What to consider when moving your indoor plants to the outdoor
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 13 December, 2020
Both indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivation have their advantages and disadvantages. There are those who prefer one, instead of the other, but how to determine which is better, well it all depends on what each cannagrower is looking for and the conditions he has. The truth is that with each one of them good results can be obtained, as long as the plant is given the adequate environment for its development.
Some marijuana growers apply these two forms of planting, to carry out the same growing. If you want to know, more we invite you to continue reading.
Change to outdoor growing
Starting your cannabis indoors growing will allow you to control certain conditions for the plants to develop properly. On the other hand, when you move them outdoors, Mother Nature will become a great ally.
To take your plants outdoors, you need to keep a few things in mind. Here, we present you three:
1) Acclimatize the plants
Indoor cannabis plants may generally have difficulty adapting to outdoor conditions. Therefore, you will have to give her a little help.
It is advisable to acclimatize them gradually, so that they do not suffer damages, since the solar light is stronger than the one of the lamps that are commonly used in the rooms of growing, and also, has a luminous spectrum wider than most of the lights of interior.
What can you do, well an excellent way to acclimatize your plants is to expose them to sunlight for a few hours each week.
First, leave the plants in the shade for a while; for the first few days, you will help prevent any immediate damage. After a week, the plants will be strong enough to tolerate direct sunlight for a few hours during the day. After a couple more weeks, they will be ready to spend whole days in the sunlight.
2) Get the cannabis out at the right time
It is ideal that you look at the calendar so that you take out your cannabis at the right time, that is to say when the days in the year begin to be shorter (according to the geographical zone in which you are). Remember that for the flowering stage to be successful, marijuana plants require certain hours of light/dark.
3) Provide care and protection
Last but not least. Don’t forget to protect your plants from pests, diseases and wind. Remember that excessive wind can be counterproductive for your cannabis if you do not take precautions. In addition, as you know, cannabis is very susceptible to the invasion of pests and other external agents; therefore, you must have a plan to keep it protected and away from the curious.