Autoflower Week By Week Pictures
Autoflowers are a special type of cannabis plant that automatically flowers on its own. They don’t use the light cycle to determine when to flower, so they can be grown indoors or outdoors any time of year. Typically, autoflowering seeds will flower in their seventh week (or less) after germination. You can expect your first flowers to appear around this time—however, this varies depending on your growing conditions! If you’re looking for an easy introduction into growing cannabis, then autoflowering seeds are right for you!
You’re going to want to get started on the right foot with your plants. First, keep in mind that the biggest thing you can do for your grow is give them plenty of light and water. If you can find a spot where they will get at least 18 hours of direct sunlight every day, even better!
If possible, transplant your young plants into individual containers that are at least 2 inches each way—this will make it easier for them to grow strong roots. A good soil mix is also important: try using an equal part peat moss and perlite as well as some vermiculite (which holds water). Once planted in their new homes, fill each container with moistened soil until it reaches just below the rim of each pot (don’t cover up any leaves!).
Now you’re ready! Just follow these steps every week throughout this grow cycle:
Week 2 is when you should start to see the first signs of growth and your plant starting to take shape. Your plant should be small, but it is clear that it is growing! You can check on the roots and see if they are visible.
The second week of an Auto Flowering weed strain’s life cycle will show increased growth in height as well as being able to see that all four main cola are growing at approximately the same rate.
During this period you may also begin to notice some leaves near the top of your plant if they were not already present earlier on during week 1.
The plant is growing in size, height and girth. Check on your baby every day! If you notice any yellowing of the leaves (or other signs of disease), take a sample to your local dispensary and they will help you treat it.
- Weeks 1-4: The Vegetative Stage
- Weeks 5-8: The Flowering Stage
- Weeks 9-12: The Harvest Stage
- Weeks 13-16: The Drying Stage
This is the week when you can really see that your plants are growing. You will notice that they are getting bigger and some of them might even start to flower!
You will also be able to see the buds form on each plant. The buds are what you will harvest after they have turned brown/yellow/orange, but there’s still a week or two of growth left before you can cut down your plant.
You should also pay attention to how many pistils there are on each bud because it tells you how potent your weed will be when it’s ready for harvest. When it comes time for harvest, we recommend waiting until all of these pistils turn from white (they look like hairs) into a color other than white before harvesting so that all of them have had time to mature fully.
This is the sixth week of the grow and you have probably noticed that your plants are slowing down in their growth. You may also see that they are starting to flower and smell like a cannabis plant.
However, it is important to not get too excited as we still have a long way to go before harvest day.
- The plant is growing, and the lower branch is getting thicker.
- The rest of the branches are starting to get longer and more abundant.
If you’ve been following along, you’re now at the end of week eight (or earlier, if your plant is still in its vegetative stage). Your plant has grown to about 1.5 feet tall and has produced new leaves and branches. It may also have begun to flower, which means it’s time to get ready for harvest!
Pruning your plants can help prevent too much growth in one area of the plant and encourage more even bud growth throughout. You should always prune dead leaves from your plants, but when it comes time to give up on a branch that’s struggled all week long anyways, take out those weak stems as well—you want them gone so they don’t spread their sickly energy through all other parts of your garden!
Autoflower Week By Week Pictures
- What is Autoflowering and Why should you grow it?
- How to choose the right Autoflower strain for your needs
- How to grow Autoflowering cannabis plants indoors and outdoors
Autoflowers are a great way to start your grow. They are easy to grow, and you can get high yields in just 7-8 weeks. However, keep in mind that there is more than one strain of autoflowering cannabis plants out there so make sure that your strain will do well indoors before purchasing seeds or clones!