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It is more ideal to consider growing cannabis outdoors because of the natural soil and the sun that is able to provide the marijuana plants with light and nutrients to make it flourish. The rain also contributes enough water to the cannabis growth outdoors. Marijuana plants in the outdoor elements tend to have a progressively natural life cycle.
However, there is a downside when the climate does not cooperate, especially when you live in areas where weather is unpredictable or colder. If you wanted to produce a marijuana crop in the midst of winter, you may have a problem with how to grow cannabis outdoors.
On the other side, growing cannabis indoors creates that opportunity for sustainability, but it is also more expensive. Let’s explore some recommendations, first, for growing cannabis naturally in the outdoors.
Pollution and Water Consumption
Water consumption and pollution are the two detrimental concerns to growing cannabis in the outdoor elements. If you use too many nutrients and pesticides, it could contaminate the marijuana crop, thereby polluting rivers, water tables and subsequently the oceans. It is not sustainable and quite irresponsible to grow cannabis strains that need large quantities of water because you live in dry and arid climates.
Now, the question is what to do in this situation. You should consider using organic pesticides and nutrients. You should also sparingly use nutrients to decrease instances of run-offs. Drip irrigation is also recommended, but you can also water your marijuana plants by hand so that it is directed to where it is most needed. Don’t use a sprinkler system to water your marijuana plants because this is a waste.
Healthy Cannabis Plants
Mulch is also a good idea for growing cannabis outdoors. Putting mulch around the base of the marijuana plants will help to avoid evaporation and allow water to be kept in the soil. Plant the cannabis close together as it helps to shade the soil. It also reduces any evaporation and offers an ease in watering only the plants that you desire to grow.
You will, however, have to provide enough nutrients in this case so the plant stays healthy and produces a higher yield. Enriching your soil is a natural way to provide nutrients.
You should also know when to water your plants. Usually evening and night is better in order to lessen evaporation. When the cannabis plants get to a month old, you should begin to water deeply within the soil about two times each week. In doing so, the plant will be encouraged to grow strong and have deeper roots rather than staying on top of the surface.
Select the appropriate cannabis strains for each. For example, if you are living in dry climate, you should grow cannabis strain such as Power Plant, Durban Poison or Afghan. Now let’s look at natural cannabis growing tips for indoors.
The Cannabis Grow Light
It is obvious that growing cannabis indoors is going to require more resources. If you want a good yield, grow lights will be necessary. You may also have to set up a hydroponic lab and ventilation system. To do this on a budget, there are some things that you could consider such as:
For naturally growing cannabis indoors, LED grow lights are ideal so you can get a higher yield and prevent too much energy waste. That means, you will not pay as much in electricity. Feminized cannabis strains because then you don’t’ have to wait to identify male plants or throw away plants, which usually takes six weeks.
Natural is Best
Whether you grow cannabis outdoor or indoor, as long as you do so naturally, it can save you a lot of money. This is especially true if you don’t have to buy algae tablets, pesticides, nutrients or mite spays. Natural growth is healthier too and it makes the marijuana buds taste better. To learn more about how to grow cannabis outdoor and indoor, enroll in Cannabis Training University today.