Weed has officially gone mainstream in the United States. There is no denying that it has always been a popular drug of choice, as it has been the most used narcotic in the world for quite some time now. Now that it has gone mainstream, it is only more popular. And, this newfound popularity will only continue to soar. The industry will be a billion-dollar one before too long, and it is easy to understand why. Not only does cannabis provide a plethora of health benefits, but it can provide relaxing and soothing environments that make those long, hard days so much more tolerable. Whether it is the kids, your mate, or a boss that is giving you a hard time, one or two puffs of the right strain can make it all melt away.
On a different note, all this newfound popularity comes along with a long of misconceptions and myths. Or, maybe opinions is a better term. While growing marijuana can be somewhat subjective, you will find that the industry is littered with misinformation or misleading murky information at best. This is especially true when it comes to growing.
Choosing Your Growing Medium
Growers today have more growing platforms available to them than ever before when it comes to planning an operation. Thanks to the slack in legislation and local laws in some states, you can grow cannabis right in your backyard or in your closet. You have obviously been hitting up the Internet if you have made it here so it is likely that you have already come across an abundance of information. That being said, when choosing your next location, there are tons of factors that should be weighed. However, above all else, you should weigh your personal preferences above these factors.
A Look At Indoor Growing
In regions where the climate is less than optimal all-year-round, many have opted to move their growing operations indoors. In fact, this has become the go-to method for many growers in locations where the climate is optimal. And, this is because it is backed with some many advantages, like the ability to control and manipulate the environment. Despite this, you might be shocked to learn that indoor growing is still a fairly new practice. It was only one that came popular during the prohibition era. In addition to this, it is just safer. Not only safer in terms of the law but safer in terms of insect life and animals. Your indoor plants just won’t be nearly exposed to the things that they would encounter outdoors.
With just these few benefits, you can see why indoor growing has become a preferred method by many. However, this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with some drawbacks as well because it does. And, the first would be, you are going to need a substantial amount of startup money. Although you might not need as much as imagined, it is possible that you will need more than you can afford with the economy being what it is right now. Another major disadvantage is space. You will likely be limited to your growing options, which is going to restrict the size of your plants.
Best Strains For Indoor Grows
Marijuana has changed over the years. Not only are there now a variety of ways to grow marijuana, but there are more strains available than ever before. In fact, would you be surprised to learn that certain strains were specifically bred and engineered for indoor growing? They were, and these strains will without a doubt produce higher yields indoors. Some strains were even specifically designed with space in mind. For instance, some hybrids along with most Indica strains don’t get as tall as their counterparts.
All that aside, choosing feminized seeds with the right strain will only save you an abundance of resources and time. Some of the best strains that you will want to consider for your indoor grow would be Cheese, Amnesia Haze, White Widow, Girl Scout Cookies, Northern Lights, ACDC, Jack Herer, Maple Leaf Indica, and American Dream.
A Look At Greenhouse Growing
Greenhouse growing is not as popular as you might think, but it certainly does serve as a happy medium between indoor and outdoor. In fact, you pretty much get the best of both worlds with a greenhouse. A Greenhouse is nothing more than a big massive glass box that allows in sunlight and heat while also giving you the ability to control the humidity and temperature all year-round. Truly fascinating when you sit down and think about it. It really is a wonder as to why more growers aren’t taking advantage of such methods.
In addition to this, your plants are protected in the same manner that they would be protected indoors. A greenhouse is nothing more than a big protective bubble that will cover and care for your plants all year-round. However, one of the major problems with greenhouses is temperature control. While you will have control over the temperature, for the most part, there can be huge shifts. Luckily, this is something that can be combated by choosing the right strain.
Best Strains For Greenhouse Grows
Strains for greenhouses will not only need to be versatile, but they need to be strong. There will at time be sudden changes in environmental conditions. If your plants can’t handle this, you could ruin your entire crop. Some of the best strains for this type of application would include Tahoe OG and Northern Lights. Just remember that with a greenhouse, you can produce larger quantities, so if you are selling, you won’t have a hard time funding your entire operating with your first couple successful yields.
Growing outdoors is one of the oldest tried and proven methods of growing cannabis. It is something that people have been doing for centuries and will continue to do so until the end of time. However, it is a practice that comes with one major downside – you have to live in an area with an optimal climate. Not only this, but you must live in an area where the practice is legal or you are opening yourself up for major risks.