Whether you’re growing at home or in the great outdoors, it’s essential to keep your marijuana plants smelling fresh. That way, when you harvest and dry it out, the smell will be strong enough for people to catch a whiff. If they enjoy that smell, then chances are they’ll buy your product and give you a great review in return.
This article will show you precisely what simple things you can do each week to keep your marijuana plants smelling fresh and delicious!
How to Keep Marijuana Smelling Fresh and Delicious
The first week is when you have just planted your seeds or cuttings in the soil. The most important thing to do in this case is to water it once a day and make sure the soil is moist enough (about 50% humidity should be fine).
The second week is when you should start worrying about your marijuana plant’s smell. You need to water it once a day but make sure to keep checking its temperature. If it gets too hot, this might damage the plant.
Now that you’re in the third week keep an eye on how much water your plant uses during this period. If you have a humidity gauge, place it next to the plant for this week so you can measure how much water evaporates off of it each day. Remember, since marijuana plants need a lot of water, you need to continue watering your plant each day.
In the fourth week, your marijuana plant should have grown healthy leaves and roots. If it has, the chances are that the absolute humidity where you live is higher than normal outdoor levels! In this case, make sure to take care of your plant and water it when necessary.
In week five, your plant will be busier producing new leaves and roots, but make sure to keep the humidity at 50% or below for this period. Also, check if there are any bugs inside the soil of your plant. If you see some minor black bugs crawling around inside the dirt, get rid of them!
In the sixth week, you might need to give your plant a little more water if it gets too dry. Also, watch out for spider mites and aphids near the bottom of the stem, where there are no leaves yet. If you see any insects on your marijuana plant’s leaves, get rid of them! If you have any mites or aphids on your plant, just treat it with some insecticide.
If everything’s going well in week seven, make sure to give the plant more water if it starts looking dry. Also, check for spider mites and aphids near the bottom of the stem since there are no leaves yet. If you see any insects on your marijuana plant’s leaves, get rid of them!
In week eight, your marijuana plant should start producing new buds. Once it starts getting covered in sticky resin (in about one or two weeks), it’s time to pick off the dead leaves and flowers, as well as to check for insects.
Whatever month it is now that you’re in the ninth week of your bud’s life, make sure to pick off any dead leaves and stems. Also, look around the sides of your plant and under any dead leaf litter or mulch. If you still see any insects, get rid of them!
In week ten, make sure to pick off dead leaves and stems, look for insects around your marijuana plant’s edges, and under dead leaves litter. Also, take note of the smell coming from your plant. If it smells like anything besides fresh soil or flowers, get rid of the problem immediately.
How Marijuana Plants Smell
Terpenes cause the scent of marijuana plants. There are two main types of terpenes found in marijuana, namely myrcene, and limonene. Both myrcene and limonene smell like fruit, but limonene smells more like lemon (lemon pie), while myrcene smells like oranges (orange sherbet).
A plant’s terpenes will change depending on the growing conditions that it is exposed to. That means if you know which type of terpene your plant gives off, then you can control how much of the terpene it makes depending on how you grow it.
As marijuana begins to grow, they produce more terpenes. Once you start growing big buds, delicious fruits are what you’re going to smell.
You need to understand that some strains have a more pungent scent than others. For example, even if you’re growing your marijuana plants indoors, Indica varieties will be less smelly than Sativa varieties.
An example of a strong-smelling marijuana plant is the Super Lemon Haze, which smells like sour lemon candy. On the other hand, an example of a weak-smelling marijuana plant is the OG Kush strain.
Why Does Marijuana Smell Like Skunk?
The reason marijuana often has a skunky odor is because many strains, including OG Kush, are mixed with another plant called skunk. Skunk is used as a genetic stock for its pungent smell. When crossed with plants like Afghani and Northern Lights, this plant instantly creates a strong and sharp smell.
When it comes to growing, you want the smell of your marijuana plant to be as pleasant and sweet-smelling as possible. You do this by controlling its environment correctly.
An indoor marijuana grower can control the plant’s light schedule to only produce one strain of terpenes. On the other hand, an outdoor grower will not have the luxury of managing their plant’s light schedule. Instead, they need to be very careful about making sure that no other plants are growing in the same area as them; otherwise, their marijuana plants will smell like skunks when harvested!
The Differences between Sativa and Indica
Marijuana plants are split into two different categories, namely Sativa and Indica. These names were created because the plants have slightly different effects on people. The difference between these two types of cannabis can be subtle or drastic, depending on who you ask. Some people swear by one type over the other, while others have no preference at all. This article will explore how these two types differ from each other in order to help you make an informed decision about which type of plant is right for you!
Sativa and Indica Plants
The biggest difference between Indica and Sativa plants is that Indica plants are short, while the Sativa kind is tall. There are many more differences than just this, but it’s generally a good thing to know which type you’re growing when you plan on selling your product.
The following are some of the most important differences between Indica and Sativa plants.
Indica Plants Tend to be Indoor-Grown, While Sativa Plants are Out Grown
Outdoor growers tend to prefer growing Sativa strains because they’re tall, thin plants that don’t need much support outdoors. That being said, these plants are very lightweight and can be easily blown over by the wind, ruining an entire crop.
An Indica strain is easier to grow because they’re shorter plants that don’t need any extra support. Outdoors, the only thing you have to worry about is making sure your plants are far away from other plants that may compete for the same nutrients.
Indica Plants Tend to Have More CBD in Them, Which is Used in Medicinal Marijuana Strains
It’s important to note that Sativa plants also have CBD, but they usually contain less of it than Indica plants. Most strains of marijuana are grown with CBD in mind because it has many medicinal benefits.
For example, people who suffer from seizures or even anxiety can benefit from taking CBD oil because it helps relax the body and mind.
Sativa Plants Tend to Have More THC in Them Than Indica Plants
Different types of marijuana plants have different levels of THC that they produce, depending on their genetics. A strain that is grown outdoors may have a significantly higher THC content than a strain grown indoors.
With that being said, most growers prefer to grow Indica strains because the plant produces a high percentage of CBD and a low percentage of THC. The reasoning behind this is that CBD can be used for medicinal purposes while there are still enough other cannabinoids in the plants that produce an effect.
Final Thoughts: Make Your Marijuana Smell Fantastic
There are many ways you can make your marijuana plants have an excellent aroma, but there are some basic guidelines that you should follow to get the best possible results.
The first thing is understanding how different strains of marijuana plants produce their unique types of terpenes and cannabinoids, so you need to know which kind of plant you’re growing or harvesting before deciding on a specific method or process.
When it comes to indoor marijuana growers who want their plants to emit more pleasant scents indoors, they need only control their light schedule by only allowing one strain of terpene-producing bacteria at any given time. Outdoor growers will need to be extra careful when selecting where they’re growing their plants because the wind will carry off certain scents that you may not be expecting.
Lastly, many growers have had more success with growing strains of pot Indica dominant over Sativa dominant because they grow thick buds with a thick coating of trichomes which give off a more potent aroma.