Tips for Growing Outdoors at Home
Growing cannabis can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also be frustrating if you aren’t prepared properly. With a little guidance, growing cannabis outdoors can lead to big yields, with the added benefits of much lower costs as opposed to growing indoors. The cost is not the only positive to choosing an outdoor grow, as it is also far more environmentally friendly, when compared to the electricity used in an indoor grow. It’s also super fun, getting your hands dirty in the garden.
Without further ado, here are some tips and factors to consider helping you grow cannabis outdoors!
An important aspect of the success of your grow is the climate that you decide to plant in. although cannabis is very adaptable to its environment, sustained temperatures above 30c can damage and even kill your plants if not monitored and watered regularly. Heavy winds or rain can also cause damage to your plant’s health. Make sure to consider these factors, but also remember that growing cannabis outdoors easy, so don’t start panicking just yet.
Choosing the right strain for your grow can make the difference between a bumper crop and your plants wilting prematurely. Make sure to pick the right strain for your climate and location.
Cannabis plants need nutrients, and a lot of them! They particularly enjoy potassium, phosphorous, and nitrogen. There are commercial options available, as well as cannabis specific fertilizers, but there is the potential for these to harm the delicate balance of soil bacteria. Organic fertilizers such as bone meal, kelp meal or blood meal are the cheapest option, and give your plants exactly what they need to thrive.
While outdoor cannabis plants do benefit from rainwater and morning dew, they will need extra water daily. Some massive cannabis plants can consume up to 40 litres of water a day! Depending on where you choose to grow your plant, you will also need to consider drainage. If the drainage is not good, it will cause your plant to become waterlogged and potentially develop fungal diseases in the roots. However, if the drainage is too good, your plant won’t have the time to absorb the water that it needs. A good rule to remember is to water your plant deeply in the morning, and then wait until the soil is completely dry until your knuckle before watering again.