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growing weed in a tent outside

Growing weed in a tent outside

Examples & What to Look For

To get better airflow without light leaks, you can make a little “window” or light trap facing down (using the built-in intake vents) to let air through, but not light

It can be tempting to try to get a really expensive grow tent with all the “bells and whistles” because you want to give your plants the best possible home! But honestly the cheapest grow tent has 90% of the features of a far more expensive grow tent. If you’ve never grown marijuana before and are reluctant to invest a lot of money, I recommend starting cheap when it comes to tents!

Sound Check

If you’ve seen the examples and want to keep it simple and get a grow tent, here’s more information on how they quickly create the perfect environment for your growing marijuana plants!

Growing weed in a tent outside

These factors are important to making sure your outdoor plants grow as fast and healthy as possible. They don’t necessarily contribute to stealth, but you must make sure to consider these factors if you want your outdoor marijuana grow to be successful! Since this article is all about picking the right spot for your cannabis plants, I thought it was important to also touch on this.

Some growers put plants in a greenhouse or other outdoor structure that lets light in but obscures the inside from view.

Consider that people might be able to smell your plants. Some plants smell a little “weedy” in the vegetative stage, but by the time your plant is flowering and getting close to harvest, the smell can be overwhelming, especially with certain “high-smell” strains.

Plant bright flowers nearby, so it looks like the cannabis plant is producing the flowers.

A greenhouse can not only help keep plants warm in cool climates, they help obscure the plants. Some greenhouses are built opposite this one, with opaque sides and a clear top so sunlight comes from above yet plants can’t be seen from the sides.

Indoor growers have to provide all their own light, typically by using specialized grow lights. However, grow lights produce heat and use a lot of electricity (how much electricity does it take to grow weed indoors?), and indoor grow rooms need a space that’s easily hidden to visitors yet has easy access to water.

However, consider that a greenhouse might look suspicious if it’s all by itself in the middle of the yard, especially if you don’t typically do a lot of yard work or gardening

Even if you’re certain no one will be around except yourself, you should still try to camouflage your plants as best you can by using the tips given above.
Bonus: Outdoor Plant Health

Growing weed in a tent outside

I once built a makeshift green house out of PVC tubes and some white mesh I bought at Home Depot. I essentially make a giant cube structure with the PVC tubes, and secured it with a few cross-beams (also made from PVC).

Here’s a more complex version of what I just described. There’s no need to replicate this version – you could if you want – but more importantly, if you learn the fundamental principles – you can modify this to your liking.

The primary driver of cost within a grow operation comes down to lights and temperature control. One of the primary reasons why growers tend to grow indoors is because of anti-cannabis laws.

Why a an outdoor grow hub is essential for every indoor marijuana grower!

The reason why I am such a strong advocate for outdoor growing is because it’s so easy and effective. Depending on how “Pro” you want to go, you can crop out buds for pennies to the gram.

The Outdoor Grow Hut

The grow hut is essentially a room you can assemble outdoors with mesh that hides the plant while allowing the sunlight to come through. In other words, a portable greenhouse.

With such a high prevalence of indoor growing, the cannabis industry as a whole have become quite inefficient in how it uses energy.