Cannabis cultivation has come a long way over the years, and indoor growing has slowly become quite popular. However, indoor growers have a lot of complaints regarding their bills. A lot of energy is used up in mimicking the role of the sun, and that’s one of the big obstacles in indoor cannabis cultivation.
Commercial growers make a lot of money these days, but that’s no reason for not cutting down costs. The most common thing to do is to upgrade to a greenhouse. Greenhouses ensure exceptional quality, commercial scale quantities, and of course, reduced costs. Here are some of the few advantages of cannabis cultivation in greenhouses.
Greenhouses are famed for their ability to keep your energy bills low. But at the same time, they guarantee exceptional quality of the final product. This is all possible thanks to the concept of supplemental lighting, which involves exposing the plants in the greenhouse to natural sunlight. However, on days when the sun isn’t quite clear, you can take the help of supplemental lights to make up for the lack of sunlight.
This allows greenhouse energy bills to be much lesser than those encountered in large scale indoor grow-ops, which can help you save a lot of money in the long run.
Greenhouses convert sunlight to heat energy, and as a result, the temperatures inside a greenhouse can get quite high. Thankfully, they can be controlled quite easily. Whenever the temperatures go up, you simply need to open a ventilation panel and let some of the heat escape. As a result, you can always maintain the ideal temperature that is required to make your plants thrive. You can control humidity and moisture levels too, as greenhouses typically have dehumidifiers installed in them.
Reduced Exposure to the Elements
One of the most common obstacles faced by marijuana growers around the world is the exposure of the plants to various elements in the air. These naturally occurring elements such as rain, high winds, and even pests, can cause a hindrance to plant growth, and the final quality of the product may not be up to the wanted standards. However, greenhouses offer a completely sealed environment where the plants remain safe for harmful external elements.
Greenhouses give growers the power to manipulate life cycles. In the summer months, when the sun shines in all its glory, the plants are not exposed to all the sunlight coming into the greenhouse. Some of the sunlight is harnessed. However, the exposure is just enough to make the plant’s flower prematurely. When they do, they are replanted, and a second harvest is guaranteed in the fall.
Growers typically continue to grow in winter as well, when they use the harnessed solar energy to supplement sunlight that typically isn’t as strong as it would be in the summers.