Trimming is one of the first things you’ll have to learn, so I want to discuss it a little bit. If you’re new at this, you may be wondering exactly why is it necessary to trim your buds before having them dried and cured.
Well, there are three main reasons for it; it increases HTC concentration, it helps you get rid of leaves which are harsher than buds so they get in the way of a smoother experience, and last but not least, trimmed buds just look so much better! It really benefits you to take the extra time and put in the extra effort.
Now, when it comes to trimming you can either do it while the buds are wet or after they’ve dried. If you go for option number one, it makes trimming a lot easier so you can make your buds look better.
But if you want to dry trim, make sure to remove the big fan leaves with your fingers first; by leaving your buds untrimmed, you slow down the drying process. This is good to know in case you live in a very humid place.
In getting ready to trim your buds you’ll need gloves, pruning scissors, pruning shears, cookie sheets, and, of course, your bud trimmer. If you only have two or three plants you’ll enjoy trimming your buds by hand, but if you have a larger crop, bud trimmers really come in handy; it makes your work less tedious and a lot faster.
If that’s the case,
I’ll leave you with 5 great bud trimming machines for you to consider:
1. iPower GLTRIMBOWL16M 16-Inch Leaf Bowl Trimmer: You may already know iPower for their grow light systems and their wide range of accessories. Now they bring you a 16-inch bowl trimmer that has the power of 30 pairs of scissors. Thanks to its transparent top you can watch as its sharp, precise blades trim twigs, leaves, and buds with beautiful ease.
2.Tumble Trimmer TTT 1900 This one is heavyweight trimmer; it can take care of a pound of weed in just 5 minutes, so you know that it will suit the needs of the more substantial harvests. You can control motor speed and it includes everything you’ll need, from the drums and zippers down to the nets. The one thing you’ll need to buy separately is a catch box. This machine will do about 85% of the work for you, so if you want to be faster and more efficient, this might be the right fit for you.
3. Growtent Garden 19-inch Bowl Leaf Trimmer: Another bowl trimmer, but this one is a bit larger; with a 19-inch diameter, an adjustable blade, a plastic cover to watch it work and a metal gear box that will last, this might be the answer to your trimming needs. You certainly won’t be disappointed!
4. The Triminator Dry Trimming Machine: Because we want to finish strong, we bring you two machines that are more on the expensive side; coming from the legendary Flora Hydroponics, you can expect nothing less! This machine is for the commercial growers; it will trim down pound after pound without needing your constant attention to be cleaned and without a drop in performance whatsoever. It’s automatic, so it won’t need much of your attention, and when it’s time to clean it up, the trim bin detaches easily for your convenience.
5. The Triminator – Industrial Bud Trimming Machine: This one is another Flora Hydroponics industrial-grade beast! It’s not for nothing that it is the biggest in the trimming game. Accordingly, it’s a very expensive machine, so it’s not for the casual grower; we’re thinking large-scale here.
It can process several hundred pounds of weed a day so if that’s what you’re dealing with, it only makes sense to get your hands on this one. It has a Resin Repel self-cleaning system so it won’t choke on you and slow you down. The price tag is the only reason you find this at the bottom of our list; it’s actually the best trimming machine money can buy.
Happy harvesting and happy trimming!