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growing autoflowers outdoors in canada

Autoflowering cannabis strains are awesome. They grow fast and easy, and they fit pretty much everywhere because of their compact size. Although autoflowers are great for growing indoors, you can make the most of them with some love from Mother Nature outdoors.

Fortunately, autoflowering cannabis varieties are somewhat less prone to pests and insect infestations. In fact, some autoflowering varieties are bred to have a particularly strong resistance against mould and pests. Likewise, due to the short life cycle of autoflowers, insects often don’t have the time they need to become a serious problem. Otherwise, if you notice an insect infestation such as aphids or whiteflies, no need to go all synthetic about it: insecticidal soap and neem oil can deal with most common cannabis pests in a safe and natural way.

WHEN TO PLANT YOUR AUTOFLOWERS OUTDOORS

For instance, if you happen to live in a colder, rainier climate, you may want to choose an autoflowering strain that doesn’t mind cooler temperatures and is also resistant to mould. Even these simple considerations can be enough to help you optimise your grow and avoid disaster.

Then again, cannabis, including autoflowers, grows best when it can get at least 10–12 hours of sufficient sunlight. As such, it is still best to plant seeds in spring, sometime from late April to early May in Europe, as the days are already longer, which will benefit your plants’ growth. You can then harvest in late July and start another crop in early August, which will be ready in October. If you happen to live in a warm climate with no frost, you can reap up to four harvests in one single year!

Growing outdoors can come with its own potential problems. Unwanted discovery of your weed out in the wild is one of them, but there is also the risk of animals and insects taking a liking to your crops. Here’s what you can do about it.

This year I bought more seeds and decided to try some auto flowers. I have 5 different auto strains and I have no experience with them. I understand that they are "programed" to finish by a set number of days no matter the light cycle. My thought was that I could start them later and finish them earlier than the traditional seeds that I’ll be growing.

Does anyone have experience with autos outdoors? Does it make sense to hold off on starting auto seeds til June 1 (or so) and have them finish mid August (75 days)? I figure this allows me to start them late, finish early and have them flowering in pretty strong summer sun.. but I dunno.. Is this what people do?

hotrodharley

Hey everyone. I pulled off a very successful outdoor grow last season and everything went well. The only part I had trouble with and was overwhelmed by was having so many plants coming down all in the same window of time and not having any help to trim. Some finished a bit early and some came down due to damage or slight bud rot but I spent most of a month trimming for hours every couple days after a long day of work and it was too much for me

Im in SW Ontario, Canada so as a general rule of thumb we don’t put things outside for good until the End of May due to threat of frost

Im in SW Ontario, Canada so as a general rule of thumb we don’t put things outside for good until the End of May due to threat of frost

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Regardless of your climate conditions, if you live in the northern parts of Canada then autoflowers are the right choice. Not only can you grow in the northern parts of Canada you could harvest 2 or 3 times a summer depending on the region you live in. Super Autos are the only real way to get a mid-summer cannabis harvest. Let us help you find the right autoflower cannabis strain to get the best growing experience and the best harvest.