Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds Explained
It is no brainer that autoflowering cannabis plants have become such a high demand for their extremely low maintenance and fast growth. What else is there about autoflowering cannabis plants that we know already? Multiple harvests. Complete feminization. Wonderful aroma. Everyone already knows about these basic facts.
You may be wondering, “how are there any new facts about autoflowering cannabis plants that we do not already know?” Well, the truth is, is that science works faster than the articles being written about them. This article took me three hours to research and type, but by then, science might have already discovered something new about cannabis plants. Here are just a few new facts about the popular autoflowering cannabis plants explained that you might not have known.
It has come to the forefront as mentions on Medium that it is now possible to grow organic autoflowering cannabis plants. We already know about their hardy nature and quick growth, but now you can enjoy organic cannabis which opens the door to a market of organic loving buyers. Thanks to organic autoflowering cannabis plants, you do not have to worry about burning or over-feeding your autoflowers because the soil is supplying all of the essential nutrients. Plus, your pH worries can be eliminated because the soil and air work together to manage it for you. Remember that this plant originally grew in the wild, so they are just fine with very little human intervention.
A lot has changed since the introduction of the Lowryder strain, the very first autoflowering cannabis plant. When the Lowryder was unknowingly created, it lacked a lot in the flavor and potency department, but at least it did have a nice smell. Thanks to technology becoming more advanced and the series of hybridization tests being performed on several different strains of autoflowering cannabis plants every day, this once flavorless and weak hitting plant is now very flavorful and has a potency that packs a punch according to two popular blogs.
Not only has the flavor and potency levels increased greatly in such a short amount of time, but also its height and other features have had some fine-tuning. Autoflowering cannabis plants were widely known for their short height which made it good for secrete growing, but due to its shortness, it was never able to produce a huge amount of yield. Now, some strains grow as tall as regular standard-size cannabis plants. Plus, they can produce just about the same amount of yields.
For years, autoflowering cannabis plants have naturally had higher CBD (cannabidiol) than THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Due to recent studies and hybridization, some Ruderalis-dominant strains now contain higher levels of THC than CBD which makes it better for the sensory and psychological market. The last advancement on this list is that autoflowering cannabis plants can be cloned. This is possible by cutting a branch from a female plant and planting it in the same soil. However, it does produce smaller yields than its original counterparts.
These next two techniques were myths that were debunked by people who like to prove other people wrong.
The first myth is that you cannot transplant autoflowering cannabis plants from pot ground or one spot to another. Well, ladies and gentlemen, it is possible; however, you have to make sure the conditions are met. The soil in the pot has to be the same soil that is in the area that you are planning on transplanting the autoflowering cannabis plant. Next, you must transfer the plant before its dark period while the potting soil is dry.
When you are ready for the transplant, wet the soil on the ground to have the moisture ready for the new autoflowering cannabis plant. lastly, it has to sit on the same level in the ground as it did in the pot. If you follow this carefully, this will prevent shocking the roots and stunting the autoflowering cannabis plant’s growth.
The second myth is that you cannot do topping or FIMing on autoflowering cannabis plants. So this is a long debate, but in certain conditions on certain strains, you can perform topping or FIMing. It depends on the strain of autoflowering cannabis plant’s genetics and the grower’s experience.
Of course with advantageous advancements, there have to be some included disadvantages. The newest disadvantage that has been exposed is that growing autoflowering cannabis plants greatly increases your electricity bill if you are growing from home. Yes, autoflowering cannabis plants are not dependent on sunlight to grow since they mature with age like a fine wine.
Nevertheless, this is what raises those bills. Some growers use a 12/12 system where there are twelve straight hours of “sunlight” and 12 straight hours of no “sunlight.” Others do intervals of three to four hours of ”sunlight.” The unknown between autoflowering cannabis plants and the sunlight is so vague that no one knows how much light they need.
Another disadvantage that has come up in recent years is that autoflowering cannabis plants cannot be trained. The meaning of trained is similar to topping and FIMing. Autoflowering cannabis plants cannot be easily trained to spread open, so they cannot make use of their space. This has a huge impact on small autoflowering cannabis plant farm growers because they will not be able to utilize most of their area wasting land that could have been used for other cannabis plants.
It appears that there are more to autoflowering cannabis plants than we thought. Most people don’t bother to research more about their cannabis because they are satisfied with what it is producing for them. This can come as a hindrance when these growers could be wasting their autoflowers’ potential and not getting the most from their plants. Now that these new facts about autoflowering cannabis seeds have been explained, it opens the door to more potential profit or just more potential self-enjoyment.