Locations..... What to look for???
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:58 PM
So without giving too much away, anyone able to give me any tips for suitable sites?
Thanks in advance
Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:13 AM
Once you've spotted some likely looking places on Google, visit on foot and check them out...you'll soon learn to recognise what may be a decent spot from the maps and know what to look for. Took me a while, but you start being able to see them stand out at you.
This post has been edited by MekongBlues: 19 April 2012 - 06:21 AM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:04 AM
I would say go to the industrial area, where factories and other big units are clustered together. NOT shopping estates like with supermarkets and chain stores.
Places like scrap heaps, Landfills, concrete plants, timber yards and factories. Now behind them between say the buildings and the railway or playing field or nearest estate.
These businesses have no interest at all in this land and it can often have patches of 8 ft + high brambles. and be good for light too. Very quite often as well.
You can often then work this land freely at weekends when all workers are at home too.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:37 AM
Amazing tool OS map and google earth one screen, shows slopes and elevations too for finding those plots.
If your urban the side of motorways is gold dust for you. waste land, stuff backing onto scrapyards, little spots back of industrial estates, stuff like that, they are everywhere man once you tune in!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:49 PM
Just need to get my skates on as im running out of time.
Anyone know how early i can take clones off plants? As im thinking this will be the most convienient and fasted way of starting some plants. Only problem is that my plants are only a few weeks old at the moment
Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:14 PM
you should definately take cuttings this year so you can learn what to do next time but wait until the plant is thriving. it's very easy to take a cutting from a plant in the wild and stick them in a jar with a bit of water in. you'll have hours to get them home and plant them properly.
with regard to locations, you'll have to get familiar with your area this summer and pay attention to how the dawn and sunset and relative position of the sun changes throughout the season. the vegetation will also change enormously.
whatever you do and wherever you plant will teach how to do it better next time.
above all,you have to focus on how secret the site is and how practical it is. i never considered the difficulties and risk of getting the plants home when i grew the first time. when it comes to harvest will you be able to trim at the location or will you need to take the plant back in cut sections? they are pretty big-comparable to a small/medium christmas tree. in addition you need to have the drying location sorted out long before harvest.
and here are some guerilla commandments
1) don't tell anyone what you're doing unless they are a bonded- blood ganga brother
2) don't take anyone there. not even the bonded- blood ganga brothers
3) enjoy yourself! you're growing your own weed.unless you're chronic, you'll have plenty to smoke and also make hash and oil from- where's the crime in that?