What are the pro’s and con’s of growing auto’s over photo I know it is a shorter grow but is there any other advantages to it. All I have done so far is photo but thinking about getting some auto
biggest pro – no worrying about light cycles…
biggest con – smaller harvest (due to the shorter grow time)
otherwise they are just about the same. In the past, thc levels were an issue, but due to gentics now a days, the thc is comparable to photo plants…
The autos dont really have a shorter grow. Most of the time, unless you stunt them or something, they will veg for 4 to 5 weeks and start to flower. My WWA still took almost 15 weeks total. Not saying yours will take 15 weeks, I was just trying to explain that there really is no fast plant. Doing a photo and switching your lights at 4 weeks will get you the same time frame usually.
I haven’t seen any Autos that get to be huge plants that being said makes them a pretty good fit for indoor grow. I agree with other community members some can actually run as long as photos to finish.
I have heard you should go 6 weeks with a photo before switching to 12/12 I know I went 5 weeks with my white widows before switch and they did fine before getting bananas
That all depends on how big you want your plants vs how much area you have. For instance, I’m doing 4 plants in a 3x3 and I’m flipping to flower as earlier as possible.
I have a few petty big autos lol I thought they didn’t get that big either ended up only be able to have two big plants in a 4x4 tent ( and 2 baby’s lol but I’m bout to move one the baby’s there ain’t much light getting to one of them
That’s the bad thing about autos, you have no control over their veg times.
I have nine plants (all autos) all same age in different stages lol it’s crazy
Yup I’ve just done my first auto run. There is no real advantage besides light cycle times like me I’m taking my photo plant putting it in my tent and moving all my veg plants in with my autos in my room will switch thier light cycle back to 18/6
Personally I love the autos they will definitely surprised you filling up a space. I’ve had to bend tops over towards the end to finish up could not raise the lights no more. Good luck with finishing your autos.
Yeah I have did lst, and had to monster crop in my second tent they are monsters
Ya I have 2 tents one 32x32x63 and a 3x3x6 and only have room for 1 plant in each tent with my photo’s
Now that we’re talkin about autos just have a question have any grew and experienced the Girl Scout cookie Auto extremes. I have that on my list for my next project.
I can’t say I know anything about them
I got a journal on here that I pulled over an lb off one auto. My last auto, I got over 10oz. Here’s a bud from it
Not having to worry about The light cycle is a benefit. In one tent you can have autos at various stages if you want a small perpetual grow. I just grow personal for myself and autos work out great for me. For a while I also had a height limit. They fit the bill for that too
Can you tag me in your grow journal I’d like to see what you did to get that monster
I don’t have one for the last one but the one I pulled over an lb off of is titled “here I grow again”
I like the auto idea because they’re more resistant to disease and mold and I can have more varieties in a smaller space The one tent for all plants no matter the stage is a huge benefit also