Well hell, I’m still in the process of gingerly tiptoeing into the 21st century here, so y’all bear with me! I might be just an old dinosaur, but I’m not so thickheaded that I can’t see the writing on the wall!
Like Many growers before me, my thought on ‘autos’ was kinda like 'yeah, big deal, so what? I don’t think so, not in MY grows;! There were quite a few reasons I didn’t wanna touch them… the fact that I couldn’t clone them, or let them grow for 4-6 months before I budded em out, then there’s the idea they came from breeding ruderalis with, which lowered the potency.
Now, just over 10 yrs have gone by since the first auto (Lowryder by Neville) and Autoflowering plants have gotten a hell of a lot better! As potent, or more-so, than some photoperiod strains, and much more yield for indoor growers.
They have grown so popular that almost every site you can buy seeds from have them, and growers, both private/personal as well as commercial, are grabbing them up.
All that said, I have been getting my hands on a good bit of autos here lately. I have seen the grow logs of many folks on here, as well as online. I don’t have to get my nose rubbed in it to make a believer of me!
So here is my very first attempt at growing the (now famous and popular) autoflowering strains!
I did a lot of research as to the methods since they are somewhat different than the way I’m used to. Hell, lol a LOT different!
I’ll be posting pics of this project as it progresses, so hang out, smoke a fatty, and comment whenever you feel the need, good people of the OG community!
First up is the 2&1/2 gallon pots I put these into after germinating. This will be the only pot they grow in until harvest. Temps in the room are 72F, humidity is 55%. Lighting is 600w HPS 20 hours on, 4 hours off.
I’ve added root stimulator, as well as Trichoderma and Mycorrhizae.
There are 12 Snowryder and 4 Pink Panama for this ‘experiment’