Autoflowering Bruce banner is a boon to beginner cannabis growers as it offers faster returns and is easier to grow. It also comes with disadvantages but is well worth the try if you don’t have the space or skill to handle a photoperiod Bruce Banner.
The main advantage of this autoflowering strain is that it takes only 9 to 10 weeks from germination to harvest. The time it takes to complete its entire growth is the same as that taken by its older photoperiod sibling to flower.
Another benefit of growing a Bruce Banner Auto is its height. Only growing to a maximum of 100cm, it’s basically a dwarf version of the original strain. Being this small means you can discreetly grow this auto out in balconies or the garden.
In addition, Autoflower Bruce Banner can produce up to 500 grams per square meter indoors, with the right conditions and a training technique like Sea of Green (SOG). Outdoors, one plant can share up to 100 grams, an amount most achievable from July to August in the northern hemisphere.
You may find the harvest size a drawback If you’re used to growing photoperiod cannabis strains. While it is smaller than what you’d get from cultivating Bruce Banner’s feminized or regular seeds, this auto is more generous than most autoflowering varieties in the market.
To keep your auto in good health, avoid stressing or causing injury to the plant. Apart from LST, which must be carried out with precision, and SOG, we don’t recommend performing other training techniques. The fast growth of autoflowering strains means they do not have enough time to recover from any gardening mistakes, such as cutting too deep or breaking a branch. In contrast, photoperiod strains have plenty of time to accommodate training, experiments, defoliation, and pruning. Even if you commit an error, you can leave it in the vegetative phase until recovery is complete.
Furthermore, to make the most out of your grow operation, we recommend providing at least 18 hours of daylight. This promotes robust growth without excessive spending on energy. Although autoflowers don’t rely on the change in the light cycle to begin fruiting, they love it just as much as photoperiod cannabis plants.
Growers who follow an 18-hour lighting regimen believe that it provides their auto plants enough time to recover, which is crucial for optimum growth. However, some growers give a full 24 hours of light as they think it helps maximize vegetative growth.
Both approaches have been successful in yielding excellent results. We recommend trying both variants to determine what works best for you.