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 defoliate 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 defoliate my plants?
Defoliation can be achieved during vegetative and flowering phases of growth.
How should I defoliate my plants?
1. Choose the cannabis plant you want to defoliate, and identify any water leaves, and leaves covering bud sites.
2. Using a clean scissors, trim off the water leaves, leaves covering bud sites, and any other leaves not receiving direct light.
3. That's it! You've successfully defoliated your cannabis plant.