The vast majority of people often have the desire of growing their cannabis but hesitate due to lack of a safe space to grow it in their home or outside in their garden where it won’t be easily discovered by others. Little do they know that it is quite possible to cultivate cannabis in a secret area in nature where it will not be easily discovered. This incredible technique of canna-cultivation is referred to as guerrilla growing.
This method of cannabis cultivation involves the grower cultivating the cannabis plant in an open outdoor location with the hope that the plant won’t be accidentally discovered by others. Asides the obvious benefit of privacy, Guerrilla growing also allows the plant to grow wild and get exposed to the elements which fosters a more natural growth that can be controlled with occasional checks until the plant is matured and ready for harvest.
The guerrilla growing of cannabis has its pros and cons and it is important to examine both before embarking upon it. A significant disadvantage is that the growth of your plant in the open leaves it exposed to risks of bugs, birds, or wild animals attack. The risk posed by bad weather conditions should also be noted as it can grossly hinder your plant’s health, growth and yield.
On the other hand, the guerrilla growth of cannabis allows you to grow cannabis discretely away from your home. It hides the plant in an open and natural environment such that it won’t be obvious to anyone that a cannabis plant is there except upon closer inspection. This eliminates the threat of sanction especially in places where cannabis laws are restrictive or in areas where you’re open to the scrutiny of nosy neighbors who might complain about the smell of your plant.
Factors to consider about the Guerrilla Growing of cannabis
To achieve a successful guerrilla growth, there are a few things you should pay special attention to when setting out. A couple of them include:
Before choosing to guerrilla grow your cannabis, you should know and understand the climate in your preferred location to avoid bad weather conditions leading to the death of your plant after you must have put in a lot effort. The climate will also dictate the amount of assistance your plant needs with watering as the rains might be more in that particular area than in others.
You need to search for and find a suitable location to carry out your cultivation. You must ensure that it is an out of the way and very quiet area where you are sure no one will bother checking but also easily accessible for you to check on your plants often. It should not be too close to areas where people frequent because this could lead to the plant being easily discovered or to be stumbled upon. You should also keep in mind the lighting conditions of the area, proximity to a water source, and the odor the plant will emit when choosing this location. This is why you should ensure that the area is well ventilated and near enough to a water source to avoid lugging water back and forth when the rain is not forthcoming.
The strain you will choose to plant while guerrilla growing should be one that will be able to survive the wild terrain it might be exposed to. You will be setting up for failure if you select a strain that will be vulnerable and not strong enough to withstand conditions such as hostile plant neighbors, pests, and unfavorable weather it will be exposed to.
Growing Your Plants
After you have selected and cleaned up your location, the next step is to grow your plants. However, you should consider growing the seeds for a while at home before transplanting it to the location you have chosen. This is to ensure that the plants are properly cared at the initial stage of growth and are considered able to survive outside. While transplanting, try imitating the setting of the plants in that location as much as possible and suppress the need to arrange your plants.
You should regularly check on the plants to ensure they are in good condition and properly covered and protected from predators and pests.
Try maintaining the utmost discretion and avoid telling anyone of the location of your plants. You could also try covering up your tracks when you check on the plants by covering up the soles of your shoes and putting any tools you use in a bag. Also, taking diverse paths to and from the location will deter any curious persons from investigating that area or knowing what you are up to.
When harvesting your buds, you need to be especially careful and carry it out when people are not about such as at dawn or late at night. After your harvest, you should keep your buds in a closed and airtight container to prevent the smell from getting out.
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