How long does it take trimming for 1lb?

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by kdt15, Jun 8, 2018.

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    kdt15

    kdt15 Active Member

    to get 1lb of indoor, how long wouldtrimming take? can it be reasonably done in 8 hours? i figure a noob will probably take 3x longer
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    Definitely one pound, definitely! :hump:

    .. about an ounce an hour would be a ballpark trimming rate, but I got arthritis in my trimming-hand so you might even be faster ?
     
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    tpc_mikey

    tpc_mikey Well-Known Member

    my last harvest had 5 medium plants, got 2.3 lbs off them took an entire weekend with me my wife and a friend trimming 10 hrs a day. but we are methodical and trim them tight.
     
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    BleedsGreen

    BleedsGreen Well-Known Member

    I could not see trimming a pound with one person in 8 hours, that being said this depends a lot on the leaf to bud ratio of the plants as well.
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    I hear you! I recently spent over 9 hours on one plant, it was about 8 oz but it was very leafy :wall:
     
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    tpc_mikey

    tpc_mikey Well-Known Member

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    This is what the 5 plants looked like near harvest lol They were hearty
     
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    BleedsGreen

    BleedsGreen Well-Known Member

    Hearty and not a lot of leaf, nice plants look like they would be a pleasure to trim.
     
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    kdt15

    kdt15 Active Member

    ouch, anyone outsource the trimming part then? i wonder what rates go for (flat payment per pound harvested, or hourly, or etc?)
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Some places rent out trimmers.
     
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    BleedsGreen

    BleedsGreen Well-Known Member

    Like Staff Kings? Or did you mean the machinery? Do they staff trimmers at temp agencies in legal states? Might be a good business model :bigjoint:
     
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    Potmetal

    Potmetal Well-Known Member

    To trim a lb around here it wold likely take the weekend and cost ya about a zip, and maybe $.

    I get bored doing it so my old lady typically does it. She rarely completes more than a QP in a day. None is cash crop, all personal meds so not really in much of a hurry.
     
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    SensiPuff

    SensiPuff Well-Known Member

    Trimming is probably my least favorite thing to do. Always feel burnt out after staring at the buds turning around getting trimmed for hours and hours. Not to mention the hand cramps haha. But it always feels nice to get a harvest trimmed and jarred. I say 12+ hours for a lb solo trimming. But various factors to consider
     
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    tpc_mikey

    tpc_mikey Well-Known Member

    They were awesome plants and a great strain (Chocolate Creame) but i hate trimming so that part of it still sucked lol, my wife and her friend love it they sit at dinning room table drink Dosxx and trim for 2 or 3 days straight lol
     
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    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH

    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH Well-Known Member

    Easy done i do a QP in 1 hr 20mins
     
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    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH

    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH Well-Known Member

    A pound in 8 hours trimmed is average
     
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    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH

    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH Well-Known Member

    they dont hire unless u can trim a pound a shift
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    1 day, how many hours will that day last?
    Depends...
     
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    kdt15

    kdt15 Active Member

    a shift meaning 1 8-hr shift or like a 4hr shift?
     
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    BleedsGreen

    BleedsGreen Well-Known Member

    I really think the plant matters, no way could one person trim a pound by hand with scissors of my DP Blueberry in 8 hours and it be a decent trim let alone up to my standards.
     
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    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH

    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH Well-Known Member

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    8 to 10 hour shifts
     

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