The four mentioned above are the main cultivation methods of cannabis plants, which differ
from one another for the environment in which the plant grows and the ways in
which it receives the light. These are the main differences, but there could be
others for what concerns the remaining elements necessary for cultivation.
A successful blooming may as well depend on the genetic
characteristics of the plant, such as its dimension, or the variety of the weed seed.
Since domestic cultivation of marijuana seeds is
illegal, this description is merely a theoretical illustration of these
In particular, the indoor cultivation
method has many advantages if conducted in a close environment, also
considering that the fundamental elements for the growth of the plant
(humidity, light and temperature), are in control of the breeder. For this reason,
the yield of the
plant is surely
more abundant and also improved: the flower is usually
more appealing, with more pleasant color and a stronger perfume. Therefore
prices are usually higher for the harvesting.
Nonetheless, there are some downsides: the high cost of
maintaining light and heat with
electric energy and the fact that the space is
considerably smaller, so for example it could be difficult to cultivate a
regular sativa plant there. While the Indica strain is
small and bushy, the sativa may reach a significant height, with wide
branches. Therefore, the choice for the right space can be very important for
Autoflowering cannabis seeds are the most suitable for
the classic method, the outdoor,
having the plant no need for the normal 12 hours light cycle to bloom, because
it is not
photosensitive nor the growth and bloom depends on the
Moreover, auto seeds reach maturation more quickly than
the regular ones. These characteristics allow to have more cycles during the
whole year and mean that they are suitable for amateur breeders.
Nonetheless, an outdoor cultivation means that plants are exposed to
atmospheric agents, such as mould or funguses and
may suffer from temperature swings. That is why
often the flowers are not perfect in quality and their prices lower.
Both in the case of Greenhouse and
Glasshouse, plants grow in an environment that protects them from the exterior,
since the breeder can adjust temperature, oxygen level, humidity and the soil’s
richness with nutritive substances.
The two technics only differ for the source of light:
while with the Greenhouse method plants benefit from the solar light only, with
the Glasshouse solar light is used only in spring and summer and the rest of
the year artificial light is used to grow plants. Therefore, such as with
automatic seeds, harvesting is possible during the whole year.
The latter method could be the best choice to
plant feminized seeds. This type of seed grows female plants with 90%
probability or even more and in addition to that they produce female
seeds with the same odds.