Hi, I’m new to this forum and it has been several decades since I last grew. I bought some seeds overseas and one of the types was White Widow “Regular.” They are outside in 5 gallon buckets. I sprouted a W.W. on Jan. 11th and by Feb. 11th it was showing female flowers. I was used to the plant briefly showing these early flowers and then staying in the vegi state and growing. This puppy is doing both. It has continued to flower and grow. The plant and the buds have no real aroma yet, but it is totally obvious that it is flowering. I’ve been told it might be an auto-flower.
If it is an auto-flower; how do I tell when it is ready for harvest? What happens if I let it grow and harvest it naturally, with the seasons?