Beginners, but also advanced growers and a huge group of commercial growers, have a preference for autoflowers which isn’t surprising at all as an autoflower grow features great advantages. You can harvest quickly, the growing process is very easy and you don’t need much to let the plant grow. A successful cultivation is therefore almost always guaranteed.
Which autoflower seeds do I buy? An important question that is answered by determining what you think is important when it comes to the characteristics of the plant and the effect of the weed. For example, do you want to grow high CBD varieties or perhaps a high THC species? Do you want quick results or is the plant allowed to flower a bit longer? What tastes and smells do you like?
The advantages of an autoflower grow
After about 2 to 3 weeks you move the plant outside. You can repot the plant to a larger pot or dig it into the ground. Make sure there is enough water and light at all times. You then grow your autoflower all the way to harvest.
Many growers choose to grow their autoflower indoors which is not strange when you look at the advantages.
A pot is easy to move which is useful when there is a lot of wind outside or when it rains for days. But a pot also offers limitations. The edge of the pot will block the development of roots. An autoflower grown in a pot therefore becomes less tall compared to a grow in the open ground.
After completing these steps, it’s time to wait. Check the paper towels once a day to make sure they’re still saturated, and if they are losing moisture, apply more water to keep the seeds happy.
To create a dark, protected space, take another plate and flip it over to cover the seeds, like a dome.
So don’t discount bud because it has a seed or two in it. While not ideal, it could be the origins of the next great weed strain.
You can also minimize headaches and avoid the hassle of seed germination and sexing plants by starting with clones.
Some varieties of cannabis can produce male parts alongside female flowers on the same plant, especially if exposed to environmental stressors. These plants are known as hermaphrodites, and sometimes they can self-pollinate to create seeds.
But if the seed you found looks decent, you might as well germinate it and see what sprouts.
One way to avoid sexing plants is to buy feminized seeds (more below), which ensures every seed you plant will be a bud-producing female.
At this point, your seedling has begun creating energy from its light source. If you are growing indoors, you’ll want to use LED lights to give your autoflowering plant some light. Choose LEDs – they save energy and direct less heat. Plus, they are affordable. You’ll only need a single light to grow a large plant in an indoor autoflower grow setup .
Potting mix is ideal for autoflowering seeds. Primary ingredients should include decomposed moss and compost.
Week 1: Germination
To start germinating your seeds, you will need the proper soil mixture. In general, autoflowers will need fewer nutrients than regular seeds; still, they will need rich potting soil to help support their rapid growth.
If you’re growing outdoors, you don’t need to use an LED light, although you can. Our Light for Pot can convert nearly any space into a suitable spot for growing autoflowers indoors .
How do you maximize autoflower yield?