Which is Better: Growing Cannabis Indoors or Outdoors?

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You’re probably aware that cannabis can grow in soil or hydroponically. But where is the best place to grow them, indoors or outdoors? Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages.

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A lot of growers grow marijuana indoors. As they say at the Seedsman blog: “Anyone can grow cannabis indoors”. They grow without the nourishment provided in an open-air atmosphere. There’s no doubt that there are drawbacks, but with the adaptation of professional strategies, planting marijuana indoors could still give quality cannabis. A grower just needs proper knowledge and guidance.

Pros of Indoor Planting:

  • You’ll have more opportunities to yield high-quality cannabis
  • It saves the growing plant from all sensitive growing cycles
  • You can have total control of the significant factors such as water, soil, lighting, temperature, nutrients, air, and humidity.
  • There won’t be direct or too much exposure to sunlight which may cause enzymes activity and some chemical reactions.
  • You will know how and when to flower your crop.
  • The plants’ chances of getting infected with insects and viruses are small because you can supervise the environment.
  • In most cases, the quality of indoor cannabis is better than outdoor-grown weed.


Cons of Indoor Planting:

  • Some experts believe sunlight is still more efficient than artificial lighting and that it provides healthier nutrients for the plant.
  • Various studies show that photosynthesis is better performed with sunlight.
  • There is a lack of proper ventilation in indoor planting, but this is no issue if cannabis is grown outdoors.
  • The regulation of lighting, humidity, and temperature is challenging and can be taxing. Indoor planting also requires you to be cautious.
  • The crop’s height might be different from a plant grown outdoors because the natural environment is missing.
  • Your crop of cannabis will be limited because of the limited space you have indoors for growing plants.


Growing weed outdoors isn’t easy as well. Then again, with the proper guidance and knowledge, you can still achieve your desired results. Everything has perks and drawbacks which mean the decision will still be up to you at the end of the day. To help you decide and to be fair, I will also give the advantages and disadvantages of outdoor planting. Here they are.

Pros of Outdoor Planting:

  • There is proper ventilation which is appropriate for plants.
  • The lighting, which is provided by the sun, is entirely free, allowing you to save more money for other needs.
  • The regulation of the air, humidity, temperature, etc. won’t trouble you.
  • You can produce more cannabis outdoors than indoors because space isn’t that limited.
  • It’s best for business because you can plant more; therefore, you can earn more.
  • Cannabis grown outdoors is believed to be healthier than those grown indoors.

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Cons of Outdoor Planting:

  • You have no total control over the exposure of light. Take note that correct light cycles are crucial for the quality and production of marijuana. Too much light can damage the plants and disappoint you.
  • The chances of your plants getting infected by viruses and insects are high.
  • You won’t have privacy because anyone or anything can enter your garden and spoil those young cannabis plants you’ve been trying so hard to grow.
  • There’s a chance that pollination will be out of order.


As you can see, both places have a set of perks and drawbacks. The best thing to do is to consider the availability of each site as well as their size. Also, consider your budget and resources. If your budget is limited, go for outdoor planting. However, be sure you can handle the cons. If you can afford indoor planting and want more control, opt for indoor planting. But then again, ensure you’re ready to face the disadvantages that come with indoor planting.

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