When considering growing marijuana in a solarium, energy conservation is a major element to consider. Some growers opt for black marble to absorb the sun’s light and heat during the colder months.
The debate between outdoor versus indoor-grown weed has been raging on for decades without a clear winner. Each growing method has its pros and cons for beginners and experienced growers. In today’s cannabis market, however, you don’t have to choose between the two as a consumer. Plenty of indoor and outdoor cannabis producers are meeting the demand.
Sunlight vs. Artificial Light: Which One’s Better?
Natural light from the sun has been the main source of light for growing cannabis for ages. Many strains require a total of 10 to 12 hours of direct sunlight every day or risk getting stressed out and under-producing trichome-rich flower buds.
Heat and humidity management will also be a major concern for window sill growers. Some window sills have heaters and radiators under them adding extra heat to the budding marijuana plant. Growers can select containers with water reservoirs to ensure the plant is well hydrated.
Avoiding Detection When Growing Marijuana
This is a reality of growing cannabis. Both light and darkness at critical stages of its life cycle are necessary for it to thrive. While plants can grow with continuous light during the vegetative stage, a significant period of darkness will cause it to create buds and reach sexual maturity during the flowering stage.
Note: Some growers may have heard of “Induction” grow lights, which are pretty rare these days but still pop up from time to time. There are two types: “Magnetic Induction” grow lights do okay for growing cannabis but they’re pretty much glorified fluorescent lights. “Plasma Induction” grow lights actually perform pretty poorly at growing cannabis.
3.) LED Grow Lights
There is a larger size MH/HPS grow light available (1000W), but at that size it starts going outside the scope of a “hobbyist” grower as far as ease and yields. In addition to needing a lot of extra cooling which costs electricity, a 1000W HPS grow light is less efficient compared to a 600W grow light (as far as how much light is put out for electricity used). I think most hobbyist growers would be happier with a 600W, or even two 600W lights, over a 1000W