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TreeTent310 started grow question 4 years ago
Does anyone have any trimming advice? My neck and back and even hands hurt from trimming everything and I still have one left to go!! Easily taking me 3-4 hours per plant. Any suggestions!? Also do you prefer wet or dry? Pros and cons of each??
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FlavoursUk answered grow question 4 years ago
Theres no pros or cons to either, other than personal preference, there are no studies to show one is better than the other.
Trimming is a pain, and I know as I've done many big plants at one time needing more than one person to get involved. The best advice I can give is to get set up before hand and comfortable. Set up the TV, Ipad or whatever it is you want to watch or listen to. Next thing is positioning as your back will be the first thing to give out, try to sit up right as its easy to slouch down but don't. Use a pillow to support your lower/middle back. Pull off the big fan leaves before getting into trimming. Then begin trimming for 30 minutes or so, then have a little break, have a drink and something to eat and repeat. Theres really no secrets to it just hard work unless you have a bag trimmer or auto trimmer but i prefer to trim by hand. Hope this helps. We all go through it. Also, I find wet trimming easier as the buds are still swelled up. when dry its more hassle to get into.
Jeff123fish answered grow question 4 years ago
Trimming in a comfortable position taking branches off the plant that can be brought up to eye level rather than bending over larger branches. Start with the large fan leaves first and eventually working to the smalles leaves. Most seen to prefer dry trimming but I like wet trimming as the leaves are easier for me to get to and I don’t feel like I’m knocking all the dried trichs off my buds.
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
As with every repetitive task, you need to take breaks to avoid injury. Every 20 to 30 minutes take a 5 min break and stretch your back, neck and hands, also take a short walk.
Wet or dry what, buds? Dry of course, and cured; no grass traste and no harsh smoke and that means no coughing. The only advantage of wet buds is that you can consume it right off the bat