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LA's Quick Guide To Simple Backbuilding Technique For Buds!

Light Addict

Plant of the Year 2013 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Nov 2013, June 2015, Oct 2016 - Nug of the Month: July 2016 - Plant of the Month: Aug & Dec 2013, Mar 2014, Mar 2016, Dec 2016
OK firstly this is just a simple technique that gives you dense tear drop buds that will look uniform and presentable!
I was told this tech by an old friend who grew on a professional scale! to me it would seem a good process for anyone providing herb for legit sales

So here goes firstly some pics of the process :)


Yes it is that simple :)
Now the idea behind this process; My friend who had years experience told me it was like the bud hitting a barrier, such as another branch! He advised me to take 3 white hairs and a couple of the tiny green points off end of buds!
I tried this and its way to fiddly etc. So I now simply snip the tiniest bit off each bud head. This just takes the very tip of stem. This sends the bud backbuilding, forming more dense buds, that are all of uniform shape!
The actual cut is so tiny that it doesn't stall or delay the budding. It doesn't hurt the girl one bit. Just gives really appealing nugs. that are dense as hell!

When to do it? Simply put you want to be past mid way of flower. Or whenever you believe the buds to be of a good developed size. (the pics above were just for demonstration)

I've used this for years with no ill effects, so if ya fancy it give it a whirl! :)
 

kiki1990

New Member
Hey I'm first!!!
it's not relevant for me yet but i'll be sure to try it!!!

keep up these guides, I don't know about others,but for me this is gold!!!

thank you so much:thanks:
 

mussh

Well-Known Member
thanks for the tip LA!
get it? the tip? bah........
great now another thing to do to my poor plant. she is like my Frankenstein monster. it's alive!!
I have tried just about every tech provided on these forums on her. newb learning curve. guess one more little cut couldn't hurt.

- musshy
 

c526

Member of the Month: Jan 2015 - Plant of the Month: Jan 2015
will try this out
thanks L.A
 

Blazer420

New Member
I'll admit that the first picture that popped up about made me choke on my coffee this morning!

Just to be clear, this method is not making the buds bigger, its just causing them to become denser/harder and helping with aesthetics?

Thanks!

B-
 

Light Addict

Plant of the Year 2013 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Nov 2013, June 2015, Oct 2016 - Nug of the Month: July 2016 - Plant of the Month: Aug & Dec 2013, Mar 2014, Mar 2016, Dec 2016
Yep you got it! :) it simply gives you better shaped and compacted buds that are all uniform. Good for commercial growers to give their product better visual appeal.
I would love to do a side by side trial at some point to compare weight. But who knows lol. I am not claiming it gives better weight just better looking end product, that Iis nice and dense :)
 

Dyold

Plant of the Month: June & July 2014 - Nug of the Month: Mar 2015
This is good information LA and thanks for sharing the knowledge that has been passed on to you, I appreciate it for sure. :Namaste:
 

mussh

Well-Known Member
guess im in a position to put this to work.
now im not a seller my any means of the word. but I am a sharer.
I have some smaller buds that I just tried this on:





I will be able to tell if they fatten up more than the others.

thanks again for the tip, LA!

- musshy
 
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Light Addict

Plant of the Year 2013 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Nov 2013, June 2015, Oct 2016 - Nug of the Month: July 2016 - Plant of the Month: Aug & Dec 2013, Mar 2014, Mar 2016, Dec 2016

Blazer420

New Member
Just to be sure (sorry but this is really something new to me), I hack off those tops about 2/3 of the way through bloom?

Would I be correct in that I would have about 10 (+ or - 2-3 days) in the journal linked below before I give the haircut?

Thanks!

B-
 

Calyx Hunter

On Vacation
This is awesome. I'm surprised I hadn't thought of it. It's essentially topping applied to the buds which sends the growth hormones lower. I'd like to try it on the fastest growing tallest colas just to keep the race even. Another fun technique from Light Addict. I dig your posts.
 

Light Addict

Plant of the Year 2013 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Nov 2013, June 2015, Oct 2016 - Nug of the Month: July 2016 - Plant of the Month: Aug & Dec 2013, Mar 2014, Mar 2016, Dec 2016

Mono

Plant of the Month: July 2016 - Nug of the Month: Nov 2016 - Photo of the Month: Aug 2018
Bam!

I think I'ma have to give this a try too ;)

:high-five:
 

greenstuff

New Member
Thanks LA. Another lesson learned from you. I will give this a try on part of my next grow. All of you guys (and girls) out there are great. Thanks for the help. Keep it green.
 

MKrop420

New Member
+reps for you, I'm sure it works. You probably would have stopped doing it by now if it didn't have any effect on aesthetics,
thanks again keep up the helpful quick tips, I'm all ears. :blunt:
 
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