I tried outside once! I live on a main street and I was doing some yard work when I heard a dog barking. I looked up and it was a k9 unit. The dog was going crazy. I couple of minutes later they came back going the other direction. I started wondering at that point. The plant was flowering so it did smell. A few minutes later he had parked at the end of our street and was walking up the street. I calmly walked into the back yard and as soon as I was out of site I ran like hell pulled the plant and sunk it in our pond. After that I just about had a heart attack (lol). That was the last time I tried outdoor growing.