Cultivation refers to how cannabis plants are grown and produced. The plants can be sprouted from either seeds or clones and can be grown in a variety of different settings. They can be cultivated outdoors, indoors, with natural sunlight or artificial lighting. Cannabis requires a good combination of factors to be just right in order to grow accurately and fruitfully. Depending on where you are geographically located, there are certain rules and regulations at least to some point for cannabis cultivation.
Cultivating cannabis in an outdoor environment is an expense saver for people that are growing it on a budget. It provides natural lighting that doesn’t require any power-draining artificial lights or fans. The only electricity that might be needed in certain cases is for irrigation systems. A natural environment is positive for plants, but it can sometimes also keep them at risk of the elements.
Things such as insects, rain, animals, and overall temperature are some things that can cause a detriment to the growth cycle of the plants. One other big factor is that environmental crossover could potentially occur if a neighboring farmer is spraying their crops with pesticides. Because of the changing seasons, cultivation outdoors typically only lasts for one harvest per year. Cultivation in a greenhouse is another ideal method because it provides the plants with sunlight, and gives higher control of the environment.
If the sun isn’t providing enough, the option is there to set up electrical lighting. In addition, it also protects plants from the elements. Cultivation in an indoor setting is a fully artificial environment that imitates the outdoor elements to promote plant growth. It is a fully controlled environment, but one major downside is that the costs can sometimes be prohibitively expensive. Electricity, water, equipment, and the cost of the building space can add up fast.