A week or six ago, we asked Doc Green, to test a technique on one of his cannabis plants that would make the buds thicker, more compact and heavier. Although at first it sounded incredible, the simple intervention did really produce spectacular results.
It seemed too good to be true, with a single action making it possible to harvest more weed. That is why we asked Dr. Green to test the technique. He applied the trick to one of his Night Queens and was positively surprised by the extreme amount of trichomes that the plant subsequently produced.
In the case of Dr. Green, the buds did not grow significantly thicker, but they did produce more resin. The buds on the plant in question are also considerably more dense than those of the other plants. Below you see on the left a bud that is not treated, and on the right one of the buds on which Dr. Green did apply the technique, the difference can be clearly seen. The bud on the right seems more white and the leaves also contain much more trichomes in the treated plant.
The technique with which Dr. Green experimented is called Bud Swelling, it’s surprisingly simple and goes as follows: Once the cannabis plants get their first real bud around the third week of the flowering phase , you start with it. Don’t be scared but you should remove the upper part of the bud. It may seem scary, but in the end you just cut away a very small piece, about 3 millimetres. Below you can see how Dr. Green did it.
Next, according to this movie it is the intention that you repeat this every 10 to 14 days. You probably can also use one treatment because according to other manuals one treatment is sufficient. Doctor Green is enthusiastic and will apply it more often.
Bud Swelling in the picture
Below you can see three videos in which the technique is used. In the first video the technique is demonstrated and in the other two you see the surprising result. The treated buds have clearly become much thicker by cutting the buds. As you can see, it does not only work for indoor cannabis plants, but also for outdoor cannabis. Take advantage of it!