The pruning of cannabis plants consists in cutting some yolks, leaves or stems with lots of care. Pruning the yolks we’ll increase the branching and we’ll maintain the plant low and compact. We can also prune the marijuana plant starting with the lowest branches, this way the cannabis plant will be able to concentrate its energy in the main shoots.
Many cannabis harvesters think that if they prune the biggest branches, the plant can concentrate its energy in the shoots. In the harvest of the cannabis plant it must be known that the leaves produce nutritients that are distributed then to the entire plant.
When the days start to shorten, the cannabis plant percieves it’s time to flourish because the autumn is near. If the pruning is late it’s very probable that the flourishing of shoots delays given that the cannabis plant will not measure correctly the duration of light and will not obtain the needed harvest.
It would be interesting to prune the central yolk when the plant has 4 pairs of leaves, without counting the cotyledons that cover the cannabis seeds. The plant will produce then 2 new branches and when it again has 4 pairs of leaves, we’ll cut again the yolks. This way, we’ll obtain 4 pairs of branches and the cannabis plant will be more tupid and compact.
The branches of the cannabis plants that are not developed are pruned so the marijuana plant focuses its energy in the bigger branches. It’s necessary to prune the cannabis plant on the branches that recieve less light and tend to deteriorate. Some leave only the central branch, without branching. These cannabis plants are then more thin and they occupy less space.
One of the many beliefs of the cannabis plant is that the bigger leaves overshadow and by cutting them they benefit the shoots. This is incorrect and affects gravely the health of the plant. The bigger leaves are a factory of photosynthetic nutritients and when they die, a clorophile reserve. During their life, the leaves produce sugars that are for the nutrition of the plant and help to manufacture its tissues.
At the moment of flourishing of the cannabis plant these very leaves get yellowish and dry out, but before that, they send their clorophile to other parts of the plant. If we prune these leaves, the plant must produce clorophile and cannot concentrate in the THC, which is what we’re interested in.Republish