When we talk about indoor growing, we aren’t speaking of growing plants on your windowsill—this is almost never an option for crops of mature buds that have high quality, although there are always exceptions to the rule.
Over the last ten to twenty years, indoor cultivation using grow lights and climate controls has become a highly popularized method for people to grow their own buds indoors successfully year round.
With enough space and electricity for grow lighting, you can grow just about any strain you like indoors in as much quantity as you may need consistently. Your valuable plants can remain out of sight and out of mind from would-be thieves and are better protected from other problems. Indoors, you create the growing environment as well as your own chances of success. Excellent yields per square foot can be achieved indoors, although it can be resource intensive.
Great yields and high quality are not a hit-or-miss affair—they can be achieved consistently indoors.
It’s possible to grow year round—up to six harvests per year can be achieved indoors, more still with intensive crop plantings and perpetual harvest growing methods. Exotic strains that might not finish outdoors in a geographic climate can be grown indoors with climate controls and intensive artificial lighting. Crops are protected indoors, and it’s easier to perform daily crop monitoring and adjustments. Great yields and high quality are not a hit-or-miss affair—they can be achieved consistently indoors
Even the most sophisticated growing equipment is power-intensive; expect to use even more power with less sophisticated gear. All this power use and the space required to grow a crop uninterrupted for several months can really add up. Most commercial croppers don’t expect much more than to break even on their first crop in a new facility. After the gear is amortized, it is possible to profit. While having the ability to have a higher level of security is certainly an advantage, it can also be a costly expense.