Out of all the available seeds, autoflowers are the easiest to grow. Unlike the photoperiod version, these plants reach a maximum height of only 40 to 70 cm, making them suitable for small spaces like a grow cabinet or even your terrace. It will grow best indoors, but it won’t have any problems dealing with the outdoor environment due to its hardy nature. It’s also resilient against most pests and diseases, so just the basic TLC is required.
Another thing growers won’t have to contend with is the grow light schedule. Normally, a cannabis plant needs 18 hours of light during the vegetative stage and 12 hours to trigger budding. Autoflowers, on the other hand, produce flowers according to their internal clock. You can keep your plants on the same light cycle from seedling to maturity, and they’ll start blooming in about 8 weeks.
For indoor cultivation, the yield averages 140 grams per square meter. When grown outdoors, the output is higher at 500 grams per plant. Because it has a short life span, you can have continuous production for as long as the weather slows. The seeds sown in April will be ready for harvest by late June or early July. If you want your last harvest to be in October, you can plant another batch as late as August.