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Does anyone here have much success planting 'em and leaving 'em for the whole summer (okay, maybe a couple visits)?
I've heard of some who do this with water crystals and slow release ferts. Any thoughts?
02-27-2006, 08:11 PM
I'll let you know this fall. LOL. No really though. This year I will have 3 different outside grows ranging from 1/2 hour to 2 1/2 hours from home. I have somewhat of a plan on how I'm going to manage this but for the most part organics will play an important role. They will be planted in swampy areas so watering isn't really going to be a concern just the feeding. If you time it just right you should only have to make a few vists. At least I hope so. Good luck.
02-27-2006, 09:12 PM
the very idea leads me to belive it's an illegal grow...
unless it's on your own the property, and still; why?
just grow and tend the plants regularly if you realy care about your meds :)
have you ever watched the news, helocopter sees your little green spot, and there goes your whole supply of badly needed meds, and your miles away, unable to stop them by showing your legality...
02-27-2006, 09:47 PM
It could be illegal depending on where I live but I'm pretty sure it'll be o.k. All 3 spots are on private very private land and in the middle of nowhere and you never leave all you eggs in one basket at least that's what I was told. Believe me Yreka, I have thought and planned and contiplated but it just needs to be done(the plants are making me do it. It's kinda like Little Shop of Horrors :D lol.They will be cared for don't worry about that, just every couple three weeks or so. I'm not worried about them dying from lack of water so they should be fine.
02-27-2006, 10:16 PM
oh, "could be illegal"... it IS illegal to grow on someone elses private property, and FYI i would not be worried about them dieing from lack of water, i would be worried about them being stolen by someone (for instance the property owner) or the cops... why not just grow in your front/back yard?
my person opinion is that medical people who "gorrila grow" like that give med users a bad image, that type of grow is the same way the mexican cartell(sp) grow alot of there MJ, WHY on earth would a medical user want to do that?... the whole thing about being legal is the ability to not have to hide your meds.
now don't get me wrong :) i don't mean to sound rude or anything like that but i don't understand why you want to do this....
02-27-2006, 10:40 PM
Wow, Yrekagrow where to start. As a Canadian we have little choice. Only a fool would grow thier med in there back yard our the helicopters would come and take our property and maybe our children. We are seen as so liberal when it comes to drug policy but it's really a myth. Sure there is a booming illegal pot trade here but thats just proof prohabition doesn't work. We only have a symbalic inifective med pot law. That is near impossible to access. There are only just over 1000 legal users in all of canada. There are a lot states that have med access that we only dream of. Most canadian member on this site would love to find a way to qualify and become legal. But what are we to do? Should we be defient, grow in public, be a martyr for the weed, or suffer without.
And don't even get me going on the advantages growing in your climate down there.:)
02-28-2006, 03:58 AM
The crystals you want are Polymere chrystals and you can even buy soil with them in it already along with slow release(chemical yuk) fertilizers but you really shouldn't need them. Growing in the swamp you want your plants 1 1/2 feet above the normal water level. swamps are natures way of dealing with alot of rain and often raise a foot after a few days hard rain. Any more then a day or two with the roots underwater hurts your plants and 4 or 5 days may kill them, Build small hills or mounds if you have too. Hack all the brush lower then you plants so they can keep up and the first month you need to go more often to chop weeds back. Once your plants are 2 feet tall start bending them over and keep them tied down( I get 2 per coat-hanger) at that height and break off the weeds around them at the same height. I've successfully grown them tied to a bush also. Don't forgot you will have to deal with animals too and most important of all always respect Mother Earth and all her children don't use traps or chemicals. Go care for your plants at night if you can't get in without risk in the day :D
02-28-2006, 04:05 AM
(btw I do not know where happyplant lives, and apparently I falsely assumed he was at some level legitimately allowed to cultivate) , but what Iím saying is that in general gorilla grows give med users a bad reputation, gorilla growers are people who break laws, and thatís not even the beginning! :eek: any Forrest ranger, or natural resources major for that matter would argue that gorilla growers disregard the health of the environment they often devastate with there grows. Before you plant in a forest or swamp or desert or whatever think for a minute how the environment can be effected due to that type of grow:mad: , especially if ANY chemicals are used:eek: ... you might get meds, but what about those dead fish, and the resulting dead predator that eats the poisoned fish,:( [I]it's OK though; you donít have mites on your precious plants, and look at how big your chemically fed buds are:cool: ... ahhh I guess itís just too bad,:rolleyes: :( jeez... maybe Iím too opinionated, but this whole idea really sounds bad for any and everything/one except the person who ends up with a couple pounds at the end of the year (and that very well could be the cops, not the med user who sits suffering, having to pay street prices from a peddler), but this may not be such an illegitimate thing, itís probably karma from what they did to our good mother nature....
the very thought of doing that type of grow wreaks of illegality; hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent on flying over "private secluded areas" scanning for potential mj grows, and taking that into consideration "private secluded areas" are my #2 on the list of places I would not consider putting a plant that I had any plans on harvesting at the end of the year, right behind the flower garden in-front of the courthouse or local Police Department....
Oh yeah, not to be a smart-ass (I realize thatís EXACTLY what I seem like here in this post) but I donítí need to be told the advantages growing in my climate down here...sorry if you don't like how i feel, honestly; I am! i just figured this kind of info should be thought about... action without thought is a GW bush type of thing, i thought you guys in canada were smarter than that...:cool:
agian, cuz i mean it! and i don't want offend anyone sorry if you don't like how i feel,but it is how i feel honestly; I am!
02-28-2006, 07:39 AM
If not, what did you add to this thread?
Not everybody at TY is 'legal'. Not most. Not even half. Some members have thier cards. We all do what we can to get by.
I came to this thread because I am NOT an exempted medical user. I need to grow guerilla for a number of reasons, one of them is the fact that I have no 'yard'...I live in a small apartment on government disability.
I came to this thread because I have similar questions to the one 2010 asked. While I would like the opinions of others (even strong ones), I want opinions about the question that the thread originator asked.
Please, allow this thread to serve its intended purpose and, if you still feel the need to voice strong opinions about this or another topic, The Rant Room is all set up and waiting for you.
02-28-2006, 07:53 AM
is what I was thinking. Near marshes, swamps and other moist areas.
It might end up being a seeded grow but it would utilize areas I have found that are either too remote or too difficult to reach (more than a few times).
What about grow bags, garbage bags, feed bags, etc?
02-28-2006, 08:16 AM
well ya cant go wrong with what swamp said, thats bascically what i do....cept i stay outta swamps personel choice but i do know people who grow in plastic bags in them...too unpredictable......it is very important to check your plants at least 2 times in a season after they are planted. after the first month you are gonna want to go knock the weeds around your plants or they will get sufficated....also i make up organic fert bags before planting. bone, blood, polymers and mix in the hole but i think your plants will strive w/o ferts.....they either will or they wont...and if they dont then ya dont use that spot again...you find a richer spot. and always plant in small plots...like someone said dont put all eggs in one basket (10/15 per spot) i like 10 myself in case. and grow a few differnt strains in case that certain plant you put so much work into is not meant to flower in your climate....did i miss any thing....oh yeah...gorilla grow is a nessity for me...and this whole world is made up of other peoples land and property...i know i dont own any....so maybe i shouldnt be growing my meds..NOT
one more important thing...clean up your garbage...even if you dont plan on using that spot ever again...it will give you away. take any containers home with you.....any fencing you may use roll it up and you can use it over and over again same with pots and such. happy growing
Thanks for the replies, some really great info here.
Yreka, I don't take any offence. We're all entitled to our opinions.
Keep the great advice coming folks.
02-28-2006, 08:42 AM
i have something to add that will save you some headache....if you ad organic ferts to your soil before planting let your dug holes sit at least a week before you plant in them or you will lose many plants to digouts...they smell fresh dug dirt varmit dig a little..they smell blood/bone meal they dig to china....
02-28-2006, 01:46 PM
I am forced to grow on federal land by the American government and I do not use any chemicals Yrekagrow. I never harm animals and follow their trails and beleive it or not I protect my plants by putting food out and praying. I sing with the frogs and sometimes am blessed enough to dance to a bird beating his wings in a nearby bush.I harvested last year when I saw a deer coming from my garden and he had chewed off a bunch of Butterscotch Hawaiian buds, he told me to harvest not with words but with his actions. I love and care for the spots I grow in and often pick up garbage along the road near there. I have become much closer to our Mother by growing where and as I do and I break the law and am a criminal in my state no matter where I grow or even smoke. I'm fighting for legalization of MMJ in my state and even if it happens will visit the spots I love and probably plant wild strawberries and other edibles for our 4-legged relatives.
02-28-2006, 01:47 PM
Slaters right any blood meal or any organics really will cause digouts for sure
02-28-2006, 02:03 PM
Right on swampy, that's what I'm talking about. When I hear the term Gorilla grower I take that offendingly Yreka. I am not, have never been, and never plan to be. I don't understand the problem you have Yreka, your preaching to the choir. I'm a busy guy come summer time. I work alot a real lot and then there is family and other recreational things that must be done. This land is not state of federal, it is either family or friends and has been talked about and O.K.ed by the lot of them. As long as your not hurting the enviroment and it's dwellers, I see no problem with a couple plants here and there. After all, I'm just being Patriotic.
02-28-2006, 04:20 PM
Yreka stated..gorilla growers are people who break laws, and that’s not even the beginning! :eek: any Forrest ranger, or natural resources major for that matter would argue that gorilla growers disregard the health of the environment they often devastate with there grows.
We love our NATURAL meds and I don't think a few plants scattered around will bring the earth to ruin any sooner. Hell...if you golf you are on some very toxic land there. We all just do the best we can, try not to hurt anyone or anything and at times it's not very perfect. I appreciate Yreka's concern but believe Happyplant will be as kind to mother earth as possible. It's not like he's building a new developement with Mcdonalds and a Walmart! Sounds like a plan Happyplant.
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