Indoor vs Outdoor Marijuana Growing: Pros and Cons
If you’re tired of paying exorbitant prices when you have to shell out your hard-earned cash for the weed you buy and smoke you’re not alone. Or if you’re looking to make some money of your own by charging those exorbitant prices for weed that you grow you’re for sure not alone there either.
This is because increasing numbers of people today are looking to try their hand at cultivating their own crop of premium bud. An undertaking that’s also become far more easier to do because of all the information that’s out there. So then in the end what it really all boils down to is whether your going to grow your plants indoors or outdoors, and each one comes with its own set of pros and cons.
Growing Marijuana Outside: Pros and Cons
It’s really only been up until recent years that growing marijuana outside really was the only option available.
For one thing for decades the standard price for an ounce of pot was just $10, so it really wasn’t worth setting up an indoor operation.
“Apalachicola National Forest is more than half a million acres of bald-cypress swamp, densely overgrown wilderness, and stands of longleaf and slash pines.”
Besides even if someone wanted to, the lights and the equipment just wasn’t readily available like it is now.
So the upside of growing outdoors has always been that it can for sure be a low-budget affair. All you really need at the very minimum is a patch of nice fluffy fertile ground, the seeds to get your plants started, water and fertilizer to feed them with, and that’s about about it.
So it is possible in an optimal scenario to fill a garbage bag full of top grade bud this way for as little as $20 if you can get away with it. Even so, while the sunshine, water and ground are free of charge there still is one glaring downside to growing outdoors.
That is that you always stand the chance of falling victim to patch bandits. You see having three or four nice bushy plants sitting out in your backyard today is just like having $10,000 sitting there on the ground for anyone hop over your fence and steel. To put all your hopes and efforts into growing marijuana outside only to have some jerk run off with it at harvest time.
Growing Marijuana Indoors: Pros and Cons
So this brings us to the one major pro for growing marijuana indoors and that’s security. Your crop is locked away behind closed doors in your own home, and as long as nobody knows about it you really don’t have to worry about anybody ripping off.
There is another plus side here too, and that’s that you can grow year-round as well, so you get up to five times as many crops indoors as you would if you were doing your gardening outdoors.
Even so growing marijuana indoors does have one major downside, and that is that because it is on your own property if the cops find out about it your goose is cooked.
“That’s not to say that HID lights, if used properly won’t deliver great results. They most certainly will. But when you figure in the factors of cost and safety, the newly developed fluorescent grow lights as well as the most recent kid on the block, LED lights, have clear advantages.”
This versus growing outdoors which gives you the the option of locating your plants in some desolate area along a creek, in a marsh or a cornfield, a state park, or “wherever”. Then again indoor growing is also for sure a more costly prospect because of equipment that you have to buy to do it.
There is however one big plus side to growing marijuana indoors that works to sway a lot of people into doing it, in spite of that one glaring risk. That is the speed with which you can have premium grade bud in your hand ready to smoker and sell because what takes six months outdoors can take you only six weeks in a well functioning grow room.
Marijuana Seeds for Indoor and Outdoor Growing
In the end though no matter which option you take, and you always have the choice of doing both, it’s important that you use the right seeds for starting your plants.
Outdoor seeds for outdoor growing and indoor seeds for indoor growing and and once you understand why you’ll realize how important it is.
So then just why should you spend the money to make sure that you have the proper seeds in hand for you get started?
“The Ultimate® marijuana seed strain will grow a plant with buds that burn with a thick smoke offering complex aromas. A fruity, exotic aroma shines through first but there are subtle Hazy hints underneath which are appealing to those that recognize them.”
The answer here is that seeds that are sold online are from isolated strains that have come about through selective breeding that’s taken place over decades.
Indoor strains have been selected out and bred for their potency, flavor, and aroma but by doing so their resistance to insects and things like root diseases have been sacrificed. They just don’t do so well in a harsh outdoor environment.
This is not to say that outdoor strains can be any less potent, flavorful or aromatic either. You can produce great bud outdoors but you really do have to know how to grow and fertilized them go to get maximum results.
Even so outdoor strains tend to do better in damp ground where indoor strains would be prone to root problems and also outdoor strains will have a higher natural resistance level to insects.
Marijuana Seeds for Sale
Now the good news here though is that getting your hands on quality seeds to grow your crop with is easier now than it’s ever been before because you can buy them online. Online seed venues where you’ll find a huge selection to pick from but do keep one thing in mind here.
That is that if you’re growing outdoors make sure to buy a strain that suits the foliage and terrain you plan on hiding them in. Tall plants for concealing your crop in tall bushes and shorter plants if you plan on growing in low shrubbery or even perhaps in your backyard.
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