The cannabis market is flooded with many varieties of weed. Some consumers claim indoor-grown herb tastes better than outdoor tended plants. Does the taste of the herb differ depending on the strain, the growing conditions, or the drying and curing process? Further, do the outdoor conditions favor the herb whereas indoor conditions work against better yield?
Typically, no seed genetics can produce a bumper harvest if the prerequisite conditions are not met to satisfaction. Cannabis is a herb and thrives wherever it is planted. However, a grower targeting to make a kill out of the sale must ensure all requirements apply from seedling to curing. The grower should also learn how to do every process in moderation to avoid problems like nutrient burn.
So, poorly managed outdoor cannabis can perform dismally, while a well-tended herb grown indoors can thrive to give great yields.
- Appearance and texture
Cannabis grown indoor has a different appearance and texture from the one grown outdoor. Cannabis grown outdoor is dark and has a weathered appearance because the conditions outside are rather harsh and not controlled.
Outside, the herb must weather rain, pests, wind, temperature fluctuations, and other elements. On the other hand, cannabis grown indoors thrives under a controlled environment. For instance, in a greenhouse a grower must provide grow lights, control temperature and humidity to give the plants the most favorable conditions to grow.
Consequently, cannabis grown outside looks darker than the ones grown inside. Additionally, the buds feel lighter and are loosely packed. The flowers also lack the pungent smell characteristic of indoor-grown cannabis. It often smells lighter and has a mixed aroma of grass and other weeds found outside where it grows.
Indoor-grown cannabis displays various colors such as purple, red and orange. The buds are tightly packed and have a rich pungent smell.
- Taste and flavor
The concentration of cannabis potency is determined by the concentration of THC in the herb. The more the concentration of THC the better the fragrance, and flavor, of the buds.
And because indoor cannabis does not fight the outside harsh conditions, its composition concentrates on collecting all the compounds to make high-quality HTC. The flowers are often in pristine status. A grower can also introduce more CO2 into the soil which facilitates the increase of THC concentration in the plant. Whereas outdoor growers can work to counter the disadvantages outside, indoor herbs produce a better, stronger crop.
Consumers claim that cannabis grown outside has a richer flavor than those grown indoors. The cannabis plant is both a herb and a weed. Therefore, it’s naturally made to survive and thrive in the harsh weather outside.
When grown outside the plant competes with other weeds for carbon dioxide and other nutrients. In the end, it draws flavor from grass, weeds, and other soil properties. Cannabis grown outside has an earthy flavor that makes it a favorite for seasoned smokers and consumers.
- Aesthetic appeal
When displayed on the shelf, cannabis grown-indoor appeals to customers more than the one that’s grown indoors. It tends to have better color and a stronger aroma profile. Consequently, it’s more expensive and seems to be the preference for most users.
Whether to grow your cannabis outside or inside is a matter of preference, the target market, and the resources at a grower’s disposal. Each option needs a grower to work hard to achieve the best crop.