If you haven’t been thinking about how to increase terpenes as you grow cannabis, now is the right time to take some serious steps. Not only do terpenes affect the aroma and smell of the plant, and, consequently, a user’s enjoyment, but they also are said to increase numerous health benefits and potency of the plant. Therefore, let’s take a closer look at how to maximize their production.
Just like any other plant, cannabis needs proper soil to thrive, and create strong buds rich in terpenes. It goes without saying that the soil should have proper nutrients, but opinions differ on this one; some are pro natural nutrients, while others claim artificial supplements are just as good. Whichever you go for, make sure they don’t add too much smell to your buds. If this is not what you are after, you can flush the plants some two or three weeks prior to harvest. Flushing will remove excess nutrients interfering with the smell of flowers.
By the way, the best recommendation for the soil is to make it “super”, i.e. the so-called “living” soil, which means it is rich in microorganisms. This way, you would be imitating the natural surroundings. Combined with the…