Outdoor vs. Green House vs. Indoor

To start, let’s set the record straight. None of these methods are better or worse than the other. None of these methods will naturally produce better weed than another. Now that’s out of the way, the main differences between the three styles is the amount of control the grower has over the environment and the type of light. Growing outdoors gives the grower virtually no control of the environment other than the soil and the water. Climates like Western Washington, can make growing outdoors difficult, as we have very sporadic weather. Climates like Southern Oregon and Northern California are considered some of the best for outdoor growing, as the sun is more consistent. There is little rain and it doesn’t get too hot. However, it’s not impossible here. Outdoor growers in Western Washington are restricted to only one harvest cycle during the summer. So, the quality of their practices and genetics are much more important. The major plus of growing outdoors is that it can be more cost efficient, materials-wise (but more labor intensive), and you get the sun which is the only true full spectrum light source.

Greenhouse growing is when the plants are grown in a translucent enclosure giving the grower some of the liberties of indoor growing, while still being able to utilize the sun as a light source. The grower also has the benefit of controlled heating and ventilation. Some growers will even install lights and shades in the green house to supplement the day/night cycle. Indoor growing gives complete control of the environment. Lights, irrigation, soil, nutrients, and temperature are all tightly regulated by the grower. Some growers will even control the amount of CO2 in the air and the humidity to provide the best possible growing conditions for the plants. With all these techniques, you want to pick genetics that will thrive in these settings. For outdoor growing, you want to focus on strains that will have natural resistances to pests and mold. With indoor crops, you want plants that are small with a high yield and a quick flower cycle, to maximize the space and cover of your larger overhead.


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Warning: This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health. There may be risks associated with the consumption of this product. This product should not be used by women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of reach of children. Marijuana may only be purchased or possessed by persons 21 years or older.