How To Hide Your Outdoor Grow

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Cannabis Outdoor

Growing cannabis outdoors is exhilarating - just as nature intended. But for it to succeed, to need to keep it private and hidden.

One of the biggest concerns when it comes to outdoor growing, especially guerrilla growing , is keeping your cannabis hidden. With careful planning, it is possible to go the extra mile, and minimise the risk of anyone ever laying eyes on your green beauties.


The first and most basic measure that can be taken to help hide cannabis plants is to not plant it where casual onlookers or passers may see or smell it. This means not planting near footpaths, parts of your garden that are on show or near your fence, in a highly populated place, or anywhere that may seem suspicious. Furthermore, it is important to choose the right cannabis strain for your guerrilla growth. 

If you are growing away from your house, you also have to think about how suspicious you look. Trekking into the forest with a bag of compost under your arm is going to look pretty suspect. Even things like where you park your car when visiting an external site should be thought about. A car on a verge in the middle of nowhere could look odd, but by parking in the carpark with other cars, no one will think any different.


A rather novel way of disguising your cannabis is to pin the flowers of another plant to it. This way, should any casual onlooker see the plant, they probably won’t recognise it as cannabis. Sure, if they stop and take a harder look they may figure it out, but it can help stop people recognising it in passing. Also, bear in mind that pinned flowers will likely wilt and die after a couple of days, so you will need a constant supply from your garden.


Another great way of hiding cannabis is by growing it amongst other similar looking plants, or tall plants. You can also make use of companion plants, such as Sunflowers, Dill and Lemon Balm. You can even grow them under a tree canopy or in a thicket of bushes. Just remember that cannabis needs direct sunlight, so don’t completely cover it up!

Examples of great plants to grow with cannabis are:

  • Bamboo
  • Tomato plants
  • Giant Ragweed
  • Staghorn Sumac
  • Corn

If you plan to grow in a thicket, a great idea can be to carve a small and discreet path into its centre, then hollow the centre out for a grow. This way you have a ring of obstructing bush around your entire plot. If it is a particularly dense thicket, then none will be able to see into the middle, and hopefully no one will notice the small path into it – you could even take measures to block and hide the path.


One of the most common reasons for cannabis grows being raided or stolen is because the cultivator has told someone about it. The best thing to do is never tell anyone where your grow is, or even better yet, that you are growing. Sure, you may trust your friends to not rat on you, but do you trust them not to tell their girlfriend/boyfriend? Things can quickly get out of hand as word spreads around. If you don’t tell anyone, then there should be no problem. Because let’s face it, as tempting as it is to brag, the stash is for you at the end of the day, so why even the need to tell others?

With these simple points, you can go a long way to ensuring your personal outdoor hobby grow remains that – personal, private and hidden. Play safe and play smart.

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