Weed and cannabis are more than just buds. As I have stated in previous articles, they are three very distinguishable phases. During the growing process of marijuana buds there is a lot of development going on, and this leads to the need for rapid growth in order to maintain its shape and size. This can result in some very large specimens being produced during this time, and these are often sold in high volumes as bud. When marijuana is ready to be sold it is often shipped in bulk amounts. Buds that come from a single plant are rare and quite expensive.
When the plant comes out of the pupal stage, or first year, it is now called a marijuana plant. In most cases the only time the plant comes out of this stage is when it has already grown too large to fit inside a standard home garden pot. In order for marijuana to grow inside a standard home garden pot, it must be kept in a window box, or greenhouse. When the plants are cared for properly in a greenhouse and window box, they will continue to produce and bloom for the next five years until it is harvested.
After four years, the plants are usually large enough to be picked and sold. By then, it is recommended that marijuana buds are allowed to age and dry out completely before being stored. Brown spots and other symptoms may appear if the buds are stored over the winter months. Once the new leaves start to emerge from the pot, the old foliage will have to be removed and discarded.
Harvesting marijuana buds is done through either pruning cutting, or trimming. Cutting is most commonly done to remove unwanted flowers or leaves, but new growth can also be removed with this method. Trimming is used to maintain the shape and form of the marijuana plant and to stunt the growth of weeds. This often happens to commercial crops of marijuana that have been grown under intensive and highly controlled conditions; therefore, it is considered as one of the safest, organic, and environmentally sound methods of removing marijuana brown spots, bugs, and other unsightly traits that stem from poorly maintained marijuana plants.
Harvesting buds is done by cutting them, trimming them, or both. It depends entirely on the specific needs of the marijuana plant. Some plants may have greater need for cutting, trimming or both, while other plants will require less of all three. Also, it is important to make sure the timing of harvesting is right. The timing should match the lifecycle of the marijuana plant and be done when the plant is not experiencing excessive or severe problems with pests, disease, or poor growing conditions.
If all else fails, then the worst thing that a person can do is trying to throw the cannabis leaves away, regardless of how brown they are. There are many uses for leftover cannabis, like cooking, making potpourri, and even using it as fertilizer for your garden. In fact, some would argue that it’s actually better to harvest your plants than to throw them away, as it helps preserve the potency of your cannabis.
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