I’m new to indoor grows, and since I can easily control the light cycle to induce flowering in a tent, I decided to use non-auto feminized seeds for indoors.
Looking ahead to outdoor grows next year, are auto flowering strains popular? I had read auto plants have rather anemic yields and suggested to stay away from autos. I feel the plus side is that the plant stays small for lo-visibility. Plus I can stagger a couple of grows and make a harvest mid-summer to keep a supply and not wait til fall to make one outdoor harvest.
Long story short…are auto’s worth a look for outdoor grows?
LST and a bit of love and attention, just do some reading here on autos to get your head around it,these first three could have been better if I had the knowledge I have now but I might prove myself wrong with these two younger ones,time will tell but at least this noob gunner have a Merry Christmas .
This was my first ever year growing, AF was the easiest option for me being outdoors and an unfriendly state, size is important. My first sprouts popped May 5th and I have been going none stop. I have 5 more to harvest by mid November, a grand total of 15 plants harvested in one year. I will def do it diff next year, my hot humid rainy weather conditions are unkind for outdoor growing. 2 plants netted me 3 oz so going on that assumption, 15 plants would equal about 7 or 8 oz per year.
I highly recommend AF due to ease of growing, size (even thoug I have seen some 5’ AF strains, it all depends on how much room you give your roots to grow). I grow in 7 gal fabric pots, highly recommend, and feed twice weekly up to 2 weeks before harvest.