How Can I Increase Autoflower Yield
There are many steps to accomplish the ultimate autoflower yield. Following the vague growing advice that the cannabis seed bank suggests does work but there are additional steps you can take. Having the ideal balance of proper spectrum light, good cannabis seed genetics, full spectrum nutrients, cannabis training, and terrain play an important part in final yields. Plan ahead and have the proper gear on hand to give your crops the love they need to grow.
FACTORS AFFECTING AUTOFLOWER YIELD
The Growing terrain and Rainfall
When growing auto cannabis plants outside, the climate plays one of the most important places in your final autoflower yield.
When growing autoflowers outdoors, growers are at the mercy of the changing seasons and suitable weather to get a good yield from their autoflowers. Autoflowering cannabis like photoperiod cannabis will thrive with the correct temperature, moisture, and quantum of sun. These environmental conditions will reflect directly on the volume and quality of your autoflower yield.
If you live near the equator you can grow autoflower cannabis seeds all year round with epic results. Those of us who witness short summers with snowy winters may not harvest the same weight as someone in a hot climate, who can anticipate to grow several times throughout the year with excellent results.
Growing Autoflowers Indoors
By growing indoors you won’t have to worry about the rainfall conditions as you will be watering as necessary. You’ll be controlling every aspect of the grow room conditions, this can be a game-changer for more educated cannabis growers. However, it can be a little tricky if you don’t have the right growing outfit or If you’re new to growing weed indoors.
Growing Temperatures and Humidity Levels for High Autoflower Yield.
|GROW STAGE||Day Temperature||Night Temperature||Humidity Level|
|Week 1-2||22-28°C – 72-82°F||18-22°C – 68-72°F||70%|
|Week 3-4||22-28°C – 72-82°F||18-22°C – 68-72°F||65%|
|Week 5||20-26°C – 68-79°F||20-26°C – 68-79°F||60%|
|Week 6-8||20-26°C – 68-79°F||20-26°C – 68-79°F||60%|
|Week 9-10||18-24°C – 68-75°F||17-20°C – 62-68°F||40-50%|
Not everyone has the space to give each of their autoflowers prime light exposure in their grow room/tent. Some cannabis farmers due to their local laws have to resort to a lower, more discreet grow area.
Once you have assessed where you’re going to grow your autoflowers, you’ll have to choose either a small or large planter. The size will end up changing how large your cannabis plant grows and eventually, the autoflower yield.
It’s not really necessary to use a pot larger than 5 gallons to grow autoflowers. The root system on autos that develops in 8 to 10 weeks will be supported by a 5- gallon pot. Using fabric pots and planting on the ground will allow indeed more expansion of the root system.
Giving your autoflowers a rich source of macronutrients, and micronutrients is clearly one of the better ways to enhance autoflower yield. Investing in making good organic nutrients or indeed a complete living soil will give your autoflower cannabis plants a natural boost.
Both synthetic and organic cannabis nutrients feed your autoflowers but they do it differently.
Organic nutrient feeding establishes a good soil consistency with beneficial organisms that form a symbiosis with your autoflower cannabis plant. Natural fungi feed on the sugars produced by the plant breaking down nutrients which enhances the ability of your cannabis plant to absorb nutrients.
These feed the roots directly, which makes it easier to maintain healthy soil since you aren’t dependent on microorganisms. Synthetic nutrients can actually kill the organisms in your soil. It’s also easier to overfeed with synthetic nutrients causing a nutrient burn.
Never exceed the recommended amount on the bottle for your first feeding. Start with half that is specified on the side of the nutrients when feeding if you aren’t a professional cannabis farmer.
Only feed your autoflower cannabis plant with plain water for the final 2 weeks, this will allow the flushing of all unused nutrients left in the growing medium.
Another big determining factor affecting your final autoflower yield is the number of planters you have in your grow room. Some choose few and large, some choose many small plants in a cannabis ocean of green. Each autoflower growing system has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Still, this is up to the farmer, If you’re growing in a square meter of growing space you’ll have to choose between growing just one or two big autoflowers or growing 8 lower autos.
Check with other growers whether the strain you are growing is well suited for that tight growing setup If growing numerous small autos together. You can fit up to 12 autos in a square meter, planting in 2- gallon pots.
Maximize your autoflower yield with our top tips!
Cannabis plant training is one of the top methods to maximize your grow room and produce an autoflower cannabis crop that’s easy to trim and manage. Autoflower seeds make it easier to maintain a nonstop crop since they grow from seed to crop in 8 to 10 weeks. When growing a fast strain of autoflowering cannabis you can chop new buds daily. This can also be done in the same grow area and under the same unchanging or unending light cycle.
Put plant training stakes in your pots ahead of time and bend the stems to maximize the light exposure to each bud site. Supports will come in handy again later in the flowering cycle to support the heavy buds.
Top training styles to increase Autoflower Yield of Cannabis
There are two main types of cannabis training, Low Stress and High- Stress training. Both help cannabis cultivators to modify and shape the structure of autoflowers. They either bend the stems of their autos to make the most out of their available light or control the size of their plants in a short growing space.
LOW STRESS Autoflower Training
Low- stress training means bending and tying down the loftiest growth of the cannabis plant. This will help to spread out the exposure of the plant to the light above. This in turn produces a more dense plant canopy with more large buds. You should stop your training once the auto has entered its second week of flowering. Using this Sea of Green method will dramatically improve yields on certain strains. If you have never done cannabis training before you should practice on photoperiod strains first.
High-stress Autoflower training
High- Stress Training or HST means topping breaking/splitting the stems of your autoflower plants to increase yields or potency.
Does high stress training techniques help with autoflower yield?
Breaking, topping, and splitting the stems can give you excellent results with photoperiod cannabis but it’s too stressful for autos. Any plant needs time to recover from a stem topping, break or split, this recovery time is slowing the plant’s growth, which is detrimental to growing auto flower seeds.