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For tens of thousands of years, marijuana has been grown outdoors by varying cultures and has adapted well to the climate in which it originates. Despite the fact that cannabis plants are prone to pests and disease when grown outside, they receive assistance from natural sources. Ants, ladybugs, and wasps are all predators of mites and other pests that can wreak havoc on a crop grown outside.
Some cannabis strains can grow to huge proportions, making them completely unsuited for indoor cultivation due to the amount of room required. Unless you have access to a warehouse, you will be unable to grow a 15-foot plant indoors!
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Another advantage of growing marijuana outdoors is that it has the potential to produce a significantly larger yield. Outdoor farms, on average, produce much larger yields than their indoor counterparts, according to research. Certain strains also produce far better yields outside than they do indoors, simply because they like to grow in a more natural setting.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is required by all plants in order to survive. Equipment such as CO2 canisters can be used to imitate or even increase CO2 levels inside a building, although this can be prohibitively expensive. It goes without saying that this is one expense involved with cultivating cannabis plants that outside farmers do not have to bear.
Another advantage of growing marijuana outdoors is that, once the marijuana plants are planted in soil, they begin to feed on the nutrients provided by the earth. As a result, because of the abundance of natural nutrients accessible to cannabis plants in the soil, feeding cannabis plants outside is less expensive.
There is no comparison between growing marijuana outdoors and growing marijuana indoors from the standpoint of environmental friendliness. The carbon footprint of outdoor crops is significantly smaller than that of indoor ones. When it comes to indoor equipment, the tremendous amount of energy (and the costs) that is necessary is mind-boggling. Consider how much electricity is consumed by the lighting, dehumidifiers, exhaust fans, and other equipment during the course of multiple grow cycles every year.