Ups and downs of outdoor cannabis growing
Unfortunately the war on drugs makes growing marijuana outdoors possibly theriskiest pot project a stoner can undertake.
Next to smuggling marijuana.
The problems an outdoor marijuana grower may encounter are numerous:
- Marijuana Rippers
- Police Helicopters
- Wildlife Eating Cannabis Crop
- Poor Marijuana Planting Season
Of course there are numerous rewards growing outdoor marijuana. Includingincredibly heavy yielding marijuana plants when grown correctly. Here aresome things to consider when growing marijuana outdoors successfully.
First start with great marijuana seeds. Purchase marijuana seeds designedspecifically for outdoor marijuana growing. Some marijuana strains take muchlonger to produce marijuana bud (flower) than other marijuana strains.
Selecting the right marijuana strain for your climate is critical.
Many new outdoor marijuana growers have chosen to use auto-floweringmarijuana seeds. These marijuana plants completely finish from sprout tomarijuana flower without the oncoming of fall. Sometimes as quickly as sixtydays.
Outdoor marijuana growers often get two marijuana crops a season withauto-flowering marijuana seeds.
Cannabis seeds should be started about 10 days to two weeks before theyarrive at the cannabis grow location. Starting marijuana seeds beforeplanting outdoors allows an outdoor ganja grower to gauge their weed seedsuccess. Anticipate loosing two marijuana seeds in every ten pack ofmarijuana seeds.
A hundred percent marijuana seed germination rates have been reported bymany marijuana growers.
Choosing where to grow outdoor cannabis.
It's not uncommon for marijuana enthusiasts who have some courage to grow afew marijuana plants on their property. Whether it's in a backyardsurrounded by fences or on a balcony disguised with other plants, liketomato.
Always disguise your weed plants in with other plants when growing on yourown property.
Be very careful when growing marijuana on your property as neighbors willcall the police if they spot them. Keep the marijuana plants below theheight of the fence or balcony railing to ensure privacy.
The marijuana plants will require extensive pruning to keep them below fenceheight when grown correctly. Prune and tie down marijuana plants during thevegging phase. Do not trim plants during the marijuana flowering phase.
Outdoor marijuana growing off your property is probably the best idea. Butinvolves much more work. Find a corn or tobacco field. Or other secludedarea that receives at least eight hours of a light a day. A water sourceshould be nearby.
Learning to hike is a great hobby for the outdoor marijuana grower.
All the work for an outdoor marijuana grow must be done the previous summer.Find spots to cannabis grow the previous summer then use GPS to tag them.Checking the spot throughout the season gives the outdoor marijuana grower agood idea on how well the space will perform.
A marijuana grow spot that looks ideal in the spring with lush damp soilmight be a dry cracked useless cannabis grow space in the fall.
A week before the marijuana plants are brought to the outdoor cannabis growlocation the space should be prepared. Turn the soil over several times whileadding about one cup of hydrated lime per square yard of soil and a littlebit (not too much, now) of good water soluble nitrogen fertilizer.
If possible do not cram your marijuana plants into a small outdoor growspace. Ideally the outdoor marijuana grower will be able to space theirplants three feet apart. This will give the marijuana plants plenty of growspace. Allowing them to reach their full potential.
Cramped cannabis plants will stunt.
Besides preparing the soil, an outdoor marijuana grower must protect theircannabis plants from wildlife. Critters of all sorts will take anyopportunity to eat your marijuana plants if given the chance.
Spread pigs bloods or dog piss and dog hair around the area of the marijuanaplant. But never directly on the cannabis crop. Hydrated pigs blood is mixedwith water in a sprayer. Pigs blood is a surefire method of keeping allanimals from ever eating your cannabis crop. Spray liberally around the areaof the marijuana plants.
Cannabis plants grown from marijuana seed will require the outdoor grower tosex them. First time outdoor marijuana growers should study marijuana photosto learn the difference between male and female weed plants.
Male cannabis plants need to be removed immediately.
Female marijuana plants have white pistels on them.
Male marijuana plants have round sacks or balls on them.
Even an experienced marijuana grower should be extra cautious when sexingcannabis plants. Male cannabis plants need to be removed immediately beforethey pollinate female plants. Which then creates marijuana seeds notmarijuana bud.
The marijuana plants should be fertilized every few weeks during bothvegetative marijuana growth and marijuana flowering.
Use the correct marijuana fertilizer to greatly improve your cannabis yield.The proper marijuana fertilizer is half the success for a cannabis grower.The other half is proper marijuana seeds.
Dr. Hornby's Organic Iguana Juice (Grow) is excellent for marijuanaplants. Completelyorganic and contains all the minerals needed for healthy growth. OrganicIguana Juice Grow stimulates healthier root systems, providing thefoundation needed for incredible flowering and shorter internode length.
For marijuana flowering ganja growers have found wonderful success with Dr.Hornby's Big Bud. Applying Big Bud at the beginning of the marijuanaflowering period ensures cannabis plants put on heavy heft during the finalweeks of growth.
New cannabis growers often harvest their weed plants too early in themarijuana flowering cycle. Inexperienced weed growers often get anxious andharvest early. Often it's best to wait a few more days after thinking themarijuana plant is finished flowering to harvest. Understanding the ganjagenetics of the marijuana seed, which comes with flowering time estimation,will provide a great basis of when to harvest.
Knowing what marijuana strain was planted will give the outdoor marijuanagrower an understanding of when the harvest period is. Check the informationon marijuana flowering times. Use this to begin getting an idea of when toharvest.
Indica marijuana strains harvest much earlier than sativa marijuana strains.Indica weed strains grow better in northern climates, while their sativacannabis counterparts do better in sunnier warmer climates.
Outdoor marijuana growers often harvest their marijuana plants at night.Using a full moon to light up their way.
Growers will remove all the fan leaves and leave them at their grow site.These leaves only take up space and are not needed. A solid pair of scissorsis required to chop down hardy marijuana stalks. Growers will need a smallbottle of isopropl alcohol to keep their scissors clean.
Marijuana buds grown properly will be very sticky and resinous.
This resin will easily gum even the best pair of shears.
Marijuana must be harvested before the frost.
Thus choosing the correct marijuana strain to grow outside for your climateis critical to your success.
Managing all these factors should lead to a healthy hardy marijuana crop.However, many predators besides wildlife are out there to destroy an outdoorcannabis growers marijuana plants.
The number one problem an outdoor grower faces is police.
Police will go to great lengths to destroy an outdoor cannabis crop. Theyhave a big budget of money to chop down marijuana. Police will use ATVvehicles, helicopters and all sorts of gadgets to locate an outdoor cannabiscrop.
Outdoor marijuana growers have to go to great lengths to disguise theircannabis crop. Hiding their weed plants amongst other foliage. Helicoptersarmed with thermal imaging will use this technology to differentiate betweenmarijuana plants and local foliage.
Overgrowing the government is the best method of beating the police.
Grow more marijuana outdoors than the police can remove.
Sadly worst than police ripping up marijuana plants is fellow cannabisenthusiasts. Horribly these potheads won't even bother to wait for thecannabis plants to reach their full marijuana flower before ripping theplants up.
The outdoor marijuana grower faces numerous risks and hardships to pull offan amazing harvest. Overcoming these problems will result in a bountifulmarijuana harvest of wicked cannabis buds that produce an awesome weed high.