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What are auto flowering cannabis plants?

We have been asked by many of our customers about what auto-flowering strains of cannabis are. We have been given this article by our friends at www.autoflower.co.uk which is very useful in explaining what what autoflowering cannabis seeds are.

Normal strains of cannabis need to have a reduction to 12 hours of light before they will start flowering but autoflowering cannabis strains completely eliminate the need to induce flowering by reduction of day-light hours. It eliminates the need for a timer or the need to wait until autumn for the marijuana plant to start flowering and it will grow consistently well and finish under 24 hours of light, from germination to harvest, in eight weeks to 10 weeks.

Autoflowering cannabis plants altogether do away with a vegetative growth stage. Basically, you plant it, it sprouts, grows a set of leaves, then immediately and automatically begins flowering. This generally starts after around 3 weeks, the males showing signs of flowering a few days before the females. As a result, ‘autos‘ are the quickest, most compact, and most easily hidden marijuana plant available.

Auto strains can easily be kept hidden because of their tiny size and early flowering, whether planted in fields, in yards, on patios or even on windowsills. When planted in the spring, they will produce ripe bud earlier than any available variety. Autoflowering cannabis seeds can be planted, grown and harvested several times per season (in your garden for example), without attracting unwanted attention. Due to their super-fast life cycle (8-9 weeks), auto flowering marijuana strains can be planted up to early August. They can be simply and very succesfully grown in the most unlikely locations, from Alaska and Norway (auto flowering cannabis will bud and finish in the 24hr light of Arctic summers) to the city flat and apartment balconies of the world!

Having no vegetative stage, autoflowering strains cannot be cloned or regenerated. Replanting seeds is a must but having 8-10 week growth cycle producing your own seeds and creating your own strains is not a problem anyway. Anyhow, this plant’s special advantages do away with any reason for cloning in the first place. Also, seeds are much easier to move around and handle and have a higher success rate than clones anyway.

We stock a huge range of feminised autoflowering seeds cannabis seeds on our auto fems page.