Lollipopping : When And Why (IMG 2)

Lollipopping : When And Why (IMG 2)

First we want to identify what we are cutting. Locate the main stock and look for the main branches that come off the main stock. Notice there will be small bud locations starting to form. These are the areas you will want to identify and cut. There is a good chance you will have quite a few branches coming off the main stock and branches coming off those branches. These secondary branches can all go as well at your personal discretion. 

The purpose of lollipopping is that the plant is now in production mode, and if your plant has to produce and grow each individual bud location, the quality and overall size of your final buds would be greatly reduced. By removing smaller bud sites, starting from the bottom moving up, we begin to train the plant to send nutrients to the specific areas we leave on the plant--typically the ends of each main branch connecting to the main stock.