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You can grow cannabis literally anywhere in your house by building a grow box. With a few basic materials such as some PVC pipe, duct tape, a hand saw, a good light, and a fan, you’ll have everything you need to create your own custom grow box. You can modify the size of a grow box to fit flush with any corner within your house.
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This can be a spare room, a DIY tent, a broom cupboard, a refurbished piece of furniture, or even an old fridge!
Before we go, there is a huge elephant in the room that we have not discussed today and that is greenhouse cultivated cannabis. Greenhouses are can be categorized as indoor cultivation using the power of the sun. It is the perfect marriage of indoor and outdoor because you have the environmental control of indoor but the incredible power of the sun. The result is typically buds that have the bag appeal of indoor with the elevated terpene and cannabinoid profiles of outdoor.
Can you differentiate which one was cultivated indoors and which was cultivated outdoors?
While this category is very subjective and does not always apply, historically, outdoor growers spend less time trimming their final product than indoor growers. This typically has to do with the amount of bud harvested, outdoor growers are pulling down 5, 10, or 20 lbs per plant while indoor growers are pulling down 0.5, 1, or 2 lbs per plant. Trimming mass amounts of weed per plant would not only take weeks, but a big full-time crew would be needed. So the end result is usually a looser, leafier trim job — especially because outdoor plants are leafier in general. So while not always applicable, you can typically spot the difference between outdoor and indoor pretty immediately by scoping out the trim job.
Yes, you can, but it’s not going to be as potent or flavorful. The three things that degrade cannabis are heat, light, and time. When brown in color, weed has lost some of its potency and therapeutic value as the cannabinoids, such as THC, have been degraded. In addition, it’s lost a lot of its smell and flavor as the terpenes have potentially oxidized or evaporated. Smoking brown weed will not severely injure you or make you sick, but it is not suggested for use.
There is a widespread myth that outdoor cultivated cannabis is less potent than indoor-cultivated cannabis. Simply put, that’s just not true. The dedicated farmers at Sunna Ra Acres have busted this myth once and for all. For the last few years, they have been conducting side-by-side tests of two clones taken from the same mother plant, one grown outdoors and one grown indoors. They’ve executed this experiment with a variety of strains and each time, the plant that is cultivated outside under the sun results in a higher overall cannabinoid profile. That means higher in THC, higher in CBD, higher in THCv, etc. Their experiment has shown that the sun unleashes the plant’s true potential and heightens its medicinal power.
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One of the most significant visual characteristics that can be used to differentiate sun-grown cannabis versus indoor-grown cannabis is the color. Outdoor cannabis tends to have a darker hue in general. If the cultivar produces green flowers, outdoor nugs will appear a darker green, possibly leaning towards brown if not cured correctly, while indoor buds will be a brighter, more vivid green. If the cultivar produces purple flowers, outdoor buds will turn a deep, striking purple while indoor nugs will stay lighter shades of purple (unless the strain’s genetics produce dark purple buds in any condition).
After the first indoor grows were tried out, they discovered that sativa strains are quite hard to control in as far as size until the very end of the process. This is due to how tall they grow, growing upwards all through the flowering period which can last forever, although they are quite resistant to high humidity.
After these first few tests, a long adaptation process took place through which new hybrids were being created left right and center. These hybrids were designed to be capable of dealing with indoor growing conditions, while also growing perfectly well and producing quality yields similar to outdoor settings, keeping in mind that they can also be grown outdoors.
What’s the difference between indoor and outdoor weed? | First indoor grows
These types of modern cannabis strains were obtained after crossing sativa and indica strains. This resulted in plants that combine the best characteristics of both parent strains (hybrids).
Centuries later indoor vs outdoor growing was born, as people began to experiment with cannabis plants grown in an artificial environment.
Indica strains used in these tests, however, were found to be much easier to control when it came to their size. They were discovered to have a slower growth while also having a much shorter flowering period. The only issue is that they’re not that resistant to humidity and fungi; genetically, they are prepared to deal with high temperatures but not rainy climates.