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how to grow popcorn weed

What is popcorn weed?

Popcorn weed is two different things. The first is a cannabis strain that is known for its small tight nuggets, and the second is the product of a marijuana plant that has been starved of essential nutrients so that it is not able to produce large colas. Instead, the tiny bud flowers never fully develop resulting in a grade-B weed that is less potent and has smaller buds.

Have you ever heard of popcorn weed? If not, then you just might be missing out on some of the amazing benefits you could gain from incorporating popcorn weed into your rotation of favorite marijuana products. Here you will find out what it is, how to grow popcorn weed and some of the differences between it and its more robust counterparts.

How to grow popcorn weed

An overcrowded grow room that is packed with plants can be another reason for popcorn buds. Space your plants out so that each one receives sufficient light. When your plants grow large fan leaves that shade the areas hidden below, some trimming/defoliation can be used to allow room for the lowermost buds to bulk up.

1. Take 4 of the long wood pieces to make a simple four-sided top frame for your ScrOG.

Obviously, if your cannabis plant only develops tiny buds that are fluffy and not very dense, this will negatively affect your yields. These are buds with very little bag appeal, which is also the reason that most commercial cultivators try to avoid them.


• ScrOG net with a 5cm-wide mesh (you can get these in any good grow shop)
• 8 long pieces of wood for the frame of your ScrOG
• Some brackets, screws, and U-nails to fix the ScrOG net onto your frame.

Popcorn buds are small, fluffy buds that are about the size of (or even smaller than) a piece of popcorn. These kinds of buds can develop in less-than-optimal growing conditions. Although the buds themselves will be no less potent than larger ones, popcorn buds represent a loss of potential yield and reduced visual appeal. Learn about the causes for popcorn buds, how you can prevent them, and even some benefits to these frowned-upon flowers.


For cannabis enthusiasts or medicinal users who want to try new strains while on a budget, sampling popcorn buds can be an interesting option. On occasion, dispensaries will offer strains of popcorn buds at a discounted price since they are generally seen as less-desirable, “B grade” weed. Similarly, popcorn buds can be suitable for vaping or if you want to make edibles.

With popcorn buds normally resulting from environmental stress, controlling these variables is of the utmost importance. Although it will be easier to keep conditions like temperature in check when you grow indoors, there are also ways to minimise the risk of popcorn buds outdoors. Let’s look at some preventative measures for this issue that you can use indoors and out.