A grower’s flowers are their signature, and nearly every consumer will spend time admiring that bud before they make a purchase. This is precisely why it is so important for farmers and growers to carefully consider how they are going to trim their flower. You want your flowers to have “curb appeal,” because your flowers’ appearance represents the time and energy you put into growing. If you want your hemp to make it to the customer's bud grinder, you’ll want to be sure that your flowers appear healthy and have their pollen intact.
What Are Customers Looking For?
As a grower, you need to know what customers are looking for when they are shopping for flower. It’s true that fragrance is often a determining factor when selecting the best flower for a hemp grinder, but nothing will put more distance between a flower and a bud grinder than a damaged appearance. So keep in mind that customers are looking for good color, a nice shine of pollen, and no bruising or damage.
It is important for you to remember that your flower will establish your brand’s reputation. So you need to ask yourself what kind of flower you’d like to present. Consumers rely heavily on the aesthetic properties of flowers to tell them the quality of the flower and the overall grow. If you are to ensure that your top-shelf flowers find their way to your customers’ bud grinder, you’ll need to maintain their overall integrity. You can do this by choosing the right type of trimmer.
The Trimmer Matters
There are a variety of trimmers for removing sugar leaves from hemp plants. Which of them you should choose depends on personal preference, experience, time, and size of harvest. Hand trimming does produce a healthy flower that will look and feel amazing, and blend well in a bud grinder, but larger harvests can make hand trimming cumbersome and time consuming.
Machine trimming drastically reduces the time it takes to trim a harvest. However, machine trimmers can be costly, and what you save in time you actually pay for in the quality of the final product. Often, machine trimming not only damages the overall appearance of the flower, it also compromises the quality of the pollen, which is easily deteriorated by the heat created by the friction of the blades. This not only makes for a damaged appearance, but also lowers the potency and medicinal value of your flower. In the end, machine trimming not only compromises the time and energy you put into cultivating a top-shelf grow, it can cause customers to pick different flower for their bud grinder.
Whether you’re just getting started or have experience with hand and machine trimming, you may be wondering if you have any other options. After all, you want customers to choose your hemp for their bud grinder. The good news is, you can get amazing, hand trimmed results with a bladeless tumble trimmer.
Tumble trimmers are a convenient and cost effective way to get precisely the results your customers desire. When you use a bladeless tumble trimmer the flowers are gently tumbled and the delicate sugar leaves easily fall away. After tumbling, your flowers’ unique shape and pollen crystals remain intact and undamaged, leaving an attractive bud that will blend easily in a grinder. Plus, there are countless ways to accessorize tumble trimmers, including upgrading hand-turned trimmers with a motor. Purchasing the right tumble trimmer means you can start small and have your trimmer grow along with you. You can even accessorize your trimmer to perform wet trimming or dry trimming. A tumble trimmer is an affordable option, no matter the size of your harvest.
Tom’s Tumble Trimmers
You want your flower to be chosen to make its way to a customer’s bud grinder and Tom’s Tumble Trimmer wants to help you reach your goal. It’s true that Tom’s Tumble Trimmer has the perfect tumble trimmer for your unique needs, but we also have a variety of affordable post-harvest equipment for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a tabletop trimmer to get you started, or if you need a large harvest trimmer with a CO2 accessory, equipment from Tom’s Tumble Trimmer is what you need. They are also easy to clean and require low maintenance. If you want to save more than 50% on hand-trimming labor costs, you want to shop Tom’s Tumble Trimmer.
Tom Bruggemann invented Tom’s Tumbler™ as an affordable alternative to hand trimming. Since 2013, Tom and the team have helped farmers find solutions which meet their unique needs. Our customer service team is available 7 days a week, so if you have any questions about which product or tumbler is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us today.