now it's time to start cutting. i never cut the whole plant. i'm working with large plants so i don't want to bite off more than i can trim. i typically take 1 to 2 branches at a time. i start where the plant appears to be ripest. by cutting only one branch i can stop at any time. if i start trimming and decide i may be a little early then i just stop. i also do not like to EVER lay my buds down for prolonged periods. it causes the leaves to stick to the bud and becomes difficult to trim.
so i start with 1 branch....IMG_2765.jpg
i trim it down to manageable sized pieces. i find a lot of fatigue when trimming is from trying to hold up huge limbs while trimming. i like mine small.....IMG_2768.jpg
i like to leave little handles......IMG_2783.jpg