What is larf and what it has to do with cannabis?
Larf is a term that you have probably never heard. It is fine — this slang word refers to smaller, immature buds that didn’t reach their full potential. They look like fluffy little chunks of flower found on the lower branches of the plant. Larf’s immaturity is due to lack of light and living in the shadows of the bigger flowers. Some growers also noted that other environmental factors could be at fault.
Many growers tend to minimize larf and focus on the producing bigger flowers. Delarfing is a process of pruning, training, and removing any additional vegetation — or larfs — that is not receiving adequate nutrition and light. Preemptive removal of larf early in the plant’s flowering cycle will make the final harvest much better.
What’s larf good for?
You may find budlets or popcorn buds (because they looked like a popped kernel of popcorn) on dispensary menus. Due to the lack of light and overall development, these buds can have a lower concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes, but it does not make them any worse for people who just don’t like uber strong strains. Here’s what you can do with them:
- Make cannabis oil and use it for cooking edibles;
- Roll into joints;
- Load a “snap” — a bowl that is perfectly enough for one person to smoke it on their own.
Oh, and these smaller buds goes with a big discount. Just give them a try, especially if you’re on a budget. You won’t be disappointed. Yay, larf!
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