It occurs to me, as I get ready to harvest another plant, it makes little sense to trim off the small leaves that surround the bud.
These are the very leaves I snip and look at under microscope to check the trichome production. They're loaded with juicy trichomes. So why do I see everyone snipping them off down to the bud? Does it have something to do with smoking as opposed to using the flower in some other way?
Most all my harvest goes into making vape concentrate, nowadays. I see only more glorious concentrate for me by leaving these leaves on.