Trimming Tips for Your Home Grow

Trimming cannabis is different than trimming other plants. Learn about trimming tips, tricks, and recommendations for tools here.

What tools does a home grower need for trimming?

At-home grower would need to possess the following: three good pairs of scissors (one pruner and two trimmers), large plastic tarp for the trim area, small wet or dry trimming machine, eye protection, mask, earplugs, nitrile gloves, spray bottle of denatured alcohol, spray bottle of water, spray bottle of hemp oil, stainless steel perforated baking sheets and racks for transport and storage, a good work ethic, and some music.

A home grower would benefit from incorporating the small wet or dry trimming machine because it cuts down on time spent harvesting. It also saves money and the headache of staffing and managing an unnecessarily large trim crew. Even if the home-grower already has a good crew, implementing the machine will only speed them up–automation saves time and money, two things we could all use a little more of. The right machinery can also be very helpful to home-growers, and even small to large scale producers, to mitigate injury and ease the burden of redundant manual labor.

How can the right tool increase a grower’s quality of life?

There are shucking machines to strip the flower from the stalk, there are bulk quantity trimmers that cut down on the money and time spent on trimming, and there are sifting and curing machines to ease the post-harvest processing. The options to automate are endless and can help improve a grower’s quality of life. The Trimmer Store has numerous stories of customers with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, amputations, or people working through other types of illnesses and injuries, who experience life changing relief from implementing the appropriate tools. These are patients that need their cannabis to improve quality of life and also treat their conditions and simply can’t spend money on harvest trimming crews, or spend days doing hard manual labor. The biggest tool one can utilize is seeking guidance from professionals with years of knowledge (which at this point is a very limited pool) and having an open mind to do things differently than your personal expectations. There is so much to learn and a lot of misinformation to sift through. That is why our company stands as an honest, experienced, data driven guide to the world of harvesting, trimming and processing.