The autoflowering version of Cheese makes life so much easier. Unlike the photoperiod variety, autos don’t follow any specific light cycle. You can leave the grow lights on for 18, 20, or even 24 hours, and it will still produce flowers. Another advantage of using this type of seed is the plant’s short life span that lets you have a faster turnover. It allows for a year-round harvest, thus increasing the amount of pot you can stock. Start your outdoor cultivation in April to harvest in mid-July. Plant a second batch of seeds in June, and you can gather more cheesy, funky nugs by October.
This auto strain remains small – about 60 to 130 cm (2 to 4 feet) – hence, it won’t take up too much indoor space. But in order for you to maximize your growing area, implement the Sea of Green (SOG) method. With SOG, you can plant 7 to 9 plants in a 3 x 3-foot area. Within 8 to 10 weeks from the time of germination, you should be able to harvest 115 to 170 grams of smokable weed per square meter. Just don’t overcrowd the shrubs because that might lead to stunted growth or low-quality buds.
Growers who prefer to raise Cheese in the great outdoors can also do so. Due to its Ruderalis heritage, it has a high resistance to pests, diseases, and extreme weather conditions. Under plenty of sunshine, each plant can generate 115 to 170 grams of usable bud.