My dad grew an AK-47 auto this year with minimal care. He grew it outdoors though, but I know it’s a great strain regardless. I recommend any auto seed that is Indica dominant. Sativa’s can be finicky.
When it comes to, by the book, your best bet is to get quality seeds (ILGM) and quality soil. When done correctly, you should be able to grow them on a schedule. We call it, getting dialed in.
It’s easier for some than others, and always easier said than done! Read, research, and buy good tools and equipment, it will all pay off in the end. Trust me because I started with the cheapest stuff at the beginning of my growing career, and now I wish I had just bought the good stuff from the beginning.