There are various reasons why some cannabis growers would choose to use the terrace or balcony to grow cannabis. First of all, you could take advantage of the sunlight. Also, when it rains, you’ll get a good amount of water for free. Furthermore, there’s no longer a need to invest in a ventilation system since the moving air will replenish the CO₂ levels continuously.
If you’re thinking of growing weed on your terrace or balcony, here are some tips on how to grow great weed.
- Hide Your Plants
Even if you live in a place that’s considered cannabis-friendly, you must treat your plant like it’s the world’s most valued crop. So do your best to hide your plants away from the prying eyes of your neighbor. Instead of letting it grow up to its full glory, it might be best to employ some training techniques for growing your cannabis. If done right, these techniques can help tame the growth of your cannabis plant and promote growth.
One of the most common techniques is known as super cropping, which requires benching the plant’s stem and then bending it at a 90-degree angle to cause a lesion. There are several other techniques so it’s best to do your research on what will work best for you.
- Cover the Smell of Weed
Cannabis is known for producing a pungent smell that can travel at a distance. While this might only be a concern as soon as the flowering of the cannabis is in full throttle, it’s still a high-risk factor. Since you can’t use ozone generators or carbon filters to cover the smell, you can actually do the opposite and that’s to increase the smell that comes out of your garden. This means to fill your balcony or terrace with herbs and flowers that produce a strong smell. Examples are jasmine, gardenias, roses, lilies etc. Even a tomato could emit a strong odor and you’ll even have the benefit of eating the fruits of these crops once they are ripe.
- Use the Right Size of Pot
There’s a direct link between the plant’s growth potential and the size of the pot. Therefore, the key is to slightly scale down the size of your container in order to prevent vertical growth. This may require growing a few small plants instead of one or two large plants. One thing that you need to consider when it comes to this is that certain jurisdictions will not really care about how much weed you’re growing. Instead, they will count the number of the plants. This might seem illogical, but it’s best to check your local laws just to be safe.
- Protect Your Plants
If a storm is expected to arrive, the strong winds might easily break the stems of your plants or topple the entire pot. A long period of rain could stale the growth of your plant since the soil will be extremely saturated with water. In addition, exposing your plants to high humidity for a long period of time could rot the bud and ruin the flowers.