Cultivating your cannabis in an open-air environment is both cost-effective and gratifying. The main question we get from people is,
In this small guide, we will go over some things to consider.
The strain you choose to grow will depend on your environment.
For example, a Sativa plant will do much better in a tropical climate while an Indica will do much better in climates with shorter growing seasons.
There are plenty of hybrids out there that can thrive in specific environments, which is why it’s always a good idea to ask your grower which type of strain is best for your situation.
From seed to harvest, most cannabis plants will take anywhere from 70 days to 150 days to flower when growing outdoors.
Cannabis requires a fair amount of sunlight during the vegetative state. If your plants get more darkness than light, they will go into the blossoming phase.
Seeds or Clones?
Clones are cuttings taken from an existing mother plant. The beauty of clones is that they share all of the same properties as the mother, meaning you don’t have to do any guesswork to determine whether your plants will grow well or not.
Seeds, while great for producing healthy plants, are far less predictable than clones. You could also end up with male seeds, which will not flower.
The Right Outdoor Climate
The best temperature for growing cannabis plants is 70 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature moves above 85 degrees, the process will slow down. If the temperature goes below 55 degrees, your plants will likely die.
Cannabis plants enjoy 50-55% humidity. If it’s any more humid than that, you might start introducing mold. However, without enough humidity, you can dry your plants out.
The Right Soil
Similar to most plants out there, cannabis plants love well-draining soil. Cannabis roots will use water to absorb nutrients into the plant, which will aid in its growth. If the soil you choose has a tough time holding water, your plants won’t be able to get the nutrients they need.
When choosing a growing media, choose something that is crumbly. Preferably, find a growing media with a mixture of sand, salt, and organic matter.
Performing a Successful Outdoor Grow
Remember, this is your grow and your money.
If you want to have as much success as possible, start with the right clones.