What are garden shears for?
Pruning is an essential task for indoor and outdoor gardens, to prevent one dominant shoot from taking over. When we trim back the main shoot, it promotes more vigorous growth across the entire plant, creating a more balanced, full-bodied plant. Pruning shears are made specifically for trimming back plant growth and are not to be confused with trimming scissors.
When should you cut back your plants?
We suggest you begin pruning your plants once they start to develop a bushy appearance. Training plants leads to a more developed canopy, and allows for more growth throughout the entire plant. Growers want plants to be exposed to as much light as possible, and this is one method of achieving this. When we control the direction of plant growth, we remove apical dominance, and this leads to higher yields!
How do you trim buds?
Garden trimming scissors are used for removing all excess plant material that is not the bud itself during harvest. This is an important process for growers looking for the highest quality produce possible. Trimming buds leads to a superior appearance, smoother taste and ingestion of end-product, and a higher trichome concentration. While hand trimming is the best method for small hobby growers, larger operations should really consider a trimming machine.
We encourage growers to save their trimmings, as these can be used to create hashes, teas, butters, and tinctures. Implementing some sort of post-harvest extraction system allows you to get the most out of your plant!
If you have any questions regarding pruning or trimming, give our experienced growers a call today at 888-815-9763!