Anyone can grow marijuana, but the cultivation methods are what separates a pro gardener from a novice. A series of mistakes can make your pot have an unpalatable taste and smell.
Some strains naturally have a sweet smell and taste. But that does not save you from the hard work to get high-quality buds. The majority of cannabis growers have their eyes on large harvests and forget about quality. Consumers want the best tasting and smelling buds and would quickly jump ship if they find a grower that offers better quality for their money.
Before you continue reading this guide please keep the marijuana light review guide in mind. Producing quality cannabis requires good lighting (more on to that below). Now on to some tips.
Tips on Producing Better Tasting Marijuana
- Choosing the Right Strain and Using the Stress Method
Before any purchase, the consumer first dips their nose into the container to determine the quality. Smoking preferences are developed upon the smell and taste of a bud, and that can give you an edge over the competition if you can have good quality buds from the right strains.
No doubt each strain has its own unique smell and taste, but there are some things you can do to boost the same. Specifically, terpenoids and terpenes are the two compounds solely responsible for the unique taste and smell. They are also said to impact the high a particular strain produces.
Increasing the number of terpenoids and terpenes is not as easy as it sounds. The plants will need the exertion of external stress in the right amounts over an extended period. The ideal time to begin the stressing is during the final stages of flowering.
One stressing method you can employ is Low-Stress Training. This technique is not as risky as topping or pruning but involves making the crop grow sideways. The trick is to expose more of the plant to the light necessary for trichomes development.
- Nutrients and Supplements
To heighten the taste and smell of a particular bud, the use of specific supplements is essential. However, you can achieve the same objective with natural products like blackstrap molasses used a few weeks before harvest. The blackstrap molasses provide the marijuana plant with the necessary nutrients they need for sweet tasting buds.
While the commercially available supplements can help achieve the same desired smell and taste, it has been reported that natural nutrients are more effective in that aspect.
The issue of stress features again here where the amount of nutrients is decreased during the last weeks of flowering. This restricts the amount of nitrogen depositing on the buds thereby producing an unpleasant smell and taste.
- The Light you Choose
The quality of light you source for your plant can significantly impact the smell and taste of the bud. UV lights are believed to have an essential role in trichome production, the small glands where terpenes are produced. The presence of UV-B light pushes the plant to produce more trichomes to shield itself from the light.
The more the trichomes, the more the terpenes, and the better the smell and taste ñ itís a cycle. Exercise safety measures when working with this light.