Your precious plantation may also be at risk if someone discovers it. Someone may snatch your plants or you may get in trouble for growing. The smaller size of autoflowers already helps reduce the risk of accidental discovery. To further reduce the risk, choose a remote growing spot some distance away from paths and other public places, where it’s unlikely that someone would come around. With autoflowering varieties that are low in odour, you can further mitigate the risk for discovery. When you plant your weed together with companion plants such as herbs, flowers, or vegetables, you not only camouflage your grow and keep it hidden, but also prevent pests from taking hold while improving the surrounding soil.
The beauty of autoflowers is that they don’t rely on daylight cycles, which means you can plant and harvest autoflowers any time you want. If you live in a climate where there is no frost, such as in the Mediterranean, you can, in principle, grow autoflowers all year round.
Growing autoflowering cannabis strains outdoors can be very rewarding. Here is everything you need to know about the process, so you can look forward to monster yields from compact plants!
ANIMALS TAKING A LIKING TO YOUR CROP
As autoflowers normally grow to a smaller size, they will not need as much water as a vigorous photoperiod sativa, but you still want to make sure that your outdoor auto has enough to drink. How much and how often you need to water will once again depend on your climate and the needs of your individual plant. Just like with any other type of cannabis grow, you want to avoid overwatering in particular, although underwatering isn’t ideal either.
If you don’t use a container and want to plant directly in soil instead, know that the outdoor soil at your chosen location may not be optimal. The natural soil will likely not have sufficient nutrients, and it may drain poorly and/or contain harmful microorganisms that adversely affect the growth of your plant. For these reasons, outdoor growers often first dig holes for their outdoor plants, which they fill with a suitable substrate before planting their seed.
If you grow outdoors, chances are your crops may also attract the attention of animals such as birds, cats, or deer. If you grow somewhere where cannabis-loving critters are roaming about, you may want to protect your plants with cages made from chicken wire or bamboo stakes.
Just a few years ago, many cultivators didn’t take autoflowers seriously. They saw them as something suited for beginners, as the first autoflowering varieties couldn’t really match the yield, aroma, and potency of photoperiod strains. But this has changed significantly in recent years. Modern autoflowers have great yields, and their buds are of a quality that rivals photoperiod strains. As such, it only makes sense that cultivators are growing these strains outdoors to make the most of their key features. Here are some benefits of outdoor-grown autos:
Original Auto Northern Lights is ideal for beginners, she can withstand cold and wet climates and doesn’t need much maintenance to produce top-shelf buds, possibly being the best outdoor strain in this list due to its resiliency.
An incredibly huge and heavy-hitting strain with monstrous yields that can reach up to 600gr/m2.
One of the most powerful and fruity from Fast Buds, a very refined and improved cross of the Cali classics now available in autoflower version for all auto lovers. The best of both worlds when it comes to the yields, trichome production and terpene profile.
There are a lot of autoflowering varieties that can be grown extremely well outdoors, autos are super resilient to cold, hot climates and bugs and mold, the strains mentioned above are our top 10 that will surely leave you pleased and amazed at the quality and amount of buds. Just remember that, as said in the introduction, it’s highly recommended to plan ahead so your plants get the most amount of direct sunlight possible. You can have a very good harvest all year long but planning ahead so your plants get more sunlight will result in bigger and denser buds, with an increased trichome production; The trichomes are where the terpenes and cannabinoids are produced and store so you will not only get better yields but you will also get a more potent, tastier and better smelling final product without doing anything extra, just planning so it’s definitely recommended.
A very large-sized plant that is capable of enormous yields in 9-10 weeks making it a must for those who want a fast grow cycle without affecting the quality of the buds that come along with a very unique pine, citrus, diesel taste.
You don’t actually need to make a table, you can obviously check on the internet or download an app to have an idea of the expected weather throughout your growing cycle, this makes it possible to plan ahead and prepare for eventual storms or other things. For example, if you’re expecting rain or strong windstorms you can improvise a homemade greenhouse to protect your plants.
This hard-bodied Indica provides an extremely relaxing and potent couch-lock effect that will make your face feel like it’s melting, perfect after a long day of work. The potent high comes with bold mouth-watering terpenes with an overall spicy and peppery flavor with mild fruity undertones.
This combination features some of our amazing new Autoflowering hybrids – Royal Jack Automatic, Royal Kush Automatic and Royal Bluematic. These all are Autoflowering versions of classic strains, known and loved around the world. Royal Bluematic will be ready to harvest in 8 to 9 weeks. Royal Jack Automatic will take a little bit longer, finishing in around 9 to 10 weeks.
Want to grow but not quite sure which of our great Autoflowering strains to choose? This is the perfect mix for you.
You’ll also get some of our classic Autoflowering strains –Royal Jack Automatic, Diesel Automatic, Quick One and Royal Kush . These were some of the first Autoflowering strains released and have quickly become favourites with many Autoflowering growers. All of these varieties will be ready to harvest from seed in just 8 to 9 weeks.
Experience Some of the Speediest Genetics on the Market
This is a mixed packet with a selection of our original and new Autoflowering strains. All varieties are autoflowering and all are feminized. As all of the varieties are Autoflowering, time of year or hours of light are not an issue. They can be planted and grown almost anywhere, at almost any time. Outdoors, multiple harvests within one season are possible. All of these varieties can also be grown indoors.
If you want to try a few different Autoflowering strains with a range of highs and flavours, all ready to harvest in less than 10 weeks, then try our Autoflowering Mix!