So this got lost about a week after I originally typed it. I was high and forgot to save it to my computer so what lessoned learned. Now please allow me to learn you a lesson. About cannabis and corn.
Yeah a lot of us live around large fields of corn. Vast ranges of agriculture. Have you ever thought that maybe this land that was chosen for it's cultivatable qualities could be used to grow cannabis for you?
Well guess what. Corn and cannabis happen to love eachother. Sure you're going to fuck up a little patch of some farmers corn but they grow TONS of that shit and honestly you can get TRASHBAGS of weed for FREE.
DO NOT TAKE THE HIGHER MORAL GROUND DUUUUDE.
Why should I grow cannabis in corn?
-It's safe. Nobody goes in corn fields.
Lose weed to harvest/passing deer
That's really it...obviously the good outweigh the risks.
*It is recommended you use female clones or feminzed seed for your startlings. If you do not you will need to make an additional trip out to your patch to eradicate the males. You will also be clearing corn and doing backbreaking work for males so if you can ensure your crop will be women. Otherwise work with what you got bagseed is good seed too.
(The shit you neeeed for site prep/the plant)
Plants (You need to get them started before you put them out there)
Water (1 gallon per plant you intend on planting)
(The shit you neeeed for site harvest)
Pruners/Clippers (Something to cut the stems
Saw (not kidding, you just might need one don't get stuck without one)
Trashbags (You can't bring too many you have no idea how much you might have to haul back)
Picking your field
*Take in mind that you know the fields where you live far better than I do. Not all of this advice is necessary for a successful grow. If you know a field that doesn't meet this standards and feel like you can pull it off by all means do not let my advice be a hindrance. Just go out and grow it man.
You want to pick your fields early. It really helps if you know the fields around you. Have a few good secluded ones. Secluded in this case means fields with no roads around them. Fields that are only accessible by tractor and foot are the best. If there it's on a road that is low to medium traffic you should be fine but only operate at night on these roads. Operating at night is more difficult imo but it is absolutely and without doubt the safest.
Make sure your field choices are thick and wide. Take topography into account. If a house is sitting high up on a hill overlooking your field it may be easy for people standing on a porch or whatever to see a hole in the corn's pattern.
-Picking your site
Avoid tractor rutts. If you do it right you wont have any weed there at all when a tractor goes through.
You've got your field. You want to pick a site as close to the middle of the field as possible. You CAN put multiple sites in the same field if it's big enough but don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Pick an object on the outside of the field for example a tree or something. You can mark the tree with a thumbtack or a cut or something. Any object that will not move will be good. Now stand near that object and face the field in the direction you want to go.
COUNT THE ROWS AS YOU WALK IN. REMEMBER THIS NUMBER. REMEMBER THE OBJECT.
This is how you will find your way back. It should not be hard for you to remember where you planted your pot (at least for me it isn't). Count the rows every time you walk in and out just keep it fresh.
OR you could use a GPS. Simple hand-held GPS devices (not the driving ones) can be used. You can save the coordinates of your patches in the GPS and they can be called up later instantly with the push of a button. If you can get one this is recommended as you can choose completely random patches and never have to rely on any sort of marking/trail system that anyone else may stumble upon.
The Prep/Plant Phase:
Before you go in to prep/plant wait until the corn is well over your head. The reason for this is you can't be easily discovered. Another is that farmers will spray herbicides after a few weeks (when the corn is knee -chest high).
If the corn is too tall for a tractor to drive through then the farmer cannot spray obviously so wait until you are positive that a tractor cannot drive though.
Preparing the grow site:
Okay so you got your buddy to drop you off a way from your site. You've made your way over to your marker and you've walked your forty-some-odd rows. Now what?
Start ripping up corn. Take note of where the sun is (during the previous day if you're working at night). You want to rip out enough corn to give your cannabis good sun. Your plants will need 5 hours of direct sunlight a day for optimal growth. It may seem like you are ripping out a lot but you will need to do quite a few to get the coverage you need.
NOTE ON RIPPING OUT CORN: It is easier to grab it and pull straight up...this gets most of the roots out otherwise you're going to have to dig out the root balls and that's a bitch.
You've got enough corn ripped out to get the sun exposure you want. Now go tip over the next 1 or 2 layers. Some of these may prop back up some might not but just bend them over to get more sun and to soften/blur the hole you just made.
You've cleared and turned over the soil. Now it's time to plant.
Plant your honeys at least three feet apart. Most of this part is dependent on your surroundings to plant accordingly. Just make sure they have room and they'll get the proper sun.
Give each plant 1 gallon of water.
DO NOT LEAVE ANY TRASH BEHIND. Clear all your tools. Grab all your gear and head on out.
If you used female clones or feminzed seed for your startlings you wont be coming back until harvest time.
Get a friend with room in his vehicle to drop you off. This is run-and-gun. You want to get in with your saw/clippers and trashbags and get the fuck out ASAP.
Find your patch and clip the plants at the base if possible. SHOVE THE WHOLE PLANT INTO A GARBAGE BAG.
Repeat until you've gotten everything. Do not be afraid to be rough with the plants you will have time to baby them later. You want to make a few cuts as possible because fewer cuts equals less time in the field.
Haul your trashbags of free weed to your buddies car and load em up.
Congratulations you just got a fuck ton of free weed for a few hours worth of work. Sell/smoke at your leisure.
EDIT: I just realized I got really lazy towards the end. I will be editing this.