If you’re a beginner cannabis grower looking to grow autoflowering cannabis plants outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. Autoflowers are a type of cannabis plant that have been bred to flower automatically, regardless of the amount of light they receive. This makes them ideal for outdoor growing. In this blog post, we’ll explain what you need to know to successfully grow autoflowers outside.
What Are Autoflowers?
Autoflowers are a type of cannabis plant that have been bred to flower automatically, regardless of the amount of light they receive. Autoflowers are usually smaller and more compact than other types of cannabis plants, and they typically produce buds that are less potent than those produced by traditional cannabis plants. However, autoflowers are much easier and faster to grow than traditional cannabis plants, making them a great choice for beginner growers.
Choosing the Right Autoflower
When choosing an autoflower to grow outdoors, it’s important to select a strain that is well-suited to your climate and environment. Some autoflower strains are better suited to cold climates, while others are better suited to hot climates. Additionally, some autoflower strains are more resistant to pests and diseases than others. It’s important to research the strain you’re considering and make sure it’s a good fit for your climate and environment.
Preparing the Growing Area
Once you’ve chosen an autoflower strain, it’s time to prepare the growing area. Autoflowers do best in soil that is well-draining and nutrient-rich. If you’re growing your autoflowers in pots, make sure to choose a potting mix that is specifically designed for cannabis plants. If you’re growing your autoflowers in the ground, you should prepare the area by removing any weeds, rocks, and debris. You should also add a nutrient-rich soil amendment such as compost or worm castings.
Light and Water
Autoflowers require plenty of light and water to thrive. If you’re growing your autoflowers outdoors, they will get plenty of natural sunlight. However, if you’re growing your autoflowers in pots, you may need to supplement the natural sunlight with artificial lighting. Autoflowers also require regular watering. Make sure to check the soil regularly and water your plants as needed.
Once your autoflowers have finished flowering, it’s time to harvest them. Autoflowers typically take 8-10 weeks to finish flowering, depending on the strain. When the buds are ready to be harvested, make sure to cut them off the plant and hang them upside down to dry. Once the buds are dry, you can store them in an airtight container for later use.
Growing autoflowers outdoors is a great way for beginner growers to get started in the world of cannabis cultivation. Autoflowers are easy to grow and require minimal maintenance. With the right preparation and care, you can successfully grow autoflowers outdoors and enjoy a bountiful harvest of high-quality cannabis buds.