Planting weeds in the winter
We are now in winter, and the first snow has just fallen. I think I can give you some tips and tricks for growing weeds in the cold months. We all know that weeds are usually plants with warm climates. If its temperature is disturbed, its response will be poor. This means growing in winter, even indoors, can be tricky. When you grow indoors in winter in a cold country, your house will still freeze, which may mess up your plants. If you have enough courage to grow up outdoors in winter, then you will know that you have many variables to deal with. Of course, the main question is whether it is worth trying to plant in winter, should you wait until summer? Let’s take a look at some suggestions for winter planting.
First, we will study indoor growth and how it is affected by outdoor temperature. Therefore, when you grow indoors, you should fully control the temperature, humidity and other aspects of the plant environment. In the summer, it is not difficult to keep the growth room in your 20s or maintain a high enough air humidity. In winter, the cold will pass through your house and the air will dry out, so you need to be prepared. The biggest problem in many cold countries is the large temperature difference between day and night. During the day, your plants need to be kept between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius. If the outdoor temperature is between 5 and 10 degrees, this is not too difficult to maintain. However, at night, your plants need to be kept between 18 – 22 degrees Celsius, and if it suddenly drops to – 5 degrees Celsius, it will be even more difficult. If you don’t pay attention to temperature changes and make sure the plants are happy, it will definitely have a negative effect on the flowering period.
The obvious thing is to keep the growth chamber heated, but if the outside temperature is too cold, this may cost you a lot of money. Therefore, some winter growers recommend looking for alternative heating sources as another aspect of the planting room. HID (High Intensity Discharge) lighting can be a good way to get two things out of one thing. They emit impressive heat, so you can use them for lighting and heating without having to pay for expensive heaters separately. You may need to use the heater during low temperatures such as at night, but having an electric thermostat is the best way to ensure you get the right temperature in the planting room.
Humidity is the next thing we need to consider, because as I said before, cold air is very dry, but strangely, this increases the relative humidity of the growth room. Mold is a killer in winter, so you need to make sure that the humidity in the planting room is kept at a level that keeps the plants happy. As mentioned earlier, maintaining temperature is definitely a good way to maintain relative humidity. If possible, buy an electronic humidity monitor so you can see exactly what is happening in your growth room. It may be necessary to buy a dehumidifier, which is another expense for your room, but it can protect your plants from some damage.
Growing indoors in winter will not be as tricky as growing outdoors, so if you keep the temperature and humidity at its best, your plants should be fine. You just need to be extra careful in the colder months.
Obviously, growing outdoors in winter is more complicated. If you want your plants to survive, there are some very important things to consider. Honestly, the best option is to grow indoors, but for some people, this is impossible. If you must plant it outdoors in winter, location is key. I recommend planting in pots, not directly in the ground. You may need to move your plants according to the weather, or you may want to put them in different spaces during the day and night. You want your plants to be protected from wind and any more extreme weather.
If you live in a place that experiences extreme winters, then planting outdoors during this season may be a bad idea. Really, your only chance is to choose a hardy strain that grows well in unsuitable climates. There are some mountain strains that can cope with cold weather, are not susceptible to mold or insect damage, and are usually hardy growers. It is not a bad idea to use the auto-flowering version of cold weather strains, as they will bloom faster. Some cold weather strains are very beautiful. Plants that grow in cold weather tend to appear dark red and purple. When covered with trichomes, they look like the night sky. Even if you use cold weather strains, pay close attention to your plants to make sure they are comfortable.
You should also monitor rainfall and temperature. If the weather starts to get too cold or too humid, like winter in many places, you may have to bite the bullet and bring them indoors. If the temperature at night is an issue, you may be able to arrange it so that your plants come in at night. This way you don’t need to build a complete growth chamber, you just need to make sure your plants are happy and warm until they can return to the sun.
Finally, getting enough nutrients for your plants is more important than ever. Cold temperatures reduce root activity, which may mean that your plants cannot get what they normally get from the soil. Monitor them carefully and watch for any signs of nutrient deficiency. They may require nutrient-rich soil.
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