Of course, it is cool when you have a local dispensary near you to buy any strain you wish, though having your own marijuana is much better, do you not think so? It may not only save your money but also allow you to gain certain practical skills and avoid the cases of fraud. By the way, it is a great chance to experiment with cross-breeding! However, growing weed indoor is not the same as growing tomatoes. In order to get a perfect harvest, you need to provide your cannabis with proper fertilization, pest control, humidity and temperature control, and a correct light schedule. When you decide to grow weed on your own, you should be ready for a large time and money investment. But it is worth it. In this article, we will show you the pros and cons of growing weed in a greenhouse.
Things you should know
Greenhouses surely have the advantages of both indoor and outdoor growing areas. They expand the grow season, utilize the solar power anytime, protect the plants from the pests and intruders, and hide the plants from the view of the neighbors and passers-by. Well, here are four things that may seem essential to you as a grower.
1. If you decide to grow weed year-round, you should think about the supplemental lighting and some black-out screens. Cannabis plants require at least 16 hours of light during the vegetative stage and at least 12 hours at the flowering stage. More than that, additional lighting is needed during the winter time, when days become shorter.
2. The temperature in greenhouses may exceed the acceptable level. To ensure the normal growing of plants, you should take care of the environment they are growing in. During summertime, greenhouses tend to heat up, and the plants become trapped. In order to avoid such a situation, you need to set up special exhaust fans. They will maintain the temperature at the normal level—not more than 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Use off-grid solar kits in order to create the ideal environment.
4. Take care of the security of your plants. Growing cannabis for individual purposes requires protection from the intruders. A simple lock or fence may save your crop.