It just so happens that cannabis is one of the easiest plants that you can grow. In fact in many parts of the world today you can find it growing wild. It’s for sure not top grade but it is weed that you can smoke if you wanted to.
So when it comes right down to it, getting a plant in the ground that’s going to produce you about a pound of bud or so really isn’t that difficult a task.
Being the one who gets to pick it however, is an entirely different story because patch bandits have always been a problem for home growers.
So one option is to grow your crop indoors and as long as nobody knows about it you’re pretty much covered there.
Indoor growing is an expensive proposition though, compared to the, say the $30 or so that you’ll spend to grow a nice fat bush in your backyard.
So keep on reading because the following are five helpful tips that you can use to keep ‘sticky fingers off your sticky buds’ at harvest time.
- Tip #1 is to not let the fact that you have a nice fenced in yard in an upscale neighborhood lull you into a false sense of security. All it takes is just one of the neighbor kids to get a peek over the fence and for the rest of the growing season he’ll be dreaming every night about all the weed he’ll have after he snags your crop.
- Tip #2 is to consider getting yourself a dog if you don’t already have one. Not just any dog either, but a “serious” guard dog. Now the number one breed preferred by professional pot growers is the Pit Bull Terrier but if you’re not up to that then consider something like a German Shepherd or Doberman because barking just isn’t enough, you need a dog bites.
- Tip #3 is to consider building a nice solid greenhouse to grow in. I greenhouse serves three purposes. First it conceals your plant or plants from prying eyes so that solves that problem. Secondly a good solid door with a lock on it stops the honest thief. Then thirdly breaking and entering is a felony that the police have to follow up on if you do end up losing your crop. That is if you’re growing legally of course.
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- Tip #4 is to buy seeds of a fast budding strain when you shop online. All strains of cannabis don’t bud at the same time and speed, so some of the quicker budding strains like Afghani Hash Buds can have you harvesting and snipping your buds as much as a month earlier than you normally would. Hash Bud strains are also shorter growing plants, so they won’t be ‘sticking up’ so much.
- Tip #5 is to consider growing in large pots with castors on the bottom. You can get up to a pound of bud per plant grown in a 15 gallon pot if you use a premium soil blend, foliar feed, and don’t burn the roots by over fertilizing. Casters will allow you to roll your crop indoors each night, so they’ll bud up quicker and be out of reach of patch bandits.
A Few Final Thoughts
Then your last word of advice here is that “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” So before you start in planting a giant crop in your backyard, consider your options and risk factors.
You might be better off with one or two plants that can manage well and be able to do what it takes to keep them safe. That versus growing a bunch of plants that will have every teenager in your neighborhood climbing over your fence to get at them.