Indoor cannabis growth depends heavily on genetics and quality of the artificial lighting. Generally, labels such as “indoor” or “outdoor” are a bit arbitrary when it comes to strain seeds. What we actually mean by the term “indoor seed”, is the strain’s ability to survive in climates that most resemble artificial environments and its response to plant training.
Attention to detail can make the difference between average and great cannabis products. Growing cannabis or hemp commercially is a multi-step process, so taking a holistic approach is especially important.
In the process of cultivating quality cannabis, the first priority is sourcing quality genetics. Then, it’s all about taking care of the plants, tending to their needs, then finally, comes the crucial (but time consuming) part of harvesting, drying and curing, which can make or break the product.
Is there a way for businesses to benefit from a proper curing process without risking delays and interruptions in the supply chain?
CBD comes either from hemp plants or marijuana plants. The source of a product depends mainly on the legal status of cannabis in each US state. Although hemp and marijuana both belong to the same family, they are very different in biology, cultivation, and function.
Trichomes have their own separate life-cycle, which begins as soon as the plant is induced into the flowering phase. As soon as blooming starts, the trichomes start to form and transport vacuoles and plastids from the stalk to the gland head. This mini-factory is what will eventually form all of our precious cannabinoids and terpenes.
When it comes to harvesting, the key to proper timing is watching the development of the trichomes. In the unlikely case you have never heard of them in the past, the trichomes are the “frosting” atop marijuana buds. These sticky sparkling hair-like growths –that are almost inconspicuous with the naked eye- hold nearly all of a cannabis plant’s resin. Needless to say, they are crucial for a number of reasons. In this article, we will try to approach them one by one.