The increasing popularity of cannabis gardens in the U.S is partly due to the success of autoflowering marijuana seeds. Autoflower seeds from Farmer’s Lab have many advantages over regular cannabis seeds.
For years, the marijuana growing industry has had its fair share of challenges. Common problems faced by cannabis growers include:
- Managing the elements
- Controlling male-female strains in the garden
- Dealing with mold, pests, and insects
- Maintain desirable light cycles for the plants
These issues affect the quality of the end product. Fortunately, the introduction of autoflowering cannabis seeds has helped to reduce some of the problems faced by cannabis growers. However, autoflower seeds require specific growth conditions; otherwise, you will not get the expected yields due to lifeless autoflowering cannabis strains.
Consider the following when establishing an autoflowering cannabis garden:
- Growing Medium
- Growing room design
- Type of seed
Autoflowering seeds can grow in both soil and soilless mediums. However, the seeds absorb nutrients much better in soil. Autoflower seeds grown in a soilless medium in a hydroponic system also do quite well. The crucial factor is providing the plants with the right balance of nutrients for them to flourish.
Generally, autoflowering Indica seeds require three primary nutrients:
Research available nutrient options for your plants before you start planting. Applying excessive fertilizer to your plants could cause them to burn due to a nutrient spike. On the other hand, inadequate amounts of fertilizer may result in weak, pale plants and reduced yields.
Growing Room Design
Although autoflower seeds germinate spontaneously, they require a favorable grow room design to flourish. An excellent grow room design should include:
Lighting affects the rate of germination of autoflower seeds. Common lighting setups used in autoflower gardens include MH, HPS, LED, and CFL.
CFL lights are the regular fluorescents. They produce less heat and are suitable for use in small spaces. A distinct advantage of fluorescent bulbs is they spread light evenly throughout the grow room.
MH or metal halide lamps are popular with many growers because they emit high levels of blue light. This spectrum of light promotes the growth of the plants during the vegetative stage. However, HPS is most suitable during the flowering stage.
HPS or high-pressure sodium lighting is the standard lighting for cannabis gardens. They are ideal for large-scale autoflower seed gardening because they emit high levels of red light. The only downside of HPS light is their high-energy consumption and heat emission.
LED lights are a new trend in cannabis growing. They have low heat emission and have a consistent color temperature, which can be customized. LED lights release specific light frequencies that can be controlled to promote flowering.
Type of Seed
Many growers prefer to buy autoflowering cannabis seeds to control the gender of the resulting strain. Regular cannabis seeds have a 50:50 chance of being male or female once they grow.
When you buy autoflowering seeds, it is possible to achieve a 99% female ratio in your garden. This reduces the need to weed out male strains. In addition, autoflower seeds help to control male pollination.
Autoflower seeds are the new rage in cannabis growing. However, they require specific growth conditions. Contact Farmer’s Lab at 1-844-814-3013 to place your order or do so on our website.