For most of us we want to get the most bang for our buck. We love the idea of having nice frosty buds but sometimes investing a lot of coin on an operation just isn’t an option. Here we are going to talk about a few options for those budget grows that can turn out quite well.
Growing Cannabis Outdoors on a Budget
One of the best things you can do when on a budget is take advantage of the most powerful and free source of lighting, the sun. Now there are a lot of security and legal implications when growing outdoors so you must know you are taking a risk in that aspect. Some places have laws where outdoor growing is legal for medical marijuana patients so you should look into that.
Using the sun for light will save you a lot of money. Now all you need to do is keep your plants safe from pests and thieves. A nice soil mixture can be created for very cheap and if you want more information on how to mix a good soil click here.
Growing Cannabis Indoors on a Budget
When you have to use artificial light to grow cannabis there is going to be an expense. Lights take up a lot of electricity. However for those on a budget you can investigate the use of lower energy consuming lights such as LED grow lights.
Also many people grow cannabis through the entire cycle with fluorescent light bulbs. This is not an optimal solution but CFL lights are some of the most efficient and take the least amount of electricity to run. The downside is that your buds will not be as big and dense but you have to weigh this against the cost of using more expensive lights.
Also your grow space will determine how much ventilation you will need, which requires fans, which require electricity. All your options will need to be weighed against the cons. If you have the space you can use a window for natural ventilation, however the con with that is that your security goes way down and you invite pests into your garden.
Growing on a budget is always a challenge. If you can make use of the sun which is the most powerful and natural source of light available, you will have the best chance at growing cannabis on a budget. However if this is not an option for you, you will need to be creative with an indoor grow and wiehg out the pros and cons of different artificial lights.