Nowadays, you hear a lot about Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds. Is it a fad or is it worth the extra money? In the last 20 years, feminized sees are being used more often. We, at The Cannabis Bakehouse, consulted our excellent experts and took a closer look at the phenomenon of auto flowering.
The flowering process
The flowering process of the autoflowers is completely different than the regular cannabis plants. Autoflowering seeds start to flower when the plant has reached a certain stage of development, regardless of the predominant color of the light. Autoflowering seeds have been genetically manipulated in such a way that the plants will automatically flower when they reach a certain size. The result of this type of growing is that you can harvest in less than 10 weeks because the flowering starts about two to four weeks after pre-growth.
Best choice for colder environments
Although it can vary from strain to strain, autoflowering plants are often smaller than standard cannabis plants. As a result, the yield per plant is usually a bit less, but especially with indoor cultivation you can sow new plants more often. Especially in our regions, where temperatures often don’t get too high and especially not for long periods, autoflowering seeds are the best choice. If you sow them a little too late and we don’t get a long Indian summer, there is a chance that they will not flower in time, especially when grown outdoors, and but rot can occur due to cold and damp weather. Another advantage of autoflowering cannabis seeds is that the sativa strains are less high and therefore easier to grow in a tent or indoor space. This is less true for Indica strains because those plants usually don’t grow very tall.