Growing marijuana indoors with natural light
Most of the available information on the indoor cultivation of marijuana bases on the use of artificial light. However, this does not mean that one cannot grow marijuana indoors with natural light. Remember, natural light has and will continue to exist preferable to artificial light. As a matter of fact, the concept behind artificial light lamps is meant to imitate the sunlight, cycle. So instead of spending a hefty amount on grow lights and then spending more on maintenance and energy, why not go the natural way?
With this mode of growing, the position of the garden from the outside or the natural light really matters. Growing marijuana indoors using natural light is most effective for people with smaller gardens or those who just need to grow a few plants for medical or recreational use.
With growing indoors with natural light, having your plants in movable pots or containers is perfect because then you can easily transfer them from one place to another for better sunlight access, meaning they have to be placed in the area of the house that receives the most sunshine.
What some gardeners do sometimes is just plant several seeds in one larger container and keep on trimming them as they grow and crowd each other. Remember that for the better development of a marijuana plant access to sunlight is the biggest prerequisite or else the buds will not be as enticing as they should be.
The most common indoor areas that can easily access natural light are Porches and window sills, skylights, and translucent roofs, greenhouses, and lean-tos are all possible garden sights for natural light cultivation. Therefore, if around your house there happens to be an area that can supply the plants with five hours of direct sunlight, which is just perfect for growing.
Since we are growing indoors but this time round relying on natural light (sunlight) for the plant, it is important to be mindful of the environmental changes. The fact is relying on natural light to grow marijuana will take much more time for the plants to harvest as compared to when growing indoors.
Planting during spring time is the best because, in summer, the plant will grow into the vegetative stage bearing plenty of leaves because of the abundant sunlight. Towards the fall, and all through, the plant will produce flowers. On a serious note, it is not advisable to grow marijuana during the winter unless you are looking for the greatest disappointment of all time.
Relationship between marijuana plants and sunlight rays
Because the sun is a full spectrum light, the light it gives off is white in color but the fact is it has various color energy rays it gives off. The sun is capable of giving off various color energy rays like violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red.
Among all the colors given off by the sun, the blue ray given off during summer is believed to help enhance the growth of plants. During summer, marijuana plants grow tall and big to their full potential as they await the fall to flower.
Towards fall, the sun produces redder spectrum rays, inducing the plants to produce hormones which help them develop flowers. During the fall, the nights are longer than days hence the pollen sacks in males, THC sticky resin in females if left un-pollinated. If you wish to turn on the room lights at night when the plants have started the flowering stage, it is advisable to either first move them to a dark room without light licks or use blackout curtains.
Fear of detection
Even with the growing fame of the legalization of marijuana, there still remain a certain percentage of people not in support. It is for this reason that so many private growers will not come out right to let their neighbors know that they are growing it indoors because of the fear of scrutiny. With growing marijuana indoors using natural light, the positioning of these strains is most likely going to be in a place that will easily be detected by your neighbor.
For those who have issues with showing off this great natural herb, there are options for you to grow with natural light without getting noticed. You can hide your marijuana behind a curtain, plastic film or crystal paint. These are sold in tropical fish stores for decorative use. Also, make sure that the plants cannot be seen in silhouette at night especially from the prying eyes of people more so to those who are looking for it, the other option would be to place the plants from the window at a distance or below it, to keep the garden invisible from the outside.
For indoor growers who want to use natural light but have limited access, a supplemental light might be the way to go. You can use a grow bulb which fits in an ordinary socket and clamp fixtures to hold the lights in convenient positions as you wish. The amount of light needed for supplementing solely depends on how little or how much natural light your plants are receiving.
Remember that with more light, you will get vigorous growth and more leaves. However, if you really want to keep it all natural, you will find a way to get your plants to the brightest sun source as possible. With natural light, a big garden of marijuana can as well be cultivated in a greenhouse. So don’t feel left out. Grow indoors the natural way.