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Hey! Guess what, cannabis is a smelly plant. Its why we love her, and I know for many of us scent appeal factors high in our impression of how “good” a smoke is. But while it adds to the enjoyment, it doesn’t actually effect the smoke, and if a stealth grow is what you need, there are some strains that are more discrete than others. Avoid those varieties which are particularly fragrant through veg and flower (e.g. Skunk & Cheese strains). Here are some examples of low odour cannabis:

Remember they grow big and tall naturally – and unless you prune/top them they may outgrow their “secret place”.

There are 3 elements to this:

Think ahead and plan accordingly! Mask the shape of your cannabis plants by careful pruning: topping produces a much shorter, bushier looking plant which when planted in a mix of different leaf shapes makes it much less distinctive than a traditional tall grown single stem beauty. Knuckling changes the shape of a loose shrub into a more sturdier bush. Some growers hide their plants between a trellis of tomato plants and even go so far as to hang fake tomatoes from them to confuse the eye!

1. Blend yourself in

Hey! Guess what, cannabis is a smelly plant. Its why we love her, and I know for many of us scent appeal factors high in our impression of how “good” a smoke is. But while it adds to the enjoyment, it doesn’t actually effect the smoke, and if a stealth grow is what you need, there are some strains that are more discrete than others. Avoid those varieties which are particularly fragrant through veg and flower (e.g. Skunk & Cheese strains). Here are some examples of low odour cannabis:

Mix up the smells coming from your garden by interplanting with other particularly fragrant shrubs which bloom from August into September. Honeysuckle and Jasmin have a heady musky smell well into the evenings, and lilacs and lavenders will fill the daytime with perfume. A tinge of bud blended with a pot-pourri of garden flowers is easily overlooked or dismissed. Autoflowers are great because they are small, can easily be grown in pots – which makes them maneuverable around the garden and even into the house at night if its early/late in the season – and because they will be finishing long before most people think of the season for harvesting. The latter makes them less likely to be stolen or found by police in late summer “round ups”. Because they only produce small yields plant sequentially throughout the year to provide yourself with smoke and if the worst happens, you will only be facing charges of producing a few hundred grams (say 4 ounces) as opposed to a year’s supply of smoke (say a few pounds).

Whilst we admire the bold defiance of the Feed the Birds group, we don’t always want to brag about our growing. Overt planting of cannabis in public places emphasizes the point that our favorite plant is just that, a plant: but when it comes to our own back yard most of us need to be a little more discrete. There are two approaches to safely growing marijuana outdoors: one is the guerrilla grow, the other is to make a hidden outdoor grow using disguise and dissembling.

SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL STEALTH GROWING CANNABIS OUTDOORS:

In fact there’s one new strain recently launched by Dutch Passion called Frisian Duck which takes disguise to another level. If you’ve grown a lot of cannabis plants, you will know that sometimes its possible to get a genetic mutant with mangled mishapen leaves. Instead of discarding this gene, the ever-excellent DP crew have stabilised it, interbred it with their outdoor bestseller Frisian Dew to produce the quirkily named Frisian Duck. Aside from the smell, it is the shape of the leaves which is most distinctive about the cannabis plant (hence we all use a leaf as indicative of pro-cannabis use: remember that “Free the Weed Tshirt” we told you to hide in number 1?). The ducksfeet leaf shape of this strain make even the experienced grower take a double look, and as horticulturists of many years, our first reaction was: “I can’t quite place that plant”. Its taken them years to develop, but Frisian Duck is the answer to many nervous growers dreams.

Mix up the smells coming from your garden by interplanting with other particularly fragrant shrubs which bloom from August into September. Honeysuckle and Jasmin have a heady musky smell well into the evenings, and lilacs and lavenders will fill the daytime with perfume. A tinge of bud blended with a pot-pourri of garden flowers is easily overlooked or dismissed. Autoflowers are great because they are small, can easily be grown in pots – which makes them maneuverable around the garden and even into the house at night if its early/late in the season – and because they will be finishing long before most people think of the season for harvesting. The latter makes them less likely to be stolen or found by police in late summer “round ups”. Because they only produce small yields plant sequentially throughout the year to provide yourself with smoke and if the worst happens, you will only be facing charges of producing a few hundred grams (say 4 ounces) as opposed to a year’s supply of smoke (say a few pounds).

Stealth weed grow outdoors

Smell

Outdoor Stealth – Growing on Your Property

Not only is this extremely not stealthy, light from the window will likely prevent the plant from flowering (making buds). Light pollution is a common problem when growing outdoors on your own property. Plants need complete darkness at night to start making buds!

Check out any possible grow spot at least 3 different times, and on both weekdays/weekends to make sure you never see hikers or other people in the area.

Consider the Heat

The spot gets 8+ hours of direct sunlight each day (the less direct the light, and the fewer hours a day, the smaller the plants and buds will be).

Growing on your own property is much more convenient than hiking to a remote grow spot, but the stakes are much higher because if the plants are spotted it’s easy to determine that you are the owner. Make sure to take every precaution!

Stealth weed grow outdoors

If you’re growing away from home, like in the woods, be sure to stay far away from any path, and do not to leave any tracks or marks when visiting your precious outdoor grow.

– Pride of Madeira
– Staghorn sumac
– Jasmine
– Lavender
– Chrysanthemum
– Coriander
– Costmary

2. Disguise your Cannabis Plants

As a general rule, try to choose strains that are low on odour, such as Northern Lights, as opposed to danky, gassy strains such as Sour Diesel and Chemdawg. Some outdoor growers prefer to use a special strain developed by Dutch Passions, the Frisian Duck. This unique cannabis plant features webbed leaves that are a result of stabilized natural deformity. The Frisian Duck is a popular choice for outdoor and greenhouse cannabis growers, as the plant gets bigger, they are harder to recognize.

Installing cameras for security can also help and scare off potential thieves. You can also share the footage with authorities if need be if someone happens to commit theft in your garden.

Good plants to hide your weed with include the following:

You can bend you plants in ways that will make it differ from a typical “Christmas Tree” shape and you can bend them to not end up growing as tall. Low stress training can be helpful to grow marijuana plants in various shapes and sizes.