Greenhouse growing cannabis can be very rewarding.
Firstly, when the sun is shining it outcompetes grow lighting and best of all is free. The sun’s spectrum is what plants have evolved under–or at least in most cases in this day and age. The intensity of natural light is tough to beat too. Consider that the wavelengths reaching your crop of buds have travelled an incredible distance, so lighting a six foot tall plant top to bottom evenly is not challenge for the sun while artificial grow light intensity drops very quickly with the distance it travels.
Get to know the In and Outs of greenhouse terms and principles before you start shopping around for complete kits or building materials–it could save you a lot of headaches and money.
The UV and spectrum the sun delivers makes for very dense and potent buds and is a natural deterrent for many common types of cropping pests and disorders.
Even if the sun does not shine intensely every day or for the length of time that we want at a given point in our crop cycle, natural light can be supplemented in a greenhouse with grow lighting whether to extend the day length ie to promote vegetative growth or for intensity when it comes to greenhouse cannabis growing.
Conversely, if the sun intensity is too great or we want to shorten day length to induce flowering in short day cannabis plants shade cloth or black out systems (light dep) are great for accomplishing these needs when greenhouse growing cannabis.
When it comes to greenhouse growing cannabis, there is a very wide range of possibilities. Kind of like indoor growing cannabis where things can range from a simple grow tent and some LEDS to a large scale walk in sealed grow room with air conditioning, etc depending on needs, grower skill level and often most of all, budget.
While we do not recommend it, people in mild climates and gentle weather are able to extend their growing season with simple frames made of wood, metal or PVC and covered with clear plastic. Very low budget and can get the job done.
On the other hand, consider all of your work, hopes and time that you will invest greenhouse growing cannabis–do you want to come out and see that your greenhouse has collapsed under wind load and your beautiful cop of buds laying about scattered by the wind? What about rain, hail, snow–or other problems related to security?
Here’s some helpful links we suggest you visit at Grozine.com where there are important details you will want to familiarize yourself with in terms of planning and constructing a greenhouse for growing your buds in, big or small.
While at the risk of sounding cliched, when it comes to building for greenhouse cannabis growing some first timers do not plan to fail, they simply fail to plan. Get to know the In and Outs of greenhouse terms and principles before you start shopping around for complete kits or building materials–it could save you a lot of headaches and money.