How Can Resin Production Be Increased in a Cannabis Garden?

You may be wondering how you can increase the resin production in your cannabis garden. Although there are many ways, here are some of the most effective methods.

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In order to increase resin production in a cannabis garden, growers need to focus on two main factors: the genetics of the plants, and the environment in which they are grown. By carefully selecting strains that are known to produce high levels of resin, and providing optimal growing conditions, growers can maximize their chances of achieving a high yield of potent, resinous buds.

The Basics of Resin Production

Resin is the main component of cannabis that contains the majority of the plant’s active compounds. The production of resin is vital to the cannabis industry, as it is responsible for the concentration of active compounds in the plant. There are a number of ways to increase resin production in a cannabis garden, which will be discussed in this article.

The Resin glands

The plant produces these glands all over its surface—on the leaves, stems, and even flowers—but they’re most concentrated on the flowering tops of female plants. Under magnification, the glands look like mushrooms with round heads and thin stems. These are where the active ingredients in cannabis are produced and stored.

Each gland is made up of a stalk that holds the head (or cap) in place. The head of the gland is where you’ll find the majority of cannabinoids like THC and CBD. The stalk is mostly made up of waxes like carnauba wax and beeswax.

The ratio of cannabinoids to waxes varies from strain to strain, but as a general rule, indica strains tend to have higher concentrations of CBD while sativa strains contain more THC. Hybrid strains will fall somewhere in between these two extremes.

The trichomes

Cannabis resin is produced by the trichomes, the small outgrowths on the cannabis plant that look like tiny hairs. These trichomes are where the THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids are produced. The resin produced by the trichomes is sticky and contains high concentrations of these cannabinoids.

The Cannabis Plant

The cannabis plant is an annual herbaceous flowering plant in the Cannabis genus, Cannabis sativa. The number of species within the genus is disputed. Three species may be recognized: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis; C. ruderalis may be included within C. sativa; all three may be treated as subspecies of a single species, C. sativa; or C. sativa may be accepted as a single undivided species. The plant is also known as hemp, although this term is often used to refer only to varieties of Cannabis cultivated for non-drug use.

The flowering stage

Cannabis plants go through a life cycle that includes a vegetative stage, a flowering stage, and a resting stage. The flowering stage is when the plant produces buds, which are the Flowering cones that contain high levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). To produce more resin, growers need to understand how the flowering stage works and what environmental conditions are necessary for optimum resin production.

During the vegetative stage, the plant is growing leaves and stems. Once the plant has reached its desired size, growers will trigger the flowering stage by changing the light cycle from 18 hours of light to 12 hours of light. This change in light cycle fools the plant into thinking that winter is coming and it needs to reproduce. The plant will then produce flowers or buds all over its stems and leaves.

To produce more resin, growers need to focus on two things: the size of the flowers and the number of trichomes on the surface of the buds. Flower size can be increased by increasing the amount of nitrogen available to the plant during vegetative growth. Once flowering has begun, phosphorus and potassium should be added to encourage bud development.

Trichomes are tiny resin glands that covers the surface of cannabis buds and leaves. These glands contain high levels of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. The more trichomes present on a bud, the higher its potency will be. Trichome production can be increased by keeping relative humidity low during flowering (between 40-50%). Humidity levels that are too high or too low will result in fewer trichomes being produced.

Flowering typically lasts for 8-10 weeks, after which time growers will begin to decrease watering levels in order to allow the plants to rest before harvest.

How to Increase Resin Production

Resin is the critical component of cannabis that contains its active compounds, including THC and CBD. It is secreted by trichomes, which are small, clear, mushroom-shaped glands on the surface of the plant. Although there are ways to increase the number of trichomes on a plant, the size of the glands is what will have the biggest impact on resin production.


To increase resin production in a cannabis garden, start by growing plants that are known to produce high levels of resin. These include indica strains, which tend to produce more resin than sativa strains. Another factor that can influence resin production is the amount of light the plants receive. Plants that receive more light tend to produce more resin than those that receive less light.

There are a few different ways to increase the amount of light your plants receive. One is to simply move them to a sunny spot in your garden. Another is to use grow lights, which can provide your plants with the intense light they need to produce large amounts of resin. Finally, you can try pruning your plants so that they have fewer leaves and more flowers. This will allow more light to reach the buds, where most of the resin is produced.


To increase resin production in a cannabis garden, one tactic is to manipulate the temperature. A grower can do this in a few ways, including changing the lights and fans, altering the number of plants, and adjusting the medium.


To increase resin production in a cannabis garden, it is important to give the plants the right nutrients. They need a good amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to produce lots of resin. In general, cannabis plants do well with a nutrient solution that is slightly more acidic than neutral (pH 6.0-7.0).

Some gardeners also swear by using certain vitamins and minerals to increase resin production. For example, adding extra calcium to the soil or using a calcium-rich fertilizer can help to produce more resin. Additionally, some gardeners add extra magnesium to their plants during the flowering stage in order to increase yields.


In conclusion, you can increase resin production in your cannabis garden by using techniques like topping, LST’ing, and bending. You can also use nutrient and light stress to increase trichome production. Be sure to monitor your plants closely so you don’t overdo it and end up with stressing your plants too much.

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