Auto White Widow x Big Bud stays compact, maturing no taller than 80 to 90cm indoors or 130 cm outside. This plant’s modest height makes it an excellent choice for almost any type of environment, even in grow areas with limited spaces or in hidden outdoor locations. It vegetates for about two weeks and then starts flowering on its own for about 8 to 10 weeks, which means harvest is ready after only 10 to 12 weeks from seed.
Because of its tiny size and swift vegetative cycle, autoflowering varieties like Auto White Widow x Big Bud do not need heavy feeding, so feed very lightly and go easy on nutrients most needed for veg growth like nitrogen. It also doesn’t need to follow photoperiod light cycles. That means outdoor growers may start autoflowering plants as early as March or as late as September. The biggest harvest — about 50 to 120 grams per sun-grown Auto White Widow x Big Bud — can be achieved from August to October.
When considering when to begin, it’s crucial to remember that the auto plant still needs ample warmth to grow. It must also be spared from significant rainfall as a wet or damp environment puts the flowers at risk of rot. You may want to cultivate in a greenhouse to protect the cannabis from outside elements while taking advantage of the free sunlight.
If you can’t provide a warm and dry outdoor home, we highly recommend growing Auto White Widow x Big Bud indoors instead. Growers should provide at least 18 hours of light for optimal bud production. Employing the Sea of Green (SOG) technique also helps make full use of small spaces and produce a more significant accumulated yield. In favorable conditions and with the right grow technique, you can harvest 300 to 400 grams per square meter.