Pruning plants is a common practice among growers to control growth as well as optimize harvest and ensure plant health. In this blog post, we'll explain the benefits of pruning, the right time to do it, and methods for doing it.
Pleasantly, if you grow in a Bonsanto Growbox , you don't have to prune your plant!
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Vorteile des Beschneidens?
Pruning plants gives you numerous benefits: It increases harvest by allowing the plant to focus its energy on bud production, promotes plant health by removing disease-prone parts, and allows for better control over growth, especially indoors where space is limited. The pruning process also gives more light to the lower leaves, which increases the overall performance of the plant.
Zeitpunkt des Beschneidens?
The right timing for pruning your plant depends on the growth phase. Ideally, the vegetative phase is when the plant is about 30 cm high and has seven pairs of leaves. From this point on, the plant can recover from pruning. Once the flowering phase begins, minimize pruning to avoid stress and potential loss of quality. Prune at this stage only to remove diseased parts of the plant.
Pruning your plant requires the use of sharp tools such as a knife or scissors to make clean cuts. Before you start, you should think about what you want to achieve with the pruning: For health, remove diseased plant parts; for better growth and yield, focus on removing densely overgrown areas for better light distribution. Make cuts above the nodes to encourage new growth and water the plant immediately after pruning.
Pruning in the Bonsanto Growbox
If you own a Bonsanto Growbox , you can do without pruning your plant! This saves time and effort! The Bonsanto components are coordinated so that your plant makes optimal use of the space of the grow box and you achieve a bountiful harvest even without pruning.
There are several techniques you can use when pruning your favorite plant.
Was ist Topping?
First, let's talk about the popular method of topping, which involves cutting off the top of the plant. The upper part of the plant is called meristem and is removed during topping, so that in the growth phase in this place can be two new branches. The goal of topping is to get a bushy plant that has a higher flower production. When you topper your favorite plant, it grows in width instead of height. To give your plant enough time to recover, apply topping approximately five to 10 days before the flowering phase begins.
Was ist Fimming?
The fimming technique is similar to the topping method, but the cut is made directly on the shoots of the plant, creating four new branches. If you want a particularly bushy plant, but have limited growing space, the application of the fimming technique is a useful solution.
Was ist Lollipopping?
Since the plant in indoor grow is usually supplied with light only from the top, the lower leaves and branches of the plant hardly receive any light. Lollipopping therefore removes the lower branches to concentrate the energy of growth on the upper parts of the plant. This promotes the growth and size of the upper buds. First, remove the lower parts of the plant that do not receive light. Then, you can also cut off any covered leaves in the upper part of the plant. Note that lollipopping, like other pruning methods, should be completed before flowering begins.
Tips for pruning
It is important to pay attention to both the right time and the right amount when pruning your plants. This will ensure that your plant does not suffer unnecessary stress and injury.
Excessive pruning can also cause stress, which can negatively affect the harvest. It is therefore advisable to remove only those parts that really should be removed.
In addition, you should regularly check your plant for diseases to detect and remove affected areas early. To prevent disease and pest infestation, it is important to always use clean scissors or knives and make precise cuts.