Most cannabis plants begin flowering when the amount of light they receive on a daily basis reduces. Outdoors, this happens when the sun starts setting earlier in the day as the season turns from summer to autumn. Indoor growers can control when a plant flowers by reducing the daily amount of light plants receive from 18 hours to 12 hours.
Growing marijuana takes a certain level of commitment: time, energy, and financial resources, so be sure you can commit to the whole process.
Pros and cons of growing autoflower
Once you see the taproot, it’s time to transfer your germinated seed into its growing medium, such as soil.
If cannabis is legal in your state, you can buy seeds or clones from a local dispensary, or online through various seed banks.
Even if your seed sprouts fast and grows vigorously, it still has roughly a 50/50 chance of being female and producing buds, instead of turning out to be a male.
In order to calculate exactly how many cannabis seeds you need, you have to take two determining factors into account:
We therefore advise you to take into account an average germination percentage of 90% when calculating the number of seeds you need for your cultivation. This gives just that little extra certainty.
Factors that determine the number of seeds per plant
With feminized cannabis seeds you don’t have the risk of a flowering male plant. Because female seeds produce 99.9% of a female weed plant. This is why most growers choose feminized seeds or autoflowering seeds
To grow weed, you need high quality marijuana seeds. But how many seeds do you need to grow weed? And then there’s the question: how many marijuana plants do you want to grow?
Reading tip: Our blog about ‘Germinating marijuana seeds’ explains how to optimize the success rate to 100%.