Auto growers : I challenge you to start growing photoperiod strains!

I would love to see your journal. I keep track, but I would sure like to see some other versions.

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I seem to get the same results. I’ve been thinking there must be a better starting soil. I don’t transplant. Start them in Ocean Forest. I’m wondering what soil mix to set the seed in when I start it. Like maybe a finger sized pocket of peat moss or something.
I found that using a paper towel after a day in water pops best. I haven’t had failures since I started that. Once they go to soil, the game changes.

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I soak a half day then into wet paper towel, baggie method, a few times direct sow but often transplant again as I do with my veggie garden about 50 to 75 times a year without fail. Well, better than 95% anyway.
At least one brand of starting soil is just peat moss and perlite.

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I use happy frog potting soil with extra perlite to start them off then half and half ff ocean’s mixed with happy frog organic 20% extra perlite and ED for nutes

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I am so glad I took the photoperiod challenge. 4 different strains doing AMAZING. I think I will rotate every other grow between autos and photos now.

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Reminds me of big morels.

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Damn got u a few strains I wanna try out there. Super skunk peach crescendo and CBD kush all got my attn.
Ud shit if u seen my list and number of seeds lol. Not like some but I have a few

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I was in this thread way way back and today is the day I’m giving my first photo - Space Queen “Sally Ride”, which I received as a clone so long ago now I forget when - the chop.

She was a very difficult grow. She arrived with a boatload of thrips, was weak and spindly. I accidentally neglected her nearly to death at one point when my attention was taken off plant care and put on human care. I somehow managed to save her wilted, droopy behind though she ended up losing all foliage below the new growth that she had after I stared trying to resurrect her. Looks as if I lollipopped her, but she actually did it to herself.



She was a great learning experience given all the problems she had. She’s my tallest plant at a whopping 32 inches (don’t judge!) but honestly I’m surprised I had anything to show at all. The other clone I had didn’t survive unfortunately, but again, valuable lessons learned.

Next grow: One photo - Critical Mass - and one auto - Bruce Banner - in coco with autopots. I’m also replacing my ventilation system to hopefully make things more automatic and easier on both me and them.

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I can’t imagine the problems but right now, she looks delicious awesome job!
Enjoy! Keep’em growin! :+1:t2::v::sunglasses:

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Thanks! I feel as if she threw nearly every problem in the book at me, and I almost gave up on her more than once, but I figured she was there to teach me about lots of things I hadn’t encountered yet.

Hopefully, things will go more smoothly next time.

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I have 2 autos going right now but I do plan to try a photo after them. I dream of one of those 15 ounce harvest I read about. It would make me very popular with some of my friends. Id be like the wizard spreading my magic!

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Beautiful ladies you’ve grown. :heart_eyes::fire:

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Its a too each his/her own ,like everything else I guess…A whatever floats yur boat...I like autos for size and speed a risk verses reward type of deal. Last season I grew one Romulan photo and though I did get more weight..I wasn't quite convinced because of the length of time it took and size...Since I'm outdoors and even though I'm in a legal state ..I didn't want to advertise my grow..Now mind you on the quality issue I have gotten better and use different nutes and bacterias ( Tribus& Fishit) added to my regular nuts that really boosted my flavor and trichs…So who knows? Maybe since I still have some photo Romulans I ll try again…I do think it is possible that i may get tighter nugs and better smell/flavor time will tell… But with my Autos I can get in two crops and have (like this year) 10 different strains…Unless you have a forest in your backyard its hard to grow that many photos…as far a yield My first batch got me a few pounds of ILGM blueberry…way more then I need. I dont hate on either I just think its a matter of choice and convenience…after all ITS ALL WEED! smoke eat drink…Be happy in thy grow… :laughing:

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I’m fairly new here, grow in Alaska.
I’m on the interior auto train this winter.
Had a few photo periods last year that were short 5-6 weeks of flower.
Might try indoor starters in a tent and get them outside,
but will need a strain that turns over quicker than most and also does decent in cooler temps.
Any ideas?

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Photo MAC muffin :sunglasses:


Purple Lemonade Auto

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FastBuds banana purple punch and purple lemonade are super fast

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My Purple Lemonade is almost too fast. She started flower at week three.
My Think different is going on week 4 and still no signs of flower.
I prefer when autos get to week five or six before going into flower. I think that when they flower too early they lose yield.

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I have both going stoll all new but learning as we go. They are all such a beautiful flower.



Both autos banana kush, one is p4p superb soil, the other straight coco.

We think 2 ozs from soil and 4.5 ozs from coco, just wild guesses.

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