteless, with the quality test equation joining equally important parameters such as taste and smell.
Those responsible for the taste and smell of cannabis flowers are not cannabinoids (THC, CBD Etc.) but rather the "teraphim" (Terpenes), 'Lemignon', 'beta creophilene' and more - containing hundreds and thousands of different aromas that are reminiscent of mango, lemon, chocolate, etc., and they also give the special smell of eucalyptus, the prickly taste of cinnamon and ginger and the yellow colors for flowers . Studies conducted in recent years also found that beyond the influence on smell and taste, the terrapins also have therapeutic health properties of their own.
Following the new findings, many cannabis growers are now looking for ways to increase the production of the plant in the plant Here are 10 tips for beginners and advanced growers alike, But before going to the task of improving the aroma of flowers it is important to know a few basic things related to the cultivation of fine cannabis, and they are:
- Read on The basics of growing cannabis.
- Notice when The right time to harvest.
- Know how Dry and age correctly.
Now, after an elementary understanding of the subject, you can proceed towards the three steps necessary for growing delicious and snuff cannabis:
- Increase the amount of trapezines in the flower - the trapezines are organic compounds Which give cannabis the smells and flavors So that the increase in the output of the plants in the plant plays a significant role here.
- Avoid common mistakes - Some growers accidentally destroy the taste and smell of flowers without knowing
- Grow Up Enter the correct one
- Learn about Cannabis strains are easy to grow.
This will increase the number of trapezians in cannabis
The trapezines are synthesized by the plant and are considered "secondary metabolites" (compounds with supportive but not necessarily essential functions) produced mainly during the flowering phase of cannabis. High trapezoid yields can ensure an ideal utilization of the potential Zen has to offer in terms of taste and aroma.
1. Stress the plants A little
This advice is for experienced breeders only! Putting the plant into constant pressure (stress, stress) can kill it, but physical manipulation of cannabis during the last stages of flowering can lead to To increase the output of trichomonas And the Turpines.
Common ways of forcing "stress mode" include:
- Fine bending of the trunk and branches without touching the inflorescence, for example Using the LST method.
- Minor damage to the lower leaves (fine crushing or tearing of foliage at the bottom of the plant).
- Remove leaves that hide the inflorescence from the light source.
- Maintain low humidity during flowering - especially during the last few weeks.
- Irrigation of the plant in frozen water during the last week before harvest.
- Worry about absolute darkness in the 48-72 room hours before harvest.
- For the experienced only: There are towers that allow the roots to dry for a short period in the middle of the flowering phase. Note that this may permanently damage the plant.
2. Limit the amount of fertilizer for harvest
Excess of nitrogen During the last few weeks of the growth cycle may slow the rate of flower production. One way to ensure a minimum amount of nitrogen will be to rinse the growth substrate and feed in dedicated flower bulbs that often contain high doses of nitrogen phosphorus וpotassium Which are essential to the plant at this stage and only basic amounts of nitrogen.
3. Keep the temperature low during the flowering phase
High heat in the growth area may not only bring with it various pests and growth problems, it can also cause the terpins to evaporate in the air. Cannabis is present for a long time Under conditions of high temperature May lose some of its terns and thereby damage the flavor and smell of the final product.
4. Keep the temperature lower at night than in the day
In almost all places in the world where cannabis grows in nature, it is exposed to conditions where on a cooler night than in the day. There is also evidence that in raising the face, the level of trichomonas and terpenes in the plant can be increased by lowering the temperature in the nighttime habitat. Note that it is not recommended to over-freeze and freeze the plants (most times no more than 10-12 ° C is needed between night and day).
Also cold temperature may affect The color of cannabis.
5. Growing cannabis in the soil
Some argue that an increase in soil, especially In rich organic soil, May yield cannabis flowers that have stronger taste and smell properties than those from hydroponics. For several years, the Dutch seed company Greenhouse Seeds has been conducting research on the profile of the trapezines grown in the soil and in the growth of the hydroponic substrate. In their tests, they noticed that for most species, an increase in hydroponic systems yields a higher crop in a shorter time than soil cultivation, but in contrast, Higher trapezoidal percentages As opposed to the growth in a detached matrix.
6. Do not reap prematurely
Another interesting thing the Greenhouse Seeds study showed was that the time when most species produce most of the trappings is during the 6-7 weeks to bloom, so it is important to allow cannabis to complete its flowering period and achieve full maturity.
7. Grow Cannabis in the sun
Some of the growers believe that there is a connection between the type of light the plant receives and the output of its trapezoid Exposing the cannabis to the sun's rays In the later flowering stages, the final smell and taste will be improved.
8. Grow cannabis under LED bulbs
One of the things that distinguishes the LED bulbs Is that they are able to produce a more accurate lighting spectrum for the plant compared to High pressure discharge lamps (HPS). So, like the theory of growing under the sun, there are those who argue that growing under high-quality bulbs can improve the composition of the plant's trappings.
9. Delicate in dealing with flowers
Avoid excessive contact with flowers during harvest, drying and aging. Aggressive behavior with the flowers can destroy trapezoidal and thus harm their aroma. Of course, it is necessary to check and examine the flower from time to time, but it is recommended to maintain the minimum physical friction.
10. Dry the flowers slowly
Slow drying ensures the ideal preservation of the trapezines, however it should be noted that do not allow the development of mold on the flower. There are towers that plant the plant to dry without pruning the leaves first to delay the drying process, but this method may cause great difficulty in the pruning stage that will come later. Other growers slow the rate of drying by raising the humidity level in the room to about 70 degrees.
Additional stresses for proper drying:
- Avoid quick drying of the flowers.
- It is best to do the drying in a cool place than in a warm place that may damage some of the trapezes.
- Do not place a flower in the glass jar that is still damp from the outside.
However, it is important that the plants that come to sleep are dry, but not too dry.
Avoid common mistakes
There are several ways in which it is possible impair Taste and aroma of the inflorescence and therefore beware of mold or rotting bloom. Consumption of a rotten flower or mold will cause a side taste and a severe cold that causes cough, so it is highly recommended to perform a test of the flowersRinse the substrate If necessary.
In addition, there are those who warn against the use of odor neutralizers in the room Preparations based on site oils In the vicinity of plants, may leave a mark on the composition of the trappings produced by the plant. There are differences of opinion on this issue, however, when certain agronomists and botanists claim that as long as there is no direct physical contact between the materials and the plants, the effect on the transins will not be noticeable at all.