Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran grower, different climates can bring different challenges to a cannabis grow. Florida specifically can bring its own set of challenges due to its high Spring-Summer temperatures as well as extremely high humidity. This is difficult because most strains don’t do well in high temperature, and high humidity allows easier growth of mold and disease. Because of this, you need to find the best outdoor strains for Florida specifically, so you know your strain can combat these temperatures and humidity. In this guide, we’ll be walking you through how to grow outdoors in Florida, what type of strains work well, and other tips and tricks to growing in a hot and humid climate!
Growing In A Hot and Humid Florida Climate:
When you’re growing cannabis outdoors, you’re really at the mercy of the weather. If you live in a climate that has consistent, moderate weather, then outdoor grows will be a breeze. That being said, cannabis doesn’t always thrive in a hot and humid climate which is very familiar to Florida and the Southeast in general.
That being said, just because you’re growing in a tougher environment, doesn’t make it an impossible task. When you’re growing cannabis in Florida you’ll just have to take a few precautions to ensure your giving your grow the best possible odds to survive!
Ensure You Have The Right Strain:
If you are growing in a hot and humid climate and you are attempting to grow a strain that is best suited for cold climates, you’re going to have a rough time. Cannabis strains, just like humans, are accustom to certain climates and they thrive in specific temperatures and humidities.
If you have a cold weather strain and put it into the hot Florida sun, it’s going to bake and become sun burnt and it’s going to majorly affect your yield. That being said, if you select a strain that is more accustom to warm weather and actually grows best under high humidity, then these strains will be able to adapt much more easily to this climate and you’ll have much more success with your grow. Thankfully, when your purchasing cannabis seeds, generally the seed banks will give you a good run down on what the best climate is for each individual strain. This allows you to get a better idea on if the strain will be thrive in your specific climate.
Protect Your Strains From Humidity Related Diseases:
One of the main reasons strains struggle in high heat and high humidity is that this added moisture leaves them extremely prone to diseases and fungal infections. If you begin to notice your cannabis leaves begin to turn yellow or have brown spots on them, that’s generally a clear sign that something is wrong. Along with this, if your leaves start to curl or claw, then there’s definitely an issue.
You can protect your strains from humidity related diseases by constantly measuring the overall humidity as well as how wet your soil/plant are. If your plant is given too much water from watering or humidity it’s going to face issues.