Need to learn how to germinate Northern Lights autoflower seeds?
To germinate your new Northern Lights autoflower seeds, read our guide here.
Germination is the first step to growing your own cannabis (marijuana) plants. After germination, you will then place the germinated blueberry seeds into your soil. Since these are autoflower seeds, there is no vegging phase.
Northern Lights autoflower light cycle and growth
The light cycle as well is simplified compared to a normal plant. You can keep them on a constant 18-6 light cycle. A 18-6 light cycle is 18 hours on and 6 hours off every day. Others may recommend a full 24 hour light cycle but we find this places stress on the plants. Keep them on 18-6 the whole way through and you will not have any problems.
As we mentioned above, autoflowers do not have a vegging phase. Once germinated, they will start to grow and begin flowering at the same time.
The average height of an autoflower is around 3 feet. Perfect if you want to do an indoor grow or have limited space.
The big advantage to autoflowers is their speed. They’ll be finished in about 12 weeks total. That is 12 weeks from seed to harvest. Lightning fast but this speed comes with some disadvantages. The main disadvantage is that you will lose yield. They simply won’t produce as much as a normal feminized plant. They also cannot be cloned. A cutting will start trying to flower asap which just isn’t possible.
A lot of growers will grow a mix of normal and autoflower plants. While waiting for their main plant to finish, they have autos ready to come up. An appetizer before the main course!
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