1. Optimal climate control
Every marijuana plant will thrive best once it is provided with the ideal environment in which to do so, and two of the most important factors in this equation are the temperature and humidity levels. You will need a hot and almost sticky humid space for the highest growth rate and cannabinoid content, and a greenhouse can give you all of that and more with the addition of a small heater and a good seal to keep the cold out.
5. Keeps pests and diseases away
The marijuana plant is a hardy species that can hold a lot, but pests and water-borne diseases can plague and kill off an entire crop quite quickly. Most regions experience a massive decline in the local bug population once the temperatures begin to drop, but not all areas get cool enough to eliminate this fear entirely. A greenhouse can offer protection from both all throughout the year, in the summer and wintertime.
Weed strains that thrive in colder temperatures
These are a handful of the most popular reasons why so many growers choose to utilize a greenhouse in the winter.
Though it’s not quite what so many cannabis enthusiasts had hoped for, it’s more than enough to grow a personal supply, especially with the assistance of an appropriate space that is dedicated to the cause. Unfortunately, with an ever-expanding population and shrinking living spaces, most do not have the luxury of an extra bedroom that can be converted into a grow room, and one solution to that issue is a greenhouse.
The most common winter grows are done in greenhouses. You can grow in flowerpots or straight into the ground because they won’t be as cold in the greenhouse as they would be outdoors. You’ll need to let them grow for around a month or month and a half indoors and then transplant your plants into the greenhouse where they can get a bit more heat at night time. You can also germinate them in the greenhouse from the get go around September, but your plants will definitely be smaller.
Here in Spain, the days begin getting longer on the 21 st of December, so you’ll need to sort something out if you don’t want a bunch of revegged plants. You can do a few things to prevent this:
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that the temperature of the roots can’t go under 16º or they’ll stop absorbing nutrients, causing your plant to stop growing as much. Planting in flowerpots is not the same as planting straight into the ground; flowerpots are much more likely to get cold, whereas underneath the ground tends to be much warmer than above. Plants can but up with cold on their leaves as long as there’s no frost, but if the roots get cold you can kiss your harvest good bye.
If you want, you can make them flower whenever you want but you’ll need to trick them with lights and timers. You can plant whenever you want but keep in mind that after 20 days of growing you’ll need to block out the light somehow with a box, a cover or by sticking them in a dark room. They’ll need 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness, so every day at 7am for example you’ll need to take them out into the light and then at 7pm, stick them back into the dark. You’ll need to keep this up for the entire rest of the process until harvest day. Make sure you don’t mess up and forget once it’s flowering or it will begin to revegetate and stop flowering completely, ruining the quality of the half formed buds that you’ll end up with.
In warmer places like here in Spain, growing cannabis during the winter time is quite common thanks to our favorable climate in many areas. It’s quite a different way of growing, as your plants will need some special taking care of if you want to get a decent yield. In this article we’re going to talk about the different systems you can use to get the most yield out of those cold winter months.
If you’re not growing outdoors all you can do is grow under sodium lights, where your plants will develop ferociously and will give you an amazing yield in record times.
When plants are under lights they behave quite differently, because although it may be winter your plants are getting the summer sun every day. They have the perfect climate and you can adjust the parameters as needed. It’s extremely hard to grow indoors during the summer without air conditioning, but it’s perfect for growing in the winter.