Posted on

autoflowering greenhouse

Autoflowering greenhouse

One of the reasons why autoflowering Cannabis strains have become so popular in recent years, is down to the fact they are capable of producing top-shelf buds under the most demanding conditions. If you live in a cold and wet climate that experiences short summers and harsh winters or live in the luxury of the Mediterannean or California, autoflowering strains are extremely reliable and can be grown all year round in many cases.

The average root depth for large-sized Cannabis plants is close to 14 inches. This is considering a photoperiod cultivar that depends on both vegetative and flowering periods. Autoflowering Cannabis strains do not depend on a body clock in the same way and will begin flowering approximately three weeks after the seedling has sprouted.
Our top tip here is to use fabric pots as they allow for the roots to be pruned, and will eliminate root-bound plants. The recommended size is 10L as this gives the 12-14 inches the root ball will need and allows the plants to access nutrients and minerals for the duration of the life cycle. Of course, it is possible to grow in pots smaller than 10L, yet be prepared for a much smaller sized plant. It can be a good idea to consider this option if your end goal is to grow a Sea of Green. However, if you’re growing only one or two plants, remember, the bigger the pot generally reflects the bigger the harvest.

Avoid shaded areas
If you are fortunate to live in a sunny climate such as the Mediterranean, California or anywhere with tropical weather, you are blessed with the ability to harvest automatics all year long. If you can harvest every 70-80 days, this means you can produce a crop every quarter.
Just because your plants are autoflowering, does not mean it is necessary to hammer the plants with nutrients. This is how many inexperienced and overzealous growers over water their roots, causing issues with nutrient uptake and inviting bad bacteria to grow around the roots. Water in moderation and treat auto the same as you would any other plant.
As spring approaches and we prepare our autoflowering outdoor crops, having as many tips and pieces of expert advice will help take your crop to the next level. Below you will discover 5 top tips to make you a better grower, increase yields as well as what to avoid when growing autoflowering Cannabis.
Our top tip here is to find strains that will mature in time so you do not need to be concerned about the threat of rainy days, mold or mildew taking over your garden. That being said, Fast Buds pride themselves on offering the fastest flowering automatic cultivars on the market. For those who have a short inconsistent summer followed by a chilling early Winter, they can find comfort in fast-flowering, rapid growing autoflowering strains that can be harvested in as little as 10 weeks from seed until harvest.

Our top tip here is to pick the right location and think everything through before planting your seedlings straight into the ground. There is nothing worse than watching your precious plants become shaded after a certain point early in the day time, so it is a good idea to grow your automatic strains in either plastic or fabric pots that can be easily moved. There are many benefits to doing this including the speedy removal of any plants in the event of an emergency. The main reason is to allow your plants to receive as much direct sunlight as possible, without the restriction of being planted into the outdoor soil.

As spring approaches and we prepare our autoflowering outdoor crops, having as many tips and pieces of expert advice will help take your crop to the next level.

Autoflowering greenhouse

Growing Characteristics
Super Lemon Haze Autoflowering is a medium-short plant with wide branches that will need support in the final weeks of flowering. She prefers between 12 to 18 hours of light a day. Outdoors she’ll flower automatically as long as the temperature doesn’t drop below 10°C.

Autoflowering Traits
Most cannabis plants start to flower at the end of the summer as the days become shorter and the amount of sunlight diminishes. Autoflowering plants are not dependent on changing seasons and the daylight decrease. These plants prefer as much light as possible (12-18 or even 24 hours) throughout their growth cycle and enter the flowering stage automatically after a certain number of weeks, regardless of how much light they receive. This is due to their genetic makeup. Autoflowering plants are crossbred with the genes of Cannabis ruderalis, which by nature is the only member of the cannabis family that flowers automatically regardless of light hours. Crossbreeding the ruderalis plant with cannabis strains results in plants with the following advantages:

  1. Easy to grow; ideal for beginners
  2. Automatically enters the flowering stage
  3. Short, ideal for various growing locations
  4. Fast grower, quick harvest
  5. Relatively high yields

Fragrance & Flavour
Super Lemon Haze Autoflowering smells skunky with tangy, citrusy notes. The strain tastes like it smells, lemony with earthy undertones.
Super Lemon Haze Autoflowering Feminised Seed Specifications

  • Type: Sativa 50%/Indica 30%/Ruderalis 20%
  • Cultivation: Indoor/outdoor
  • Genetics: Super Lemon Haze X Ruderalis
  • Yield Indoor (g): 500 gr/m²
  • Yield Outdoor (g): 70-80 grams per plant
  • Flowering Time: 7 weeks
  • Total Crop Time (indoor): 9 weeks
  • Height: 80-100 cm

Bred by crossing ruderalis with two-time Cabbabis Cup winner Super Lemon Haze, Super Lemon Haze Autoflowering is lemony sweet perfection, a must try for growers and stoners alike. The easy to grow sativa dominant autoflower produces a high yield of lemon candy flavoured bud.
More Information
For tips on how to germinate cannabis seeds successfully, click the link: The Best Way to Germinate Cannabis Seeds.
For tips on how to grow autoflowering strains, click the link: Autoflower Grow Guide

Effects
Super Lemon Haze Auto Fem is the perfect wake-and-bake or daytime strain. The cerebral high lifts mood filling you with euphoric creative energy. After just a few puffs you’ll experience an instant energizing mood boost balanced out by a mellow, calming physical stoned effect.

Bred by crossing ruderalis with two-time Cabbabis Cup winner Super Lemon Haze Super Lemon Haze Autoflowering is lemony sweet perfection a must try for growers and stoners alike The easy to grow sativa dominant autoflower produces a high yield of lemon candy flavoured bud Autoflowering Traits