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Should I choose outdoor or indoor for growing cannabis?

Should I choose outdoor or indoor for growing cannabis?


The number of cannabis enthusiasts is growing! Many consumers are reluctant to buy weed on the street because they do not know if the quality of the weed is qualified and if it has not been treated with pesticides. So more and more people are learning to grow their own marijuana.


Grow cannabis yourself - indoors or outdoors?


When growing marijuana ourselves, we also need to consider the local latitude and climate before deciding whether to grow marijuana indoors or outdoors. Of course, outdoor and indoor growing have their own advantages and disadvantages, so let us analyse them together


The advantages and disadvantages of indoor planting:


Advantages of indoor cultivation


The great advantage of growing cannabis indoors is that growers are not dependent on the weather. Marijuana needs a lot of sunlight, not every summer. Excessive rain, especially at the end of the flowering period and just before harvest, can mould the plants/flowers and make the weed unusable. Of course, the problem is not indoor growth.

Speaking of sunlight, hours of sunlight can affect the sex of cannabis plants: A harsh summer with clouds and rain will cause more males to reproduce, which is not good for plants.

Another point: In your own home, deer do not usually like to eat grass and snails do not like to eat young plants. There are also hikers and foresters who can destroy/steal/report the crop, while family growers have less food. There are lots of bonus points for growing indoors!


Disadvantages of indoor planting


There are also many disadvantages to growing cannabis indoors: To grow cannabis in your own home, you need the right equipment: pots, soil, fertiliser, lights, irrigation, fans, tents, etc.

This is a very high initial outlay and should not be underestimated. Moreover, local growers usually want to remain undiscovered! Cannabis cultivation, especially in the last few weeks of flowering, produces a very extreme and unique smell.

If there is not enough ventilation outside, just open the front door and the whole hallway will be flooded. You can even smell a few metres away. Another important point: Gardening generates a lot of heat from lamps and electronic equipment. And home cultivation uses a lot of electricity.

There are some stories about family growers who seem to be "blowing to death" because of high electricity bills.


Advantages and disadvantages of outdoor cultivation:


Advantages of  outdoor cultivation


Growing marijuana in the wild has many advantages: Cannabis plants do not "simulate" nature in indoor cultivation, but grow in their natural habitat. There are many connoisseurs and enthusiasts who like to grow outdoors.

Another advantage is that outdoor cultivation is actually completely free and does not use any resources in the form of energy or electricity, so it is more sustainable.

Opportunity: Sounds interesting, but it is! Some species and varieties can grow to a height of 3 metres and therefore produce higher yields. It is impossible to grow such a giant in your living room. And: In addition to the harvesting/flowering form, outdoor growers have also discovered the benefits of physical exercise, as the plants are usually some distance away from secret places.


Disadvantages of outdoor cultivation


Unfortunately, in addition to the advantages mentioned above, there are many disadvantages to outdoor growing: There are countless 'dangers' lurking in the plants every day that can destroy your entire crop. Not only do animals and insects like to nibble and chew on plants, but wind and weather can also do a lot of damage.

Unfortunately, these are factors that you have little control over. Experienced outdoor growers always expect some losses.

This is why it is usually not enough to have just one plant, and why it is common to choose different locations for outdoor cultivation in order to spread the risk of total loss. Harvesting time is also important and can be a disadvantage: if you harvest a little late, you may end up with mouldy flowers or cornfields.


Summary: Outdoor and indoor cultivation have their own advantages and disadvantages. The quality of cannabis grown indoors is high, unaffected by nature, and the cost is high, while the quality of cannabis grown outdoors is contrary to the general quality, affected by the environment, but the cost is relatively low. It is recommended that growers choose outdoor or indoor depending on their area. I hope you find this guide helpful.

Note: The above content is reproduced from VANQ

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