Is Indoor or Outdoor Cultivation Better?
Would you like to make your cultivation process efficient as possible? Would you you’re your cultivation process to be less labor intensive? Cannabis cultivation with an organized structure makes transitioning from different stages of the cultivation process more efficient and less labor-intensive. You may already know that indoor cannabis cultivation is better, we want to show you other benefits that cultivating cannabis indoors creates! Two of the significant reasons a cultivator should choose to grow indoors rather than outdoors are controlling the environment and the increased protection of cannabis.
CONTROLLING THE VARIABLES
When cultivating outdoors, there is an ever-changing environment that will affect your cannabis cultivation in many ways. Due to this, the three essential variables in cannabis growth (humidity, temperature, light) may not be what you had hoped. Issues with any of these three variables can cause growth problems. Problems with humidity, temperature and light also increases the likelihood for mold growth development. Mold renders the plant unusable. In an indoor facility, this is no longer an issue. In rooms with technology that can constantly change these variables to an optimal level. A cultivator can expect consistent outcomes in their cannabis harvest. Ensuring a proper environment is very valuable for cultivators in states with cold winter. They can cultivate all year round.
As a result of being indoors, cannabis plants are protected from storms, fires, and tornados. There are several other ways of protection than you may think. Outdoor plants risk getting contaminated through the air from many things out of a grower’s control, such as pesticides, toxins, and heavy metals. A common issue for outdoor cultivators experience is contamination due to insects using their plants as a home or food source. The most common insects are caterpillars, moths, spider mites, and ants. These issues are minimized in a secure indoor facility. With a safe indoor facility, rooms can be locked with key card access, so only certain employees can access particular areas to reduce accidental contamination and further monitoring ability. Advanced security also reduces the opportunity for theft of plants which is more present in outdoor facilities.
How does the product quality compare from indoors and outdoors? Cannabis grown indoors, where cultivators utilize the indoor advantages, result in a higher quality product. When set at the proper temperature, lighting, and humidity, and handled carefully indoors, cannabis will result in a flower with a higher terpenes count compared to an outdoor grown plant. Greater terpenes count results in a higher THC concentration leading to an improved potency and sensory experience. Due to the higher quality, cannabis grown indoors sells for a higher price than its outdoor counterpart.
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