10 Fragrant Plants for Covering up the Smell of your Grow

When you’re growing your own cannabis, there is one thing you need, that has nothing to do with the grow itself.

In fact, many beginning growers forget about this altogether. I’m referring of course, to fragrant plants that mask the smell of weed.

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Cannabis in the flowering stage is extremely pungent. If you don’t want people to notice suspicious smells, you’re going to want to grow another type of garden to cover up the smell of your Kush plants.

Which plants do you choose? These are the most fragrant plants you can cultivate to cover up the smell of your grow.

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    The calendula plant is not only one of the most fragrant plants around, it has many other uses as well. Calendula flowers are often used for therapeutic purposes.

    The leaves have a more herbal scent, while the flowers smell sweet and strongly of resin.

    A Calendula flower


    Basil is a delicious herb that can be grown both indoors and outdoors.

    It releases a strong, somewhat minty and peppery aroma, which will surely cover up the smell of even some of the strongest smelling cannabis plants.

    Basil is used to make pesto, which can of course be made with cannabis as well.

    Basil leaves on a bowl


    As far as fragrant plants that will cover up the smell of your grow go, you can’t go wrong with marjoram.

    The aroma of marjoram is similar to the strong herbal smell of oregano, but slightly sweeter. Like basil, marjoram can also be grown indoors and outdoors.

    It is best when grown in containers and placed in a window where it can get plenty of sunshine.

    It’s a fairly easy herb to grow too, thus making it perfect for cannabis growers who want to focus their energies on their crop.

    Marjoram leaves

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    I personally love the smell of lavender, though others find it too strong.

    No matter your thoughts on the scent of lavender itself, you can’t deny that its fragrance does a great job covering up the smell of cannabis plants in full bloom.

    Lavender also works great for aromatherapy, so growing some lavender is sure to calm your nerves and alleviate stress.

    Lavender flowers in bloom


    This is another of my favorite fragrant plants, and it works perfectly for covering up the smell of your grow.

    Juniper is a shrub, and it will most likely attract animals to your garden, so make sure that you’re not using it to cover up an outdoor grow, otherwise animals might be drawn to your crops.

    Juniper branch with berries
    Juniper branch with berries

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      Lemon Balm

      Mmmm just the thought of the smell of lemon balm is making my mouth water.

      Lemon balm is pretty easy to grow and will give your garden a fresh lemony and slightly minty aroma, sure to cover up even the most pungent of cannabis plants.

      This most fragrant plant will grow in pretty much any environment, though it prefers sunshine!

      Lemon balm in pots
      Lemon balm in pots


      Eucalyptus is a good herb to grow anyway, regardless if you’re growing cannabis or not.

      This herb can be used for a number of things besides covering up the smell of your grow.

      It not only helps you when you’ve got a bit of a cough, but the strong smell of sage helps repel pests that would otherwise destroy your crop.

      Fresh eucalyptus leaves
      Fresh eucalyptus leaves

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      Thyme is another one of the most fragrant plants you can grow, and as such is perfect for covering up the smell of your grow.

      This herb comes in many varieties, but the one you want is English thyme, which is the one that is most often used for cooking.

      A thyme plant in soil
      A thyme plant in soil


      Rosemary is an excellent addition to any garden, especially those that are used to cover up the smell of cannabis.

      This fragrant herb is also known for reducing stress, so it is often used in aromatherapy. You’ll find that it is an excellent addition to your garden.

      Rosemary plants outdoors
      Rosemary plants outdoors

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      Mint needs no introduction because we all know what it smells like. There are few things that do a better job at covering up the smell of your grow than mint.

      Peppermint is incredibly beneficial for your health, and you’ll love being able to pick a fresh leaf off of your plant every day.

      Mint leaves
      Mint leaves in a garden

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      FAQ About Plants that Cover Weed Smell

      During which grow stage do cannabis plants possess the strongest smell?

      Cannabis plants are most pungent during their flowering stage of growth.

      Which plants can be grown along with weed to mask its smell?

      Basil, lemon balm and eucalyptus are among the most common fragrant plants that are excellent choices for covering up weed smell.

      What fragrant plants also have therapeutic benefits, aside from covering the smell of weed?

      If you want to make the most out of the plants that you’ll grow along with marijuana, go for calendula, lavender and rosemary for added therapeutic benefits.

      You’ll realize that it’s not that complicated to grow marijuana. Let our blog be your informative guide.

      Did we miss any? What fragrant plants do you use to cover up the smell of your grow? Tell us in the comments! There’s someone who will most likely read it.

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