The rapidly rising group of greenhouse growers is part of the recent boom of ‘growing your own’ cannabis. Growing cannabis seeds in a greenhouse is easier for many people than setting up an indoor grow space. It is easier for greenhouse growers to cultivate cannabis seeds than it is for outdoor growers. Growing cannabis in a greenhouse is a productive cultivation method that incorporates the advantages of outdoor and indoor growing. Plants are protected from the elements like, insects, and grazing animals in greenhouses. The growing season can also be extended with the use of greenhouses. If you’re growing cannabis indoors, you should start planting your seeds a little sooner than if you’re growing outdoors.
During harvest, the greenhouse protects your plants from the worst of the autumn weather, giving you a better chance of a successful harvest. Simply add more light on gloomy days and gradually hold them on longer to compensate for shortened daylight hours to prolong the cultivation time into the fall and winter seasons. Similarly, if you want to start a new grow before the end of the winter, you can supplement natural daylight with a low-powered light. If required, greenhouses can be heated. Even if there are sudden frosts or storms, you can always optimize the greenhouse system. It also encourages you to germinate your cannabis seeds faster than you would if you were growing outdoors. In comparison to open fields or gardens, a greenhouse climate may maintain higher average temperatures. Plus, you can heat or cool a greenhouse if necessary during the cold or hot seasons. A greenhouse, even without a heater or cooling system, can have a more stable range of maximum and minimum temperatures, without the extreme dryness and heat typical of indoor grow rooms.
The environment in greenhouses can be easily regulated by opening windows or adding fans, for example. A greenhouse also allows for year-round cultivation since the walls hold humidity and heat inside. Standard outdoor cultivation does not allow for this level of climate and light regulation. Greenhouse harvests are more consistent in quantity and quality over time. This is also why greenhouses are now used to cultivate the bulk of commercial medicinal cannabis. A greenhouse allows for more discreet growing with a lower chance of being discovered. Your plants will be safe and protected, so you won’t have to worry about thieves or vandals while you sleep. A greenhouse does not have to cost a lot of money to set up. A basic walk-in greenhouse can be purchased for a relatively low price and will adequately house your plants. Another low-cost alternative is to build a greenhouse yourself. There’s no need for costly grow equipment for a simple grow using natural light and hand-watering. Cannabis cultivation, in general, entails a plethora of variables that must be held in check. Growing plants in a greenhouse is not different. However, there are variations in technique between indoor and outdoor cultivation that must be considered. Here is a list of things you can do to make your greenhouse grow a success.
If you’re using natural sunlight to cultivate your cannabis, autoflowering is the way to go. Variations in sun exposure won’t affect your plants or reduce yields as much as photo-feminized plants because autoflowers don’t need a fixed light schedule to veg and flower. This also ensures that you can grow cars in your greenhouse at any time of year as long as you maintain perfect environmental conditions. Finally, the smaller size of most autoflowering varieties is advantageous if space is limited, which is common in small greenhouse setups. To compensate for smaller plants’ lower yields, simply grow more of them in your available space (e.g. the sea of green method).
Growing photoperiod feminised cannabis in a greenhouse is also possible, but there are some limitations, particularly if you use only natural light. You rely on the seasons to sustain vegetation and promote flowering because these strains flower depending on the hours of light they get. Since natural light is your greenhouse’s primary source of energy, you’ll need to schedule your grow window accordingly. You should be ready as soon as the daylight hours (and temperatures) begin to increase in the spring. Even though your greenhouse can sustain warmer temperatures than the outside, you should not bring your plants inside until there is no chance of frost. After a week or two, when your plants have grown a little bigger and stronger, you will gradually acclimate them to their new growing world. Take it easy on them and don’t rush them out of the warm confines of the house and into the greenhouse. Set aside a couple of hours per day for them to be in the structure, and gradually increase their time over the first few weeks. Stress is minimised as a result, and plants can begin to grow normally. Don’t use your greenhouse as an excuse to be careless with your plants, particularly at this time. Greenhouses have the advantage of allowing growers to complement natural lighting with an additional grow light. Weather that is bad or gloomy can be resolved without fear of a reduced crop, and your energy bill would be significantly lower than if you grow indoors. Cannabis may be forced to bloom using light deprivation methods in a greenhouse. For this reason, elaborate timed shutters could be mounted, but simple blackout covers or blinds would suffice at a fraction of the cost and with much less effort. A greenhouse in direct sunlight, for example, could quickly reach temperatures that are too high for your plants to manage. Installing a simple thermometer will provide you with a consistent reading, allowing you to determine whether or not your setup requires additional heating or cooling.
Cannabis grown in a greenhouse combines the best of both worlds. Massive solar-powered harvests, environmental control, wind and weather safety, and lower energy prices are all compelling reasons that speak for themselves. Begin growing in your greenhouse right away. In contrast to growing in a tent or a bed, temperatures in a greenhouse can vary dramatically.