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At MSNL we stock a wide range of Autoflower seeds from high THC strains such as Bruce Banner, to huge yielding plants like Big Bud Auto, we’ve got a strain for every grower. Despite their small size, auto flower seeds have some huge advantages over ordinary photoperiods. This is mainly their ability to flower in a much shorter time and without a change in light cycle. But what is exactly is an autoflowering seed and are they the right choice for your next grow?
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What is an autoflowering seed and where are they from?
There are three main types of cannabis strain, each indigenous to a different part of the world and with their own character traits. Sativa’s are tall and wispy and grow in tropical climates such as Thailand, Mexico and South Africa. Indicas are shorter with a dense foliage and grow in cooler climates such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Finally, ruderalis strains are native to colder regions of the world such as Siberia and Russia, they are shorter still and grow into dense bushy plants with shorter flowering periods than either Cannabis Sativa or Indica. It is because cannabis ruderalis originates in these cold regions of the world that they have developed the unique ability to grow and flower automatically with less daylight hours. In the mid 90’s Ruderalis strains were crossed with sativa and indica varieties to produce what we now know as auto flower seeds.
Why should I buy autoflower seeds?
Many first time growers are drawn to auto flowering seeds because of their no hassle approach to growing. However, when comparing autoflowering vs feminized there are huge benefits to for every type of grower.
Autos flower faster – Ever struggled to finish a grow cycle before the weather gets cold? Autos begin flowering in weeks 2-4 of growth regardless of the amount of light that they receive. Their flowering periods are also much shorter, and they can be grown from seed to harvest in as little as 65 days. The advantage here are that you can often fit an extra grow cycle in before the weather gets too cold for cannabis plants.
Autoflowers are smaller – Many growers see this as a disadvantage; however, their compact size is ideal for anybody growing indoors where space is limited. Growing in a cupboard or small grow tent is infinitely easier to maintain if you are using autoflower seeds. Aside from this their naturally short stature means that they are well suited to stealth growing, be it indoors or outdoors.
Autoflowers are robust – Thanks to their ruderalis genetics auto flowering seeds can grow and survive in much colder climates than photoperiod strains. For any outdoor growers in colder regions with shorter daylight hours autoflowering seeds would be best suited.
Felixibility – Auto flowering seeds can grow and flower under any light cycle all the way up to 24 hours of light. So, you can grow them outdoors, indoors, and even alongside your photoperiods if you have some spare space in your grow tent.
Easier to grow – Because of their compact size you can conveniently keep them in the same 10-15 litre pot from the start of the grow right the way through to harvest, removing the need to ever transplant them.
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At MSNL seed bank we have an unrivalled range of the best auto flower seeds for sale. We ship to all US states, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and pretty much everywhere else in the world.
Autoflowers have become a game changer in the world of cannabis and have made good quality marijuana more accessible for the home grower. Autoflower genetics have come a long way in the last two decades, no longer are they small yielding low THC plants. Thanks to the extensive breeding programs of seed banks like MSNL, autoflowers have now developed into wide array of THC and CBD rich strains of all sizes and flavours.
Top tips for growing autoflower seeds
If done right, growing auto flowers can be one of the easiest, most hassle-free ways of growing cannabis. Their compact size and fast flowering times make them ideal for the average home grower, and now with the genetic crosses we have produced at MSNL there is no need to compromise on quality. By following these simple tips, you will produce even better buds from your autoflower grows.
Use a sensible light cycle – Although autoflowers can grow under any light cycle, using either 18/6 or 20/4 is advisable for optimum growth and quality. Cannabis plants like all living things need rest, so providing a short period of darkness of 4 – 6 hours will keep your plants will be healthy, and you will reap the benefits.
Choose the right autoflower seeds – It may sound obvious but the biggest precursor to good quality weed is good quality genetics. Choose a seed bank like MSNL that has a solid reputation and a history of producing high quality autoflower seeds.
Avoid re-potting autoflowers – Repotting can be stressful to any plant, but autoflowers have a much shorter life than photoperiods so it is important to make good use of the time available to optimize growth. Try planting your seeds directly into their final growing container after germination, this minimizes disruption and stress and allows the plant to make the most of its vegging stage.
Avoid silly mistakes – Easily avoidable mistakes such as over and under watering, nutrient burn and light burn can take weeks for a plant to recover from. Try your best to avoid making these mistakes with autoflowers. The growth period is much shorter so time is limited, and it can cause permanent stunting of growth.
Train your plants for optimal yields – Auto flower plants are naturally smaller and more compact, but that doesn’t mean that you need to settle for mediocre yields. Using training techniques such as LST whereby you tie down the branches of the plant to widen the canopy, maximises light absorption and can massively boost yields.
Give them extra time if needed – Remember, although auto flower seeds grow much faster than ordinary photoperiods you still need to use the tried and tested methods of assessing when they are ready to harvest. Check the appearance of the trichomes using a jewellers loupe or magnifying glass to make a judgement on when they are ready. Some people grow autos for 10-11 weeks, although this may seem like a long time the wait will be worth it for better quality bud.
When should I harvest my auto flower?
|What to look out for||Effects of different harvest times||How should it look|
|Hairs are still white and are sticking straight out.||Don’t Harvest – The plant needs more time, and it will likely have low THC and CBD levels.|
|Thrichomes are 50% clear/cloudy.||High Energy – This is considered early to harvest, however some weed harvested at this time tends to give a more uplifting energetic high which some users may prefer.|
|Trichomes are 80 – 100% cloudy and hairs have begun to darken||High THC – If most of the white hairs have darkened and the majority of the trichomes are cloudy the plant will be at optimal levels of THC production. Harvest now for potency.|
|Trichomes are amber coloured and most of the hairs have darkened||Relaxing High – Once the trichomes have gone past the period of optimum THC levels they begin to turn amber. At this point the CBN levels increase and the high becomes more relaxing or “couch locked” for higher THC strains.|
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR AN AUTOFLOWER TO GROW?
Autoflowers grow much faster than photoperiod strains and can grow from seed to harvest in as little as 65 days, but it does depend on which strain you grow. Here is an average time schedule for autoflower growth.
|1-28||Seedling / Early Vegetative stage|
|35-65+||Full Flowering Stage|
The first two stages will generally be the same regardless of strain, however some strains, particularly sativa dominant autoflower seeds do have longer flowering periods. So, the full flowering stage can last anywhere from 30 – 40 days depending on the genetics of the strain that you are growing.
ARE AUTOFLOWERING SEEDS FEMINIZED?
Yes, at MSNL seed bank all of the auto flowering seeds that we stock are feminized and will produce 100% female plants. This means they will produce smokeable buds without seeds or pollen sacks.
WHAT IS THE HIGHEST YIELDING AUTOFLOWER?
Big Bud Auto was developed with one goal in mind, to create huge yields. Thanks to its ruderalis genetics Big Bud Autoflower is a robust strain that will grow well in almost all climates with minimal training. Growing to around 100 – 120cm tall and yielding up to 600g/m2 in just 80 days you will have a compact plant full of thick solid buds that are ready to smoke.
WHAT IS THE HIGHEST THC AUTO FLOWER?
A potent cross of Sour Dubb and Chem Sister with a ruderalis, turned Gorilla Glue into the most potent autoflower you are likely to grow. With THC levels of up to 25% Gorilla Glue Auto flower easily rivals many of its photoperiod counterparts when it comes to potency and with yields of 500gr/m2 you will have plenty of bud to smoke from this little plant.
WHAT IS THE FASTEST FLOWERING AUTO FLOWER?
If you are in a hurry to get some bud, Cherry Pie Auto Flower can finish in as little as 6 weeks from flowering. New to MSNL and easily our fastest flowering strain, Cherry Pie Auto is a great tasting fruity cross of Cherry Pie and The Fog. With a comfortable 16-19% THC Cherry Pie Auto grows into a modest sized plant that is easy to maintain and ideal for the indoor stealth grower.
Autoflowering plants automatically move from vegetative to flowering without anyone changing the lighting. This makes them perfect for beginner collectors, and why so many in the Seedsman community collect autoflowering cannabis seeds.
Additionally, they’re more compact and easier to care for, can better handle pests, and are ready to harvest sooner in legal markets.
Autoflowering seeds are a Seedsman speciality; we were the first to sell autoflowering cannabis seeds to the public. Check out our conversation with The Joint Doctor, the first cultivator of autoflower genetics here .
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How to Grow Autoflowers
#1 Getting started before you get started
It’s tempting to browse an autoflower product page and get excited by the prospect of your own home-grown buds in just a few weeks. But, because they don’t take long to grow once potted – you must plan your growing process beforehand.
What growth medium are you using? If you’re growing outdoors, is the climate correct this time of year? If you’re growing indoors, have you sorted out your lights and ventilation?
Growing different plants gives you wiggle room to adjust how you raise them. Autoflower’s speed means you need to have all your ducks in a row before you even begin germinating.
#2 The right pot for pot
You’ve designated your space outside, or you’ve plugged your lights indoors, and you’re ready to go. Autoflowering cannabis doesn’t like being repotted due to its short growth cycle (if you’re going to repot, rather do it sooner than later), once your seeds are planted, ideally, then that’s where they should stay. You need to ensure your pots are the right size for a fully grown plant.
You shouldn’t need overtly large pots as autoflowers are generally more petite; nevertheless, the pot needs to have enough room for the roots to grow.
They also need to drain well, so perhaps breathable containers like fabric pots are your best bet. Otherwise, plastic pots with plenty of drainage holes will work just fine if that’s your only option.
3 Getting your nutrients right
Recently, the Godfather of autoflower strains himself, The Joint Doctor, joined Seedsman on a live stream to share his advice on growing autoflowers; he said – “One of the best ways to grow autoflowers is low intervention, don’t overthink them.
Nutrients are important, but most autoflowers don’t require too many nutrients because you’re adding things to improve a plant that’s already genetically designed to grow as is. Just use your common sense. If the plant is growing fine and looks good, then adding nutrients is just trying to improve something that’s already working well. If they need ‘em, then add ‘em, but don’t add nutrients for the sake of it.
Anything that you do wrong will stunt the plant, so, be gentle with it – whether that’s gentle with planting or with nutrients. Be gentle”.
So, there you have it. Autoflower roots are less expansive than photoperiods, so if you’re following a nutrient chart, ensure you’re considering the size of your plant and adjust accordingly.
The best practice with autoflower nutrients is not adding too many and allowing the plant to grow as organically as possible, if possible. If you’re growing indoors where you’re controlling the environment, if you get your lighting, ventilation and humidity right then, nutrients shouldn’t be overthought but still, need proper consideration.
#4 Let there be light
Autoflowers are tough and adaptable, but if you light them right, you’re making their lives that much easier. Autoflowers work best with an 18/6 light ratio. Some growers insist on a 24-hour life cycle from the beginning until harvest. We’d say give them a break as sometimes you can get too much of a good thing.
If you’re growing outdoors in the summer, you may be worried about only getting between 10 and 12 hours of sunshine, but the sun is far more powerful than any artificial light, so don’t stress too much.
Indoors try and use full-spectrum LEDS as the more lumens on offer, the greater the yield. That being said, autoflowers do prefer HPS and LEDs over CFLs or fluorescents.
#5 Go go H20
Yes, autoflowers are resilient and more forgiving, but get your watering wrong, and you’ve got no chance. Not enough water means a dead plant, too much water leads to a rotting one.
So, how do you get this right?
Well, try and stick to a regular watering schedule. But use your common sense. There isn’t one schedule that fits every grow. There are too many variables like soil composition, humidity, plant size, age and more to nail down a single watering guide.
When you first plant your germinated seed, try and ensure your soil is moistly dampened before adding the seed. Many first time-growers make the mistake of watering the soil immediately, which can drown the seed. If needs be, give it a light sprinkle.
Water, like lighting and nutrition, comes down to observation. Adjust accordingly.
#6 Consider your pH
Inside or outside, soil or hydroponic, pH needs to be considered every step of the way.
For a hydroponic grow, your pH balance should sit between 5.5 and 6.5. In the soil, anywhere between 6.0 and 7.0 is fine.
pH falling below 5.5 means nutrients like magnesium and calcium aren’t absorbed; the same goes for anything higher than 7.0. An incorrect pH in either your water or your soil can and will ruin a yield.
So, ensure you invest in a suitable pH measuring product like a pH meter handy to keep an eye on your harvest.
#7 Don’t forget your training
Due to the reduced seed–harvest period, you need to train your plant to encourage a better yield as soon as possible. These need to be LST’s (o, Low-Stress Techniques) as the plant will still be quite fragile.
This means ensuring all bud sites get equal light and possibly using string and toothpicks to ensure they’re propped up and balanced.
Some say you should top your autoflower as soon as nodes appear to encourage a more extensive canopy as well, but, as the Joint Doctor said, sometimes less is more.
Your aim should be to ensure your stems are supported and equally lit. How you do that is up to you!
#8 Not too hot, not too cold
Despite their resilient nature, if you’re constantly fluctuating the temperature in which your plants are growing, then you’re not going to have any success.
Growing them outdoors means you’re at the mercy of the elements, so ideally, you’d have them planted in the summer, where most of the time, it’s warm. Even still, if the temperatures are soaring, you might need to consider shading your plants to reduce the heat on them.
The perfect temperature for an ideal autoflower harvest is debatable, but most agree that anywhere between 67 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 degrees Celsius) is excellent.
Also, your plants need fresh air circulation (as does any growing plant) to help reduce the chance of moulding and ensure proper moisture.
Sit down where your plants are growing for a few minutes. Are you warm enough? Too warm? Is it too breezy? Do you need some shade? If you’re feeling any adverse effects, then so are your Autoflowers.
#9 Harvest patiently
When your plant begins to flower, each bud will bloom differently and thus not ready to harvest all at the same time. The buds at the top usually mature faster than those lower done, so start with those.
Leave the rest for another day, two or three, and then they can be harvested. This ensures a good yield and, if done correctly, can give you a result all year round if they’re growing in the right conditions (indoors, usually).
#10 Have fun with it
If this is your first time growing autoflowers, then chances are it’s not going to go perfectly. The best way to learn is to make mistakes and ensure you don’t repeat them. Autoflower cannabis, despite its incredible genetics, is still just a plant.
And, like any plant, on top of light, food and water – they need love and attention. Your yield matches your efforts. Put the work in, share the love, and your plant will grow big and strong with large, sticky buds.
A search for the right cannabis strain is the first step every novice grower makes after deciding to start the adventure of growing marijuana plants. Choosing from among the innumerous variants might be confusing at first, and even more so when you realize that some of the seeds are marketed as autoflowering. What actually is an autoflowering seed and how does it compare to the regular ones? Read on, because here, we’re going to reveal all the secrets of autoflowering marijuana seeds and help you decide whether this option is right for you.
What Does Autoflowering Actually Mean?
A few decades ago, before the invention of the first autoflowering strains, Sativas, Indicas and their hybrids were highly dependent on light cycles – either natural or those recreated by growers indoors. Here’s how it works: when a cannabis plant (regular or feminized) begins receiving less daylight, its genes tell it that the seasons are about to change and it’s time to flower before it gets too cold to procreate. This how regular flowering starts. However, autoflowering weed strains are not dependent on light schedules and start to flower at a certain point of maturity, regardless of the amount of light the plant receives. Usually, their vegetative period is quite short, lasting about 2-4 weeks, after which time autoflowering marijuana plants start developing buds automatically. This wonderful ability became possible after Indicas and Sativas were crossed with Cannabis ruderalis. This plant, native to the colder regions of the world where less light is available during the year, has adapted to the harsh conditions and evolved to develop the ability to flower on its own terms.
The Key Benefits Of Autoflower Cannabis Seeds
The change in DNA that allowed for the creation of autoflowering cannabis strains from the regular ones has brought about more advantages to the beloved plant than just the autoflowering itself. In fact, this is only the tip of the iceberg – here’s what other features are hidden beneath the surface:
- Compact in size. Thanks to the genes of Ruderalis, a tiny yet sturdy plant that looks more like an actual weed than a tree or bush, autoflowering marijuana strains also stay compact in size from seed to harvest. It’s no secret that many growers prefer to see their beloved plants grow to an enormous 2-3 meters in size; a sign of a massive yield in progress. However, nowadays, when cannabis cultivation is yet to be made legal everywhere, the possibility of keeping cannabis plants discreet can be of top priority.
- Quick. Because of a quicker vegetation period that can be as short as 2-4 weeks, along with the ability to start flowering at a certain point regardless of the shift in the light cycle, all autoflowering marijuana varieties are extra speedy in comparison to their regular counterparts. Some of them are able to grow and flower at a pace only comparable to the speed of light, leaving their growers’ hands full of freshly-cut buds in a record 50 days from seed to harvest! This brings us to the next advantage of autoflowering seeds, which is…
- Allows for multiple harvests in a single season. One of the biggest advantages that comes with the autoflowering cannabis strains’ ability to grow buds with age instead of a change in light cycle is that it allows growers to collect several harvests in one season. Simply start as early as the conditions become suitable for your plant, grow, harvest and start again! Independence from the climate also gives a chance for those who were late for the season with their regular seeds. Planting autoflowering seeds instead allows for a much longer period available for planting in the open ground.
Why Use Autoflower Marijuana Seeds?
If you’re still unsure if auto cannabis varieties are a good choice for you, consider this: Ruderalis that gifted its genes to autoflowering strains is a typical representative of the flora of colder regions of North America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia, which means it’s highly resilient to harsher climates as well as many regular pests, diseases and infections. As a result, autoflowers are generally stronger, more forgiving to the mistakes of novice growers, and adaptive to cultivation in regions with higher latitude. Additionally, in regions where not only the climate but also the laws are harsh to cannabis cultivation, autoflowering seeds come in especially handy for their quick and stealthy presence – after all, an autoflowering plant that could be as short as 40cm and ready to harvest in as little as 50 days is much easier to remain unnoticed by unwanted eyes. Therefore, autoflowering seeds grow to be weed plants that are not only easy to maintain healthy, but also easy to conceal.
As growers are able to take more control over the light that feeds their autoflowering marijuana seeds, it’s common practice to maximize the seeds’ light intake. From seed to harvest, the light setup can work according to the schedule of maximized daylight – for example, 16/8. This method is perfect for boosting the amounts of energy accumulated within the plant that will later positively affect growth and increase yields. Even though this can lead to a bigger number on the electricity bill, it will be compensated by autoflowering seeds’ overall quicker turnaround.
What Yield Can You Expect From Your Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds?
Now, to the topic that concerns many, the yield that can be expected from autoflowering seeds. Because of their smaller stature, autoflowering cannabis seeds usually produce smaller amounts of buds than regular marijuana strains. Of course, you wouldn’t expect a plant that’s 60cm tall to yield a kilogram of dry buds, right? However, due to their inherited hardiness, autoflowering plants are well-suited for various training techniques that you can use in order to maximize the harvest. Keep on reading to learn what training techniques you can perform on plants grown from autoflowering seeds.
Some Tips On How To Grow Autoflowering Seeds
Generally, if your marijuana seeds are autoflowering, it means you’re up for a more or less hassle-free cultivation. That’s why autoflowering seeds are a great choice for beginners, which is generally hard to mess up. However, we have some tips to help everyone who orders autoflowering seeds for growing be fully prepared.
Tips For Outdoor Autoflower Seeds Growing
First of all, because autoflowering seeds grow into compact plants, there are more opportunities to grow autoflowering seeds outdoors stealthily. Use this trait to your advantage. Plant seeds behind short fences or even on your balcony! The shorter stature of the plant will not let it be exposed to any unwanted attention. Autoflowering seeds, are, indeed, the first choice of stealthy and micro-growers.
Consider training your plants. Autoflowers are sturdy, which means they’ll handle training more easily. Why not use this advantage that will help you increase your yields? In the short vegetative period, it’s important not to miss the moment and top your plant after it has developed its first three nodes. It would also be a good idea to pull your plant in Low-Stress Training to help it grow more branches that will eventually be covered in extra buds.
If you remember that autoflowering seed to harvest time is really short, you might have also already figured out how to use this characteristic to your advantage. To bring the possibilities of autoflowering weed varieties to their fullest potential, germinate your seeds not long before the previous plant finishes its flowering. That’s how you can manage to collect several harvests in one season – harvest bountiful buds from your auto and plant another one on its place. Repeat every 2-3 months with the next set of autoflowering seeds.
Tips For Indoor Autoflower Seeds Growing
Don’t overfertilize. This one is pretty straightforward. Autoflowering cannabis plants are small and quick to flower, and therefore undemanding. Feed them less and keep the rest of your nutrients for hungrier marijuana strains.
Have your next seedling ready. To use the possibilities of autoflowering weed varieties to their fullest potential and manage to collect several harvests in one season, germinate your seeds not long before the previous plant finishes its flowering. This way, you can harvest nice sticky buds and plant another every couple of months. If done indoors, this could become a never-ending, real-life cannabis cornucopia!
Maximize your weed’s light intake. Because autoflowering cannabis doesn’t need to follow certain light schedules to start flowering, you can give these plants the most amount of light during their whole lifecycle. Expose their budsites to the light source with LST, and keep them on 16/8 or even 20/4 from seed to harvest to get the biggest yield possible from your autoflowering seeds.
The Last One: When Do You Harvest Autoflowering Cannabis Plants?
Autoflowering marijuana varieties are usually quicker to harvest than regular strains, with the whole cycle lasting no longer than 2-3 months. Because these plants have such a short timeframe in which to mature, they rarely manage to develop a well-structured canopy, so some of the buds will be placed lower on the plant and will take longer to be ready for harvesting. It’s highly advisable to harvest autoflowers in several steps, collecting the buds from the colas first and leaving the rest to fully mature before picking these as well.
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When choosing the next seed to pop, autoflowering weed seeds should be seriously considered for the number of undeniable benefits they offer, especially for beginner growers and those limited by space, time or climate. Check out our collection and pick one for yourself among hundreds of autoflowering strains. If you’ve already had an experience with autoflowering marijuana seeds, don’t hesitate to share it in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
What are Autoflower Seeds?
Autoflowering cannabis seeds produce plants that flower on their own after 3–4 weeks of growth, which makes them a perfect choice for newbies who aren’t looking forward to planning a light schedule. Also, many autoflowering seeds will be ready to harvest in less than 10 weeks from germination – the quickest among all seed types.
How to Germinate Autoflower Seeds?
You can germinate autoflower seeds in the exact same manner as you would your regular, feminized or non-feminized seeds. You can pick any suitable germination method, for example germination in paper towels, and apply it to autoflowering seeds.
How to Grow Autoflower Cannabis Seeds Indoors?
After buying autoflowering seeds, you need to choose a spot and build a grow setup with some pots, lamps (preferably LED), soil, fans, and a carbon filter. Then you need to germinate and plant your autoflowering seeds, take care of them, and eventually harvest. This is, of course, a very brief explanation of the process, but you can find every single step described in-depth in our cannabis blog.
Where to Buy Autoflower Seeds?
You can always buy the best autoflowering seeds at Herbies Head Shop! In our online cannabis seeds store you can find a large selection of the best quality seeds. Choose among innumerous categories, use search filters, and find the best seed for you.