Guerrilla growing cannabis
Guerrilla growing cannabis is a fairly common practice among those growers who don’t have any place of their own to cultivate, whether it’s an indoor grow, an outdoor garden or a balcony. In short, the idea is to find a suitable site in a nearby forest or scrubland where you’ll be able to safely grow a few plants and remain undetected. This can end up being a real challenge, given the numerous potential dangers we can face: Forestry patrols, hunters, hikers, wild mushroom collectors… they could all accidentally stumble upon your plants, something every grower wants to avoid at all costs.
In this article we’re going to explain everything you’ll need to consider when looking for the best spot to grow cannabis, as well as the best way to prepare the site so your plants are as well camouflaged as possible and can offer their maximum potential. We’ll also recommend the most suitable cannabis varieties and teach you a few tips and tricks to help you get the best out of your guerrilla grow, because, as every outdoor grower knows, the head stash supply for the whole year can depend on just one harvest, so there’s no room for errors!
With this in mind, security, discretion, weather conditions and genetics are just some of the aspects that we’ll be dealing with so that you can harvest the very best buds from your guerrilla grow… as if you cared for the plants in your own garden!
Cannabis in a guerrilla grow (Foto: @theenglishcut)
The ideal spot for guerrilla growing
There’s one thing that we must make very clear from the beginning: plants cultivated in guerrilla gardens are no different from any other outdoor grown cannabis plants and will have exactly the same basic requirements which the grower must satisfy. If the plants suffer any type of deficiency or disease (insufficient light, water, pest attack, mould, etc.) it will have a negative impact upon the quality as well as the quantity of the final harvest, so it’s vital to plan the grow well, especially if we don’t want to be making frequent visits to the site and drawing unnecessary attention to ourselves. We’ll be talking about the main aspects to take into account when planning the garden and choosing a location for it, making things easier for you and helping you get the best possible yields from your plants.