Tips to differentiate good and bad weed buds

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Many people think they know more about hemp and its types, so they can choose good buds, yet there are many nuances they don't actually consider.

 Many people think they know more about weed and its types, so they can choose good buds, yet there are many nuances they don't actually consider. Actually, if you're not a new smoker trying it the first time, you probably can say whether it is a good bud or not even just holding it but I'm pretty sure you still can't say what's wrong with that product, what's a top-shelf product, and even not being an expert to differentiate seeds and plants if you're a hemp grower.

 Weed buds can be categorized differently according to their quality, to simplify it we will talk about three categories: low, medium, and high quality. 

Low-quality buds: This type of weed is usually a "travel" strain, that passes long distances, in narrow, not airy spaces, or far less is being grown by new growers who aren't yet in a competitive process of the weed market. Its appearance is completely different from that of healthy a bud, often with brown spots and dry leaves. It also lacks stickiness, smell, or smells mold and dump. The taste is spicy and bitter, it will still get you high but with a lower level of THC. 

Medium-quality buds: Most of the growers all over the world produce buds of this category, they differ prom lower level buds because of their lighter coloration, and accentuated smell. Growers usually understand and plan the growing process so that they get a strain of this category. Buds of this category are evidently of brighter colors, are sticky, and easily squeezed. The smell is pleasant but not so overwhelming and has stronger effects because of the higher level of THC and CBD. 

Premium-quality buds: Buds of this category usually are well known by many names as the top-shelf product, wow product, etc, which is to describe mind-shattering and overwhelming smell and taste of the product. They have a bright coloring with deep orange pistils and frosty coating. They have a rich lightened taste and can give both psychoactive effects and clear-headed sensations. 

One of the most vivid indicators of weed quality is the aroma. Terpenes are responsible for the aroma, even though they have a different appearance, they may have various unique smells due to the concentration of terpenes. And the quality of terpenes depends on several factors:

  • Genetics: Some types genetically intend to produce more aromatic terpenes than others,
  •  Drying and curing: Genetics only achieve so much. Correctly drying, curing, and storing hemp will preserve the terpene profile and make for better-tasting buds.
  • The right nutrients: During the flowering stage, weed plants have a higher demand for potassium and phosphorus and less of a need for nitrogen. Get this balance right, and you'll produce some fantastic-smelling flowers.
  • Living soil: A strong microbial population will help plants access all of the nutrients they need to develop an optimal terpene profile.
  • Companion planting: Many growers claim planting basil in close proximity to hemp helps improve its smell.

Quick Growing Tip: Boosting terpenes will improve the overall smell and flavor of your plants. Select strains such as Lemon Kush and Mango Kush to start with a genetic advantage.