GUERRILLA FARMING - Weed Growing Guide
Guerrilla farming refers to farming away from your own property, or in a
remote location of your property where people seldom roam around. It is possible
to find locations that for one reason or another are not easily accessible or
are privately owned.
Try to grow off your property, on adjacent property, so that if your plot is
found, it will not be traceable back to you. If it is not on your property,
nobody has witnessed you there, and there is no physical evidence of your
presence (footprints, fingerprints, trails, hair, etc.), then it is virtually
impossible to prosecute you for it, even if the cops think they know who it
Never admit to growing, to anyone. Your best defence is that your just
passing thru the area, and noticed something you decided to take a look at, or
carry a fishing pole or binoculars and claim fishing or bird watching.
Never tell anyone but a partner where the plants are located. Do not bring
visitors to see them, unless it is harvest time, and the plants will be pulled
the same or following day.
Make sure your plants are out of sight. Take a different route to get to them
if they are not in a secure part of your property, and cover the trail to make
it look as if there is no trail. Make cut backs in the trail, so that people on
the main trail will tend to miss the cut-back to the grow area. Don not park on
the main road, always find a place to park that will not arouse suspicion by
people that pass on the road. Have a safe house in the area if you are not
planting close to home. Always have a good reason for being in the area and have
the necessary items to make your claim believable.
Briar and poison oak patches are perfect if you can cut through it. Poison
Oak must be washed away before an allergic reaction takes place. Teknu is a
special soap solution that will deactivate poison oak before it has time to
create a reaction. Apply Teknu immediately after contact and take a shower 30
Try to plant under trees, next to bushes and keep only a few plants in any
one spot. Train or top the plants to grow sideways, or do something to prevent
the classic christmas tree look of most plants left to grow untrained. Tying the
top down to the ground will make the plants branches grow up toward the sun, and
increase yield, given a long enough growing season. Plants can be grown under
trees if the sun comes in at an angle and lights the area for several hours
every day. Plants should get at least 5 hours of direct sun every day, and 5
more hours of indirect light. Use shoes that you can dispose of later and cover
your foot prints. Use surgical gloves and leave no fingerprints on pots and
other items that might ID you to the fuzz...in case your plot is discovered by
Put up a fence, or the chipmonks, squirles and deer will nibble on your
babies until there is nothing left. Green wire mesh and nylon chicken fencing
net work great and can be wrapped around trees to create a strong barrier.
Always check it and repair every visit you make to the garden. A barrier of
fishing line, one at 18" and another at 3 feet will keep most deer away
from your crop.
Gopher Granola is available for areas such as the N. CA mountains, where wood
rats and gophers will eat your crop if given any opportunity to do so. The best
fence in the world will not keep rats away from your plants! Do not use soap to
keep dear away, it will attract rats! (The fat in the soap is edible for them.)
Put the poison grain in a feeder than only small rodents can enter, so that
birds and deer can not eat it. Set out poison early, before actual planting. The
rats must eat the grain for several days before it will have any effect on them.
Ultimately, you may find it is easier to grow in a greenhouse shed in your own
backyard rather than try to keep the rats from eating your outdoor plot.
When growing away from the house, in the wild, water is the biggest
determining factor, after security. The amount you can grow is directly
proportional to the water available. If you must pack-in water, carry it in a
backpack in case your seen in-route to your garden; you will appear to be merely
a hiker, not a grower.
Transporting vegatative starts to the growing area is a most tricky aspect of
growing outdoors. Usually, you will want to start plant indoors, or outside in
your garden, then transport them to the grow site once they are firmly
established. It may be desirable to first detect and separate males from females
so that no effort of transporting/transplanting/watering males is incurred.
One suggestion is to use 3" rockwool cubes to start seedlings in, then
put 20 of them in a litter pan, cover it with another pan, and transport this to
the grow site. The cubes can be planted directly into soil. If spotted inroute
to the grow area, burying a dead cat may be a good excuse for being in the area.
Few people would demand to see the rotting corpse!
One outdoor grower we know has given up on seeds. He has several strains he
likes to clone, so he starts 200 clones in his closet, then transports them
outdoors in boxes to the grow site. No males, no differentiation, no weeding, no
germinating seeds, no genetic uncertainties, no crops grown for seed, no
transporting/transplanting/watering plants your just going to pull up later, no
pollination nightmares, no wasted effort!