The brevity of autoflowers also appeals to cultivators who grow under pressure. They can support faster turnover for commercial operations, allowing for perpetual harvests indoors.
Again, most autoflowers will race from seed to harvest in around 7–10 weeks, so growers can time their next wave of seedlings in conjunction with the previous harvest.
A complete guide to the pros and cons of autos.
FASTER LIFE CYCLE
Autoflowering strains are the go-to genetics for beginner growers and those looking for a fast return. But they’re not perfect. Find out what makes them great, and where they run into issues.
The autoflowering trait didn’t emerge by accident. It occurred as an adaptation to environmental conditions. You’ve probably heard of Cannabis indica and sativa. Well, the autoflowering gene arose in Cannabis ruderalis.
Breeders produce feminized seeds through various techniques that are discussed in detail here. Just keep this in mind: pick up a pack of feminized seeds if you want nothing but buds!
But it’s not all sunshine and roses. Autoflowering strains have a host of advantages, but they also carry disadvantages that turn some growers off.
Growing in different areas of your garden will also help you understand where your cannabis plants perform the best, and where to concentrate your efforts next year.
If costs don’t concern you, keeping the lights on for 20–24 hours each day throughout the growing cycle could result in larger yields and faster growth.
We recommend sowing seeds in waves every few weeks across the growing season for a harvest every fortnight.
The Perfect Humidity and Temperature for Your Autos
A light cycle of 18-6 will supply your plants with all of their energy needs while saving you some money on your electricity bill.
Whereas photoperiod strains require a change in the light cycle to induce flowering, autoflowering plants simply surge from seed to harvest with no intervention needed.
Growers aren’t the only ones who can benefit from autoflower weed seeds. Smokers also have a lot to gain from these speedy wonders:
Packages are available in 1, 3, 5, or 10 seeds. If you fancy trying different genetics, select the Autoflowering Mix.