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The best method depends on the circumstances. Your cultivation may benefit from wet trimming, dry trimming, using both machines, or a combination of manual and machine trimming.


dry or wet

The moisture level of your buds is crucial when trimming. Both dry and wet trimming have their benefits, and proponents of each approach are often passionate about their preferred method.


Technique for you

Customers often trim part of their harvest on the day of harvest and dry trim the rest later. Some only use a wet trimmer for removing fan leaves. Others cut the tops off the plants, dry them, and then let the remaining buds flower longer before wet trimming.

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Grow Terms


This is the term for a media or solution with a pH less than 7.0 and is measured using a digital pH meter or with litmus paper


    The method of adding air or oxygen to a root zone or a nutrient solution


      A method of growing plants in which the roots are supplied with necessary nutrients via misting with a nutrient solution that is pumped through sprayers


        This is the term for a media or solution that has a pH greater than 7.0 and is also referred to as basic


          Changing the composition of a growing media to improve the structure, nutrient content, water holding capacity, cation exchange capacity, or air porosity


            A plant hormone that promotes root development and stem elongation. The plant created form is known as indole acetic acid (IAA) while the synthetically produced form is indole-butyric acid (IBA).


              Single celled microorganisms that can be beneficial or harmful to plant growth depending on the species and their function with respect to plants

                Beneficial insects/microorganisms:

                These organisms work synergistically with plants to defend against harmful insects and diseases and to increase uptake of plant nutrients

                  Buffering capacity:

                  The ability of a media or solution to resist change in pH fluctuations

                    Carbon Dioxide:

                    As known as CO2, this odorless gas is an integral part of plant growth and can increase the amount of photosynthesis that a plant has the capacity to do at given light levels if the CO2 level is increased up to 1500ppm. Ambient air is in the range of 300-400ppm.


                      A combination of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Sugars and starches are the most commonly used to feed root zone microorganisms


                        A molecule that bonds with minerals to increase the uptake into the plant and prevents interactions with other minerals that could render the mineral unavailable


                          General yellowing of a plant due to lack of chlorophyll production during photosynthesis. This is typically related to pH, nitrogen deficiency, or iron deficiency


                            Decayed organic matter from plant or animal sources that can provide plants with nutrients needed for growth


                              The first "leaves" of a dicot plant that emerge when a seed is planted and serve as the nutrient source until the plant develops roots for uptake of minerals


                                A portion of the plant that is cut off to generate a new, identical plant by rooting

                                  Damping Off:

                                  A term that is applied to a dieback of cuttings and seedlings caused by the disease pythium


                                    A plant that has male and female organs on separate plant, ie one plant makes the flowers (female) and one plant makes the pollen (male)

                                      EC meter:

                                      A device that measures the electrical conductivity of a solution or media. This is helpful to determine concentration of nutrients or salts affecting plant growth


                                        A conductor that establishes an electrical arc with a non-metallic part of the circuit


                                          When a plant begins to grow taller or longer creating greater distance between the internodes of the plant


                                            To supply nutrient to plants via a solution or a dry fertilizer


                                              Supplying the fertilizer to a plant via the irrigation water


                                                The leaves of a plant

                                                  Foliar Feeding:

                                                  Spraying or misting the plant leaves with nutrients that the plant can absorb

                                                    Fulvic acid:

                                                    A liquid part of humus that is light golden in color and has the ability to increase uptake of nutrients into plant tissues


                                                      The part of the plant's makeup that determines it capability for production and resistance to disease


                                                        A naturally occurring mineral complex that is used to lower the pH of a growing media


                                                          A chemical that controls the growth and development of plants: auxins, cytokinens, gibberellins, ethylene, and abscisic acid


                                                            The amount of water in a given volume of air at a given temperature relative to the maximum amount of water it could hold

                                                              Humic acid:

                                                              The liquid portion of humus that comes from decomposed organic matter


                                                                A device that measures relative humidity


                                                                  A solution or media that is chemically non-reactive


                                                                    Dissolving or washing out soluble salts from a growing media

                                                                      Leaf curl:

                                                                      Malformation of a leaf due to over/under fertilization, over-watering, or damage caused by insects or disease


                                                                        A naturally occurring mined mineral complex that will raise the pH of a growing media

                                                                          Litmus paper:

                                                                          A chemically sensitive paper that is used to determine pH


                                                                            A unit of measurement of light that is used to rate the output of light based on the input of electrical watts


                                                                              A classification of the major nutrients required for plant growth: nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium


                                                                                A classification of the minor nutrients required for plant growth also known as trace elements: iron, boron, copper, molybdenum, zinc, manganese, nickel, and cobalt

                                                                                  Moisture meter:

                                                                                  A device that measures the amount of moisture in a growing media or soil

                                                                                    Nanometer (nm):

                                                                                    0.00000001 of a meter, used as a scale to measure wavelengths of light spectrums


                                                                                      A mineral that a plant can uptake and assimilate into its tissue, plant food


                                                                                        Carbon based. In horticulture, organic means natural. Organic fertilizers are made in nature, not in chemistry labs

                                                                                          Peat moss:

                                                                                          Moss that is slowly decayed in conditions of extreme moisture and low temperatures


                                                                                            The potential of hydrogen. This is a scale of 1 to 14 that expresses the number of free hydrogen ions in solution. Most plants grown hydroponically thrive at a pH between 5.5 to 6.3.

                                                                                              pH meter:

                                                                                              An electronic device that measures pH


                                                                                                The length of light during a 24 hour period


                                                                                                  The conversion of light energy to chemical energy (carbohydrates) by plants


                                                                                                    To grow a new plant by taking a cutting from an existing plant and rooting the cutting or by germinating a seed


                                                                                                      Altering a plant by cutting leaves, stems, shoots, flowers, or fruits


                                                                                                        The area directly surrounding the roots of a plant. This area is where beneficial microorganism thrive


                                                                                                          A growing media that is made from fibers created by heating volcanic rock at high temperatures

                                                                                                            Root bound:

                                                                                                            When the roots of a plant are inhibited from normal growth from being confined in a container


                                                                                                              An ionic compound whose cation comes from a base and whose anion comes from an acid. Buildup of salts in growing media can cause plants to burn


                                                                                                                Able to be dissolved into water


                                                                                                                  A complex carbohydrate that is manufactured by plants and stored


                                                                                                                    An opening in the leaves of the plant through which the plant takes up nutrients, releases water, and takes up CO2


                                                                                                                      A simple carbohydrate that is manufacture by plants via photosynthesis

                                                                                                                        Tap Root:

                                                                                                                        The main root of a plant that grows from the seed. The lateral roots form from the tap root.


                                                                                                                          The plant releasing water through the stomata


                                                                                                                            A frame or netting that trains or supports plants

                                                                                                                              Ultraviolet (UV):

                                                                                                                              Short wavelengths of light that exist outside of the visible spectrum past blue and violet

                                                                                                                                Wetting agent:

                                                                                                                                A compound that reduces the surface tension of water making it easier for a media to absorb