I’d like to start growing outdoors (zone 9a in south Texas) and I’m trying to pick some seeds to start planting here shortly.I could sure use some help picking out some strains. Because we’re already at mid summer but have months of hot and warm weather ahead, I was thinking about starting out with a couple of auto-flowering strains like Northern Lights Auto-fem, White Widow Auto and Amnesia Haze. Then, getting something like LA Confidential, LSD and a standard photo White Widow. If I’m understanding correctly, the auto-flowering strains will allow me to grow those strains from the summer (in staggered starts) thru the fall until we get our first really low temp drops; and, then, start up again come early spring, when we hit the daytime highs into the mid to upper 70’s. Then, I can take the photo seeds and grow them next spring/summer - letting them veg throughout next summer, with an anticipated harvest in October. Do I have this correct about the use of the auto-flower seeds versus the photo seeds and is this a good plan?
What seeds/strains would you suggest and why?
FWIW - Summers here average 100º (extreme’s to 104º-108º) from late June/early July into early September and I can provide full sun or partially shaded afternoon sun. We get lots of sun with very little rainfall; but when it does rain, we can get a serious downpour. November will see temps dropping into the mid 80’s and December will have average daytime temps in the mid to upper 70’s but we may have a few days in the upper 50’s and lower 60’s. January brings our first frosts, usually, and they will occur thru February and possibly into early March. Late march will see temps into the lower to mid 80’s and we may see 90º by the end of April. We usually getting a fair amount of spring rain from mid March to late May. April and May will be in the upper 70’s to 90º and June will be in the upper 80’s to low 90s with occasional intermittent rains - usually heavy downpours and rarely a slow soaking rain. We generally have fairly low humidity and we get a pretty decent wind regularly, with the supper windy days. This tends to dry our the ground pretty badly so watering is very important for any plant around here.