How to double your harvest with autoflowering plants
Have you ever wished you could grow outdoor marijuana plants more than once per year? Well, you’re in luck because you totally can!
All you have to do is grow autoflowering marijuana plants rather than photosensitive ones.
If you plant the first batch early enough in the year, then harvest them and plant a second one during the middle of the summer, you can accomplish two harvests in the span of one grow season!
That’s right, folks, that means double the harvest (in theory at least).
And as a bonus, they’re really easy to grow!
Are you excited?
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What is an autoflowering marijuana plant?
Most marijuana plants are photosensitive (or photoperiod) plants. That means that their life cycle changes are based on the changes in lighting caused by the sun. Once they start getting a certain amount of uninterrupted darkness, they will begin to enter the flowering phase. This is their way of sticking with the seasons and flowering before it gets too cold for them to survive.
It used to be that autoflowering plants were always ruderalis strains (which are low in THC). They weren’t popular with the general marijuana crowd for obvious reasons, but once they were cross-bred with indica and sativa strains (high in THC), they created the autoflowering beautieswe now see today.
What’s with the hype?
There are tons of reasons why everyone is excited about autoflowering marijuana plants. They include (but are not limited to):
Smaller in size (my nephew has a couple in his windowsill)
Great resistant to pests and diseases
Shorter grow season (ready to harvest in 10 weeks)
Check out the way autoflowers grow!
Have you ever seen an autoflowering marijuana plant grow? It’s known for its fast growing. We got an awesome timelapse where you can see a little one come up!
What you need to know about autoflowers
The main thing to consider is the fact that no two strains of autoflowering marijuana plants are the same.
Simply ordering “autoflowering” plants is not going to cut it — you’re still going to have to do your research.
The main thing to know about autoflowers is that their lifespan is shorter. So, it’s extra important to start out strong with the grow season because there is less time to compensate for a slow start. That means you should give your seedlings a lot of love!
If your first harvest is disappointing, just remember that you have a second try! In fact, your second grow cycle may be better mid-summer because they’ll get more sun right off the bat.
Find out more about autoflowering marijuana plants here.