Outdoor cultivation Pros and Cons
The main advantage of outdoor cultivation is obvious,
your plant receives free light and water. The other side of the coin,
however, is that you will not have control over the light source (the sun)
and on the quantity of rainwater. It might rain too much someday
period, while other periods the climate could be excessively
dry and hot. Both situations are harmful to the plant.
- There are no basic requirements for the
- Your cultivation project does not
- takes up internal space. .
- Very often the structure of the
- soil in the garden is suitable for
- You can calibrate the size of the
- your hole.
- Less control over the temperature and quantities of water and light.
- Plants can suffer damage from extreme weather conditions or insects.
- Some of these problems can be solved by potting cultivation. However, pots limit the maximum size your plant can reach.
What influence does nature have?
Plants have some basic needs: light, water, carbon dioxide and the right levels of humidity and temperature. By growing outdoors you will have all this for free.
All great, but where's the catch? You will have no control over the quantities of these items. In particular, your plant will be exposed to extreme weather conditions.
Be careful of excesses
The climate doesn't care about your growing plan. In fact, you can't
check the climate in which your plant grows: one day it rains while the other it is sunny. Your plants will adapt growth based on their situation. Generally speaking , excess is never good. Sunlight is essential, but excess heat and light over a prolonged period does not allow the plant to absorb nutrients. The plant will have to reduce the leaf surface (wrinkling) to reduce the evaporation of humidity. It deals with
of a natural reaction of the plant to protect itself in the absence of rain. However, too much rain in the soil reduces the amount of oxygen. This could increase the chance for the roots to rot, stunting the plant's growth.
What can I do?
Initially, you will need to make sure your seeds are comfortable outside.
This is especially important if you want to bring the plants out a little early, around mid-May. You will need plants that can withstand low temperatures.
Once you bring the plants outside, you will need to make sure they absorb enough water, avoiding situations of dehydration or over-hydration.
Irrigation methods vary based on species and varieties ; Always read the descriptions when purchasing seeds.
Make sure the soil has good drainage and use soil improvement products. By taking these measures you will be able to control over-hydration situations more easily. The amount of sun is more difficult to control, especially when the plants are grown directly in the ground and obviously cannot be moved. Conversely, the pots can be repositioned away from the sun. This is an advantage that should not be underestimated, which allows you to move the plants to a safer place in case of worsening weather, heavy rain, wind storms or hail.
You can use a rain barrel to offset dry spells. Conserve rainwater and you will never run out of water! However, keep in mind that insects and microbes can easily nest in barrels of water.
All information contained is for informational and educational purposes only. We urge all users not to make any practical use of this information in connection with cannabis seeds. In fact, let us remember that:
In Italy the cultivation of cannabis seeds is prohibited (Art. 28 and 73 of Presidential Decree 309/90) if you do not have a specific authorization (Art. 17 Presidential Decree 309/90)
Therefore, cannabis seeds may be used exclusively for collecting purposes and for genetic preservation and are marketed with the reservation that they are not used by third parties in conflict with the law. Cannabis seeds are excluded from Presidential Decree 309/90, which means that they are not to be considered narcotic substances (L. 412 of 1974, Art. 1, Paragraph 1, Letter B; New York single convention on narcotics of 1961 and table 1 Ministry of Health decree 11 April 2006).