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starting autoflower seeds

A lot of classic weed strains that have been around for a while come in feminized form. Some popular fem seeds are:

So don’t discount bud because it has a seed or two in it. While not ideal, it could be the origins of the next great weed strain.

Pros and cons of growing autoflower

Germinating cannabis seeds doesn’t always go as planned. Some seeds will be duds. Others will be slow and take longer to sprout. But some will pop quickly and grow rapidly.

Cannabis can be either male or female—also called “dioecious”—but only females produce the buds we all know and love. For reproduction, males have pollen sacs and pollinate females, causing female flowers to produce seeds.

After completing these steps, it’s time to wait. Check the paper towels once a day to make sure they’re still saturated, and if they are losing moisture, apply more water to keep the seeds happy.

The goal is to thin out the shell so that the water can reach the embryo easily, just make sure you don’t overdo it and end up harming the embryo inside.

You can also use germination boosters that you find in grow shops but usually, hydrogen peroxide works, also, make sure the water is around 22°C and it’s not getting direct sunlight.

Step 1

Those leaves are responsible for feeding the plant until the first set of true leaves appear.

Peat pellets are similar to the Rockwool cubes but are made of compressed peat moss and come in a small disc shape.

The chamber can be used with any type of medium, Rockwool cubes, peat pellets, coco fiber, perlite, or even soil and they keep the best environment for sprouting seeds and the first days of the seedling.

More about autoflower temperature you can find in my previous post!

The second stress that those seeds should not encounter is temperature fluctuations as they can also damage the germination rate, in the ideal conditions temperature should stay the same all the way till the autoflower seed has sprouted and won’t dip in the night time or rise in the daytime.

Germination water

The seeds I used were Sweet Seeds – Fast Bud #2, the soil was a basic potting soil with balanced N-P-K and I used tap water.

Growers can see which seeds will germinate and put only those seeds in their containers not wasting any materials.

This method requires a lot more work than just putting seed into the ground. Basically there are more things that can go wrong.