Sunday, April 15, 2012

Easy money

Making money by growing crops legally takes a lot of hard work, for example those farmers growing artichokes and other vegetables here in Spain have to put in a lot of time and effort for a meagre return. No, the quicker way to make money is to grow a crop that gives you a much higher return and that would be cannabis.

Growing the plants outdoors though means you run the risk of capture and you only get one crop per year. Far better to grow the stuff indoors using artificial light and hydroponics because that way you can get three crops per year.

With the right variety, you can grow plants up to two metres high that produce as much as two kilos of buds at each harvest. At 3,000 Euros a kilo for dried marijuana that is a great return – up to 18,000 Euros per plant per year. For 100 plants that amounts to 18,000,000 – gosh that’s more than footballers earn.

Many villas have under builds, the perfect space to set up your ‘farm’ but even a room in an apartment can provide a decent crop. With solar panels on the roof to supply the electricity and a remote location you can hopefully escape attention. Best not talk about this to your neighbours though, be careful not to invite them round for a party and whatever you do, do not advertise on the Internet or the local papers.

Once you have grown your crop, all you need is the means to transport the product to the lucrative markets of Holland and Britain -selling locally is maybe not a good idea.

Now if you will excuse me, I have some gardening to do!

PS For the benefit of those who don’t know me well enough, I have never touched the stuff and would never in a million years dream of growing any of the plants.

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