Big Buddha's guide to growing Autoflowering strains 2011
Hello readers, as the spring approaches, we thought we should give you a guide for a
decent successful harvest outdoors using our autoflowering strains.
Once seeds have germinated ,you have to decide whether to plant into a pre prepared planting hole
or in a container/pot. When growing in pots make sure to plant into the pot you were going to use to finish with,
i.e. a nice big container. Where as normally a soil grower will go through 3 sizes of pots (beginning , middle and end size pot)
with autoflowering strains, to start in the big pot is best...around 10 litres is a decent size.
When autoflowers grow, the root system likes to stretch out first before the flowers come on so,
when the roots hit the walls of a container, the plant stops growing and the roots will start growing around the pot
giving you a real small plant.
So if you use a small pot to start the roots circle round and thinks "is this all i got" as well as (auto)flowering!!!
Now, as I said, if you start in a good size pot say 10/11 litres the plant has enough soil space for roots to stretch out
giving you a decent sized plant :-)
The medium that autoflowering plants prefer needs to be very 'airy' adding extra 'perlite' to an already light soil mix
for the best results however, autoflowering strains can be grown using hydro medium, i.e. rockwool, coco,deep water culture...the key is to let as much air and space for the root system to get as big as possible!
If you are planting into the ground its nessesary to make preparation of the ground again make the necessary amendments...pre preparing a planting hole of at least 10 litres will give the autoflowering plant a good advantage and start in its growth/life cycle.
We will plant outdoors dependent from where you are in the world but in most parts, in & around the beginning of springtime, around may/june where
the days are long and they will be ready normally end of july/august to harvest.
A lot of questions we get regarding automatic strains is whats the best time cycle for this type of plant...hmmmm?
From our research, we leave our automatics on an 18/6 light cycle till around 3/4 of its lifecycle, then at around 6-7 weeks for the last few weeks we reduce the light, depending on your situation. If you have more than one room you can put into your flower 12/12 room or reduce the light down slightly. If you have only one room then shift to 14/10 simulating what usually happens from spring to summertime outdoors.
We hope our readers will find this guide helpfull and achieve a fantastic super fast autoflowering experience!
This year Big Buddha Seeds have 3 different varieties of autoflowering strains...
The already popular Big Buddha's 'Automatic'
and 2 new autoflowering strains...
The Super automatic Sativa (S.A.S) - a hazy sweet aromatic autoflowering plant
Critical Mass Automatic - a super fast big yielding tall autoflowering strain
....see which 'automatic' is the right choice for you!
Peace and Love!!