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My first Guerrilla Mountain Grow in the Austrian Alps

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Early Snowfall :(

Had to harvest like a maniac today because we have had the first real snowfall last night. Left this LA Woman because she wasn't near ready, but the other ones turned out okay

DutchGrower420

DutchGrower420

A checkup hike to spot 1 - August 21, 2012

Today I took a hike upto spot 1 to check on my ladies. The tallest one is now 1.80 meters and the smallest one 1.50 meters. They look pretty okay considering the bad weather we've had. I've cut off some of the lower branches and did some clean up of excessive wild growth round the stems of the plants. Now they have plenty of space to grow again, the rain can reach the soil again and the plants can focus on making nice buds on the top branches. Now let's hope for an awesome sunny autumn with mode

DutchGrower420

DutchGrower420

A checkup round to all my 3 spots - July 19th 2012

After weeks and weeks of nothing but heavy rainfall the weather had finally cleared up for a few days. So today I decided to make a checkup round to all my 3 spots. Because of the nasty weather I've only planted the last 4 a little over a week ago. Well... what can I say? I would be lying if I was 100% satisfied with how it is going. There is ample room for improvement. This is only a valuable blog if I tell you guys the truth. And not make it sound better than it is. Spot 1: This one is the ear

DutchGrower420

DutchGrower420

Planting Continued

We have had some rainy weather the past weeks and so it wasn't really save to go up the mountains, but the weather has cleared and so we've continued the planting. I was able to get a pickaxe from a buddy, so I could finally start digging holes for the plants. Also dug holes for the 1st spot where I had the 'growing' bags and that looks so much better (read more inconspicuous) than before. Tomorrow or the day after the last 5 ladies will go to their spot in the forest also. And then I'm so happy

DutchGrower420

DutchGrower420

The first day of Planting

Today was the first day of 'planting'. I had to make some alterations to my plan. Firstly, it turned out that the soil is so tough and hard here that without a pickaxe there's no getting in there easily. So I had to resort to using growing bags filled with soil. And secondly, I changed my original plan of having 6 spot with 3 plants to 3 spots with 6 plants. Otherwise it is just way too much work to get it all up the mountain in the next week. The 3 spots I have chosen now can partly be reached

DutchGrower420

DutchGrower420

Repelling Animals from the Growing Spots

Of course there are many animals and critters in a forest. When reading up on those things I found out that more Guerrilla Grow's are destroyed by deer for example than by the police. So when investing time and money in a Growing Project it is also very important to think of a means to repel these creatures. I don't want to put up any fencing. That's way too conspicuous and would turn a Grow that is meant to be hidden in something easily spotted by hikers and others. So I need to use more natura

DutchGrower420

DutchGrower420

Preparing the Soil Mix

Since I only want to go back to the spots as few times as possible before harvesting I have to create a soil mix that, given ample rainfall of course, will get the plants thru the growing and blossoming process without adding any additional fertilizers over the coming months. Because there are no Grow Shops where I live you kinda have to make do with what you can get at Garden Centers. But as long as you use a premium quality fertilized potting soil with Perlite added that has the right PH, you'

DutchGrower420

DutchGrower420

A trip to the Garden Center

No Grow project is complete without a trip to a Garden Center (or Grow Shop). This week I bought most of the stuff I need, the rest came via the Internet. I have everything I need now to put together my soil mix for the plants. In the next post I will exactly tell and show you what my mix contains and show you how it's put together. (Am really NOT looking forward to carrying all this stuff up mountainsides, but you got to do some work to reek the benefits I guess!)

DutchGrower420

DutchGrower420

Color Coding the Plants / Strains

While planning for my Grow Project, I had one issue that kept bugging me. How was I going to know which plant was exactly what strain when harvesting? Make a precise map? Place one of those white plastic gardening tags? Burry something in the ground? Tie something around the stalk? All fell short because of the obvious downsides to each of these 'solutions'. It gets lost, blown away, is too tight around the stalk for normal growing, etc. etc. Then when searching our basement for an inventive sol

DutchGrower420

DutchGrower420

Choosing the Strains & Germinating the Seeds

I still had a bunch of seeds from great strains left from my previous Dutch Attic Grow-op. Most of them I know and have already grown before. But the 'Sharksbreath' and the 'Purple Wreck' are new to me. All come from DNA Genetics (am almost ashamed to admit that here), but due to some good connections, I kinda have easy (read free) access to DNA Seeds, so that makes the choice a whole lot easier of course. Personally I can smoke Silver Bubble all day, but the L.A. and the OG18 are big hitters an

DutchGrower420

DutchGrower420

Introduction...

About a year ago we moved from Amsterdam to a gorgeous little mountain village somewhere in the Austrian Alps. I'd always dreamt of living in the mountains and last year we finally decided to just go for it and take the big step of emigrating! Unfortunately we moved here to late in the year so I wasn't able do to some planting last season, but I decided there and then that 2012 would be the year of my first Guerrilla Mountain Grow. In this Blog I will try to keep you updated about all that goes

DutchGrower420

DutchGrower420