Autoflower marijuana strains are easy to grow, faster to flower, and tend to tolerate harsh weather and pests better. Commercial and small-scale growers can both appreciate the benefits of producing fast-growing crops of forgiving plants. Growers often choose Autoflower strains because they can achieve more harvests per season and also because the autos are well suited for perpetual harvest growing. Another distinct trait of Autoflowering plants is that they remain low profile and thus are a good option for stealth growing outside or in indoor gardens with limited vertical grow space.
Autoflower weed seeds grow well indoors and out, and come in both feminized auto and regular auto flowering varieties. Feminized Auto Flowering Cannabis Seeds are specifically bred to become all female with no production of males, while regular autoflower marijuana seeds will produce 50/50 male to female ratio.
Like most plants, Cannabis regulates its growth cycles according to the amount of daylight it receives. As the days get shorter, the plants acknowledge their need to propagate before winter arrives. This forces the plants to mature and develop their reproductive organs in the hopes of making seeds for future offspring. That is how photoperiod flowering marijuana strains work. However, Autoflowering varieties are different.
Why Use Autoflower Seeds?
Autoflowering cannabis plants follow a measured timeline for their entire duration of growth. As soon as the seeds germinate, they adhere to a strict schedule pre-designed by genetics. The plants develop based on maturity instead of photoperiod. Autoflower strains began with the Ruderalis subspecies. Ruderalis differs from Sativa and Indica plants in that they are low profile sized plants that will enter and complete the flowering phase regardless of available daylight hours. Ruderalis grows wild between Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with a high distribution in Russia.
For indoor gardens, it’s best to use the same container you wish to flower in for the whole growth cycle. You can prepare the flowering pot by placing about 1 inch of damp coconut fiber and perlite in the bottom of the container. This combination helps to air prune the roots and ensure a healthy rhizosphere. You can then fill the pots with your substrate. Generally, a lighter and more airy substrate is best for autoflower strains. Before placing the germinated seeds in the soil, a light sprinkling of root inoculant or stimulant can be used to help provide a rich medium for root growth. Then carefully place the germinated seeds into the soil. Cover them with a light layer of substrate and gently hand water. Take care not to overwater them.
Autoflowering seeds are modern cannabis hybrids of the Ruderalis species of Cannabis plants. Autoflower strains transition from the vegetative growth stage in to the blooming stage automatically. This tends to occur four to six weeks from planting the seeds. Many auto flower seed strains will be ready to harvest in less than 10 weeks from seed.
Autoflower seeds will automatically flower with age, regardless of the light cycle. Thanks to exciting new autoflower genetics and unique hybrid autoflower strains, it is now possible to grow multiple harvests in a single growing season. From seed to harvest, auto flower strains typically take about 8 to 10 weeks to mature, while some sativa hybrids can take up to 12 weeks. With these expedited harvest times, it’s no surprise that feminized autoflowering seeds have gained such popularity among cannabis growing enthusiasts.
With our autoflowering marijuana seeds, you can relax knowing that your baby plants are in good hands. We recommend auto seeds for beginners as well as those who prefer low-maintenance plants that pretty much take care of themselves. With Auto seeds, you can go a day or two without checking on your plants. These strains are highly resilient to human error and uncontrollable factors like the weather.
Start your seeds off by following our test germination guide, and plant your seedlings in your preferred grow medium – soil or hydroponic being the most popular, and voila. You’re a few weeks (or months) away from high-quality marijuana, grown in the comfort of your own home.
What Makes Feminized Autoflowering Seeds So Special?
Technically, marijuana is a blanket term that refers to three different varieties of the same plant: indica, sativa, and ruderalis. Why is this important? Each strain provides us with something unique and different. When it comes to consumption, we tend to stick with indica and sativa strains because of their content of THC and CBD (the chemicals responsible for affecting change within our bodies), while ruderalis is sought after for it’s physical characteristics.
Out of the 5 cannabis seed varieties that PSB has to offer, autoflowering seeds are undoubtedly the most popular. Auto strains are generally said to be easier to grow and harvest throughout every cycle, particularly for beginner growers who are still learning the skill of cultivating a cannabis garden. In today’s post, we’ll walk you through some tips and tricks on how to maximize your autoflowering yields.
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Flowering Stage – This portion of the autoflowering plant’s life cycle is really where the unique attributes shine. As we have mentioned, the typical cannabis seed of the past has required the grower to ensure a 12h/12h lighting cycle before the plants will know it’s time to flower, whereas the wonderful autoflowering ruderalis genetics ensures that flowering starts exactly when it’s time, regardless of what you do with your lighting. Flowering starts early when there are roughly five to six decent-sized branches. Flowering nutrient mixes will contain higher Potassium and Phosphorus contents as these are needed for healthy cannabis flower development.
DO – Keep it Simple. Autoflower strains were designed to keep life simple, so don’t go and overcomplicate the process. Sterilized potting medium, moderate nutrients, and adequate light, water, and air circulation. Don’t go crazy on pruning and just let the beautiful sativa or indica auto plant unfold how nature designed it.
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Why choose autoflowering weed seeds
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DON’T – Over-water your plants. Just as with nutrients, water is going to be used up a little slower with your autoflowering indoor or autoflowering outdoor plants. Allow the grow medium to slightly dry out in between applications so that this weed can thrive in its natural environmental conditions.