Autoflower Cannabis – How To Grow And Grow Guide

May 2, 2021

Autoflower cannabis plants are a new development in the cannabis market, and it has really exploded the last few years – even Google knows it. Searches for autoflowering marijuana has doubled over the last single year.

People are getting increasingly excited, interested, and curious about it. There is a good reason for all this excitement. This isn’t a typical marijuana trend; it could be a total game-changer.

All this opens up a lot of new possibilities for many growers. This article is intended to keep you informed about this development in the marijuana world.

Download my free Grow Bible to learn more about growing your own autoflowering cannabis plants!

What is autoflowering?

There are plenty of different autoflowering marijuana strains, and no two strains are exactly the same. Some people think of autoflower marijuana plants as lower quality than more conventional and traditional types of marijuana.

Others consider it a godsend that makes life significantly easier for us growers. Whichever category you fall into, it may be important to learn more about it, and the different options out there.

what is autoflowering
Autoflowering strain

So what is an autoflower marijuana plant? To fully understand this, it’s best first to know a bit more about marijuana itself. Marijuana is a photoperiod plant, which means that its life cycle (specifically the flowering phase) is influenced by changes in the timing of exposure to sunlight.

Through this logic, growers can manipulate the growth of their indoor plants with ease. Young cuttings can be spurred to enter the flowering phase simply by giving them 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness every night for a couple weeks.

Older plants growing outdoors won’t enter the flowering phase until this same light change affects them through the natural seasonal variations. These don’t occur until after the middle of summer.

marijuana summer season
Summer season

Autoflower strains of marijuana flower when the plants are a particular age, rather than flowering in response to changes in light exposure. This means that, regardless of the weather and sunlight patterns, they will enter the flowering phase after a certain number of weeks. This, understandably, has opened the door for all sorts of new possibilities in the marijuana growing world.

The addition of autoflower marijuana strains comes from the crossbreeding of ruderalis plants, with a “standard” marijuana plant. Because ruderalis plants were not cultivated for their high THC content (given the fact that the THC levels were very low), they were not grown or used by smokers very often at all.

For this reason, the dominant traits of the first autoflower strain had to include high THC levels from the “standard” marijuana strain half, and the autoflower genetics from the ruderalis half.

Check this video by Willy Groff of an autoflower in time laps

The process was difficult, and largely unsuccessful at first. For this reason, not too long ago, growers did not readily trust autoflower strains, because of their low yields and low THC levels. They ended up being considered a scam, of sorts.

Things have changed, however. The autoflower strains on the market today are just as reliable as any other strain – just be sure to purchase them from a reputable source. The THC content will also be as high as it is described in the online information provided about the strain.

With these traits stabilized, and the number of high-quality strains of autoflowering marijuana increasing all the time, the dawn of the age of autoflower has finally come.

Autoflower cannabis strains

Autoflower strains of marijuana generally have a shorter life than other types of marijuana plants. Their quick turnaround is part of their appeal for growers who want more than one harvest per season. An autoflower strain usually takes around 10 weeks before they are ready to harvest.

When considering an autoflowerharvest, it is important to remember that it will be different from the harvest of other types of marijuana. Certain limitations that come with the plant’s not having the time to grow as long and that includes the fact that it will be smaller. Consequently, the harvest will be, too. Your yield can only be so high when you grow smaller plants.

ak 47 autoflower
AK-47 Autoflower

Some of the highest quality autoflower marijuana strains require ten to twelve weeks for full growth and flowering, to achieve the best possible harvest. It mostly depends on the strain you grow. Be sure to read the information provided for that specific strain, as well as any comments and tips from people who have successfully grown the strain before.

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Growing autoflower cannabis

When you grow any kind of marijuana plant, it is crucial to start the growing season, and entire life cycle, rooted in strength. With the short life span of autoflower marijuana plants, this is especially important.

The very beginning is the time to support your plants so they have as much growth as possible. If this is not done, you may end up with a harvest that is infinitely more disappointing than the “normal” marijuana harvest failure. The room for error is smaller with autos.

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Indoor autoflower setup

For this reason, it is often recommended that people who want to grow autoflower marijuana plants start growing them indoors, with artificial lights they can control. Indoor growing decreases the chance for error and favorably controls each aspect of your plant’s early life.

A strong start ensures that it will get everything it needs to thrive, both now, and later on.

Autoflower seeds

Properly germinating your marijuana plants is crucial to their healthy development, as well. This can be done naturally in soil, or in a container without any growing medium. I always germinate my seeds in water.

Most autoflower marijuana growers I know actually prefer the paper towel method. It simply involves placing a seed within a damp paper towel, or length of toilet paper, and putting it in a container of some sort that will retain moisture and humidity.

damp paper towel cannabis
Day 5 – seeds within damp paper towel

This should cause the seeds to sprout within days. After they sprout, they should then be transplanted to their final growing medium. After this, do not transplant them again if you can help it as autoflower plants are small and are vulnerable to greater transplanting shock.


For now, cuttings are not a great idea with autoflower marijuana plants. The problem is that, while you can easily take a cutting successfully, you have to remember that the plants will autoflower after a certain age. The cutting’s age will merge with the parent plant’s age.

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Autoflower clone – Image Powered by

This means they will flower at the same time. So if you are growing a cutting of an autoflower plant, the final plant will be much smaller than the parent, when it enters the flowering stage. When all this is considered, cuttings aren’t exactly worth it, as these particular plants are already small to begin with.

Feeding your autoflower cannabis plants

Once your autoflower marijuana plants have reached two weeks of life, you can feed them a small amount of vegetative nutrients. Feed them higher quantities of it gradually over time, until your plants are either six or seven weeks old.

Bio Bizz Feeding Schedule

All mixes are per litre
All mixes use bubbled water
Always 1 teaspoon per litre
12 ml Root StimulantNo
22 ml Root Stimulant
1ml Grow
31 ml Root Stimulant
1.5 ml Grow
42 ml GrowYes
52.5 ml Grow
1 ml Bloom
62 ml Grow
2 ml Bloom
71 ml Grow
3 ml Bloom
81 ml Grow
3 ml Bloom
93 ml BloomYes
10+Pure waterNo

Week 1-3 = Vegetative Stage (baby’s just starting out)
Week 4-6 = Pre-Flowering Stage (Has shown sex and started rapid growth)
Week 7-10+ = Budding Stage (fattening up and power producing)

Don’t switch over to flowering nutrients until you have visibly noticed a stop in its vertical growing. Even if the flowering phase started a week earlier, don’t be premature with the flowering nutrients. Be guided, instead, by the ending of vertical growth.

Lighting plants

Similar to regular marijuana plants, you can decide one of two lighting options:

  • One choice is to expose your plants to 24 hours of light per day
  • The other is to allow them some rest every day, and give them 18hours of light, and sixhours of darkness. It all depends on your personal preferences, as well as the strain that you are growing.

One specific go-to example is to use 120-watt LED lights for the first few weeks of growth, and keep it going for 21 hours each day. In this case, the light should be set up between 70 and 80 centimeters away from the plants. Once you have potted the older plants, you can convert to larger LED lights, and a schedule of 18 hours of light, and 6 hours of darkness.

Pruning plants

While pruning (topping, specifically) can be done in a positive and helpful way with autoflower marijuana plants, certain modifications are needed when pruning regular marijuana plants. For instance, the pruning needs to take place very early in your plants’ lives, to avoid obstructing its vegetative growth later on.

Pruning autoflower
Puring autoflowers, a good idea?

That being said, many growers claim that pruning autoflower marijuana plants at all is a bad idea and should be avoided altogether. They say pruning will lower the autoflowers’ harvest.

If you really want to take the risk, try doing it with an autoflower strain that has been proven to take a bit longer than the others. This way, it has more time to recover and grow, after the pruning has taken place.

The harvest: weight expectations

If everything goes well during your autoflower grow season, what can you expect in terms of a harvest? Keep in mind that the perfect environmental elements include being around 73°F, 55% humidity, 400 watts per m2 for light, good air circulation, plenty of oxygen, and a solid nutrient regimen (among other things).

To put it bluntly, your harvest will be proportionate to the length of time that your autos grow. In simplest terms, longer growth equals bigger harvest.

Know the perfect time to cut your autoflowers when you download my free mini harvesting guide.

Some strains that grow for about 3 months, for example, often average around 40 grams per plant. While longer-growing super autoflower strains might get between 150 and 500 grams per plant, when grown outdoors.

Check this video by Ashley Kush Harvesting LED auto’s

Choosing when to harvest is also difficult, and equally important to all the other decisions you might make when growing autoflower marijuana plants. You generally need to check your plant’s trichomes to see when 50% of them are amber in color.

The amber color signifies the point at which harvesting should take place. Make sure you stop watering the plants for at least one or two days before you harvest them so that their extra nutrients go away.

Curing and storing

Curing your autoflower marijuana buds helps them turn into the delicious product that every grower desires. If you cure them poorly, then your efforts will not pay off in great taste. Curing should be done inside an airtight container. This is so the moisture can spread throughout evenly, and move from the middle of the bud, where it is originally held.

curing bad good
Curing – Good and Bad

During the process, open the container several times per day for a few days straight. Eventually, you should only open it once a day or longer, until the buds are thoroughly cured, several weeks or months later.

Once they have finished curing, the buds should not have much moisture left at all. A tiny amount of moisture is still good for smoking, though. Extra dry buds actually make the smoke more unpleasant.

Store the marijuana inside a sealed container, such as a plastic bag or glass jar. Smoke it within several months, to one year. After a year, it is unlikely that the product will be as pleasant for smoking. Keep it in a dark, cool location. Freezing it can keep it fresh longer.

Growing autoflower marijuana plants outdoors

Although there are certainly plenty of downsides to growing autoflower marijuana plants, they also have some very compelling advantages, as well. Many would argue that their true value lies in being grown asoutdoor plants.

Or, perhaps even better, many might grow them for some time indoors, and then finish their vegetation and flowering stages outdoors. This usually involves between 1 and 1.5 months of indoor growth, to maximize their vegetative stage. Then, they are moved outdoors (assuming the temperature is not colder than 50°F).

autoflowering outdoor
Autoflowering outdoor

The reason this is considered such a good thing is because you can get several harvests within one plant’s normal growing season. While a huge plant will get you a massive harvest at the end of its growth, it takes 8 to 9 months to ever get that far. Of course, this also leaves more room for unexpected obstacles to mess up your harvest before you even get there.

With the autos, however, you can have numerous crops growing in the same space of time. You are, therefore, achieving smaller harvests incrementally while avoiding a long wait to consume any of the buds. Your work is secured, and you are given you several “chances” within the same amount of time, in case one crop gets somehow ruined.

Autoflower marijuana plants will always be shorter than regular marijuana plants. This means they will not be as easily spotted as the more massive marijuana plants (which definitely tend to attract unwanted attention).

outdoor small size
Size will be around 40-50cm | Easy to hide

Even if you are growing them in your own personal garden on your owned property, they can still easily go undetected throughout the span of their entire growth cycle, because of their small size. For a reference, the most efficiently grown autos have one square meter each to themselves to grow to their full size (and harvest) potential.

Breeding autoflowers

One of the major negative aspects of autoflower marijuana plants is the fact that they cost quite a bit of money to purchase the seeds to begin with. It is likely that these prices will eventually drop as this type of seed become more widespread.

Until then, you can breed your own seeds to get the best bang for your buck; however, there is a considerable expense in that as well.

Breeding autoflower
Breeding autoflower

The short lifespan of autos means that – assuming you want to grow and harvest as many plants as possible within one season – you are going to need a lot more seeds than you would with normal marijuana plants.

In some locations, this would even mean that buying harvested, dried, and cured marijuana could actually be cheaper than growing your own autoflower weed.

Because many people would like to experiment with this emerging new trend, but want to avoid spending an arm and a leg, breeding is likely the best alternative. It is a surprisingly easy process and is well worth the effort when you consider the smaller harvest per seed in autoflower marijuana plants, compared to normal marijuana plants.

Pros and Cons of Growing Autoflower Cannabis

Let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages of growing autoflower marijuana plants, instead of regular marijuana plants.


First of all, you have the chance to attain a higher variety of marijuana when you grow autoflower marijuana plants. This is because of the shorter growing season. So within one season, you can grow approximately three separate strains, and get that many different varieties of marijuana for smoking!

This is especially valuable for people who are growing just for themselves and prefer a range of highs, which can change depending on their mood or preference that day. Therefore, autos can help keep things fresh and exciting on the marijuana smoking front.

different autoflower
Keep things fresh and exciting on the marijuana smoking front

There is also somewhat less hassle involved — at least in certain aspects. For example, you will not need a complicated setup with one grow room and one flowering room. That means that, even if you had the space for that many rooms, you could instead use that space to time your growing so that you can harvest every few weeks.

You also won’t have to be so careful with your lighting setup, and grow room light-proof sealing. This is because light leakages have no impact at all on your autoflower marijuana plants’ flowering phase.

Another advantage is multi-crop systems, which are compatible systems that overlap nicely. They allow you to harvest a new crop every few weeks, and can be set up outside. They don’t require much space in your garden and are unlikely to attract much attention if any.

growing autoflower outdoor
Less space in the garden

In the case of power outages (which can be more frequent for people in certain locations), normal marijuana plants could have their growth and flowering phases interrupted, and their harvests consequently damaged. You will not have these issues with autoflower marijuana plants.

It is also thought that, because autoflower marijuana plants contain genes from the ruderalis marijuana strain, they may be hardier than other types of marijuana plants. This idea comes from the fact that ruderalis plants are very hardy, and can handle cold and other obstacles better than photoperiod plants.

These plants will also work well in indoor and outdoor areas that have height or size restrictions. Finally, if your growing friends are already growing their own photoperiod marijuana, you can enjoy smoking your own marijuana, while they wait and wait for their own harvest to be ready.


In terms of light usage per gram of harvested bud, autoflower marijuana plants are less efficient than regular photoperiod plants. This is because you will need the same amount of light per plant although these smaller plants have smaller yields.

autoflower light
Light usage per gram less efficient than regular

Additionally, autoflower marijuana plants tend to be inconsistent in terms of their speed of growth, and their size. Even individual plants within one particular strain might have varying sizes and growth patterns.

This makes certain types of growing methods, like hydroponics, particularly difficult — if not impossible. Sometimes it will be necessary to harvest one crop several times until all of the plants have been harvested because they flower and mature at different rates as well.

Some smokers of autoflower marijuana will complain that the aroma of their product is not as strong as that of regular photoperiod marijuana plants. Whether this is a pro or con might depend on your own personal preferences, of course.

Male and female

A normal photoperiod marijuana seed has a 50/50 shot at being either male or female. This is an unfortunate statistic for the average marijuana grower who is only interested in growing unfertilized female(sensimilla) plants.

If you get feminized seeds, on the other hand, you can expect nearly every seed to turn out female.

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Male vs Female plants – Picture by

Autoflower marijuana seeds are not any different in regards to these ratios. Hermaphrodites can be expected in either case and should be watched out for, even if you are expecting all female plants, like when you purchase feminized seeds.

Super autoflower strains

If you have done any research into this new autoflowering trend, you have probably already discovered the term “SUPER autoflower” to describe many different seeds. So, what are these super seeds, and how are they different from other autos?

Super autoflower strain
Super autoflower marijuana strainsSuper autoflower marijuana strains

The idea behind the super strains is that they are larger, but still share the same useful trait of flowering automatically. They are stronger and hardier than regular autoflower marijuana plants, especially when it comes to resistance against mold or pests.

They were created specifically with the goal in mind of having a bigger, higher yielding autos.

Autoflower cannabis seeds

Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of the autoflower marijuana plant growing process is deciding which of the autoflower seeds to buy first. This is an especially important decision if you are a first-time grower or even a seasoned veteran who has never grown autoflower strains of marijuana before.

There are a huge variety of seed strains to choose from, so it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. The key is always to consider:

  • What type of growing conditions the seeds will be planted in
  • What ratio of THC to CBD you would like in the strain
  • What taste and smell you prefer in your weed.

If you have clearly defined these main points, then you will have a much easier time choosing the perfect strain for you.

Need seeds to grow your own autoflowering plants? Check out our vast selection of autoflowering seeds in our shop.

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If you have the money for it, it is recommended to purchase feminized seeds, since it will significantly increase your yield (and you won’t need to remove 50% of the crop that turns out to be male plants).

Autoflowering marijuana seeds
Autoflowering marijuana seeds

If you just don’t have the money for it, or would like to spend that money on other aspects of growing marijuana, then you can feel free to take the risk and keep an eye out for signs of male plants. Of course, if you are looking to breed more autoflower marijuana seeds, then you will at least one male plant, so don’t bother with the feminized ones, in that case.

For smaller grow rooms, go for the Indica autoflower marijuana strain because they will be smaller, even in comparison to other autos. For outdoor grow setups or indoor setups that are large enough, a Sativa autoflower marijuana strain will be better since they will get to a bigger size and therefore have a greater yield. They will require sufficient space to grow large, of course.

FAQs About Autoflower Cannabis Strains

Are autoflower strains less potent?

No, today autoflowering strains are not any less potent than their feminized counterparts.

How much does an autoflower strain yield?

Autoflowering plants are usually small and will yield somewhere from 10 to 50 grams per plant. Some exceptions can manage up to 100 grams a plant.

How much water do autoflowers need?

When watering autoflowers, we recommend making your mix in a bottle with just one glass of water per pot.

Have you grown autoflowering cannabis plants? Please leave comments or questions below!

Happy growing!


The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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  1. By b ,17 May 2016
    I am new at this. I purchased from you, White Widow extreme auto. I have them in 1gal pots. do they need to be transplanted into larger pots? They are indoors but l plan on moving them outdoor June 1st […]Read More
  2. By Growing Marijuana In A Greenhouse – TheJointBlog ,06 Jun 2016
    […] Autoflowering marijuana plants for climates like these are particularly useful when grown in a greenhouse. Simply choose a time when the weather is warm enough, grow them for 60 or 90 days (depending on the variety you purchased), and […]Read More
  3. By Brainiac ,16 Jun 2016
    I have found that when breeding auto- femminized seed, due to the rapid growth, the seed producer plant should be staggered several weeks from the pollen producer.
  4. By wab ,16 Jun 2016
    Just finished my second crop in a tent. First was Gods Treat (Jordan of the Islands) and it took about 3 months. Took forever and branched out wide. Just went 2 months with the AutoFlower (Red Poison) and the incredibly […]Read More
  5. By Fyshhtrap ,17 Jun 2016
    I thought this was great article for me as a beginner grower and the fact that my First seed purchase was entirely Autos
    1. By latewood.ILGM ,08 Aug 2016
      Fyshhtrap, I have been trying to talk myself into going to autos 100%. Love the Super Skunk auto; "Robert's fav", but I just cannot quit wanting to grow Robert's Gold Leaf! :D For sure.
  6. By C. H. T. ,28 Jun 2016
    I'm planning to grow autos soon, and I want to know, what's the best lighting for them ? Now keep in mind I'm on a very low budget. Any tips or advice would be very much appreciated.. Happy growing everyone!
    1. By KJ ,04 Jul 2016
      A 42 Watt CFL 18 hours a day is maybe $ 2.50 a month in electricity ! Remember to keep these CFL's close around 2 inches away for best results. To save money on nutrients use your own urine deluted […]Read More
      1. By latewood.ILGMl ,08 Aug 2016
        Sounds like fun :) Thanks for sharing. Happy growing!
  7. By Zog ,01 Jul 2016
    Kept them on light 24 hours for three months,they started budding after A month and a half of growth.we kept them on 24 hours until after the full moon of the 3rd month then 12 and 12 outside Buds are […]Read More
  8. By John ,07 Aug 2016
    Thank you did not wait long to get my auto flowering seeds thank you Robert
    1. By Roy ILGM ,08 Aug 2016
      Great to hear John! Happy growing!
      1. By Brandon ,21 Oct 2020
        So if I'm reading this correctly, auto-flower seeds are not feminized am I correct in saying this?
    2. By latewood.ILGM ,08 Aug 2016
      JHohn, Thanks for choosing seeds from ILGM. We look forward to your continued patronage. :)
  9. By Gary Bergeron ,07 Aug 2016
    I,m having trouble getting my germinated seeds to grow.I;m putting them about a 1" in the soil but nothing.Put plain water on them.Help
  10. By latewood.ILGM ,08 Aug 2016
    b , We apologize for not replying to your comment. We wish you had joined our free support forum. Well; I know your issue is past but, I want to give you the courtesy of a reply. Auto flowers can […]Read More
  11. By latewood.ILGM ,08 Aug 2016
    Brainiac, Thanks for sharing that information. Happy growing! :)
  12. By latewood.ILGMl ,08 Aug 2016
    wab, It is always great to hear about our customers achieving success! Happy growing, lw
  13. By latewood.ILGM ,08 Aug 2016
    C. H. T., This all depends on the size of your grow space. I like to grow autos under a 600 watt air cooled lamp. Perhaps you could benefit from joining our support forum. :) See you there. Ask for […]Read More
  14. By latewood.ILGM ,08 Aug 2016
    Zog, That is awesome! I do not recommend 24/0 but, you are proving my concept. I can pass this info onto other Med patients in need. Thank You for sharing. Sounds like you might have a big yield from an […]Read More
    1. By Dwt88 ,22 Aug 2016
      I ordered the WW auto what soil should I use?
      1. By latewood.ILGM ,24 Aug 2016
        Dwt88, You can use any soil. I would recommend a premium organic soil. Have you downloaded and read our free grow bible? I also invite you to join our support forum. We have many experts soil growers who are always […]Read More
      2. By Rab ,11 Sep 2018
        Hi rob ,just read your article on auto plants in time im expecting cash crop auto seeds to come for a freind ,he asked me what the difference light regime was to light cycle plants ,ha i wasnt quite sure […]Read More
  15. By sensibleseeds ,13 Oct 2016
    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I like the information about auto flowering marijuana and the difference between auto flowering marijuana and traditional types of marijuana. I don't know what to say.. I have enjoyed […]Read More
    1. By Roy ILGM ,14 Oct 2016
      Thank you and see you soon :D
  16. By Linda Miller ,20 Nov 2016
    This is my first time growing. I bought some White Widow fem. autos from you and planted 3 seeds. Success!! They look great and have done some LST, very healthy but they are in their 10th week and show no […]Read More
  17. By latewood.ILGM ,22 Nov 2016
    Linda Miller, I am not sure what to say. I odn't know who might have told you to give 21 hours light and only 3 dark. I use 18/6 for autos and they show flowers and progress by week 4. […]Read More
  18. By Roma ,07 Feb 2017
    Bueno ... Good article ...thanks
  19. By better than pills fo pain ,16 Apr 2017
    bought your seeds all flowerwed not femized xcellent delivery thanks god bless after all he brought it on earth
  20. By paco ,12 May 2017
    great article informative helps a lot
  21. By antipharmalady ,13 May 2017
    Just wanted to thank you on all the good advice here! This is my first proper outdoor/greenhouse crop. bought 3 early skunk seeds from sensi due to the medicinal benefits and plan to do a grow (bit late in the […]Read More
    1. By Roy ILGM ,15 May 2017
      Hi there, be sure to hop onto the support forum. Our experts there can help you with any questions that may arise :D – I❤️GM
  22. By Jennifer ,04 Jun 2017
    Im having a hard time telling mine apartand there 2going on 3 feet tall
  23. By lazybitch ,06 Aug 2017
    wow- who knew a weed takes this much work? if you got them to grow outside in northeast in ur yard wouldn't it be like a perennial and u could just expect buds in fall and store accordingly once year?
    1. By Roy ILGM ,07 Aug 2017
      Hi there, the cannabis plant is not a perennial but an annual plant. At least it is if you don't let them get pollinated. And you don't want your ladies to get pollinated because they won't produce bud when they […]Read More
  24. By Ruth ,14 Aug 2017
    Hi, very new to growing. I am wondering if this schedule is also used with hydroponics system? And with my seeds being auto and feminized, do I need both the grow and bloom nutrients at very begining of start process?
    1. By latewood_ILGM ,18 Aug 2017
      Ruth, Have you downloaded our free Grow Bible? All your answers are there. I also invite you to join our forum at where we are set up to do daily support and guide you to a successful grow. :)
  25. By cingli ,10 Nov 2017
    I got a question about harvesting autoflowers..Does the leafs change colors (autumn colors) only if we stop feeding it or it will change colors regard if we feed them or not?
    1. By latewood_ILGM ,17 Nov 2017
      Cingli, The reason leaves lose their green color is because that particular leaf is no longer capable of producing sugars for the plant and dies off. This can happen either way. Feeding or not feeding. However; Some plants if fed […]Read More
  26. By jason ,23 Jan 2018
    why r my plant leaves curling up
    1. By latewood_ILGM ,26 Jan 2018
      Jason, Possibly it is over fertilization, PH could be way off causing one or more minerals to get locked, or causing a toxicity from one or more minerals. I suggest you join us at: and allow our great community […]Read More
  27. By Anastasia ,06 Apr 2018
    Just want to say, thank you for sharing your passion, time and knowledge. I appreciate it and the work you do.
  28. By Saundra ,13 Jun 2018
    I need instructions on how to grow in a small grow room. I do not want to smoke it, rather, put it in a smoothie for help with insomnia, balancing gut flora and lessening toxins. I have primary biliary cirrhosis […]Read More
    1. By latewood_ILGM ,15 Jun 2018
      Saundra, It would not be a good idea to attempt to grow all your "meds" in separate Solo cups. Perhaps this would provide enough for a day. Autoflower plants take 3+ months to finish. I do not think this woudl […]Read More
  29. By mchelle white ,16 Jun 2018
    i am just getting ready to put my seeds in water tonight. i have auto northern lights. im so excited. Its my 1st grow ever. I just got my Michigan medical card. So here goes nothing...wish me luck...
  30. By m stock ,16 Aug 2018
    i have upgraded the grow area of my room now that i have been producing.. with the autoflower strains in all my years of growing over 50 . i have never seen anything that even comes close to these new […]Read More
  31. By m stock ,16 Aug 2018
    i have forund through experience. that the ph of the water is critical i have very hard well water in the house no softener . i use vinegar to drop the ph to 6 from around 7 (natural ph) before […]Read More
  32. By SPARK ,03 Feb 2019
    I had a seed from the Autoflower White Widow that didn't germinate so I put it in the flower pot and with the one that germinated now I have 2 seedlings growing in 1pot should I let it go they […]Read More
  33. By Doyle Hurst ,14 Mar 2019
    First timer, need to know what l need.
  34. By Jay ,07 Apr 2019
    So I just Purchased the Critical Purple Auto-Flowering Feminized Cannabis Seeds. 3 of them. I have never grown before so this is my first time taking a stab at this. The thing is (Sadly) I moved back in with Mom […]Read More
  35. By Jon ,11 May 2019
    I am using the super soil recommended by various sights and am growing amnesia haze, ak47, and Bergman's gold leaf auto-flowers. I have the Micro, grow, and bloom products and, according to the label, mix them one at a time […]Read More
  36. By latewood ILGM ,20 Jun 2019
    Spark, you can leave it or cut it down. the roots may fight each other but, in tghis case it probably won;t cause too much of a negative effect as long as you temper expectations for yield from one or […]Read More
  37. By latewood ILGM ,20 Jun 2019
    Doyle hurst, My friend, you just need to join our support forum and we will teach you how to grow successfully from start to finish
  38. By latewood ILGM ,20 Jun 2019
    Jay. I must say. I am not a proponent of someone growing in their Mom's house without her knowledge. You could cost her, her job and 1000's of dollars in fines and possibly other issues. Yes you could do a […]Read More
  39. By latewood ILGM ,20 Jun 2019
    Jon, You do not need nutrients when using Super soil; At least in veg and since you are growing "autos"; you may not need nutrients at all except a P-K boost once the plant starts budding. When using 3-part. You […]Read More
  40. By Jason ,20 Jun 2019
    Great info I've been looking into growing indoors for the 1st time I've decided on a 600 watt full spectrum led grow light with a bloom & veg stage setting growing in coco & petite premix (from fox farm) & […]Read More
  41. By Bob ,25 Jul 2019
    So which of your seeds are 'super autos'? I Started 2 ILGM Auto fem white widow plants in late april. it is now late july. one is 44 inches high with 7 point leaves and just starting to sprout pistils. […]Read More
    1. By Stacy ILGM ,25 Jul 2019
      Hey Bob, Unfortunately, we don't carry any super autoflower strains. :(
  42. By Robert ,17 Aug 2019
    I have never grown auto before I got White Widow. When do I put my little ones under my big light?
  43. By Astrid ,18 Dec 2019
    Had success with WW autos, last year, one was very stunted, but the rest were awesome, I stopped measuring them after they surpassed 120cm., Bubblegum autos were good too. Trying Gorilla Glue autos this year, .Planted 29 and 30 October, […]Read More
  44. By neil ,22 Dec 2019
    what size container for autoflowers?
  45. By Pete ,08 Jan 2020
    My first autoflower grow is going well, planted in soil in my greenhouse Under sunlight. My area gets cool winters (never below freezing) with a reasonable amount of sunlight - would i be able to grow autos during winter in […]Read More
  46. By Jerry ,03 Oct 2020
    I’m looking for auto seed information. Can’t find much about how to grow guide
    1. By Jerry ,03 Oct 2020
      I need some info. I’m a beginner on my second grow of auto. First grow was ok. I need info so as not to make the same mistakes I did in the first one.
  47. By John ,07 Nov 2020
    Is there a guide that discusses more about breeding autoflower seeds?
  48. By Vickey Kelly ,14 Jan 2021
    I just ordered some autos from your store. I am trying to learn as much as I can before they arrive. Will keep in touch as I and the babies progress. Thanks for your continued help to become a personal […]Read More
  49. By Keith ,15 Jan 2021
    I had an autoflower germinate and sprouted in a solo cup in rich soil so I transplanted into new soil but messed up and put it back in solo cup then transplanted again into final container......what are the chances of […]Read More
  50. By Rob ,22 Mar 2021
    I bought super skunk auto flowers and have tried to germinate two of the seeds so far and neither one has sprouted. They’re soaking in water in the dark, one of them has a bunch of fuzzy stuff all around […]Read More

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