Updated: Dec 8, 2020
It’s easy to get a decent harvest of outdoor weed as long as you take certain factors into account. The most important aspects are the amount of direct sunlight your plants will receive, the genetics of the plants you choose to grow and the care with which you harvest, dry and cure your finished branches. So be sure to find a good space to put your plants, choose great seeds or clones of known origin, and put an emphasis on your processing techniques when your plants are ripe.
When growing outdoor weed, the soil can vary greatly from place to place. Your best bet is to send away some soil samples for testing so you’ll know exactly what you need to do to make it better. I believe in digging a hole the size of a 5 gallon bucket for starters. Backfill the hole with outdoor potting soil and mix in your organic mulch if you it.
As for the water, plants in good soil and full sun will need a lot of it. Use water often but also plan for feedings with a nutrient solution. I prefer organic fish emulsion and we always advise using less than the recommended amounts unless you’ve detected a deficiency. Drip systems work quite effectively on outdoor plants, delivering a near constant supply of water without over doing it and reducing the amount of water wasted to evaporation and overflow.
Make sure you stay clear of telephone wires for chance of bird droppings. Last year we planted our 6 legal plants under a telephone wire on accident and it was terrible. I had to clean and cut off bird crap every day all because we failed to look up. This could have been easily taken care of if we had just been aware of our surroundings when planting.