Denser looking nugs???

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by NoLimit916, Sep 11, 2018.

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    NoLimit916

    NoLimit916 Active Member

    Hello everyone. I’ve been seeing a lot of pictures of harvested bud that looks real tight. Not only do they look dense, but the buds are tight? I understand that I need to grow dense bud and that different strains produce denser bud.
    But Are people squeezing the bud somehow? Vacuum sealing maybe? If so, at what period do I do so? While they are drying? After trimming? Please help? Any comments are helpful!
     
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    kindnug

    kindnug Well-Known Member

    Genetics/Light intensity/Environment
    You can vacuum seal to hide smell, but it's not going to move any faster just because it's squished.
     
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    NoLimit916

    NoLimit916 Active Member

    Thank you for the response. I want a nug that looks tighter. The pictures below look real tight. They aren’t mine. I’m wondering if some people are squeezing them. When my bud comes out of drying they don’t have that pretty tight look like the dispensaries have.
     

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    zypheruk

    zypheruk Well-Known Member

    they are probably vacum sealed sealed hence the squashed look.
     
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    Subu

    Subu Well-Known Member

    That look is due to them being trimmed by a trimming machine rather than by hand. It provides a very 'tight' trim although material is sacrificed.

    Aside from that; adequate lightning, nutrients and genetics are all you need. If your question had a bit more background information it would help. Basically you're either not growing right, weren't aware of the trimming machine effect or need to grow different genetics.
     
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    NoLimit916

    NoLimit916 Active Member

    Thank you much!
     
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    NoLimit916

    NoLimit916 Active Member

    Thank you for responding. I’ve never used a trimming machine. I’ve always done by hand! Wouldn’t using a trimming machine cut off a lot of trichomes? Sorry, I’m just starting to grow and trying to do as much research as I can.
     
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    kindnug

    kindnug Well-Known Member

    They are dense because of the genetics + grown under optimum environment.
    Those buds have not been vacuum sealed + looks like they could be hand-trimmed.
    Close trim doesn't make the bud more dense, and can be done without a machine.
     
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    Subu

    Subu Well-Known Member

    Agreed regarding the density, I just meant it does contribute toward the appearance of the buds.
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Light, environment and genetics all play a role in this. Last cannabis cup I went to I got some kimbo kush straight from exotic genetix and when I got home that night it was so dense it was hard to grind lol.
     
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    S. African grower

    S. African grower Active Member

    As they said.. It's down to genetics, light and soil.. Look at my buds still on the tree you can see how dense it is due to great light.. No vacuum pack. It is not a special strain... Just under intense sunlight.. The second Pic is one to show you what it will look like with poor light
     

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    reallybigjesusfreak

    reallybigjesusfreak Well-Known Member

    I disagree. Leave some sugar leaves on, and let them cure for a while. They don’t seem/look any different, they basically dry back into the plant.
     
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    Mr Blamo

    Mr Blamo Well-Known Member

    lol I have some og kush that is hard to break up. Cut up a fair size bud and my fingers got tired lol Almost broke a sweat lol
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    I thought I was going to have to put my grinder in a vice to smash it together lol. It was crazy.
     
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    Mr Blamo

    Mr Blamo Well-Known Member

    I just about got my magic bullet out to grind up the og lol
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Lol
     
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    S. African grower

    S. African grower Active Member

    When your buds are very hard to chop then that is due to them vacuum packing or squashing the buds for transporting purpose (to get more grams in a smaller space) some people are under the impression hard weed means good weed, no.. That being said we all know a great bud when we smoke it.. Hard or soft
     
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    Mr Blamo

    Mr Blamo Well-Known Member

    Well I been growing and using mj for many many years.
    I never squish my buds or use vacuum package.
    My buds go into jars without doing anything to them.
     
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    You obviously never grew Gorilla Glue #4
    the buds are like rocks
     
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    S. African grower

    S. African grower Active Member

    Let's see your plants
     
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