The Advantages Of Growing Marijuana in Shipping Container
Shipping container-based farming systems were developed to make small-scale farming competitive in an industrial agriculture economy. The containers enable the entire growing system to be mobile, making cutting edge precision farming affordable for small farmers. Cannabis is a growth industry in the USA as more and more states push for legalization. It is estimated that by 2026 the sale of cannabis would sky-rocket, resulting in the establishment of a $50 billion marijuana industry.
Why Not Grow Marijuana Outside?
The traditional solution is to grow cannabis outdoors. Firstly this requires space which will invariably be some distance outside major towns and cities. Cannabis is a notoriously fickle plant and requires considerable attention during its growth cycles which can be labor intensive. Outdoors, of course, the farmer is dependent on favourable weather and must work hard to ensure protection from pests, molds and the worst of Mother Nature. Growing indoors gives farmers control over light, temperature and humidity. And best of all, transport costs drop as your farm can be right in the city (subject to local zoning regulations, of course)
With a controlled environment, multiple harvests per year and fewer losses, the yield for experienced indoor farmers can be enormous. But if you’re just starting out you are faced with myriad choices.
There is a direct link between the quality of your container and the quality of your marijuana. A good quality properly fitted shipping container for cannabis determines factors such as how often the plant should be watered, how much heat reaches the plant and how it affects them, how it is lit and how the air moves around the plants.
How do I get a shipping container to grow marijuana?
There are in essence two choices:
- DIY- it’s actually relatively easy to order a shipping container and have it delivered. You will have to do all the hard work yourself after this - stripping, cutting access ports, installing lighting ventilation and setting up your grow, most of which can be done without specialized equipment. This is labor intensive but it is cheaper and you will end up with a grow exactly how you want it for your new business.
- Commercial supplier- there are now scores of new marijuana container farm suppliers like Micro Lab Farms who can set up and deliver a 10’, 20’ of 40’ container for marijuana. The labor costs are lower and after hooking up water and electricity you could start your grow cycle straight away!
It’s the future!
Now we have the technology to commercially grow marijuana within your very town, perhaps even on your block. Urban farming is surely the future and container farms for marijuana are the way forward in America’s hottest growth industry.
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