You can’t just plant marijuana in any random open area. There are several factors to consider to grow marijuana successfully outdoors. Accessibility and secrecy are the main factors.
1. Adequate sunlight
The chosen location should receive as much direct sunlight as possible, especially at noon. Remember that the more sunlight, the more vigorous the plants will be, which will grow healthy and produce high yields.
In the northern hemisphere, select a location facing south that is also free of obstructions such as trees or buildings. Ideally, you want your cannabis plants to be vegetative by spring so they can capture all the sunlight during the summer solstice in mid-June, which is the longest day of the year. At this time, the sun can shine up to twelve hours a day.
In addition to sunshine, there should also be light wind in the growing area. A gentle breeze helps plants grow stronger stems. Plus, it helps keep the moisture in dense foliage to stay in the ideal range.
3. Fertile soil
Marijuana crops need nutrients to grow and thrive, so only choose an area with nutrient-rich soil. If the area has a few green plants, it is likely fertile enough to support cannabis as well. Either way, close monitoring of plant progress and overall health will tell you if you need to add nutrients.
4. Water supply
An ideal outdoor location close to rivers, streams and other water sources for hassle-free irrigation. However, this is not an option for most home manufacturers. Since you can only grow a limited number of marijuana plants, the availability of water shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Depending on the climate, you need to make the necessary adjustments, such as more frequent watering if conditions are hot and dry.
When growing marijuana outdoors outside the home, there are not many choices as the available garden areas are limited in size. It should be borne in mind that when choosing a specific location, it would be better if there was room for maneuver.
How to properly grow marijuana outdoors? Choose a location where you can comfortably test the plants and supply them with nutrients and water as needed. More importantly, you also want to detect and eliminate problems – including pest attacks, stress, nutritional deficiencies, and disease – early on.
Growing cannabis outdoors requires complete privacy, and that’s understandable. Choose places that are located as far away from people and settlements as possible. This will save you from prying eyes and protect the crop from thieves.