In addition, these strains are a great choice for gardeners in less warm climate areas who wish to grow on open ground, or on a balcony or window ledge, but find themselves restricted by short summers.
This is the first group of varieties to produce superior bud featuring elevated cannabinoid levels without the need for intense light during set, consistent periods of time. Whether using artificial light or sunlight, care and attention was always required in matters of timing the plants’ exposure to it, and ensuring that the hours of darkness really were dark. Light pollution from even minor sources has been known to confuse their internal ‘clocks’ as to whether they are supposed to be vegetating or blooming.
Higher THC levels
Feminized autoflowering cannabis seeds are easy to cultivate: They flower without the need to change light cycles or remove males. Automatic seeds are ideal for new growers, and for those who want a low-maintenance growing experience. Sensi Seeds’ sativas, indicas and hybrids (high THC or high CBD) are ideal for medicinal and recreational cannabis users alike.
How is cannabis able to flower automatically?
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.
Autoflowers are also perfect for beginner growers due to their less demanding harvest cycle. Regular strains need constant monitoring and adjusting of the lighting to ensure the plants get their full 12 hours. If you get this wrong, it can lead a plant going back to a vegetative phase which means a ruined plant. Autoflowers mean no worrying about constant lighting. Plus, they grow faster, for those of us who are impatient!
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.
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.
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.
Here at Seedsman, we have an extensive library of autoflowering seeds for our customers to choose from, including collections from established breeders Sweet Seeds, Dinafem Seeds, Royal Queen Seeds, and Flash exclusively produce autoflowering seeds.
Because autos aren’t responsive to light when it comes to flowering, cultivators can choose to keep the lights on for anywhere from 18–24 hours.
Autoflower weed plants require water and nutrient solutions with a pH of 6–7 (when grown in soil). Use a pH meter to measure your preparations and apply pH up or down solutions to maintain an appropriate level.
Whereas photoperiod strains are beholden to the light cycle of the seasons, autos do their own thing. You can sow them from February to September and expect a harvest, provided you avoid any risk of frost.
How to Grow Autoflowering Seeds Indoors
Packages are available in 1, 3, 5, or 10 seeds. If you fancy trying different genetics, select the Autoflowering Mix.
When selecting a potting soil for your plants, you’ll need to choose a light and airy substrate low in nutrients.
Whereas feminized photoperiod strains require a change in the light cycle to flower, autoflower plants do not.
Autoflowers are easy to grow outdoors during almost any time of the year.