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growing weed indoors vs outdoors

Growing weed indoors vs outdoors

For instance, too much rainfall can lead to plant mold and/or bud rot. Excessive heat can also kill your plants. Things like fires, tornadoes, and storms can destroy an entire crop in a matter of hours.

All plants require carbon dioxide (CO2) to thrive. You can replicate or even enhance CO2 levels inside using equipment like CO2 canisters, but it can be expensive. Naturally, this is one expense associated with growing cannabis plants that outdoor growers don’t have to incur.

Prices of Growing Cannabis Indoors Versus Outdoors

Cannabis has been grown outside for tens of thousands of years and has perfectly adapted to its preferred climate. Although cannabis plants are susceptible to pests and disease outdoors, they get help from natural sources. Ants, ladybugs, and wasps all prey on mites and other pests that can ruin an outdoor crop.

Also, if you choose a non-soil growing medium, you have to pay for nutrients. Then there is the cost of the growing equipment, such as:

Outdoor Growing – Cons

Although you can benefit from several harvests per annum, it means constant work. Lighting alone can be a total bank breaker. We’ve heard stories of home growers who face monthly energy bills of over $4,000!

Growing weed indoors vs outdoors

What do you need to consider when choosing whether to
grow marijuana indoors or outdoors?

No matter which way you grow, remember the old adage for never getting discovered: "Don't tell, Don't smell, Don't sell."


Indoor you have to personally control almost everything about the environment at all times. This means you're in charge of temperature, root pH, light, etc. When growing indoors, you also tend to need to do more plant training due to space restrictions. All these factors can be overwhelming for the first time grower. However, for most indoor growers, as they get the hang of growing, the time and effort needed for maintenance tends to drop dramatically. Indoor growers are often closer to their gardens, so there is often less travel time to and from the plants. When growing indoors, you usually have faster grow times because you don't need to rely on natural light to tell your plants when to start flowering, and can opt for faster grow methods such as hydroponics (which can produce faster harvests than growing in soil).