Growing outdoor takes guts.
Wind, hail, insects, animals – All threats to your precious harvest.
But growing outdoor is also less work.
You don’t need to worry about keeping your temperatures in the right range, humidity is out of your hands, you have great ventilation and you don’t have the power bills of a inside grow.
You also have the opportunity to let the plants grow to their full majesty:
To grow outdoor you need to keep the following in mind:
- Sunshine – Your plants need at least 12 hours of direct light. You will be able to get a harvest with less, but your yields will be low and your buds may be airy.
- Protection from the elements – If at all possible you want to be able to give some protection to your plants, a 20% shade net for example will still let through enough light for your plants to grow, but it will protect them against hail. Netting also makes a great wind break if you live in a area that has high winds.
- Barriers – Remember the animals I mentioned above? My daughter’s Yorkshires terrier loves munching on my bloody plants, so I need to place some barriers to keep her out.
- Darkness – For your plant to flower it will need at least 12 hours darkness. Make sure that you block any direct light from windows and street lamps.