Cannabis greenhouses are a great investment—when built properly, that is.
As with any kind of greenhouse operation, it’s crucial to have the right resources for the job. With cannabis production, that means installing a reliable light deprivation system—which, when installed correctly, can accomplish much more than just light reduction.
To weed out the poor quality candidates from the cream of the crop, here are the features to prioritize during your search.
1. Complete Blackout Capabilities
An effective light deprivation greenhouse isn’t just capable of reducing the amount light that reaches your crop—it’s equipped to block out 99% of it.
We know we don’t have to tell experienced cannabis growers twice about the role light deprivation plays in the production process.
Investing in a quality blackout system is the easiest way to avoid wasting time, money, and resources during the cannabis production process and can mitigate many of the risks associated with this kind of crop. But what does a quality blackout system look like?
At Rimol Greenhouse Systems, our key to a successful light deprivation system is customizability. We never take a one-size-fits-all approach when outfitting cannabis greenhouses with light reduction features. Each greenhouse project includes a custom light deprivation system for either the internal or external components of the greenhouse structure.
2. Easy-To-Use Automation
The key to a productive greenhouse of any kind can be summed up in a single word: control. Without it, growers can’t achieve the ideal environmental conditions that crops require—cannabis being among the pickiest.
The path to a successful harvest is a calculated one. Cannabis greenhouses need to be under a strict schedule with a darkness cycle that works like clockwork. With manual systems, managing a cannabis greenhouse is a labor intensive set-up that constantly leaves room for error. But automated systems? They provide cannabis growers with a level of total control that allows for a productive harvest and quality bud production.
Today, a truly efficient greenhouse is an automated one, where growers can adjust light deprivation settings and even achieve an auto blackout—in addition to exerting control over cooling, heating, ventilation, and more with the ease of advanced technology. Automated light deprivation ensures that cannabis greenhouses stick to the strict schedule required for a high yield come harvest time.
3. Energy-Efficient Resources
If your greenhouse is eating up your resources at the speed of light, how successful is it really?
It's all too easy to rely on a "set it and forget" strategy to power your cannabis greenhouse—but at some point, you’ll need to implement a more strategic approach to keep energy usage (and costs) down.
One of the quickest ways to waste energy with your greenhouse operation: a low-efficiency temperature control system. Whether you’re cranking the heat in the winter for days on end or firing up your cooling systems during desert-like summer weather, your cannabis greenhouse will continue to take and take—an unsustainable strategy for your bottom line and the environment.
But when a light deprivation system does its job effectively, it can act as another protective barrier between crops and the unfavorable conditions outside of your greenhouse. Light deprivation fabric can help to retain warm temperatures during the winter.
Ready For Your Next Harvest?
After you’ve studied up on the right strategies and technology needed to run a profitable cannabis greenhouse, we can help put those insights into practice for a high-value, high-yield, highly rewarding grow. Get in touch today—let’s get you growing!