Now that we’ve seen the main differences between autoflower and feminized seeds, you should have an idea of which choice suits your preferences, resources and level of expertise.
Generally speaking, autoflowers work well for beginners and those looking for a fast yield, while feminized seeds are the choice of more experienced growers who want maximum potency and quantity from their harvest.
However, in the past decade, Ruderalis plants have been crossbred with strains extremely high in THC, producing autoflowering strains that are as potent as anything else you might find.
Which seed type is right for you?
Autoflower cannabis seeds are a popular choice for beginners as they bloom automatically, are easier to cultivate, smaller in size, and are quicker to harvest than feminized seeds.
Growing cannabis is more than just setting yourself up with a solid stash. Growing is an art that rewards those who are willing to learn and are curious about everything that goes into getting a truly satisfying yield.
Translated to cannabis, the type of seed you should buy depends upon what your goals are as a grower.
Given the greater yield and the fact that feminized plants can be cloned (autoflowers cannot be, meaning you will have to buy new seeds every time), most serious growers choose to grow with feminized seeds and are not put off by the fact that they require more space, more care and attention, and a more demanding lighting schedule.
Small to medium
2 – 4 weeks after planting
Taking light into account
When growing cannabis outdoors, the plant will start flowering as soon as it gets less sunlight. This is towards the end of summer and the transition to autumn. Indoor growers will have to mimic autumn by (gradually) adapting their light schedule to a 12/12 hour light schedule.
Growing weed doesn’t have to be difficult. Anyone can do it. But you do need some basic knowledge. For example, you need to know how to grow a cannabis plant and which seeds are most suitable for you. The most popular seeds among beginners and advanced growers are feminized cannabis seeds and autoflower seeds. But what is the difference between autoflowering and feminized seeds? And which seeds are right for you?
Because they produce males, regular seeds are popular among breeders creating new strains. Males produce pollen that breeders use to fertilise female flowers, creating the next generation of seeds.
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ARE REGULAR GENETICS FOR YOU?
If you want nothing but resinous flowers from your grow, then feminized seeds are for you.
If you like the sound of regular seeds, check out the three varieties below.
Feminized genetics are made by essentially crossing one female with another. Breeders use two techniques to force female plants to produce pollen. They then fertilise another female, whose flowers produce a generation of feminized seeds.