In order to increase the amount of terpenes and terpenoid production in cannabis plants, they need to receive precise amounts of external stress. If you have experience growing and can achieve a good, healthy crop free of deficiencies, mould and pest infestation, then attempting stressing methods is definitely something you may want to try. The process is somewhat delicate, with the correct amount of stress needing to be applied over a long period of time, instead of overwhelming the plants and risking fatalities. The best time to start applying these methods are during the middle or end stages of a plant’s flowering stage.
Another supplement category exists, that some growers frown upon, especially if they value completely natural growing methods. However, they may be useful for those struggling to achieve the results they are after. This group of supplements actually add smell to your buds, from grapes to citrus and berry. Once the smells are present in the buds, growers will have to flush their plants around three weeks before harvest to expel excess magnesium.
Drying and curing correctly will help to maintain the integrity of your buds and contribute to the overall taste and smell. Drying buds at a nice slow pace will allow them to maintain a nice smell, and maintaining medium humidity prevents mould and protects trichomes from damage.
Being mindful of the type of light, that you provide to your cannabis plants can also alter the outcome of your crop in terms of how nicely it will smell and how soothing or striking it will be on the taste buds. UV lights are believed to possibly enhance trichome production, and because terpenes are made in these small glands, they will likely contribute to the overall smell and taste of the harvest. Specifically, it is UV-B light, that causes this production, possibly because the plant produces excess trichomes in order to shield itself from the rays. Be sure to take safety measures when working with this light source, especially protective lenses.
It has been reported, that natural nutrients contribute more effectively to smell than chemical options. These nutrients break down in the soil over time, and include sources such as kelp, bone meal and worm castings.
Every strain has a unique smell and taste, whether skunky, fruity or anywhere in between. Every grower values huge yields and strong flowers, but nothing quite beats bud, that also smells tempting and tastes delicious.
Terpenes and terpenoids are the molecules responsible for the diverse array of scents and flavors spread across many different cannabis strains. They are also found elsewhere in the plant kingdom and are responsible for the familiar smells of lavender, pine, citrus, basil and more. Although they are absolutely key in the domains of scent and taste, it has been found, that they can also influence the type of high a cannabis plant will produce. They have also been found to have vast potential in the field of medicinal cannabis.
As well as providing optimal amounts of nutrients to your plants to increase results, methods also exist, that take us back to the subject of stress, by decreasing the amount. Plants will consume large amounts of nutrients during the vegetative phase when lots of energy is being invested in the development of stems and leaves. Plants also require a large amount of nutrients during the early stages of flowering when buds are being established. However, about 6 weeks into flowering a plant’s demands for such large amounts of nutrients decreases as growth begins to slow down. This will give the grower the opportunity to start to restrict nutrients, but also ensure their plant still has enough to produce optimal yields. Doing this will limit the amount of nitrogen, that will deposit in flowers, which may cause them to develop a harsh smell and taste.
Low stress training, or LST, is a way of exposing your plant to levels of stress that aren’t quite as extreme as pruning or topping. Low stress training involves manipulating a plant to grow more sideways, therefore exposing far more of the plant to the light source, instead of primarily the top section.
Everyone appreciates bud that is strong, but nothing quite beats the added bonuses of weed that smells amazing and tastes incredible.
Drink the pineapple juice.
Getting the ghost patrons of the old speakeasy high since 1998. adios my friends.
Molasses for the plants. Unsulfured (?) from the baking aisle is fine. Grandma’s, Brer Rabbit etc.
It’s not the bow, it’s the Indian. unkn
FYI . Blackstrap is a step in the refining process (the third IIRC), and not a brand name or anything like that.
It’s not the bow, it’s the Indian. unkn
Just make sure it is un sulphured.
1tbl/gallon of water, every watering. Dissolve the molasses in hot water or you’ll be forever trying to mix it.
Yeah, I read up on it. There is the #1 light stuff, the #2 dark stuff, and the #3 blackstrap. Stuff looks like tar in the pic I saw. I will make sure of un-sulphured. I figured I would have to put it in damn near boiling water to melt, but thanks for reminding me. That way I can look back at this for reminders! I will try to find some tomorrow and add at next watering tomorrow night.
I have read about using unsweetened pineapple juice or molasses during the last 2-3 weeks of flowering, to feed the good microbes in the soil and possibly…