A high number of growers prefer to grow Autoflowering Cannabis seeds because of a distinct yet extremely advantageous feature which is its ability to transition to flowering based on age and not on photoperiod and some other characteristics that can really allow beginner or novice growers to have an easy growing experience while having fun doing it.
This is especially convenient for medical patients who are planning to grow their own supply of medical marijuana. Try it out now and discover the ease of using autoflowering cannabis seeds when growing your medicine.
Why Grow Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds Indoors
Autoflowers tend to grow faster, are resilient to pests, flowers on their own and can almost guarantee a successful harvest each and every time. So, what’s not to love about it right? Well, because of some genetics as well and considering how early some of these strains reach their finish lines, we have to understand that all these factors can affect the yield as autoflowering marijuana strains tend to have a lower yield overall, quantity-wise and not on its quality, as they can deliver some potent and huge nugs, that is still perfect for any medical applications.
To maximize your autoflowering cannabis seeds, we strongly suggest that you grow them indoors. One way to increase your yield is to give as much light as you can to them, this way they can spend as much time growing and increasing in size, allowing more spaces for the bud to grow on and still they will automatically flower on their own once they hit a certain age.
How to Grow Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds
Step 1. Select the Perfect Location and Use the right Lamp
Since Autoflowers are on the shorter side, picking the right spot can be easy to do, like an empty cupboard or a corner of a spare room. Autoflowers can also thrive well in a grow tent or a grow box with proper ventilation. But, if you want the easiest way, you can position them right by a sunny window sill, and sided with a desk lamp equipped with full-spectrum grow bulbs or hang the lights, however you like. Just make sure you leave enough space between the light and the plant to avoid light burn.
Step 2. Purchase Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds
Pick your perfect strain and read some reviews about them. Whether you buy seeds from Sonoma seeds or somewhere else, make sure you check the background of the seed bank you will be dealing with. Read each strain specifications to ensure you pick the perfect strain for you!
Step 3. Prepare your Growing medium and Pot
Autoflowering plants can really grow very quickly. Some strains can even start flowering in as fast as 30 days. So, it is suggested to use a container or a pot large enough to support a full-grown plant because you will have no chance to transplant or re-pot them.
A well-aerated soil or a soilless mix is perfect. Just make sure you read the specifications as some commercially made soil mixes have slow-releasing fertilizer in them. Make sure you consider them when feeding your plant, as too much nutrients can be harmful to them.
Step 4. Germinate your seeds and plant in a medium.
Use the wet paper towel method, this is simply placing the seed in between a wet paper towel and leaving it in a dark place for a few days until it sprouts. Make sure to keep the towels moist at all times as some seed can germinate longer than others.
Once the taproot is visible, place a 1-inch deep hole in the middle of the planting medium, position the germinated seed and lightly cover. Make sure the soil is well watered and allowed to drain before planting the autoflowering seed.
Step 5. Growing and Harvesting
Depending on your specific strain, your autoflowering plant will flower on its own schedule. You must focus on ensuring your plant gets the right amount and kind of nutrients and light depending on its growth stage. As long as you keep your autoflowering plant healthy, you are well on your way to a successful harvest.
Tips on Growing Autoflowering Indoors
- Make sure your auto-flowering plants are positioned where they cannot be reached by pests or pets.
- Make sure they get enough light
- Make sure not to overwater your auto-flowering plants.
- Autoflowering plants prefer a drier soil condition with the exact pH levels but make sure not to underwater them as well.
- When feeding, Start your auto-flowering plant on a lower amount of nutrients and gradually increase as you go through the stages. Make sure you use the right nutrients depending on each stage of the plant.
Check your plant daily as just by observing their leaves, you can identify if there is an issue going on with them.