In addition, these strains are a great choice for gardeners in less warm climate areas who wish to grow on open ground, or on a balcony or window ledge, but find themselves restricted by short summers.
Grown outside, automatic seeds can produce two or more crops in the course of a normal summer. Under lights, ‘autos’ can go from seedling to fully mature plant in as little as 10 weeks. As an added bonus, most are also very hardy and resistant to fungal infections, mould, pests and even frost, due to their extremely robust, northern Eurasian genetic lineage – the Ruderalis – that evolved the ability to flower at will in order to survive. Seeds that automatically flower can be grown indoors, out of doors or in a greenhouse. In addition, all seeds in this category are feminized and from a wide range of genetics, offering different kinds of flavour, aroma and effect.
Autoflowering seeds, on the other hand, are able to complete their life cycle regardless of how long the days are, although at least eighteen hours of light will give the best results. Unlike regular seeds, ‘auto’ seeds grow crops that do not need to undergo the usual cycle of 12 hours of light alternating with 12 hours of darkness in order to bloom successfully, whether they are indica, sativa or hybrid. They seem virtually immune to light pollution, tolerating irregular and unpredictable periods of light and darkness with impunity. Outdoor gardeners with short summers can wait until the warmest weeks to cultivate their automatic cannabis seed crop, safe in the knowledge that most of these hours will fuel the flower production, not the vegetation, period.
Feminized autoflowering cannabis seeds are easy to cultivate: They flower without the need to change light cycles or remove males. Automatic seeds are ideal for new growers, and for those who want a low-maintenance growing experience. Sensi Seeds’ sativas, indicas and hybrids (high THC or high CBD) are ideal for medicinal and recreational cannabis users alike.
The advantages of automatic cannabis seeds
These cannabis plants are small-sized, between 30 and 80 cm, which makes them perfect for small spaces, both indoors and outdoors, and can be grown in a discreet way as they tend to go unnoticed. They also make a great choice for novice cannabis growers because, due to their short life cycle, ranging from 60 to 90 days from germination, they’re rarely affected by moisture, fungi, pests or diseases. Indoors they require intense light: 20 hours of light x 4 hours of darkness throughout their whole life cycle.
Autoflowering cannabis seeds are referred to with different names: autoflowering, automatic, auto, etc. In either case, the important thing is that it is a cannabis type whose genetics, known as Ruderalis, comes from areas with extreme weather conditions such as the south of Siberia, the north of Kazakhstan or Russia. The main feature of this genetics is its extremely fast flowering speed. The flowering does not rely on the photoperiod, that is, on the day/night light changes of the season; it occurs naturally regardless of where the plant is grown. Autoflowering seeds produce plants that flower once they reach maturity and are not affected by external conditions. This tends to coincide with the development of the seventh node, after a growing period of about 3-5 weeks.
We were willing to work very hard in order to provide them with a solution and so we decided to create our own autoflowering strains combining their advantages with the excellent genetics we already had. That’s how, in 2009, our first autoflowering marijuana seed was born: Roadrunner Automatic.
Autoflowering cannabis seeds are true survivors. They develop fast and are very easy to grow, without asking for extraordinary things. Why? Because, having originated in harsh environments, they became strong and hardy, and started to flower at the speed of light, out of the fear of dying.
Our collection features a wide range of autoflowering marijuana seeds derived from thoroughly bred quality genetics. Some of our most renowned strains, both nationally and internationally, are: Moby Dick Autoflowering, Original Amnesia Autoflowering, Haze 2.0 Autoflowering, White Widow Autoflowering, Cheese Autoflowering, Critical + 2.0 Autoflowering, OG Kush Autoflowering, Bubba Kush Autoflowering and Blue Cheese Autoflowering. We are currently in the vanguard of the development of these seeds and we keep doing research in order to improve them and take their potential to the limit.