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What is the Difference Between Outdoor and Indoor Grow Rooms?

Many plants are capable of growing in either an indoor or outdoor setting, and marijuana is one of them. Many in the cannabis grow community grow these plants in their very own marijuana grow facilities. They facilities aren’t restricted to only an outdoor garden-like environment. Many, many of them are indoors. Each setting has its own unique perks. There are, however, major differences with how each facility is managed. Depending on whether the plants are inside or outside, there will be a few things to be concerned about. The weather, the climate, the amount of light, nutrients, and carbon dioxide intake all need to be taken into account. These aspects of nature are all what help plants grow. A few of these things won’t be of much of a worry, while the others will require some workarounds or substitutes. It’s important to understand the pros and cons of each and what to do in each circumstance, especially if you are debating whether your grow facility should be indoors, outdoors, or if you’re just in need of knowing what you should be concerned about when starting one.

Temperature and Weather

Outdoor facilities automatically have the most natural environment: the outside world. With that in mind However, you will need to worry more about temperature, seasonal changes, and weather.

A healthy temperature range would be somewhere between 70°F-85°F (20°C-30°C). Going above or below the range will make your plant stop growing. In extreme cases, your plant can get killed. It is possible for outdoor plants to endure temperatures up to 95°F (35°C), but it isn’t an optimal temperature for growing. They will still be fine during hot summer days. Now what about the winter season? They will surely freeze in the cold. A majority of the plants around the world, including marijuana, need to be covered up covered up from harsh winter weather. [...] If they’re in their seedling stage, a simple yet attractive solution for winter protection would be the use of cloches, which are little glass domes designed to help any plant feel safe and cozy.

When it comes to weather, stormy weather and high wind speeds are dangerous for people, so you can only imagine what kind of physical damage can occur to your plants. It’s recommended to place some sort of windbreaking equipment near them if heavy winds are imminent. Creating tent-like structures by covering them with sheets or tablecloths tied to a few garden stakes will do the trick. [insert info about rain and mold/mildew here]

Indoor plants definitely won’t need to worry about changes in temperature outdoor weather. Temperature, however, will be of concern. In fact, if you’re managing an indoor grow room, you are responsible for creating a habitable environment for you plants to live in. With that in mind, you will need to have full control over indoor temperatures. Again, 70°F-85°F is a good range to keep temperatures at. The sun isn’t available indoors, so finding different ways to provide and control the heat, or even temperature in general, is an absolute must.

Absorbing Light

Speaking of the sun, nearly all plants out there need sunlight and cannabis plants are no exception. Light is absolutely essential for photosynthesis. Of course, with the sun shining away almost every single day, outdoor plants will get all the light they will ever need (that is unless it’s really cloudy).

Indoor plants won’t ever get any natural daylight. This would be where grow lights would come in handy. You want your lights switched on throughout the day. When night comes by, you will want to them turned off. Remembering to do this everyday will not only benefit your plants, but even help you save money and power.

Intake of Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide is a fantastic way to increase your plant’s health and growth. Outdoor plants definitely won’t need to worry about getting too much carbon dioxide or a lack of it, thanks to their natural growing environment. Indoor plants, on the other hand, will need their CO2 fed manually. There are no substitutes for this gas, as plants need it to perform photosynthesis. There are, however, alternatives to how you can provide CO2 for them.

With CO2 cylinders and CO2 generators, you can get your indoor plants to take in CO2 no problem. We actually service and even install the equipment that safely provide CO2 equipment for cannabis grow facilities. They would come in handy for all your plants, especially when they’re going to need it to photosynthesize. Of course, you would need to have control over the CO2 system to make sure you don’t deprive them of their CO2 intake. Overdoing it would be a bad idea too, which is why you want to adjust the CO2 pressure at the right level. Industry veterans can easily teach you how to monitor and control the CO2 systems for grow rooms. 

Whether you choose to provide an outdoor or indoor environment for your plants, you will still have quite a bit to manage and care for. With outdoor grow facilities, nature does a nice chunk of the work for you, automatically providing ample amounts of sunlight and carbon dioxide for your plants. Just protect them from the elements and they will live a healthy life. While they may be easier to manage, indoor grow rooms have a unique advantage. With the help of industry professionals and by learning to monitor and care for the equipment they install, you’ll be able to improve your plant’s health and quicken their growth process. It can feel great to have more control over their health, along with their indoor environment. Indoor plants are completely devoid of the necessities that help them grow: natural sunlight and CO2. Finding alternative solutions to these missing things are absolutely vital for your plants. Best of all, it even gives you a satisfying feeling of responsibility that you won’t get from outdoor grow facilities. It’s definitely a unique perk that you won’t ever get from outdoor facilities.

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