Cannabis and Hemp Pinching
Cannabis pinching is exactly as it sounds - a cultivation technique that involves removing the topmost section of a cannabis plant in order to stimulate growth in the lower branches...by pinching. By pinching at an early growth stage, you will produce a cannabis plant with more bud sites and a higher yield.
Why should I pinch my plants?
Standard benefits of cannabis pinching are the same as topping, and include:
- Increased yield
- Stronger growth
- Greater potency
- Feel like a cannabis master cultivator (because you are), and tell people you pinch your plants
When should I pinch my plants?
Pinching can only occur during early-stage growth, as it means to top the plant by removing the light growth above above the fifth node, using only your fingers.
How should I pinch my plants?
1. Choose the cannabis plant you want to pinch.
2. Using a clean hands, pinch off the very top of the cannabis plant at the stem, above the first set of leaves.
3. That's it! You've successfully pinched your cannabis plant.