How To Grow Marijuana In Your Yard

Most marijuana plants are grown in greenhouses or indoor locations in the name of discretion. However, the best choice is still to grow them outdoors since the plant’s needs are readily available and completely free. This outdoor space could be your balcony, yard, rooftop, or more. Just make sure to check if your area has weather conditions that are favorable for marijuana growth.

Benefits Of Growing Marijuana In Outdoor Spaces


The plant gets access to sunlight which means that you no longer have to spend a ton of money on LED growing lights. This also means that you no longer need to pay for a huge utility bill that is a result of running an AC unit, dehumidifiers, and other lighting equipment. You simply need some soil and a way to water the plants. You may also build a greenhouse or some form of shelter to protect the plants from harsh outdoor conditions.

Bigger Harvest Yield

Outdoor plantations will give you a bigger yield come harvest season. That’s because the money you would’ve spent on indoor growing equipment can be spent on purchasing more fertilizers or seeds for expansion. Additionally, outdoor areas naturally have a bigger space which can host more plants. You are not limited to growing marijuana in pots. One plant can give you a half-pound to a full-pound of weed. With more plants outdoors, you will have more buds to harvest when the time is right.

Better For The Environment

Indoor marijuana plants can be wasteful to tend to. The process involves a lot of water and electricity just to power all the equipment that promotes its growth, which includes fans, dehumidifiers, AC units, grow lights, and more. Conversely, growing marijuana outside means that you do not have to use up as much resources since the sun and the wind are all free. Making use of what’s already there means that you won’t add to the gross carbon emissions involved in growing marijuana.

How To Grow Marijuana Outdoors

Check The Climate

Unfortunately, marijuana cannot be grown anywhere on the globe. There are strains that can adapt to various climates but not all can survive extreme weather conditions. For example, temperature higher than 85 degrees Fahrenheit may cause your plant to stop growing. 55 degrees can cause growth stunting or even death. Marijuana plants have a timid structure which means that they will be damaged by extreme winds and rains. Furthermore, excess moisture and humidity can cause mold growth among the leaves. This can leave powdery residues that will compete with the plant in terms of resources. These may also hamper the growth of buds. As such, make sure to check the climate in your area. Build a tent, greenhouse, or some form of shelter if necessary.

Choose The Best Site

The next step is to pick the best outdoor location that is most suitable for your plant. The spot must receive direct sunlight at least 6 hours per day. Ideally, the plants should get direct sunlight before, during, and after noon when the quality of light is best. As the seasons change and your plant receives less sunlight with each passing day, the flowering stage will be triggered. The spot must receive a constant breeze which will help keep the leaves cool and dry, especially if you are located in a hot area. however, if you live in an elevated area with a lot of high winds, it is best to build a form of shelter to shield your plants from too much breeze. The harsh winds can cause the branches to break, the leaves to fall, and essentially physically damage the plants. Lastly, the spot must be secluded. Marijuana plants are coveted and may attract theft. We have written a guide on how to hide your marijuana plants so that they are not easily visible.

Choose The Correct Soil And Other Growth Media

Cannabis plants grow best in soil that is rich with organic matter and has ample drainage. You may plant the soil directly into the ground but it helps to understand the soil composition first so that you can amend it as necessary. Have a sample of your soil tested which will reveal the chemical makeup and pH level as well as the presence of contaminants. Most marijuana plants grow in high-quality potting soil. This type of soil is rich in nutrients that are needed by the plants during their growth cycle. You may also pick a “super soil” which is a pre-fertilized type of soil packed with enough nutrients to sustain the plant from start to finish. This means that you no longer have to add fertilizer. You may make your soil richer by mixing bat guano, worm casting, and other materials. You may also purchase ready-made sacks from gardening stores.

What If I Am Using Pots?

The size of the pot must be suitable for how big the marijuana plant is going to be. You may check this by researching the specific strain. Small to medium plants will fit in 5-gallon pots while bigger strains should be planted in 10-gallon pots. Overall, growing marijuana outdoors can be a fun and fruitful activity for as long as you have ample preparation and the right weather conditions. Shop at DaiLeaf for premium marijuana products delivered to your doorstep. 

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