If you create a hospitable zone for it, virtually any living thing can live surrounded by the most inhospitable environment, a theory that has already been demonstrated on a grand scale by orbiting space stations and undersea habitats. It follows that marijuana plants can also be induced to thrive outside almost anywhere that has a growing Season.
Watch the sun, look for the water
When selecting a transplant location, consider how well it provides for the needs of your plants. Only at the equator is the sun directly overhead, so any latitude north of that places the sun in the southern sky; an ideal transplant site would be a low, bald south-facing ridge that is open to the east and west and bathed in sunlight from dawn to dusk.
Water is an important consideration. I have been lucky enough to grow on rich I swampland knolls where a hole dug more than a foot struck water, and plants more than a foot tall needed no watering for the entire summer. Streambanks, lake and pond shore- lines, and dry marshes can be great transplant locations, although it might be necessary to clear an opening to the sky from cattails and other underbrush. One problem with open wetlands is that most ponds, lakeshores, and riverbanks are favored by wandering anglers and explorers; not everyone can recognize cannabis growing in a natural envi but few who do will leave your crop unmolested.
Another problem with growing in constantly moist soil is that it frequently doesn’t provide the solid footing that a growing marijuana plant needs for its roots to get a solid grip.
Planters vs. directly growing in the ground
Plants growing free in the earth seem to always achieve more size, with greater health, and lusher foliage, probably because no environment is more natural than nature, not even where short growing seasons don’t allow time for maximum growth. One down- side is that plants outside are subject to a range of dangers not encountered by closet growers. Seldom will indoor growers see the tiny red spider mites that enweb and kill the leaves of outdoor plants, but there are other dangers, which will be addressed further in the plant care section of this website.
If your growing pots are large enough, there is no need to transplant. As long as a location provides maximum sunlight, plants are watered—sometimes up to a gallon per plant per day if the harvest angels smile on you—and plants are not eaten by animals and insects, a potted plant with at least a foot of growing room for its roots in all directions can be grown to fruition. Favored, and ideal, outside growing vessels are the 5- and 6-gallon plastic buckets that are used ubiquitously for everything from drywall mud and restaurant pickles to carry-kit/seat combos that have become popular with deer hunters. Relatively easy to carry by their wire-bail handles, even when weighted with moist dirt, these buckets, and similar-size pots, provide ample water storage for the hottest and driest places, with enough root space to satisfy the largest hemp plant. An added advantage is that some of the most willing pot-plant- eaters are unable to climb the smooth sides of a plastic bucket. A downside is that many buckets are brightly colored and must be spray-painted, draped with camouflage mosquito netting, partially buried, or otherwise covered with debris and materials that make them hard to notice.
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