Take four sheets of paper towels and soak them with distilled water. The towels should be soaked but shouldn’t have excess water running off.
One drawback of clones is they need to be taken during the vegetative stage of a plant—flower is too late—so if you have a small setup with only one light, it can be hard to keep clones alive while flowering other plants, because the two need different amounts of light.
However, a type of cannabis called Cannabis ruderalis, which developed in extreme northern conditions without much sunlight, will begin flowering once the plant reaches a certain age—they automatically start flowering regardless of the amount of light they receive, hence the name “autoflower.”
How to germinate marijuana seeds
As mentioned above, you can skip the processing of sexing weed plants by growing with feminized seeds or clones.
This is sometimes referred to as “cloning by seed” and will not produce any male plants. This is achieved through several methods:
These are referred to as “bagseeds” and whether or not you can grow one will depend on where it came from.
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.
Make sure you avoid three things.
What soil should I use for autoflowering seeds?
This week is when the important stuff starts to happen. The fan leaves are sprouting, enhancing the photosynthesis process, and increasing your plant’s ability to create potent flowers. You should be focused on keeping your plant watered (but not too watered!), maintaining a constant temperature, and making sure it has light (if growing indoors). Trust us, this is not the time to be figuring out fertilizers.
Week 9: It is almost harvest time
The fact that autoflowers can grow so fast means they spend less time fighting off pests and viruses. On top of that, many autoflowering strains are bred with strong genetics to fight off these risks. The end results are plants that are incredibly easy to grow, even if you plan on growing autoflowers outdoors .
If you are growing autoflowers indoors , this is also the time for starting low-stress training, if you’re into that sort of thing. Training is helpful; however, it can also be risky and should only be done during the early part of the vegetative stage. Training helps forming buds receive the most energy from their light source – and that is definitely a good thing.
Continue following the lighting, temperature, humidity, and watering guidelines that you’ve been following since the beginning of week 7. If you flushed your plants, the fan leaves might look rust-colored or otherwise discolored, this is perfectly normal.
Use this step by step autoflower grow guide to go from seed to harvest