Cannabis schwazzing is a cultivation technique that involves intense defoliation of a cannabis plant in order to stimulate growth in the lower branches. This is typically done during the flowering phase of growth. By doing so, you will produce a cannabis plant with more bud sites and a higher yield.
Why should I schwaz my plants?
Standard benefits of cannabis schwazzing include:
- Increased yield
- Stronger growth
- Greater potency
When should I schwaz my plants?
Only schwaz under controlled conditions, as too much stress can negatively impact plant growth. You can accomplish schwazzing, or removal of leaves just before flowering, and approximately 20 days into the flowering process.
How should I schwaz my plants?
1. Choose the cannabis plant you want to pinch.
2. Using a clean scissors, strip off any leaves which are not receiving direct sunlight from the canopy, and growth below.
3. That's it! You've successfully schwazzed your cannabis plant.