Cannabis can grow in a remarkably wide range of environmental conditions, and naturalised populations have sprung up all over the world. Now, seed companies have developed outdoor strains that are not only able to grow and thrive in specific habitats, but that are also able to consistently produce cannabinoids.
Outdoor cannabis in the extreme north and south
Climate is the biggest consideration when it comes to choosing an outdoor strain. People living in the far north of the northern hemisphere or the far south of the southern hemisphere (in the boreal or sub-polar climate zones) will be severely restricted in their choice of strain. The further away from the equator one is located, the shorter the growing season will be before the winter cold makes it impossible to continue.
Temperatures may also be consistently too low to support many strains of cannabis, even in the height of summer. Most cannabis strains require consistently warm temperatures for vigorous vegetative growth; while they prefer slightly cooler temperatures during flowering, they still cannot tolerate excessive cold or frost. In general, cannabis can be grown…