growing weed in a greenhouse in the winter

Growing weed in a greenhouse in the winter

4. Expands on preexisting space
Since most houses these days are designed to save space, they are being made smaller and smaller each year. Though it was once commonplace to have a guest bedroom, storage room, and office on top of the necessary bedrooms, most people are barely making things work with one bedroom to every one or two people that live in the household.

These are a handful of the most popular reasons why so many growers choose to utilize a greenhouse in the winter.

5. Not safe for anyone with heat-sensitive medical conditions
Heat and humidity can be relaxing and even sedating, but it isn’t always safe for people with high blood pressure or any other medical condition that may be exacerbated by intense environment. If you suffer from a pre-existing medical condition, be sure to discuss the possibility of spending large amounts of time in a greenhouse with your healthcare provider.

Weed strains that thrive in colder temperatures

If you are interested in the prospect of growing marijuana in a greenhouse, then there are more things to consider than you might think, as it isn’t all sunshine and roses once the setup is erected. There is plenty of hard work and financial investment required to make it really work in the winter, so it is important to consider all the pros and cons before delving in and getting started on building one of your own.

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3. Enjoy growing marijuana all year long
Growing marijuana outdoors typically requires that the cultivator pay special attention to the time of year in order to get seedlings strong and ready for rooting in time. In Canada, the average growing season begins around the same time as veggies, which is the end of May or beginning of June, and most have crops harvested by October to avoid potential damage from ice-cold frost that can come in at any time.

3. Energy consuming
Most assume that a greenhouse does most of the work for you and that investing in one means skipping over some of the other more costly investments that are required to grow cannabis plants successfully indoors. Unfortunately, most don’t realize that to avoid mold-growth you will need to maintain an air exchange system, and some even find it necessary to add additional heating elements to ensure a consistent temperature. So, it is important to know that even though a greenhouse is relatively energy-efficient, it will make the hydro bills spike a bit more than usual.

Growing weed in a greenhouse in the winter

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2) Maintain a consistent temperature

Knowing that your plant is in trouble is a warning sign to try to correct the situation, or avoid it in future.

Top 5 strains to grow in cold weather

Many outdoor growers make a google check to find out the average date of the last Spring frost in their area. Putting/planting your cannabis plants outside after the last frost is always best practice. The experienced cold climate weed grower may well choose to germinate his outdoor plants in the warmth and safety of the indoors until the last frost has passed. Then the plants can be gradually acclimatised to the great outdoors for a few hours per day before being permanently planted into the best outdoor grow location you can find.