Greenhouse and Light Dep
Somewhere in the middle of the spectrum is light dep or greenhouse grown cannabis.
Light dep enables cultivation to extend earlier and later in a season because the cultivator can control when the plants move from a vegetative state to a flowering state by controlling the amount of light they receive.
There are many varieties of greenhouses, with the more elaborate versions providing automated climate control by opening a vent or raising its side walls if the temperature rises too high. A greenhouse also provides the ability to cultivate year round.
Light dep and greenhouse-grown flower harness the power of the sun while providing protection from the elements. The light dep technique provides the full-spectrum of light to the plant and has a much smaller footprint than indoor cultivation because it still utilizes the sun instead of lights, thereby reducing energy usage. At the same time, creating a more controlled environment results in greater consistency and protection from the elements while still resembling a natural ecosystem.