So you have seeds and now you just need those special spots that will turn those seeds into spiritual gold. This is a very complex and important issue that we should start with and that is location! Location! Location! That is the most important thing to start with. This is very important due to security issues, such as theft, animals eating the marijuana, insects, soil composition, solar exposure and temperature. Also, what part of the hemisphere do you live in? The most important is to find the specific seeds that grow well in your distinctive area.
If you were in Alaska there are specific strains that will flower a lot faster and can take cold more. So the first thing you want to do is, find your local laws pertaining to medical marijuana grows and the legalities and how lenient the law enforcement is in your community. If they allow up to a certain amount and the law respects others that have more exposed gardens you can do that. But if there are strict penalties you should hide the plants next to other regular plants tomatoes garden, canopies, etc., but to always make sure the marijuana plants get enough sun in the area. The area that you choose should have full sun on the plant to give it the maximum yield and the highest quality.
The thing is people think they can just plant that seed and come back 4-6 months later and have fabulous bodacious buds. Don’t count on it. Most likely in will be rotted, eaten by animals and producing a bud hardly worth smoking. The worst is the moldy crap -unfortunately you put all this love into your plants and they end up with mold and you give it away. That shit is fucked up and can make people sick. This is GOD’s medicine and should be nurtured and loved, tended and cared for at least 2 to 3 times a week. If the end result is moldy shit throw it away and suck it up. Learn how to grow the right way in your area. If it rains shield it from the rain but so it still gets some significant light.
If you do it, make sure it’s done right. If it won’t work or it’s too risky then just don’t do it. Unfortunately there are those who like to steal all the green thumbs’ work. They should just go grow themselves, partner up and be 100% trustworthy but protect yourself. The whole thing is to make sure you protect yourself and have back-up plans routes and more. This is marijuana and it grows every where, but the golden rule is if it’s not your grow don’t even think twice about touching it – just walk away and grow your own shit!
Also how big do you want these babies? If you get train wreck you’ll only get a few ounces, but say you grow northern lights #5 generation, you can get 1 to 6 pounds depending on your area. If you’re in sunny northern California then you can probably get 3 to 6 pounds, but you have to make that hole huge for the fresh dirt you will be adding. The hole should be at least 4 feet by 3 feet or go big and get a back ho crane and make those holes 5 to 6 feet deep by 4 to 5 feet across. Each hole will take a lot of dirt, so try laying a whole salmon on the bottom just in couple holes, then add a layer of Bat Guano, then a composition of your dirt with dirt that has minerals and growing nutrients for your marijuana plants.
Know the exact cycle when the plants in your area flourish the most for marijuana. Make sure that if you have a 4 month cycle of sun that they have to be flowered out, so you have to get strains that will be ready in 4 months. You can also have different strains that have different cycles. You could have 10 plants at 4 months, 10 plants at 5 months and 10 plants at 6 months where the marijuana is ready at different intervals so that way you can handle trimming and obviously supply and demand.
Seeds are the next most important step, what will I choose and which variety do I use. Well, if you’re an Indica Guy you won’t get as large as a yield as a Sativa or Hybrid. Those are the best for maximum yield for outdoor growing and that usually is the name of the game, because of maintenance, traveling, rentals and everything else can add up so it has to be worth the effort on money invested to reap your rewards for an amazing outdoor marijuana smoke. Don’t let anyone fool you – the best marijuana in the world is straight from the sun, the most medicinal value ever!
Please join The Art of Mary Jane Magazine for the next issue Outdoor Growing 102. We will be having a lot more grow articles that will light your way to a Growers Paradise. Remember above all to respect other grows. If it’s not yours leave it alone. When you put hard work into something and someone takes that away from you, it’s not how marijuana grows. It’s here for everyone as long as you use it for all the right reasons. It is the peaceful herb that has an unlimited source for everyone. When you decide to make moves, do it with honor, commitment and trust, but always have ways to protect yourself – not with guns because there should be on violence over this herb anymore!