Growing autoflowering cannabis anywhere is pretty easy. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, it doesn’t take a lot to achieve a decent harvest. But, who wants a “decent” harvest? Experienced growers usually expect humongous harvests that last a long time.
Remember that you need to prepare a potting mix only if you’re growing in containers. For those growing in the garden or open space, you can till the soil and mix in some fresh compost and aged manure to do the job for you. Nothing beats natural sunlight and good ol’ soil, and you’ll notice that your plants agree too!
Here’s a video of autoflowers growing outdoors:
If you’re growing autoflowers in containers, it’s important to flush out all the nutrients you used to help the plant thrive. Whether it’s inorganic or organic, a good flush with clean plain water about a week before the harvest will certainly help. Flushing improves the taste and removes the harshness of the buds dramatically.
Autoflowers are typically resistant to a lot of diseases, but they aren’t completely immune. And, selecting a strong variety with good genetics will help you in this area. Depending on where you reside, it helps to do a bit of research and buy seeds that are more likely to grow in your area.
Beginners tend to love their plants. So much that they can kill them! Whether you’re overwatering or under-watering the plants, it’s easy to kill them. This is especially true if you’re growing in containers. Overwatering kills the plants quicker than you can imagine.
Whatever method you choose, the seeds can be planted in containers or soil once the tap root breaks out of the seed.
Autoflowers don’t need a lot of light and grow alright even if they receive just five hours, but if you want your plants to thrive, a good amount of sunlight for at least 12 hours is mandatory. So, if you reside in a location prone to very cold temperatures, it becomes especially important to select seeds meant for colder climates like the California Snow Auto, for example.
No matter where you grow autoflowers, the rules are pretty much the same. As long as you buy strains that are meant for your climate, you don’t need to worry. Unlike photoperiod plants, autoflowers don’t have extra hassles such as light leaks and uninterrupted darkness, so they adjust well anywhere.
Growing autoflowering cannabis anywhere is pretty easy. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, it doesn’t take a lot to achieve a decent harvest. But, wh
Growing outdoors always involves a risk. Your female plant can easily be pollinated by a male plant, making your harvest less big. Such a pollination can even happen when the male plant is miles away. A smaller harvest is disadvantageous for many growers, but can also offer opportunities. Pollinated plants will produce seeds that you can use for your next harvest.
Autoflowers are a great choice for both beginners and advanced growers. An automatic flowering plant is in fact easy to grow and you don’t need much for a successful breeding. Moreover, the new generation of autoflowers are increasingly producing weed and above all of high quality. But how to grow autoflowers? How long does it take to grow an autoflower and what are the fastest autoflower strains? What do you need to grow autoflowers indoors or outdoors? What is the best light scheme and what is the easiest way? In this blog you will find all the answers to your questions and we provide various tips for a successful breeding.
- For the germination and first part of the seedling phase you can use a starting pot after which you place your seedlink to the final pot with the same medium. This is also called repotting. However, autoflowers don’t like this process. So be careful because root damage will not improve the quality of your plant.
- Place the germinated seed directly in the final pot with nutritious soil. This makes your plant powerful.
Finally you have to take mold, insects and animals into account. Especially because they pose a threat to your plant. You can take precautions by digging wire mesh under the roots and making a fence of chicken wire. However, you cannot do much against fungi and insects. Fortunately, rain and wind often prevent insects such as aphids and spider mites from starting a colony on your plant.
In our opinion it is best to keep your autoflower grow as organic as possible. For example, by mixing the potting soil with organic fertilizers and nutrients such as cow and chicken manure, compost, bat guano, blood meal or permite.
One of the most important factors for the cultivation of autoflowers outdoors is the soil. For firm buds you need a decent soil. This can be in your own garden, but of course also in the wild (also called a guerrilla culture). As long as the soil is fertile, beautiful autoflowers can grow on it. You also need sunlight, a little rain and a breeze from the wind. Once you have found the right place, you can get started. For your outdoor grow you have basically two options:
Unfortunately, inexperienced growers often opt for the least effective method by placing the seed directly in the ground. This is a big gamble. Especially because the conditions for germination and seedling phase aren’t optimal.
Because autoflowers grow quickly and often flower after 30 days you have little time for repotting. It’s therefore advisable to place the germinated seeds directly in the final pot with a lightly fertilized, well-aerated growth medium. Think of earth mix or coconut. Air pots are the most suitable, but dark pots of 10 – 20 liters with drainage are also perfect.
A better option is to carry out the germination process and the seedling phase indoors after which the pot is moved outside after just 2 weeks. With this method, the chances of success are much greater. Especially because the most vulnerable process is completed indoors. You can complete this process in two ways:
Curious how to grow autoflower seeds? Check this blog with great tips for your autoflower grow – indoors and outdoors.