Previously, the autoflower plant was one that was overlooked. Autoflowering cannabis breeders have spent the last several decades refining the cannabis plant. Now, a plethora of great autoflowering cannabis varieties are available.
With ongoing global legalization policy changes the demand to home-grow has become bigger than ever. When to harvest your autoflowering plants, whether they’re growing in a greenhouse or out in the open, is a topic we’ve already covered. These are our five best practices for cultivating autoflowering cannabis strains.
5 Top tips when growing an autoflower Cannabis plant
Top Tip #1 – It is a good idea to plant autoflowering Cannabis seeds into a large-sized plastic or felt pot. Oftentimes, the bigger the pot means a much larger plant, resulting in bigger yields. Avoid repotting autos and allow them to get as much direct light as possible.
Top Tip #2 – If you live in a part of the world that experiences colder climates, with shorter Summers, then you will find planting from June until September will produce the very best results.
Top Tip #3 – Fast flowering autoflowering cultivars are an excellent way to grow top shelf buds, without worrying about mold or mildew affecting the plants, when planting indoors or outdoors.
Top Tip #4 – When growing autoflowering Cannabis indoors, make sure that during the final 4 weeks there is plenty of fresh air around the plants. It is also essential that the relative humidity levels are below 40% to avoid pathogens and disease.
Top Tip #5 – Autoflowering plants can stay short, and keep a low profile. A wonderful asset to a sunny balcony, private terrace, greenhouse, or homemade polytunnel.