If you want to improve the smell of your cannabis and make it irresistible, there are a few hacks that you can do. These days it’s possible to produce strains with very intense smells like diesel and skunk but you can also produce fruity strains that smell sweet like pineapple and blueberry.
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In this quick tutorial, we are going to explain to you a few techniques that will allow you to increase the smell of your buds as well as achieve a more appealing smell. But before we get started there is one important thing that you have to know.
The trichomes on your buds contain a lot of these substances that gives the bud their scent, and your plant also produces terpenes in essential oils. By increasing terpene production, you are encouraging your plants to produce the strongest scent possible.
1) Nutrients & Supplements
When using supplements, you have to use one that is suitable for the plant’s growing stage. For example, during the flowering stage, it is important only to use specially formulated nutrients as they will have lower levels of nitrogen and higher levels of potassium and phosphorous. Try to avoid chemical nutrients from living sources.
Another important thing to remember is to restrict the overall nutrient levels during the last 6 weeks of flowering, as it can deposit a green or chemical taste to the bud.
Supplements can be a controversial topic, as there are hundreds of options. If you want to use nutrients & supplements, your best bet would be to speak to your local grower. Just for your information, Botanicare’s Sweet Carbo line adds flavors such as grape, citrus and berry.
2) Use Strong Lights with UV-B
It is widely known that using good lights allows a bud to reach its full potency and smell. Most people use HPS grow lights, but UV-B is also supposed to be good for enhancing your plant’s smell. Don’t forget that the best source of UV light is probably the sun.
3) Use Living Soil
Living soil is also known as super soil as it is amended and composted. This type of soil creates a herd of microorganisms in the soil which break down and feed nutrients directly to your plants, thus increasing the smell of your plant
4) Temperature and Humidity
The last 6 weeks of flowering is the most important part of the growing stage. Keep day temperature under 80°F as you don’t want to cook your buds. Night temperature should be 5-10°F cooler and humidity should be controlled under 50% RH.
5) Dry & Cure
This is the most important part. Dry your buds slowly at a temperature of about 70°F. Once your buds are ready, cure them in glass jars. Fill the jars only 80% up to the top as you don’t want to squash the buds and watch out for humidity levels.
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6) Choose the right strain
You can bend over backwards trying to make your buds smell amazing, but if you haven’t picked the right bud that has great genetics, there isn’t a whole lot you can do. Next time you are buying seeds consult with your bud-tender or grower. They will know best!
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