Autoflower seeds are a type of cannabis seed which are easy to harvest and are of a high quality, without having to remove the male plants nor make changes during the light cycle.
WHAT ARE AUTOFLOWER SEEDS?
Autoflower seeds are a type of cannabis strain that do not need photoperiods to change from the vegetative stage to reproductive stage. The uniqueness of these autoflower seeds is that they start to flower once the set vegetative stage is completed. Therefore, autoflower seeds are a different type of seeds that do not require changes to light cycles in order to flower.
This type of seed usually needs plenty of light, although, in general, they can develop perfectly well with photoperiods of 6 hours of darkness and 18 hours of light, or even 20/4 photoperiods.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The popularity of autoflower seeds continues to grow due to the huge advantages and benefits they offer. For example:
- Quicker and easier harvests: Undoubtedly, one of the biggest benefits to growers, as, due to the plant growing quicker it can also be harvested quicker, which means more production and more financial gains.
- Small size: the plants are usually smaller, and they only grow to a certain height, making them perfect for indoor or balcony growing.
- No light cycle changes: thanks to their ability to flower automatically and independently from the light, they can be grown almost anywhere and at any time of the year.
HOW CAN WE GROW THEM?
Growing autoflower seeds requires some specific elements and materials such as pots with at least an 11-18 litre capacity as these types of seed grow quickly and their roots expand even quicker. It is also recommended to add a good amount of coco coir and perlite for a lighter substrate to help with root growth.
When preparing the substrate, we recommend including a drain made with materials that allow for the water to escape. You should also transfer the seeds directly from the germinator to their final pot. During the first few weeks we recommend using a root stimulator and you will soon see how the plants start to blossom after the vegetative stage. The plant’s growth will depend on several different factors, but in general, they do not grow higher than one metre tall.