If you grow legally outdoors and nobody can see your marijuana plants, you have it a lot easier than guerrilla growers who rely on remote grow sites.
Growing on your own secured property near a totally reliable municipal, wellwater, or surface water source is way easier than growing guerrilla remote.
Some of the practical benefits of close-by growing include:
* You can use hydroponics marijuana nutrients and supplements to stoke growth and yield. You can better guard against pests, diseases, and rippers.
* You can force your plants to flower early. But there are disadvantages to growing on your own property, even if you’re in a legal marijuana state like Colorado or Washington. The main disadvantage is that the plants are on your property or otherwise easily traced to you. This increases the chance you personally, and/or your home, might get ripped off by thieves (instead of just your plants getting ripped off).
And because you’re growing on your own property, it’s easy for police to know who you are. In some places, if they bust you for growing, they’ll try to seize your property too. They call this “asset forfeiture.”
“Force-flowering early” means manipulating your plants so they only get 12 hours of light per 24 hours. This gets your plants budding and harvest-ready in July or August, way before police helicopter crews, hunters, and other baddies are on the lookout for marijuana plants blooming due to natural day-length changes later in the year.
By forcing your outdoor cannabis plants into flowering early and harvesting them before late summer and autumn, they’re out of the fields at a time when most marijuana plants haven’t even started flowering.
This is a security plus, because in most localities, rippers and police don’t start looking for marijuana plants to steal until mid-September.
Some marijuana growers physically move their plants into a dark, climate-controlled room for 12 hours of darkness per day.
Others use bags or barrels that they put over their marijuana plants to force flowering and keep plants flowering. This method only works in limited circumstances.
It often causes too high temperatures/humidity, and a lack of air movement, that harms the marijuana plants while the bags or barrels are over the plants.
Of course, if you’re growing autoflowering marijuana, you don’t have to worry about force flowering. Your marijuana plants will flower automatically about 2-3 weeks after you plant them, and the more hours of light they get while flowering, the better.
If you’re growing guerrilla, watch your feet: I suggest wearing protectors over your shoes so you don’t leave tread patterns near your garden.
Also, be careful not to wear a visible trail into the environs surrounding your marijuana grow site. Walk on rocks, use alternate routes…anything to avoid laying a path of trampled foliage that some hiker or hunter would see and follow.
Fortify your plants as seedlings and clones so they better handle the hardships of outdoor growing. The strongest cannabis genetics are often hybrids that have a hard time in harsh outdoor environments. The more you bulk the roots of outdoor marijuana plants, the better.
Use products such as Roots Excelurator, Thrive Alive, Rhino Skin, Voodoo Juice, Mykos Extreme and other formulas to amp up your root systems.
One of the main benefits of growing outdoors is your plants should have a lot more space for their roots to expand into.
The bigger and better the root mass, the higher your yields and THC. These products also increase overall marijuana plant vigor and immune systems so your plants have more resistance to heat, drought, stress, and disease.
Whether you grow on your own property or remote, it’s smart to put up battery-powered motion sensor cameras that can record whoever enters your marijuana grow site. Check out this website for remote monitoring technology that works.
The main benefit of camera monitoring is you’ll see animals and human invaders in your garden ahead of time; if the police are already in your garden, you’ll know better than to go there.
About 50% of marijuana growers who get busted at remote sites are busted when they walk into their grow site which has already been tagged and is under surveillance from police.
Be sure to periodically look for police tripwires and remote cameras as you enter your crop area. In many cases, when police discover an outdoor marijuana grow, they set up remote cameras so they can use pictures of you in your garden, as evidence for a search warrant and in court.
Safety notice: when ordering remote cameras or any other gear, NEVER tell the company you’re ordering from that you’re a marijuana grower.
When you’re ordering a camera, tell them it’s so you can watch wildlife or monitor security of a remote garage…some believable story that covers your real motivations for ordering the remote cam.
Have you heard of Johnny Appleseed?
He was a dude in the 1800’s who traveled around planting apple seeds and helping people create apple orchards. Johnny was almost single-handedly responsible for planting hundreds of unique apple varieties and for spreading apple orchards around the country.
It’s fun to be a Johnny AppleWEED by growing healthy, rooted marijuana clones and/or seedlings ready for transplanting outdoors and then planting young marijuana plants everywhere you think they’ll grow well.
Find places where there’s existing irrigation, a surface water source (lake, river, creek), or adequate rainfall, so watering doesn’t cost you a lot of stress and work.
Choose hardy outdoor marijuana varieties that require little care and can better handle harsh outdoor conditions (Try Blueberry, Northern Lights 5 X Haze, White Widow, Jesus OG Kush, or Frisian Dew).
Put a lot of cannabis plants out, and let nature’s roulette wheel spin.
You could put out 50 marijuana plants and only five of them make it to harvest time!
But that could be several pounds of primo outdoor marijuana you get to harvest, and you did almost nothing to make it happen, other than the initial sprouting, cloning and planting.
Look for more outdoor marijuana growing articles here at BigBudsMag.com. Today’s article is published in mid-May, so you still have plenty of time to set up your outdoor marijuana garden and get a big, beautiful harvest before cold weather comes in autumn!