If you’re looking to grow high yielding autoflowers, there are several steps you can take to achieve your goal. When done right, autoflowering plants can produce as much bud per square foot than a standard photoperiod. Here are some tips on how to grow high yielding cannabis autoflowers.
Select the best strain for your climate
Whether you’re planning on growing indoors or outdoors, it’s essential to select a strain that will thrive in your local climate. Strains like White Widow tend to produce short and squat, high yielding plants that perform well in warm and dry climates (like Southern California). If you live somewhere with harsh winters and wet springs, choose a higher yielding autoflower such as Sour Diesel Auto or Northern Storm Auto, these fair well in colder climates so might be a better choice.
Wherever you plan on growing your plants, there are plenty of options for you to consider. As long as you know what to look for in a strain based on your climate and environmental factors, you can find something that will produce high yields no matter where you live. If you’re still unsure which strain is right for you, don’t be afraid to ask around!
Germinate seeds good quality seeds
The best way to grow the highest yielding autoflowers is by starting with fresh seeds that have been stored in a cool, dry place. When starting seeds indoors, always use a seed-starting medium specifically designed for cannabis plants. This will ensure your young plants get off to a good start and have all their essential nutrients before being transplanted into the soil or another growing medium.
Once your seeds are sprouted, and you’ve moved them to larger containers, you can place them under artificial light until they’re ready for transplanting outside or into larger pots and hydroponic systems if you prefer soilless growing environments.
Use an airy growing medium to boost autoflower yield
When planting your autoflowering cannabis seedlings, it’s best to use an airy growing medium that allows plenty of oxygen movement. This can be achieved by mixing plenty of perlite or vermiculite with your soil. And when watering, make sure not to drown your plant, but let them dry out slightly between waterings. You want a nice balance of wet and dry to avoid root rot and other problems.
It’s also a good idea to keep a humidity dome over your young plants while they establish their roots—this will help prevent mold and other unwanted pests from taking hold in their vulnerable early stages. Keep ventilation in mind during veg, too—that warm, moist atmosphere is a prime breeding ground for pests like spider mites if proper precautions aren’t taken. An enclosed grow space is always better!
Get at least 18 hours of light per day
High yielding autoflowers require at least 18 hours of light per day. A timer will ensure that you don’t forget to switch your lights on and off, and allow you to control how much time each plant receives. Plants should be exposed to natural sunlight as often as possible; we can’t stress enough how important it is for plants to receive sunlight directly from a window or grow light.
Even if you are lighting your space with artificial lighting, planters are ideal for indoor growing because they get their light source close to their leaves. The reason for keeping lamps close to your plants is because wavelengths in ultraviolet B (UVB) are crucial for preventing bud rot. Your lamps must get within 12 inches of your plant tops without actually touching them.
Use the proper nutrients, water, and ph to improve autoflower yield
When it comes to high yielding autoflowers plants, what you feed them is just as important as how much. While every strain is different, growers have found that certain nutrients are essential for increased yields. Use a cannabis-specific nutrient line designed for autoflowering strains to ensure your plants don’t lack any nutrients during their flowering phase. This will help promote larger buds and higher yields overall. Remember to start feeding earlier than usual since many autoflower seeds take longer to germinate than regular cannabis seeds.
Your pH should be between 5.5-6.2 if you want more significant, more flavorful buds with high THC levels. The correct levels of carbon dioxide can also enhance flower production without affecting flavor or potency too much. Experiment with slightly elevated CO2 levels between 1,200-1,600 ppm when starting flowering to find your optimal level for maximizing yield without sacrificing quality.
Maximize your autoflower yield with lst, topping, super cropping
LST and topping increase your yields by breaking apart stem so more light reaches your buds. When you remove these branches, they encourage growth in other parts of your plant. Topping and low-stress training (LST) can help you maximize your yields. Super cropping your plants is another way to increase yield by redirecting energy from growing branches into creating a nice big bud on top of the main stem. For these techniques to work effectively, you’ll need patience and experience, but they’re worth it if you want bigger buds.
Harvest on time to get the highest autoflower yield possible
Allow your plants to mature as much as possible before harvesting. If you harvest too early, you’ll sacrifice yield and end up with buds that aren’t as potent and tasty. Ideally, wait until 80% of pistils (hairs) have turned a milky white color. This is when you should cut down your plant and dry it thoroughly.
Despite what some growers might tell you, there is no magical number for ideal harvest time.
Not all strains will be ready to trim at precisely eight weeks, and some might take up to 10 weeks. The best way to get acquainted with any new strain is by paying attention, looking for signs that are known to indicate maturity, like plentiful resin production or amber-colored pistils on female flowers.
Auto flowering cannabis plants should be planted in a medium-sized container and deep enough that only half of their soil is above ground. Furthermore, most people’s biggest mistake when growing the high yield autoflowers is not leaving enough space between each seedling. As these marijuana plants grow into their final size, you want them spaced out at least 2 feet apart from each other to ensure good air circulation.
The next step is transplanting your autoflower cannabis plants into their final container, which should be no less than 15 -20 liter size, ideally with drainage holes in it. The hole for each plant should be at least 1 foot apart so that these marijuana plants have room to grow without any competition for light or nutrients. If you follow our simple steps listed above, then you’ll be able to get started growing high autoflowers yield today! Good luck and happy growing!
The best high yielding autoflowers
Incredible Bulk Autoflower
Incredible Bulk Auto by Dr Krippling is a cross of Big Bud, Super Skunk and Green Spirit, three of the biggest cannabis breeds known to man. The result is a one of the highest yielding autoflowers ever created. Dr Krippling claim that Incredible Bulk Auto can yield up to 650g/m2 and with THC levels of up to 22% this strain will keep you supplied with some top quality dank for quite some time!
Tangerine Dream Autoflower
Any sweet tasting cannabis enthusiast will love Tangerine Dream Autoflower. A cross of Ghost OG and Skunk Haze creates a perfect blend of sativa and indica. With Yields of up to 500g/m2 Tangerine Dream Auto is one of the highest yielding autoflowers and not does it produce great tasting juicy buds, but it produces oodles of them too!