Autoflower plants are a popular choice since they are easier to grow and less sensitive to environmental factors. If you’re considering buying your own auto seeds, our top 10 list is the perfect place to start.
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Based in the world’s marijuana capital, Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds offer guaranteed and free worldwide shipping. They have a 90% germination guarantee for each of their 33 high-quality autoflowering strains.
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Growing your own cannabis starts with selecting the right seed bank. You’ll want to find seeds with strong genetics, a high germination rate, and a seedbank with good customer service.
Autoflowering cannabis seeds are seeds that automatically shift from vegetative growth to flowering stages with age rather than the systematic ratio of light exposure. Most ‘autos’ will be ready to harvest in less than 10 weeks from seed.
An Autoflower does not rely on the same amount of light to reach flowering. This means that you can stagger your outdoor grows to harvest multiple times a year.
Autoflower cannabis seeds are a Seedsman speciality. In fact, we were the first seed bank in the world to sell Autoflower cannabis seeds.
Due to their genetic composition, Autoflowering plants are usually smaller than other regular seed cannabis plants. When you compare an Autoflower grow to photoperiod feminised cannabis plants, they’re better at surviving pests and mould.
Additionally, the smaller size of the plants suits a grower who has limited toom. And they’re easier to look after. An Autoflower cannabis plant hardly grows over four foot tall, which makes the harvesters job of caring, trimming and training an easier task throughout each stage of the grow cycle.
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DON’T – Over-feed your plants. Auto strains typically develop sooner than photoperiod-dependant strains, so there is no rush to cram in the same amount of nutrients in a shorter time period. Plants are also smaller, so consider reducing the concentration of your nutrient solution to avoid “nute burn” in auto plants.
Auto Northern Lights x Mazar Fem Cannabis Seeds
Also knows as “Original Glue”, this powerful hybrid strain is created through crossing the infamous Chem’s Sister x Sour Dubb x Chocolate Diesel strains.
Considered a fairly stable and reliable strain. Even if you grow multiple plants, you’ll generally find that their size, appearance and yields should be pretty similar across the board.
As far as the best lighting schedule for autoflowering plants, growers have a great deal of flexibility to explore and experiment with different options without stressing out the auto flowers plant. Some growers choose to provide 24 hours of continuous light to the auto plants during vegetation phase to maximize growth. The downside of this approach is primarily the cost of lighting, but also that plants (like humans) seem to do better with at least a short period of darkness to rest and repair. Cannabis Plants typically experience healthy growth rates during the nighttime. Therefore consider 20 hours of light followed by 4 hours of darkness to give your plants (and your electric bill) a break. The autos will even flower on 24 hours of light (unlike photoperiod strains which require 12/12), but most autoflower seed cultivators will continue with the 20/4 or 18/6 cycle.