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Find the best autoflowering seeds feminized at Homegrown marijuana seed bank. Buy autoflower seeds here and get the perfect autoflower grow. Growing autoflowering cannabis seeds outdoors is easy and it's a very good option for beginner growers. These are the top 10 auto strains that will produce top-shelf buds and can be cultivated outdoors all year long.

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Updated list of the best autoflower seeds USA in 2021. Autoflowering cannabis seeds are sought after for their quick and easy growth time. Some of the best autoflowering seeds for sale – with grow times as short as 7 weeks – can be found here at Homegrown Cannabis Co.

What Are Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds? Autoflower marijuana cultivars produce plants that flower automically around 2–4 weeks into the growing cycle. The grower doesn’t need to worry about switching light schedules to initiate and maintain the flowering phase or be concerned with stressing the plant if something goes wrong. This is the primiary difference when compared to growing photoperiod cannabis strains.

Be sure to check out White Widow Autoflower, one of our best selling strains. It is a dominant autoflower and perfect for growing indoors.

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Autoflower Seeds USA – Best Autoflowering Seeds – Best Autoflower Weed Seeds For Sale

Updated list of the best autoflower seeds USA in 2021. Autoflowering cannabis seeds are sought after for their quick and easy growth time. Some of the best autoflowering seeds for sale – with grow times as short as 7 weeks – can be found here at Homegrown Cannabis Co.

What Are Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds? Autoflower marijuana cultivars produce plants that flower automically around 2–4 weeks into the growing cycle. The grower doesn’t need to worry about switching light schedules to initiate and maintain the flowering phase or be concerned with stressing the plant if something goes wrong. This is the primiary difference when compared to growing photoperiod cannabis strains.

Be sure to check out White Widow Autoflower, one of our best selling strains. It is a dominant autoflower and perfect for growing indoors.

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What are Autoflower Seeds?

Autoflower seeds produce a very different cannabis plant than photoperiod seeds. Photoperiod cannabis plants will only flower if they receive certain hours of light.

Plants grown with auto flower seeds do not rely on a light schedule. They will usually start flowering within 3 – 4 weeks of germination.

Why Grow With Autoflowering Weed Seeds?

Compared to regular, feminized and fast version seeds, autoflowering cannabis seeds have many advantages.

  • Beginner-friendly. Autoflower plants won’t tolerate much stress or injury but they grow fast enough to lower the chances of anything catastrophic.
  • Small and discreet. Autoflowering plants rarely grow taller than 3 feet and can easily fit inside grow cabinets and other tight spaces. A more discreet option for private cannabis growers.
  • Lower THC content. Autoflower cannabis plants have lower average THC levels. Don’t worry! This is a generality, scroll down to see ourtop high-THC autoflowering strains. The gentler psychoactive effects of autos suit those with low THC tolerance.
  • Autoflowering plants CAN produce high yields. Auto-flowering plants don’t yield as much per-plant as your average photoperiod cannabis plant. The advantage lies in the speed. An auto will produce multiple yearly harvests, often outperforming photoperiod plants over a season.

How much yield can you get from auto flower seeds?

Your autoflower yields depend on the timing of your harvest and the autoflowering genetics of your plant. Indica heavy auto flowers tend to produce smaller yields than sativa heavy autos.

Sativa-dominant autos are also known as super autos. Traditionally, super-autos can deliver 2 to 4 times bigger yields than standard autoflower plants.

The cannabis research of our breeders and those of other weed seed banks moves at breakneck speed. When trying to gauge how much yield you will get from your auto you need to think long term.

Autoflower seeds deliver multiple yearly harvests

A case in point: Homegrown Cannabis Co. stocks two versions of Amnesia Kush. You can buy Amnesia Kush Feminized marijuana seeds which produce up to 28 ounces per plant. Or you can choose Amnesia Kush Autoflower marijuana seeds which yield anything up to 12 ounces per plant.

With the photoperiod Amnesia Kush your top yearly yield is 28 ounces. A good yield, no question. But with three harvests of the auto version in the same year your overall yield could be a whopping 36 ounces.

Multiple harvests, multiple throws of the dice

With three cannabis grows in the same season you can improve your technique, adjust the nutes and perfect the environment. With a single yearly harvest all of your eggs will be in one basket . As will any mistakes.

How To Grow Autoflowering Seeds?

There is no need to think about the light schedule (photoperiod) when growing autoflower strains. One schedule and one lamp is enough for the entire growth cycle.

The most popular light schedule is 18/6 (18 hours light and 6 hours dark). You can push this to 24 hours without harming the plant or productivity although the electricity bill might hurt your wallet!

There are varying schools of thought when it comes to growing autoflowering weed seeds. Some auto cannabis growers think the plants benefit from the period of rest with an 18/6. Other growers give them maximum light for as long as possible.

Pro tip: always do what works for you.

Auto strains are beginner-friendly. You still need to follow the basics of cannabis cultivation. These pointers should help you get the best from your autoflower harvest. We will expand these autoflower grow tips later in the article.

  • Growing environment: Autos thrive in warm and dry conditions with temperatures ranging from 75 to 86°F. Relative humidity levels are best kept at 40 to 50% to prevent mold and mildew.
  • Stress: Autos struggle to recover from stress or injury. When wounded, the plant’s energy is focused on repair rather than growth. This is not good news for yields. Avoid high-stress training (HST) methods. Use low-stress training (LST) sparingly and very, very carefully.
  • Autoflower nutrients: Autos are small plants that spend little time in the vegetative growth phase. They don’t need a lot of nutrients. Feed them lightly and go easy on the nitrogen.
  • Harvest gradually: Harvest the buds sequentially by snipping the top colas first. Let the lower buds fully develop before harvesting next.

What soil should I use for autoflowering seeds?

Autoflowers prefer a lighter, more aerated soil than you would use to grow feminized photoperiod cannabis plants. Perlite is a fantastic way to improve drainage and airflow.

What is the optimal temperature and humidity to grow autoflowers?

Your grow room needs to be kept around 21°C (70°F) for the best results. Anything much higher or lower can lead to grow problems and plant stress.

Your autoflowers need relative humidity (RH) levels of 40–50%. This can be a little higher for young autoflowering plants. Once in flower keep the RH levels to 40%. This will reduce the risk of mold, mildew and stress.

What kind of nutrients do autoflowers need?

Buying autoflower weed seeds lowers the cost of your nutrients. Auto plants are smaller and less demanding than their feminized photoperiod cousins.

When using commercial cannabis nutrients give your autos around a half or a quarter of the recommended dose. Pre-fertilised commercial potting mixes are ideal. You won’t need to feed your autoflowering plant until the third or fourth week of growth.

What kind of water is best for autoflowers?

Autoflower seeds have different requirements to photoperiod feminized cannabis seeds. Auto flower plants are smaller and have a more compact root system. They need less water than larger feminized photoperiod plants.

The key is not to overwater. Allow the soil to almost dry between waterings. Cycling wet to dry is a good system for both autoflowering AND photoperiod plants.

When growing autoflowers in soil the optimum pH level is 6.0 – 7.0. The pH level can be optimized for autoflowers by using natural products such as pH up and pH down.

Can you train Autoflowers?

Photoperiod cannabis plants love nothing more than High Stress Training (HST). Growers can employ plant training techniques such as super cropping, FIM, topping and defoliation to massively boost yields.

This is not a good idea for feminized autoflower plants. HST involves damaging the plant to make it grow back stronger. Autos do not have the time to grow back.

The only training that works with auto flowers is low-stress (LST). Bending branches to expose more bud sites is fine. Do not break the branches and do not cut or pinch any part of the auto cannabis plant.

What is the best way to germinate Autoflower seeds?

Germinating auto flower seeds follows exactly the same process as germinating feminized or regular cannabis seeds. Learn how to germinate autoflower seeds by watching our germination guide.

How to plant Autoflower seeds?

Before planting your autoflowering cannabis seeds, you need to germinate them. The best germination method for autos is the same as for photos. Please see our full germination guide above.

When your auto flowering marijuana seeds have germinated it’s time to prepare your pots. Red solo cups are a great example of a small starter pot. Try to avoid using jiffy pellets as the roots will need space to grow.

The first job is to fill the pots with your chosen soil. Leave an inch gap from the top to stop soil spilling out and water the soil in preparation. This is the only time you’ll water until the sapling appears. Watering while the taproot is still getting established can cause problems. It can displace the germinated seed.

Make a small indent in the soil with the tip of your finger, around a centimetre deep. As central as possible. Lower the seed into the hole with the taproot facing down and loosely cover the hole with soil. Leave it under your grow lamp for a few days. Soon it will pop up through the soil and spread its first leaves. After letting the sapling develop a little you need to transplant it to the final pot.

Tip: don’t let it establish itself too much, 6 days is the longest it should stay before transplant.

When you transplant autoflowers to their permanent home you’ll need to choose your pot size relative to flowering time. A two month (8 week) flowering time will need a 1.5 gallon pot. A three month (12 week) flowering period will need a larger, 3 gallon pot.

Again, fill the flowerpots with soil to within an inch or two from the top and water. Compact it a little if you want but not too much. Your plants need to expand their root ball and take oxygen and water from the soil.

The transplant process is the same for photoperiod seeds. Make a hole in the top big enough to fit both the roots and part of the trunk. When planted, you want 2 inches from the top of the soil to the first set of leaves. Water again once your transplant is complete but only around the edges of the pot.

Step by step guide to growing Autoflower seeds indoors

Step 1: Choose where to grow your autos

How do you grow autoflower seeds indoors? It starts with deciding where to grow autoflower seeds indoors . Good options are tents, grow boxes, closets, maybe a spot by the window. Make sure you can grow cannabis legally and ensure the window spot gets lots and lots of sun.

Step 2: Buy autoflowering seeds from Homegrown

Healthy plants need strong, reliable genetics. This is guaranteed at Homegrown and we have the best autoflowering seeds for sale anywhere online.

Choose auto seeds according to flowering time and whether you prefer more indica or more sativa in your plants.

Step 3: Decide on pots and growing medium for indoors

Autos are fast cannabis plants. They will veg for around 2 to 4 weeks and then flip into flower. This leaves no time for any more than one transplant .

Your final pot should be no bigger than 3 gallons when growing autoflowers indoors . Your grow medium should be well-aerated and lightly fertilized. A good soil mix or coconut is ideal.

Step 4: Choose your grow lamp

Cannabis growers have plenty of choice when it comes to lights. Metal Halides (MH) and High Pressure Sodiums (HPS) were the traditional market-leaders. LEDs are now the number one choice of cannabis lamp while CFLs are still a popular choice for the early stages. Grow lamps play a MAJOR role when growing any kind of cannabis indoors.

Planting feminized autoflowering seeds under LED lighting is extremely popular. LEDs are cheap to run. A big plus for growers who like to give their autoflowers 24 hours of continuous light.

They also run cool so you can put them closer to your plants. If you’re growing autos from seed the chances are you won’t have much space. Maybe LEDs are the popular choice for you, too?

HPS and MH lamps are also perfect for autoflowering marijuana seeds. They are hotter, more expensive to run and require more room than LEDs. But they’ll give your auto flowering seeds a brilliant chance of success.

You can grow autoflower indoors without lights, too. A sunny spot on a windowsill or in a conservatory will suffice. The sunnier your climate, the better your yields.

Step 5: Germinate and plant your autoflowering seeds

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Step 6: plant care, cultivation and harvesting

The best way to care for your autoflowering cannabis plant is to water properly. Give it plenty of light and avoid stress . Make sure you don’t overdo it with the nutes and never subject your auto to HST .

If you have any questions or problems while growing autos from seed please join our Homegrown Forum. You can ask your fellow growers and share your success here, too!

How to grow Autoflower seeds outdoors?

The advantages of growing autoflowers outside are considerable. Each and every plant that has ever evolved on planet earth has done so outdoors. Even ruderalis cannabis plants. Ruderalis genes evolved in the cold mountainous regions of Northern Russia. They are perfectly adapted to lower temperatures and fewer hours of sunlight.

Let’s take a look at some very good arguments why you should grow your autoflower outdoors .

  • Tough cookies : Despite their cold origins autoflower plants are mold resistant and autoflowering plants can thrive in humid conditions .
  • Less space needed : the smaller size makes the autoplant inconspicuous .
  • Improved yearly yield : the short flowering cycle permits you to harvest 2 or 3 times per season. The final yields of auto flowers are much better grown outdoors .
  • Natural atmosphere : Natural levels of CO2 encourages better, healthier growth .
  • Better plants : cannabis plants are bigger, better and tastier when grown outdoors, just ask Nikki and Swami .

Step by step guide to growing Autoflower seeds outdoors

How do you grow Autoflower seeds outdoors? Sensible preparation.

Step 1: Choosing your spot

The best place for autoflower plants will also be the best place for normal cannabis plants. The spot with the most sun and the least amount of adverse weather . It also needs to be locked, secure and out of sight of the general public.

Step 2: Choose your autoflowering marijuana seeds

How do you b uy outdoor autoflowering seeds with confidence when there are so many to choose from? You can split the answer into two main categories . How quickly do you want the harvest? What do you want or need in terms of flavor, effect etc?

The first part is easy, you look at the flowering time and take it from there. The fewer weeks in flower, the quicker the harvest.

While autoflower growers looking for high-THC auto strains need look no further than our high-THC seeds collection.

The search tool on our homepage will help you narrow the parameters even further. It’s easy to find the best autoflower outdoor seeds for YOUR needs.

Step 3: Growing auto flowering cannabis seeds in a pot or in the ground

Outdoor growers can plant auto flower marijuana seeds in pots or directly into the ground. There are pros and cons to both options.

Growing autos in a pot. Pots are easy to move around. This is useful in areas vulnerable to flash floods and high winds. You can also move pots to the sunniest areas, depending on the time of day. One downside to pots is space. Roots might not get the room they need to fully develop. This could limit the overall growth of the plant.

Growing autos in the ground. If your aim is to grow a big autoflower plant then plant in the open ground. Your roots will be free to expand and the plant will grow as high as its genetics allow. Growing auto-flowers outdoors will better equip them to deal with a little wind or rain.

Step 4: Choose your autoflowering medium for outdoor grows

The best type of soil for growing autoflowering weed outdoors will be light, airy and well-drained. Use a good-quality potting soil mix boosted with amendments like manure, compost and perlite.

Step 5: Germinating and planting autoflower weed seeds

Whether growing cannabis indoors or outside , you should always germinate your seeds indoors . The same applies to your photoperiod or autoflower seed.

Step 6: Growing and harvesting

Keep your auto flowers indoors for around 2 or 3 weeks . You then have the option of transplanting to a pot or direct into the earth . Follow the wet to dry cycle of watering and give them as much sunlight as possible . They will flip themselves into flower and grow beautifully right through to harvest.

Tips for growing healthy autoflowers outdoors

Growing auto flowers outdoors comes with risk. You have no control over the weather and little control over bugs and pests. Though there are steps you can take to help you grow autos outdoors successfully.

  • Try growing autoflowers in a greenhouse : growing cannabis in a greenhouse is a great idea for autoflowering plants. They offer protection from the weather. They reduce the chance of top rot. They also protect against vermin.
  • Protect against pests and bugs : protect your autos by planting in a secure area and putting chicken wire around your plant. You can guard against bugs with companion planting and beneficial insects.

Autoflower Seeds: Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an Autoflower take?

Autoflower marijuana seeds will grow much faster than their photoperiod cousins. Some auto varieties can complete their entire cycle in around ten weeks. They usually spend around 2 to 4 weeks in the vegetative stage before flowering automatically.

Some autoflower weed seeds take longer than others but this usually means bigger yields. Our Haze XL Autoflower takes 12 – 14 weeks to complete but the yields are amazing.

Are Autoflowering seeds female?

If you buy feminized autoflowering seeds your plants have a 95 – 99% chance of being female.

How do you know if a seed is autoflowering?

Buy autoflowering seeds from a reputable seed store to make sure you get what you pay for.

Do Autoflowers produce seeds?

Autoflowering cannabis plants are just as capable of producing seeds as photoperiod cannabis plants.

What is the difference between autoflowering and feminized seeds?

Questioning the difference between autoflower weed seeds and feminized seeds is misleading. Growers can buy autoflower seeds feminized or regular, with feminized autoflowering seeds being the most popular cannabis strain category on site. Basically, cannabis seeds can be feminized AND autoflowering or regular AND autoflowering.

How To Get The Biggest Yields With Autoflowering Cannabis

This answer recaps what has already been discussed, but with a few extra autoflowering tips and tricks .

  • Start autoflower plants in their final containers : you can sow your autoflowering feminized seeds directly into their final home. This will promote the early growth of a healthy root zone.
  • Use bigger pots : for an experienced grower anything up to a five gallon pot is acceptable. The bigger the pot, the bigger the potential for growth.
  • Use better pots : Healthy root systems mean healthier plants . Fabric pots will help prevent your cannabis plant becomingroot bound which is better for their overall health and development. Fabric cannabis pots also prevent overwatering as they have incredibly good drainage.
  • Optimize your grow medium : Adding perlite or coco coir helps aerate the soil, improving water and nutrient uptake.
  • Use root stimulants : Beneficial fungi encourage nutrient uptake and enrich the root zone.
  • Support your auto-flower plants : Keep your autos upright and healthy by using stakes or trellis.
  • Light, light and more light : We have touched on this before. Many growers limit the light cycle to 18/6 but some plants are comfortable with 24 hours of light . Adapt to the limitations of your plant.
  • Reverse osmosis water : Chlorine and fluorine can have a negative effect on your autoflowering plants. Reverse-osmosis water gives you control over mineral levels .
  • Think about the nutes : Autoflowering feminized seeds do not need many nutrients. They love enzymes, beneficial fungi and vitamin B, but not much else when it comes to base nutrients. More than any other type of cannabis plant, less is more when it comes to planning a feeding schedule.
  • Dial in your pH : Don’t be afraid to use off-the-shelf products to adjust the pH. The optimum zone is 6.0 to 7.0.
  • Adjust climate for growth stage : Too many cannabis growers depend on the amazing resilience of autoflowering pot plants . Take the time to adjust humidity levels with the stage of growth.
  • CO₂is your friend : Well, it’s more of a friend to your auto plants . When growing marijuana autoflower seeds indoors a healthy boost of CO₂ has been proven to boost growth . Make sure you mimic nature and only add CO₂ during ‘daylight’ hours.
  • Train your plants (but don’t stress them) : There is a big difference between low and high stress training . The former is great for feminized autoflower seeds , the latter is not.
  • Bending and tying stems to expose more buds to light is a non-invasive way to increase overall yield . This is about the limit of training for auto flowers.
  • Use Sea of Green : Autoflowering weed plants LOVE a Sea of Green (SOG) set-up. Just like autoflowering cannabis, it’s a system that maximizes yields with minimal space .
  • Progressive harvesting: Untrained plants will nearly always have more developed buds at the top of the plant. This is especially true with autoflowering cannabis plants. A good way to overcome this phenomenon is to use progressive harvesting. Harvest the highest buds when they are ready and let the lower buds enjoy longer periods under the lights. This could translate to a couple of weeks extra in the grow room but the higher yields will be worth it.
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Keep records : Any master cannabis growe r will tell you to make notes and document everything relevant to your grow. This will help you problem-solve and prevent issues . Taking notes will seriously improve your skills.

Where Can I Buy Cheap Autoflower Seeds?

You can find a great selection of autoflowering cannabis seeds at Homegrown Cannabis Co . We also have a fine choice of cheap cannabis seeds which means you needn’t worry about going over your budget. These are great value for money and include regular marijuana seeds and feminized seeds as well as auto seeds.

Choosing the best auto flowering seeds for sale can be challenging. Be sure to check out our weed seeds mixes that bundle 3 varieties in 1 inexpensive mix pack.

Which Are The Fastest Autoflowering Cannabis Genetics?

The marijuana strains listed below are our fastest autoflowering cannabis seeds. These autoflower cannabis seeds boast flowering times of 6 – 8 weeks. This means you should be able to harvest your weed plants in 7 weeks from seed to harvest .

You’re choosing high quality cannabis seeds AND the fastest growing marijuana seeds for sale.

    : The AK-47 marijuana strain has a high THC level of 20%. This sativa-dominant weed strain gives consumers a powerful relaxing high . With AK-47 marijuana seeds for sale as an autoflowering weed strain , you’ll be growing potent cannabis in no time. : An indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain with high THC levels of 18%. It gives consumers a strong and euphoric high. This cannabis strain is quick and very easy to grow.: A genuine classic weed strain now available as an autoflowering cannabis seed. Skunk is a hybrid autoflowering marijuana strain that delivers an uplifting and creative high. : Blue Amnesia has a distinctive sweet taste and a high THC level of 18%. A hybrid marijuana strain with a good balance of sativa and indica traits. This autoflowering weed strain has an intense euphoric high. : Fruit Auto is a cannabis strain favoured by connoisseurs because of its sweet taste and smell. It’s a simple marijuana strain that grows very quickly and produces high yields .

What Are Some Potent Auto-flowering Marijuana Strains?

Grow high THC marijuana in record time with our selection of autoflowering high thc seeds .

    : A legendary strain well-known for its strong smell and flavor. This autoflower strain is high in THC and easy to grow . A hybrid of sativa and indica with great sour flavors and a variety of psychoactive effects. It’s one of the best auto-flowers around. : Out of all our autoflowering cannabis seeds Gorilla Glue is one of the highest THC strains . Gorilla Glue is perfect for beginners making growing autoflowering cannabis easy. Gorilla Glue also has particularly high yields . : A sativa dominant hybrid which gets its name from its sweet and fruity flavour. This one is great for beginners and contains high THC levels . : Those with a penchant for tasty strains will enjoy the rich tropical flavor and powerful body-centric high . It’s a great yielder and very easy to grow . : Growers should expect heavy yields of aromatic buds in just 10 weeks. It appeals to even the most discerning connoisseurs with its intense euphoric effect perfectly balanced by a profound relaxing sensation .

What are the top 5 autoflowering seeds 2021?

    : A brand new edition for 2021. CBD Medi Gom is a medical marijuana miracle . It delivers medicinal cannabis with the golden 1:1 ratio in as little as 8 – 10 weeks from seed. : A delicious wild-berry flavor with an exciting euphoric headrush. This Blackberry is perfect for beginner growers and delivers delicious weed in just 6 – 8 weeks. : Ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? This autoflowering strain delivers an exhilarating high and is one of our most popular autoflowering cultivars. : High THC. High Yields. Amazing flavors . This autoflower has consistently out-performed all newcomers. It’s the best auto strain every year. : We have been developing this auto for many years. Get ready to trip the light fantastic with this super psychedelic strain. You won’t find the same buzz anywhere!

Best Autoflowering Seeds USA

We have a great selection of award-winning strains now available as autoflowering cannabis seeds . These are the best autoflower seeds with the same great traits as their parent strains.

    : White Widow is an award-winning strain with a legendary name. This auto means you can now produce great yields in less time . White Widow Autoflower is perfect for growing indoors and outdoors with a growth cycle lasting around 10 – 12 weeks . : Some of the best cannabis strains in the world are descended from OG Kush . By crossing the original OG Kush with Northern Lights Autoflower our breeders have created an amazing autoflowering strain . It boasts a high THC range of 24% and a grow time of only 10 – 12 weeks . : By crossing Amnesia Haze with a ruderalis strain our breeders have created Amnesia Haze Autoflower . It has a growth time of 10 – 12 weeks and THC levels up to 23%. The unique musky aroma produced by this sativa-dominant strain makes it a must-have for marijuana growers .

Where to buy autoflower seeds usa?

Cannabis seeds can be bought either from walk-in stores or online cannabis seed stores . The latter gives customers several advantages. Access to a wide variety of weed strains and cannabis seeds. The convenience of being able to buy autoflower seeds from your home .

Not all online weed stores with autoflowering seeds for sale can be trusted. Choosing only reputable seed banks and sources is essential to buying top-quality weed seeds .

Homegrown Cannabis Co. is a prime example of a trustworthy and reliable seedstore offering nothing but the highest quality autoflower seeds for sale.

Our autoflower weed seeds are sourced from mother marijuana plants with stable genetics and the best traits. This gives our customers the best possible experience. It helps having the widest choice of autoflowering feminized seeds for sale.

When buying marijuana seeds online you’ll only need a US address and the ability to pay for cannabis seeds online. You can also purchase bulk orders of autoflower cannabis seeds for sale by visiting our wholesale page. We can provide up to 50,000 seeds of any available strain. Please ask about our high quality cannabis products today.

We also offer a great selection of Mix Packs available in packs of 9, 15, 30 and 45 seeds. Feel free to revisit us as often as you’d like to to add more marijuana seeds to your collection.

If you can’t find answers on our website, please reach out to our team on +1 (760) 313-7455. You can also use the ticket submission section in the bottom right of your screen.

Thank you for stopping by and shopping with America’s premium cannabis seed bank.

How To Grow Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds Outdoors

Find out all you need to know about growing autoflowering Cannabis outdoors, and all the important things to consider.

  • 1. What should i consider before planting?
  • 1. a. Indoor vs outdoor
  • 1. b. Climate region and your location
  • 1. c. Mold and pests
  • 1. d. Protecting your plants outdoors
  • 1. e. Tips for beginners
  • 2. Optimal conditions
  • 2. a. Light cycle and best time to start
  • 2. b. Temperature
  • 2. c. Humidity
  • 2. d. Spacing
  • 2. e. Best nutrients
  • 2. f. Genetics
  • 3. Step-by-step guide on growing autoflowering cannabis outdoors
  • 3. a. Step 1: germination
  • 3. b. Step 2: seedling
  • 3. c. Step 3: the vegetative stage
  • 3. d. Step 4: the flowering stage
  • 3. e. Stage 5: harvest
  • 4. Drying, trimming, and curing your outdoor auto harvest
  • 4. a. Drying your buds
  • 4. b. Trimming your buds
  • 4. c. Curing your buds
  • 5. In conclusion

If you reside in a location where growing weed is legal, you’re in luck. Not everyone can grow cannabis especially outdoors, but if you do get this opportunity use it! With a little knowledge, you can produce loads of buds. And, if you’re here to understand a bit more about how to grow autoflowering plants outside, read on and you’ll know everything there is to know. Growing autos outdoors is easy because they don’t depend on light to flower. You can grow them almost all year round, by just providing good nutrients and protecting them from pests and rain. Remember that the yield will depend on the light cycle so it’s better to plan ahead.

1. What Should I Consider Before Planting?

Indoor vs outdoor

This is a huge question growers have before starting to grow their own weed because both of them have their pros and cons. To make this decision, you will have to have a couple of things in consideration: environment, smell and most important of all: cost.

Cost is the most important because you will need to spend quite a bit of money to buy a good light fixture, exhaust fan, filter and grow tent, even though it seems like a lot, this will allow you to control every aspect of the growing environment, will allow you to eliminate odor and be more discreet because unless you allow a person in, no one will be able to see your growing operation.

When growing outdoors you won’t have to spend much other than with pots and nutrients, but you should remember that when growing outdoors you won’t be able to control the climate and you can suffer from extremely cold or hot climates and this will affect your plants growth. Another disadvantage is that your plants will be visible and the odor can be a problem if you live in a place where cannabis is not legal.

Climate region and your location

If you’re starting to grow cannabis just now, you probably are wondering When to plant? Well, this will depend on the expected weather and all the things that come with it. There are 6 climate regions in the world, in each one of them the temperature, humidity, and sunlight vary so you should plan according to your environment.

Tropical climates

The tropical climate can be found along the equator region, in cities like Brasília (Brazil), Miami (United States), and Biak (Indonesia), and is characterized by a high temperature and high humidity with an average temperature of 18°C all year long.

Subtropical climates

The subtropical climate is characterized by hot, humid summers and cool, mild winters and is usually located near the coasts like São Paulo (Brazil), Orlando (United States), and Hong Kong (China). This type of climate can be found in all the continents with a high average of 24-27°C and lows from 10-16°C with moderate humidity.

Cold climates (Subarctic and arctic climate)

Cold climates occur in cities like Anchorage (Alaska), Sumedang (Indonesia), and Moosonee (Canada), in these climate regions the humidity is fairly low, the climate is extremely harsh, with an average of -10°C in winter and not exceeding 26°C in summer.

Temperate climates

Temperate climates can be found in cities like Sydney (Australia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Atlanta (United States), it has moderate relative humidity, with an average low of 10°C during 6 months of the year and an average high of around 22°C.

Dry climates (arid and semi-arid climate)

Dry climates can be found in cities like Lampedusa (Italy), Reno (United States), and Jaipur (India), it is characterized by really low humidity, with extremely low temperatures at night, reaching -10°C and extremely cold hot during the day, around 45°C.

Depending on where you live, you will have to plan ahead, knowing the expected temperature, humidity, and amount of sunlight your plants will receive can make a huge difference in yield.

For example, California gets an average of 14:30hrs of sunlight in the summer1 and around 9:40hs in the winter, so you should plan your growing cycle according to where you live.

Mold and pests

When growing outdoors it can be fairly easy to get bugs and pests.

Your plants are directly exposed to the environments so you should be careful with rain, high humidity, and temperature, the right combination of these elements can attract bugs or mold to your cannabis plants and because you can’t control the environment, it can be quite hard to deal with it.

Protecting your plants outdoors

Cannabis plants must be protected from harsh weather and predators, depending on where you’re growing your plant can be attacked by bugs or even bigger animals like dogs, cats, or rodents this is why it’s better to have a wire fence around them if needed. The fence needs to be underground and above ground around your plant and the roots, despite seeming too much it is essential because animals like gophers and moles live underground, they look for roots to feed on and can eat a whole plant overnight.

It’s also a good idea to build a simple structure to help protect your plants from snow and rain, this structure can be built with wooden stakes and a plastic sheet and will ensure your plants don’t freeze or get mold.

When planting in the ground it’s essential to protect your plants against gophers and moles with a wire cage.

There’s no need to spend too much to protect your plants, a wire fence is fairly cheap and if you want to make a hoop-house it can be easily made with a plastic sheet and plastic tubes, if you want a sturdier one you can build a metal or wood but the structure will be basically the same.

Tips For Beginners

If you’ve never grown cannabis before, there are a couple of things you need to have in mind. Depending on the city you live in, you have to be sure your growing space is discreet, this means not only the plants shouldn’t be visible but also neighbors shouldn’t be able to smell the plants. This not only applies to the plants themself but also the light. Usually grow light fixtures are super bright and can be seen from far away if you don’t make sure there are no light leaks. Masking the smell outdoors can be a little bit tricky because you don’t have a way to eliminate the smell.

You can guerilla grow on your balcony using lots of aromatic plants that will help to camouflage your cannabis plants, it’s not a guarantee that the smell won’t bother your neighbors. Even though you can train your plants, the best way to avoid this is to grow Indica dominant, they tend to grow shorter and compact, so you don’t need to train them (if you don’t want or know how to).

If you wish to grow a specific strain that grows tall, you should grow them in smaller pots or train them so they can’t be seen by people walking by or from other balconies. You can also build a structure similar to a hoop house around your plants, by covering them with a plastic sheet you can keep the rain off, reduce light like most outdoor growers do with the light deprivation technique, and have more stealth cannabis grow.

2. Optimal conditions

Light cycle and best time to start

It is important to understand the life cycle of an autoflowering Cannabis plant, and how they differ from normal photoperiodic cultivars. As the name suggests these strains will begin to flower automatically thanks to their Ruderalis heritage. Originally found in Siberia, the dwarf-sized, low potency Ruderalis had the ability to grow in a vegetative stage and then flower automatically independent of the light cycle. An incredible trait that autoflowering cannabis strains carry nowadays.

Hours of darkness

Once you understand that it’s possible to plant automatics outdoors at any time of the year, you can begin to plan your growing cycles based on the temperature, humidity, and sunlight where you live, although you need to have in mind that outdoors, the light cycle depends on the season you’re in and can differ from one place to another, resulting in more or less plant growth and consequently better (or worse) yields.

The best time to start growing photoperiodic cannabis depends on the amount of light you get, but with autoflowers, things are different. Because they grow fast and don’t depend on light to start flowering, you can grow them outside whenever you want. Of course, the temperature may have an influence on the result but you most likely will have beautiful flowers after every harvest.

Temperature

Due to the tough resilient nature that autoflowering Cannabis possesses, depending on the strain, it is easily possible to harvest buds during the coldest time of the year with the shortest daylight hours, as well as during the hottest and longest days. It is this incredible ability to adapt to any climates from harsh and cold to lovely and hot that allow for any grower to achieve a harvest all year long.

Although there is an optimal environment that all plants prefer, even though autos can withstand harsher climates, the best temperature to grow auto cannabis plants is from 18-25 °C, with a 60% relative humidity and preferably 18 hours of light per day.

The ideal conditions for a plant to develop to it’s maximum are at least 18hs of light, 60% relative humidity and a temperature between 18-25°C.

Growing in summer

If you’re growing in hotter climates you will need to adjust watering and the amount of nutrients. This is because higher temperatures tend to accelerate the plant’s processes, so you will have to adjust feeding to your plant’s necessities. Also, have in mind that in summer there is an increase in humidity levels so it is good to perform LST techniques to keep good airflow in between the buds and branches and avoid fungus or bugs.

Growing in winter

In colder climates plants tend to slow down their rate of growth, so you will usually use less nutrients. Also have in mind that in the winter the humidity levels are lower, so you’ll want to water sporadically so your plant has time to absorb the nutrients. Have in mind that if the temperature is below 4°C, water can freeze the roots, so it’s better to feed your plant when the temperatures are higher.

  • Some automatics can take very cold weather as well as intense heat.
  • It is possible to plant from early Spring until late winter with great results.
  • Autoflowering Cannabis is very resistant to mold, mildew, and wind.
  • Avoid planting seeds if your garden is showing signs of frost.

Humidity

The humidity levels are super important for a cannabis plant, if the humidity is too high or too low the plant will have a hard time “breathing”, so it’s crucial you know what humidity levels to expect for each stage of plant growth before cultivating. In the seedling stage, your plants will develop better in 60% relative humidity because baby plants don’t like a drier environment and actually need the extra moisture to develop properly in the first weeks of life.

You have to gradually decrease the humidity from 60% down to 50% in the vegetative stage, this is because at this stage plants have already started photosynthesizing and need that relative humidity level to be able to do it properly. Once your plant has entered the pre-flowering stage, you will have to gradually decrease the humidity level to around 40-45%, the buds are full of water so this will prevent them from molding and will result in a healthier plant.

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Spacing

Because cannabis plants will grow and develop a lot of branches, it’s necessary to leave space between them, if you don’t know how much space you should leave between the plants you need to think about the size they will have. For example, in 1m 2 you can fit around 10 small plants, 6 medium plants, and 3 big plants or have around 30-45cm in between small plants, 50-60cm between medium plants, and 65-100cm between big plants, although autoflowering plants usually don’t grow too much so if you leave around 40cm in between you should be fine.

By providing enough spacing between plants you prevent problems you may have further into the growth cycle, like the light not reaching deep enough, taller plants overshadowing the smaller ones, and other issues like the lack of airflow.

Best Nutrients

Depending on what you can find (or want to use) there are two options for feeding your plants: organic or synthetic nutrients, both of them will work just fine but each one has its pros and cons. Organic nutrients can be harder to use for new growers but can result in a better tasting, better smelling flowers and will be harder to burn your plants while synthetic nutrients are super easy to use, you just have to follow the instructions on the package and maybe adjust the dose with some plants, but it’s fairly easy, just have in mind that synthetic nutrients can burn your plants easily so you need to feed with care, paying attention to the signs your plant gives you.

Either way, as long as you provide an NPK ratio of 2-1-3 in the vegetative stage and 1-3-2 in the flowering stage, your plant will grow great.

Genetics

A big issue when growing autoflowering strains is the genetics, even if you do everything perfectly you can still be disappointed with the quality and amount of flowers your plant produces, that is because you need good genetics to have a good harvest. Depending on where you live, a certain type of strain will have a better result than another.

If you live in a part of the world that has hotter weather, you are able to grow any type of autoflowering strain but it is recommended to grow Sativa-dominant hybrids. This way you’ll make the most out of every seed because Sativas usually grow taller and with more flowering sites, resulting in a bigger yield.

I grew this with other fast buds strains. I’m very happy how they all grew. I use soil, 19L pots on a 20/4 light cycle. They love it.

This more demanding and larger yielding variety will flourish under the constant sunny climate.

Automatics can really help a grower who experiences colder climates, you should grow Indica-dominant hybrids because their Indica heritage makes them more resistant to cold and a high level.

Just an easy to grow, solid packed buds. A heavy feeder and can be a bit prone to light burn at the end but otherwise perfection!

She is very resistant and will be ready to chop, even after any heavy rain or cold spots.

3. Step-By-Step Guide On Growing Autoflowering Cannabis Outdoors

Growing autoflowering cannabis outdoors can be really simple, by following these steps which represent the timeline of a cannabis plant’s growth you can successfully grow your own medicine.

Step 1: Germination

Before planting your seeds, you will need to germinate them, this is the first step to a successful harvest. There are a couple of ways to germinate seeds, you can germinate them directly in the soil, in paper towels, or submerge them in a glass of water.

We recommend submerging them in water for around 12 hrs before planting or transferring them to paper towels. Remember the seed shell needs to be damp so it’s easier for the seedling to grow out of it.

You should also have in mind that leaving the seeds in water for too long will drown them, so you should keep them for a maximum of 24hrs if they’re too old, but 12hrs is all you need for good seeds.

How Deep To Plant Your Seed?

After germinating your seed, you’re gonna have to plant it in the medium. You should be extremely careful with this process because the radicle is super fragile. To avoid damaging it, you have to make a small hole with your finger up to the first line of your index finger or around 2-3cm with a pen. That is deep enough for your seedling to grow relatively fast, also make sure you don’t press the soil on top, just throw a little bit of dirt so it’s not too compact and the seedling doesn’t struggle to come out.

Planting In Pots or The Ground?

Once you germinate your seeds, you will need to decide to grow in pots or directly into the ground. Sometimes it is more logistical to use pots because they can be moved around if you need to, however, if you want to spend less and can find a good spot for your plants, you can definitely plant them in your backyard, for example. Be careful when planting in the ground, gophers and moles are hard to spot because they live underground and they can eat your plants, if you see holes in the ground you should avoid that place. These animals feed on the roots and fibers of the plant and will make your plant disappear overnight.

If you’re growing in pots you should go for a mix of mediums, such as coco coir, perlite, and soil. This will allow your plants to grow more easily, with more oxygenation in the roots, and will help drain the water when watering.

  • Pots can be moved around to follow the sun.
  • Small plants can be easily camouflaged.
  • Planting in the ground (in fertile soil) saves you from having to buy soil and nutrients.
  • Organic nutrients are packed with beneficial microorganisms.

Step 2: Seedling

Around 10 days after your seeds have germinated and you placed them in your medium of choice, the seedling will start to emerge from the soil. If you want to make sure your seedlings are safe, you can keep them indoors and transfer them outdoors after you see the first true leaves.

Cannabis seedlings don’t need that much light so they can grow under a CFL light, remember that if you keep your plants under LED or light bulbs, they can get stressed when transferred outside, so you should transfer them as soon as you see the first pair of true leaves fully developed to avoid this. At this stage, the cotyledons have run out of nutrients so your plant will start to need sunlight and nutrients to develop properly.

Step 3: The vegetative stage

When your plant has developed the first pair of true leaves, it is officially in the vegetative stage and this is when you should start watering with nutrients, starting with a low dose and gradually increasing.

At this stage, you should give plants more nitrogen (N) and potassium (K), these are the macronutrients a plant needs to thrive, you should also decide on your location and which part of the garden or terrace receives the most sun.

Placing your plant in the direction where the sun rises is the best option, meaning that when the sun sets, the plants will receive the final amount of sunlight each day ensuring the most direct sunlight possible. To be 100% sure, you can easily look up on the internet in which direction the sun rises, for example, East in Manaus 2 and Northeast in Sydney 3 .

How often to feed?

The watering schedule will depend on the genetics and the environment, there’s no way to say exactly how many times and how much water your plant needs. The best way is to water again when the soil is approximately 65% dry or by lifting the pot, if it’s heavy then it probably still has water in it, if it’s light it probably is dry and needs watering.

For How Long Plants Grow?

Depending on the strain you choose to cultivate, the amount of time it needs to completely mature may be different. Even though all autoflowering cannabis plants are hybrids, some of them have Sativa heritage and others Indica, so their size and how long they grow varies. For example, strains with Indica heritage can take around 8 weeks to mature whereas strains with Sativa heritage can take up to 11 weeks.

How Big Plants Get?

How tall a plant grows depends on their heritage. This is because Sativa’s usually stretch and grow less leaves than Indicas, which grow short and bushy.

So the size will depend on their genetics. For example, a Sativa dominant strain can grow up to 150cm while an Indica dominant hybrid will range from 80-100cm.

Plant training

When growing Cannabis outdoors, it is a good idea to plan ahead in terms of plant training. This will normally be done in the early stages and will benefit the plants greatly once flowering commences. Low stress training is a very simple technique that has many benefits and can be performed in different methods and several ways, the most known technique being the Tie-down method.

Plant training techniques should be started when your autoflower has around 3-5 pairs of leaves and should be stopped right before the pre-flowering stage or when you have achieved the structure and size you were aiming for. In this timelapse video, our grower shows you a combination of high stress and low stress plant training methods, although you shouldn’t HST unless you have a bit of experience.

As you can see, Green 75 spaced out the branches and cut off the excess foliage so the buds have more space and light to develop, this also encourages the plant to develop more bud sites, allows more airflow in the buds and the light to reach deeper, resulting in better developed and fatter buds.

When plant training autoflowers it is not always recommended to use high stress training techniques (HST) if you’re not experienced, this is why we recommend using low stress training (LST) techniques like the one shown above.

Step 4: The flowering stage

After a couple of weeks in the vegetative stage, your plant will start to show white hairs (pistils), this is a sign that your plant is ready to start producing flowers, at this stage you should start feeding flowering nutrients.

Your plant needs lower amounts of nitrogen (N) and higher amounts of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) to properly develop flowers, if you don’t provide phosphorus and potassium the buds will develop airy and light, it is crucial to feed your plant properly if you want fat dense buds.

How to make buds bigger?

There isn’t an exact way to make the buds bigger, buds develop big and dense when they grow with a combination of a good environment and good nutrients, this is why you should plan your grow cycle a couple of weeks before germinating your seeds.

There can be huge differences in the quantity and quality of flowers between a plant grown in cold with fewer hours of sunlight and a plant grown in better conditions with more sunlight.

Supporting autoflowering cannabis outdoors

Cannabis plants outdoors usually don’t have a limit to stop growing and unless you limit their size by planting them in smaller pots, they can grow huge.

Despite huge plants not always being a bad thing, the buds will also grow big and dense, and sometimes the branches won’t be strong enough to hold them and snap, this is why you need to add support. There are several ways to provide support to your plants, you can do this with bamboo stakes, a trellis net, or tomato wire cages.

When do plants start to smell?

Autoflowers usually start smelling around week 4-6, when they’re in the pre-flowering stage, this happens because when your plant starts developing flowers it will also produce trichomes which contain terpenes and are responsible for the smell.

This is when you should install your carbon filter or any other method to eliminate the typical cannabis smell, remember this is just a guideline and some cannabis plants can start to smell as early as the 3 week of plant growth.

How much plants yield?

How much plant yields will depend on the genetics, although despite the size, Indicas can yield more than Sativas or vice-versa. Usually, the amount they yield will depend on the growing conditions, you can harvest up to 200g from a single plant or as low as 40g. It solely depends on how you take care of your plants and their genetic characteristics like the density of the buds and the amount of bud sites.

Bamboo stakes

Bamboo stakes are the most common way to support branches because they’re cheap and effective although they cannot be used for long because they are exposed to rain so they can rot and spread powdery mildew to your plants.

Trellis net

A trellis net can be used not only to support the buds but also to control the size of your plants, although it’s a bit harder because you will need to build the structure (metal or bamboo stakes around the plant) to secure the net too.

Depending on how you use a trellis net it can provide support and also control the height of your plants.

A trellis net can be used both horizontally on top of your plants (like in Scrog) or vertically around the plants (like a tomato cage), both ways will work great and it’s just a matter of preference, if you want to control height you can place it on top but if you don’t need to, just place it around to support the branches.

Tomato Wire Cages

Tomato wire cages work the same as placing a trellis net around your plants, they will support the branches from every side but won’t control the height.

Tomato cages can also be used as a structure to tie-down the branches to and are fairly cheap, although you will have to cut it open to remove your plants so they aren’t reusable.

Stage 5: Harvest

When to harvest?

The best time to harvest your cannabis plants depend on the type of effect you wish to achieve, there are three types of high that you can achieve by looking at the trichomes. You shouldn’t harvest when the trichomes are clear because they have not developed enough and the potency will be reduced.

You should harvest your plant when around 40% of the trichomes are amber, this is when trichomes are at their peak potency.

When the trichomes are cloudy, you will have a balanced mix of cerebral and corporal effects, this is when you should harvest your plants if you want to experience all the potency a plant can offer. If you want to experience the complete effect a plant has to offer, you should harvest when around 30-50% of the trichomes are amber. If you harvest when the majority of the trichomes are amber, you will have a more corporal effect because the trichomes have ripened a bit too much.

There’s no correct time to harvest, as long as you harvest to get the effect you wish you’ll be satisfied with the result.

  • Check if the buds are dense, swollen, and hard to squeeze. Even if you have exceeded the advised harvest date, it is better to wait until your flowers are as dense and resinous as possible.
  • Using a lupe, examine the state of the trichome. Once most of the trichomes are a cloudy white and a bit amber is the best time to cut and hang. dominant autoflower hybrids may take longer than Indica dominant, so be prepared to give your plants an extra week or two if they need it.

4. Drying, Trimming, and Curing Your Outdoor Auto Harvest

So, you have finally seen the crop go all the way from seed to harvest. What a feeling, right? The levels of excitement surrounding the thoughts of at long last being able to smoke those gorgeous, juicy nugs that you have grown yourself are at an all-time high. But hold up just a minute (or actually, a little longer than a minute). We are sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but you are still a little way off from being able to consume the fruits of your labor. Sure, you could go down the hillbilly route and chuck some buds in your oven at the lowest temp possible and dry some of those bad boys out, but that would only be doing you, your hard work, and the plant itself a disservice.

Cultivating and harvesting a crop is really only half of the work. To get the very best out of the buds they need to be properly and carefully dried, trimmed, and then cured. Let’s have an in-depth look at exactly the steps that need to be taken to see the best results in terms of terpene maturation and smoke quality.

Drying Your Buds

Drying cannabis is not rocket science, and is a pretty easy task to complete as long as you have the correct setup. So, what’s the correct setup? Well, that really depends on how much weed you are trying to dry. If you are reading this guide then there is a good chance that you are a novice grower, so we are going to stick to a small-scale operation here. The very first decision you will need to make is whether you are going to wet or dry trim. There are pros and cons attached to both styles of trimming, but for the vast majority of growers, we suggest going for dry trimming. Wet trimming is when you remove most of the unwanted plant material as soon as you harvest, and before the drying period begins. Dry trimming involves leaving the majority of the sugar leaves attached to the buds while you let the plant dry. It is fine to remove the larger fan leaves, but for the most part, you can just break the plant down and hang it for drying.

The only time we really suggest wet trimming is if you live in an area where the temperature and relative humidity is quite high and you are unable to bring them under your control. For the rest of this guide we will assume you are going to dry time your harvest. Using a large cardboard box as the drying area is one of the most common solutions for novice growers. We suggest using twine to create a bunch of horizontal hanging lines throughout the box and hanging the buds or branches directly from these lines. You can also use your grow tent to dry the weed, but that takes the tent itself out of action for a couple of weeks. Another common solution is a herb drying rack.

To properly dry cannabis you need to be able to control the drying environment unless you are lucky enough to live in the perfect environmental conditions. In terms of temps, we are looking for it to sit in the range of 60 – 70°F (15 – 22°C). For relative humidity, a range of 55 – 65% is perfect. This should result in a slow drying time of between 10 to 14 days. Any faster and you run the risk of destroying the terpene profile, any slower and you could be looking at mold issues. To get this right you may need to use some kit, depending on your current environmental conditions. An AC may be handy if it’s way too hot, as may a dehumidifier (or a humidifier for that matter). You could also use some fans or even a small electric heater. It all depends on your set up really. Just remember that a hygrometer is your best friend, and will give you all the info needed to be successful in drying your harvest.

Trimming Your Buds

Dry trimming weed isn’t a hard job, but boy oh boy can it be a super tedious one – especially if you have a bunch of buds to deal with. To make life as easy as possible do not use any old pair of scissors. Trimming scissors are going to make the process much quicker and easier. And make sure you grab a decent trim tray like the OG Trim Bin. Trim trays do a great job of grabbing all of the fallen trichomes that would otherwise be lost.

When trimming, the golden rule is to never shave the buds. You want to use the tips of the scissors to dig into the flowers and snip the stems of the sugar leaves while leaving the calyxes and pistils undisturbed. Now that the drying and trimming are done it must be finally time to smoke, yeah? Hell nope! Look, at this stage, the buds will be fine to smoke – but if you really want to get the best out of them, you need to let them cure.

Curing Your Buds

It is best to think of the curing process in the same way as aging wine or whiskey. Without it, the product will not be at its peak. Thankfully it doesn’t take nearly as long as aging alcohol, but it does still require a little bit of patience. How long does it take for the curing process to finish?

Well, that really all depends on the environmental conditions, the strain, and how dense the buds are. The answer is also dependent on who you ask, but for the majority of strains, a curing period of 2 to 4 weeks should be fine. That being said, some strains can take up to 6 months to properly mature, so even if you think the process is finished it’s best to leave them in their curing containers. For the curing process to be successful you need to provide the right conditions, which isn’t too hard as long as you have the right equipment and space.

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First up, you are going to need to grab some air-tight containers. Most people choose glass jars, but honestly, anything that is re-sealable will do. One golden rule to keep in mind is to not overfill the containers. Try to keep them less than 75% full so the buds have some room to breathe.

Store the jars in a cool, dark area, and if possible get a separate hygrometer for each jar. These come with probes that can be placed inside the jar with the main body outside. In terms of temps, you should be looking to keep it around 70°F (22°C) with a relative humidity level of 60-65%.

These jars are going to need to be burped twice a day for the first 10 days or so, and then twice a week for the rest of the curing period. Don’t be alarmed if the buds seem to become a little moister in the first 3 days, this is just the remaining internal moisture leaking out. What should alarm you is if you smell anything close to ammonia when you burp them, as this is a tell-tale sign of mold. If this happens then quickly empty the jar and place the buds back in the drying area for a day or two and pray that the mold disappears. Once a month has passed, the buds should be more than ready to finally smoke!

5. In conclusion

So if you were wondering how to grow skunk outdoors or any other strain of your preference, now you know everything you need. Despite seeming hard, inexperienced growers can successfully grow autoflowering strains easily, as long as you provide light, water, and nutrients you will be able to grow your own weed in less than 10 weeks. If you are interested in our genetics or have grown them outdoors before, leave us a comment below!

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This guide has been updated for the 2021 outdoor cannabis growing season.

Top 10 Autoflowering Strains To Grow Outdoors (2022)

The top 10 autoflowering strains to grow outdoors in 2022, get on your way to grow some incredible nugs!

One of the best traits about autoflowering Cannabis, is how these tough resilient plants can adapt to all climates allowing a grower to harvest top grade buds all year round. Growing autoflowering strains outdoors can be tricky due to weather conditions or not-so-good genetics. To avoid a bad experience you need to choose resilient and high yielding autoflowering strains. This will allow you to successfully harvest all year long without too much worry even in cold or hot climates. Below are our top ten strains you should consider growing in 2022, so you can keep those curing jars full to the brim.

1. Growing Autoflowers Outdoors

Autoflowering strains have a mix of different cannabis species including Ruderalis, this makes them extremely resilient for growing outdoors, being able to withstand not only hotter and colder climates but also bugs and mold. These characteristics along with the autoflowering trait make it possible for growers to cultivate autos outdoors and harvest all year long without having to worry about the amount of light they get, although the yields may vary if your plant gets more (or less) sun, you will be pleased with the results. The amount of light you get in each season may vary depending on where you live, but you can use this table as a general guideline:

Duration Dec 1-Feb 28 Mar 1-May 31 Jun 1-Aug 31 Sep 4-Nov 30
Season Summer Fall Winter Spring
Average Hours of Light 14hrs 11hrs 10hrs 12hrs

You don’t actually need to make a table, you can obviously check on the internet or download an app to have an idea of the expected weather throughout your growing cycle, this makes it possible to plan ahead and prepare for eventual storms or other things. For example, if you’re expecting rain or strong windstorms you can improvise a homemade greenhouse to protect your plants.

2. Orange Sherbet Auto

Big yields and even bigger flavors come to mind when talking about our huge and incredibly resilient Sativa-leaning hybrid owner of delicious citrusy top-shelf terpenes; Orange Sherbet Auto. A truly monster resin producer that makes for the best of the best hashes and extractions out there, perfect for all hash heads out there.

I grew this with other fast buds strains. I’m very happy how they all grew. I use soil, 19L pots on a 20/4 light cycle. They love it.

This is an extremely potent citrusy beast and one of our tallest hybrids, making it perfect for commercial growers and hash makers who want to take their extractions to the next level, due to its impressive trichome production and the mouth-watering orange flavors.

This Sativa-dominant strain can grow up to 150cm in all types of climates, especially warmer ones while yielding up to 650gr/m 2 of extremely delicious resinous buds with dense large-sized calyxes that will leave a strong fruit smoothie flavor in your mouth. You’ll be rewarded with flowers that test as high as 24% THC which delivers an uplifting, exhilarating, energizing, and creative effect in around 9-10 weeks.

The high THC levels come hand-in-hand with a delicious combination of orange, tangy, and sweet terps that end up tasting as fresh orange juice combined with tangerine sorbet and a couple of drops of lemon juice, giving this strain one of the most delicious flavors out there.

Grow Tips
  • An extremely resinous cultivar that produces a great amount of sugar trim for making hash and extracts.
  • She reacts very well to plant training such as low-stress technique and pruning.
  • Better suited for growers with unlimited growing space outdoors, as she has a tendency to grow tall.

3. Gelato Auto

The ultimate Cali strain and one of the most popular cannabis strains all over the world when it comes to potency and flavor; Known for its extremely hard-hitting effect and kept as a classic due to the delicious uncomparable taste.

I didn’t think I’d harvest much at first but then I was surprised by the yield. It was 87 grams from one plant. Not bad, not bad at all.

This medium-tall Indica-dominant hybrid performs superbly well in all types of climates where it produces vibrant green buds golden orange stigmas and delivers massive yields in 63 days, making it perfect for everyone that wants to harvest top-shelf flowers really fast.

You will experience sweet cookie flavors with zesty citrus hints that offer a giggly, upbeat, and couch-lock effect if smoked too much so make sure you get comfy on your sofa if you’re planning to have a smoke sesh.

Grow Tips
  • Due to her compact growth structure, it is a good idea to defoliate some of the fan leaves that may block the lower parts of the plant early on.
  • Be sure to have a good carbon filter when drying this strain out, as the aroma is very loud.
  • Another fabulous producer of high-grade sugar leaf that makes top-shelf hash and extracts.

4. Wedding CheeseCake Auto

Wedding CheeseCake Auto is a superb and very well-balanced hybrid; a monster of an autoflower that can grow up to 130cm. This strain has an earthy, cookie dough terpene profile with hints of a fruity baked tart that is perfect for those with a sweet tooth and lovers of exquisite flavors.

Beautiful plants, and consistent among the three. I topped all of them and got around 115g off each in 2 gallon pots. Very pleased

A very fast flowering hybrid that only takes 8-9 weeks from seed to harvest, she is an excellent choice for commercial growers, and those looking to achieve multiple harvests throughout the year.

Despite only taking 63 days to completely mature, you can expect big yields of chunky buds that flaunt lime green hues with a touch of magenta and pinks, yielding up to 600gr/m 2 . Thanks to the characteristics inherited from its parents, Wedding CheeseCake Auto can grow up to 130cm and perform extremely well in all types of climates.

When smoking it, you will experience a combination of sweet, earthy, and fruity tastes that taste like a baked tart or a creamy cheesecake, this strain offers extremely bold flavors that will leave your mouth watering after every puff.

This beautiful cultivar produces silver-coated buds that sparkle from afar and can have up to 22% THC, which offers a more cerebral effect that turns into a deeply relaxing high that is better suited for smokers with a higher tolerance.

Grow Tips
  • We recommend this cultivar for growers who experience short summers and need a fast flowering, tough strain.
  • Hash makers and extractors will be able to make incredible products with Wedding CheeseCake Auto.
  • Growers in a hot climate can harvest this strain every 2 months with excellent results.

5. Gorilla Glue Auto

A very large-sized plant that is capable of enormous yields in 9-10 weeks making it a must for those who want a fast grow cycle without affecting the quality of the buds that come along with a very unique pine, citrus, diesel taste.

first time ever growing and got some amazing colors from this strain with low temps ran it at about 58-64 for 2 weeks and got this color

Gorilla Glue Auto has unbelievably sticky buds and a THC level of 24%, making her a hash makers dream; An ideal strain for outdoor growers who cultivate in a terrace or balcony, or for indoor growers who grow in a sea of green setup as she can stay as low as 60-100cm.

The buds are dark green with fat pointy calyxes that develop extremely chunky, dense, and completely covered in resin, and despite her short stature, you can expect up to 600gr/m 2 with this strain.

Her taste is as potent the effects she delivers, after the first puff, you will experience a very refined and unique piney and citrusy taste with subtle diesel undertones that will leave you glued to your sofa.

Grow Tips
  • Adding support to the side branches will help the plant focus on growing dense buds.
  • Highly resistant to colder climates and powdery mildew.
  • This cultivar reacts very well to being tied down during the early stages.

6. Mimosa Cake Auto

One of the most powerful and fruity from Fast Buds, a very refined and improved cross of the Cali classics now available in autoflower version for all auto lovers. The best of both worlds when it comes to the yields, trichome production and terpene profile.

When I grow autoflowers I prefer to harvest them after about 70 days but this one took 12 weeks. Otherwise I enjoyed growing it.

An easy-to-grow Sativa-dominant hybrid that grows with medium stature and produces thick, dense buds that pack 24% THC. One of our most potent autoflowering strains that can be harvested after 9 weeks from seed, making her an ideal choice for growers who are looking for the best results when growing outdoors all year long.

Our version of this classic can yield up to 550gr/m 2 and her easy to grow nature makes it perfect for beginner growers who want to experience good-quality buds with a quick turnaround time, very little maintenance, and any extra effort or special care.

Her terpene profile is a combination of lemon, earthy and floral terpenes that makes Mimosa Cake Auto such a favorite for flavor chasers. It’s a fast flowering and large yielding strain that has the power to keep you in dreamland, with an extremely potent high that will leave you heavy-bodied and happy as you experience her Sativa heritage with a nice head buzz. This is a perfect strain for those needing that extra boost to deal with work or chores without getting too sleepy, a great choice for active stoners.

Grow Tips
  • This strain can withstand hotter climates and will perform extremely well when grown outdoors.
  • She enjoys large amounts of nutrients and can take a higher E.C than most autos.
  • Be careful when flowering Mimosa Cake Auto outdoors, as her aroma is very loud and pungent.

7. Purple Lemonade Auto

This is a tall hybrid that can grow up to 120cm and one of our best purple Indica-dominant genetic, resulting from a cross between purple and citrusy Cali genetics.

it’s so sweet and a bit zesty and refreshing. I love tasting it and guessing all those subtle notes, especially when I’m already a bit high.

A truly beautiful purple cultivar with a truly delicious and mouth-watering terpene mixture of citrus and fruity flavors, this hybrid delivers huge purplelicious yields in 10 weeks from seed to harvest.

With 22% THC level this variety offers an uplifting effect that will leave you giggling and progressively turns into an extreme body relaxation, it is an ideal choice for relaxing at night or even during the day. It is fast flowering and very easy to grow, perfect for beginner growers as she is low maintenance and can be grown without nutrients, yet will reward you with yields of up to 500gr/m 2 .

This strain will leave your mouth watering, you will fall in love with the mix of sweet, sour and citrus terps that offer an uplifting and euphoric high at first, then degrading in a more physical one.

Grow Tips
  • This girl grows with long inter-nodal distance so it is a perfect choice for low stress training techniques.
  • Nutrients are not essential for her well-being but with good quality nutrients and proper usage, it will reinforce her even more.
  • This strain is strong and will grow vigorously, doing well both indoors and outdoors.

8. Strawberry Banana Auto

A cross between the most delicious genetics, resulting in an extremely resilient and potent autoflowering strain. Strawberry Banana Auto is one of the most potent strains we offer, she grows as tall as 150cm, clearly expressing her hybrid genetics.

it made me very very relaxed and sleepy with a nice happy vibe i think ill get the perfect sleep medicine once curing is fully over

This medium/tall cultivar produces huge yields, you can expect to harvest up to 600gr/m 2 in all types of weather, although in moderate climates is where you will ultimately get amazing results.

You can expect extremely thick and condensed flowers that are completely capped in resin, with bright orange hairs. Due to the extremely fat buds, we recommend providing support to the branches so your plant can withstand the weight of the buds.

The 27% THC will keep you energized, creative mindset for hours and you will feel the effect transforming into a relaxed state as time passes while the chunky buds with a terpene profile that reeks of banana and strawberry with a strong bubblegum background will leave you wanting more and more.

Grow Tips
  • Tying plants down and using the L.S.T technique will increase yields further, as well as additional support.
  • Using bamboo canes or a screen net to help support the heavy yielding side branches will prevent buds from dropping to the floor under the excess weight.
  • Due to her aggressive trichome production, we recommend this strain to hash producers and extractors.

9. Bruce Banner Auto

An incredibly huge and heavy-hitting strain with monstrous yields that can reach up to 600gr/m2.

This is a very tall autoflowering hybrid, excellent for those wanting to make the most out of every single seed or growers that can only have one plant per grow cycle.

Tested these with the other new strains. Grown in soil and coco mix in 19L pots and 20/4 light cycle. One of my favorites from the testers.

She offers very impressive yields in a 10-11 week flowering time, commercial growers will find this strain to be a great choice due to the massive amounts of resin all over the buds and surrounding foliage, and the strong Indica-leaning effect.

Her buds are long, thick, and completely drenched in frost, with fat calyxes stacking up in the traditional Hybrid fashion and thanks to 25% THC, offers a powerful relaxing effect, perfect for Indica lovers. After smoking this cultivar you will experience an Indica-like yet very balanced effect, a very focused and alert mindset that leaves you relaxed and clearheaded but deeply relaxed, perfect for beginner smokers, and ideal for after a busy day of work or to relax and chill on the weekends.

Bruce Banner Auto provides a mouth-watering combination of terpenes with a very gassy and sweet taste, a complex combination of fruity and berrylicious tastes with a strong earthy background that smoothes out the smoke.

Grow Tips
  • Growing this strain in a SCROG setup works very well and allows you to maximize the growing space.
  • An excellent choice for growers who live in hotter climates, thanks to her Sativa heritage.
  • Hash makers and extractors will find this cultivar to be highly rewarding.

10. Zkittlez Auto

Amongst the most popular Cali strains and one of our most popular strains, with a top-notch stability and delicious candy-sweet flavors that make for the tastiest extractions and concentrates.

Just an easy to grow, solid packed buds. A heavy feeder and can be a bit prone to light burn at the end but otherwise perfection!

This hybrid will fill the room with its overpowering aroma and fill your tent with several side branches covered in extremely resinous and pungent fat buds. You can expect this cultivar to grow up to 100cm and yield a lot, thanks to her Indica and Sativa heritage, you’ll see the main cola and all the branches develop bushy foliage while being completely covered in extremely frosty and dense buds.

Her terpenes profile is a mix of tropical fruits and ripe berries with candy overtones and it will make you feel like your sipping on a fruit cocktail after every puff, while leaving you buzzed, upbeat, giggly, and in a happy state of mind, a perfect effect for social scenarios.

Grow Tips
  • A tough and resilient hybrid that will perform very well in all weather.
  • Use a screen or net to support the huge buds when flowering begins.
  • Feed only water for the final two weeks to ensure the ultimate Zkittlez Auto taste.

11. Original Cinderella Auto

It’s old but gold and now in autoflowering version. An exceptional variety for Sativa lovers and old-school growers looking for those unique classic flavors in autoflowering version.

Heavy yielder, strong structure, pine nose, forgiving and easy to grow, can increase yield even more with some LST and defoliation

This strain is an old-school Sativa-dominant gem that grows up to 120cm and can produce dense, golf ball-sized nugs in only 56 days. This classic variety will display her Sativa dominance by developing long branches and growing quite tall while being able to produce up to 550gr/m 2 .

Original Cinderella Auto is ideal for beginners, she can withstand hot and dry climates and doesn’t need much maintenance to produce top-shelf buds, possibly being the best outdoor strain on this list due to its resiliency.

This hard-bodied Sativa provides an extremely relaxing and potent uplifting effect that focuses your energy and keeps you motivated all day long, perfect for a long day of work. The potent high comes with bold mouth-watering terpenes with an overall tropical fruitiness and almost ripe peach flavors with strong sweet undertones.

In this video you can see the multiple branches this strain develops, which are filled with frosty dense buds from head to toe thanks to its Sativa heritage.

Grow Tips
  • Remember to flush thoroughly to make the delicious terpene profile stand out even more.
  • It’s recommended you provide support during the last weeks of flowering due to the size of the flowers.
  • Make sure you feed your plants properly to ensure the buds grow big and thick.

12. In Conclusion

There are a lot of autoflowering varieties that can be grown extremely well outdoors, autos are super resilient to cold, hot climates and bugs and mold, the strains mentioned above are our top 10 that will surely leave you pleased and amazed at the quality and amount of buds. Just remember that, as said in the introduction, it’s highly recommended to plan ahead so your plants get the most amount of direct sunlight possible. You can have a very good harvest all year long but planning ahead so your plants get more sunlight will result in bigger and denser buds, with an increased trichome production; The trichomes are where the terpenes and cannabinoids are produced and store so you will not only get better yields but you will also get a more potent, tastier and better smelling final product without doing anything extra, just planning so it’s definitely recommended.

Always make sure to check online for the weather during the next couple of months, this will allow you to know what to expect and what to prepare for; Maybe you need a small greenhouse or maybe you need a plastic sheet to cover your plants when it rains, anything goes to protect your precious babies. Knowing the expected weather will not only give you an advantage but also avoid future problems so make sure you check everything before starting your next cycle outdoors and get growing!

If you grow your autos outdoor and have grown one of our auto strains before, please leave a comment below!

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