Hawaii Grow Tips #2

 

 

Don't let this be your plants!
Don’t let this be your plants!

The Cage

If you would prefer your guerrilla marijuana patches not getting busted, it is imperative that people can’t see them! A local Hawaiian method dubbed ‘the cage’ works magnificently well for keeping cannabis growing incognito.

‘The cage’ technique can be adapted to a variety of different sized outdoor guerrilla marijuana patches, but today we will learn how to build a standard 4′ x 10′ caged guerrilla patch. Enough to fit a few low-profile hybrids.

Ideal for growing close quarters in thick vegetation such as a grass or crop field, ‘the cage’ creates an effect similar to camouflage netting and relies on our previous grow tip that you can find here – Hawaiian Grow Tip #1

welded wire
2″ x 4″ Galvanized Welded Wire is the preferred choice for the sides of the cage –  buy now on Amazon

Cut four sticks to use as corner stakes – around 2″ thick. The height of the sticks should be slightly lower then the surrounding vegetation, as to avoid being seen. After your sticks are obtained, stake them sturdily into the ground at the four corners of your patch.

Side wall – Now you will need some welded wire or scrap fencing to perimeter your patch with it, keeping critters, even pigs, from messing with your plants. Wrap the fence around to the outside of your sticks – this will keep a superior level of strength when pushed against from the outside. Adjust the height of your side wall fence accordingly to the local fauna, knowing what animals are around the area is an important guerrilla grower skill.

Take care to fasten the side wall securely to the post sticks using wire or tightly fastened rope.

The lid – For the top cover piece you will need a 4′ x 10′ section of wire fence, preferably old welded wire fencing that has lost its shine. You don’t want new fencing glimmering in the sunlight; rusty wire is ideal.

rusty
You don’t want your roof lid reflecting sunlight and being seen – use rusted wire for the top and stay hidden. Keep the new strong wire for the sides.

Raise the cut piece of fence up to the top of your four sticks: this will be the lid. Position your post sticks to the inside of the wire fence corners and secure tightly with thin non-flashy rope or a cut strand of rusty wire.

Most crucial in creating a guerrilla grow spot – camouflaging the patch. Cut pieces of the surrounding vegetation and weave this in to your wire, creating an optical illusion of a plant cover –  a simple camouflage netting. Tall grass works well – you can even grab a hold of the bordering living vegetation, pull and tie it on to your wire. It will stay alive and break the outline of your spot.

The amount of camo material you use to cover up is your own preference; with more camouflage comes less sunlight penetration, nevertheless, losing a bit of light is leagues better than forfeiting your precious weed crop. Weave a heavier amount of grass in the lid initially, as it will open back up naturally as the grass dies and weather gets to it.

Take a step back and analyze your work.

Does my guerrilla patch blend in to the surrounding vegetation? Will this easily be spotted by helicopters or hunters?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure 

Congratulations, now you have a stealthy marijuana patch that can used to harvest chronic buds away from home. ‘The cage’ example size used is meant to fit about 3 – 4 moderately sized indica-sativa hybrids, maxing out at around 6 feet or so. Once your cage is built, you can reuse it again and again enjoying multiple harvests.

The allure of ‘the cage’ technique is seen when guerrilla growers want to get out of the shade and into the light. Guerrilla grown cannabis plants will stay hidden and safe in the middle of a field, able to un-worriedly soak up the sun!

 

field
Tall grass fields are filled with ideal spots to build  a ‘cage’.

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