That's why one of the best covers for growing weed is growing a few other plants, whether it's flowers, vegetables, fruits, etc. I keep a few flower pots with random flowers on my front porch, and have a vegetable garden in the back, which is an ideal cover.
If some bored neighbor is watching you, it's going to seem weird if you're going in and out of your house with pots, nutrients, big bags of soilless grow mix, etc, if you don't actually grow anything.
It's important to remember that, while medical marijuana has been legalized in many areas, it is still considered illegal to grow marijuana in much of the world.
Rule 4: Be smart about comings and goings to your home or grow area (especially with lots of growing supplies).
It's easy to get comfortable after a while if you've been growing weed for a long time.
People are surprisingly nosy about what you're doing. Remember that.
If you're venting air outside, control odors with a carbon scrubber. This is something that air passes through which will remove the odors before they go outside. If that's not enough, you'll need to start going crazy with the odor-control products. You'll often find some of the best ones at hydroponic stores.
Rule 3: Consider all sounds, smells, and light that come from your grow room.
This is why growing weed with CFLs can be so appealing for the small-time grower. They barely give off any heat, but you can still produce a few ounces a month.
You can't have guests over to your house. Many arrests have come from a random guest coming across a grow rooms by accident.
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However, it’s important to remember that marijuana is still illegal according to U.S. federal law, as well as the law of most countries. In fact, cannabis is still classified as ‘Schedule 1’ with the US federal government; Schedule 1 is the highest (worst) classification a drug can have, and cannabis shares the classification with hard drugs like Methamphetamine and Heroin. Although this classification is obviously motivated by reasons other than public safety, it’s important to remember that you can still be prosecuted and jailed just the same.
A Google search for “house fire marijuana” will yield stories for events in at least 7 cities (in the first 2 pages alone) where people have accidentally burned down their cannabis, their home, and everything they own in electrical fires. Most electrical safety mishaps can be prevented with a few healthy habits:
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Luckily, this can be easily corrected with several products like carbon filters for in the grow room, or odor neutralizers for living spaces. Some growers use diffusers or candles to help cover up smells on an emergency basis. Additionally, you can try growing cannabis strains that are known for having a more neutral smell (like the ones listed below). The goal is to make sure that the smell stays within your grow space, and doesn’t find its way into your living areas.
This is a lot of information, and it still only barely scratches the surface of what it takes to grow stealthily. Over time there will be more pitfalls to watch out for, but growing your own cannabis has actually gotten easier and safer over time.