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Growing Marijuana

How To Avoid Airy And Loose Marijuana Buds On Your Plants

loose airy marijuana buds

What is more annoying then ending up with marijuana buds that are airy, loose and fluffy? These inferior buds are usually caused by not enough light, high temperatures, or overall lack of nutrient value. Read these next tips to make sure you harvest huge, hard and THC rich buds.

For indoor marijuana growing, high temperatures in the garden area or just proximity to the light cause the buds to grow airy and flaccid. To avoid this, simply move the buds farther away from the light source so that they stay in an environment below 80*F (27*C) In fact, it’s a good rule of thumb to keep the growing area can canopy under at least 80*.

For outdoor marijuana growing, high temperatures during flowering can produce loose buds. For the most part, you won’t have a problem with this because the plants generally flower in autumn when the temperature is cooler. But, if they happen to flower early (either because they are bred to flower early or because of forced light deprivation), there might be an issue. To avoid loose buds, growers could use a micro-sprayer system that cools the plants even in the hot sun. These sprayers use powerful pumps or just high water pressure to generate a thin, misty spray full of tiny droplets that are usually less than five microns. These droplets will evaporate effectively decreasing the temperature of the air in the surround vicinity. These sprayers are often used to cool outdoor living areas, but you’ll also find them in greenhouses as well. They don’t use a lot of water and are relatively simple to install.

Marijuana plants that don’t get enough light during the flowering process tend to grow airy buds that neither mature adequately nor dense up firmly. These lighter buds are often less potent because they are not given the nutrients to produce enough trichomes. Growers should also be aware that a lack of potassium can result in sparse amounts of flowers. Thus, you should increase potassium during mid- and late-flowering. Avoid nutrients deficiencies and use Marijuana Booster.

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  • Tom Glenn

    Good info. Could you possibly address the proper way to lollipop plants in an indoor grow to achieve better bud growth throughout the entire plant? I know pulling leaves to open the canopy works just not sure of when and how much. Thanks.

    • justanothergrower

      your always going to get different opinions so its up to you to know what works best with your growing environment. i always trim all the big water leaves right before i put them in flower. top your plants when their a foot tall in veg and they will do what you want. good luck

  • The more light the higher the yield…

  • STLchange

    i thought with more light you got denser buds not airy

  • Alex

    People think you need super high wattage to get high yield, you don’t you just need the right concentration for red, blue and UV waves and everything is golden, plus they penetrate the leaves better so you don’t have to move the plant around for it to hit every part of it.

  • Choom Gang

    The scientific elements discussed here are temperature, and lumens per area. I can guarantee that the sun has more lumens than an indoor light, so basically we are talking about temperature. And maybe humidity levels. Different strains have adapted to different climates.
    The light too close is not a good scientific argument.

  • butterpants

    you dont get density, without the intensity of a bright light.

  • justanothergrower

    besides needing a 1000 watt and good nutrients, as soon as i started using 20 gallon pots instead of 5 gallon pots, that’s when my yield really took off.

  • painkills2

    So far, I have not noticed that dense buds are stronger than loose ones, but I am a newbie.
    What would a popcorn bud usually be classified as, a dense or loose bud?

  • TheDude

    Seems my bro posted here accidentally using my ID… LOL, Sorry, I have nothing to contribute to this discussion (don’t think he did either).

  • Jefferey Burnside

    Lights esp HID lights put too close will kill your plants dead. I tried using the light as a heat source because of temp problems… BAD IDEA utter failure and dead plants the next day.

  • John Sajo

    Actually I think loose airy buds can be under-rated. Also generally you will get much larger denser buds with light dep, harvesting outdoors in July. My July buds are often twice as heavy as October buds. But I am talking about a situation where plants don’t get too hot. They definately don’t like that. I also like to do a real early crop where plants are put out in February and will bud naturally. Because there is less light and temps are quite low (maybe averaging 50s for highs) they take longer, maybe 3- 4 months for flowering. The resulting buds are light and airy but extremely fragrant, quite potent and worth harvesting. Hash from early bud is really good. Never underestimate cannabis.

  • John Sajo

    Actually I think loose airy buds can be under-rated. Also generally you will get much larger denser buds with light dep, harvesting outdoors in July. My July buds are often twice as heavy as October buds. But I am talking about a situation where plants don’t get too hot. They definately don’t like that. I also like to do a real early crop where plants are put out in February and will bud naturally. Because there is less light and temps are quite low (maybe averaging 50s for highs) they take longer, maybe 3- 4 months for flowering. The resulting buds are light and airy but extremely fragrant, quite potent and worth harvesting. Hash from early bud is really good. Never underestimate cannabis.

  • Richard Sanders

    THAT WAS EASY!

  • Richard Sanders

    THAT WAS EASY!

  • Anonymous

    The best bud ever was a top loose bud that was ugly but the best it looked like the 2 finger piece sign.