A Decent Auto Harvest

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4 gallon ridgid plastic pot w/ unamended FFOF, with just FFBigBloom & mollasses feedings set to 24/7 yielded me 81 grams off of a WoS.: nlxbigbud, so I'd have to say pot size lays creedence to the claim that bigger pot = more qty

jmo

p.s. Beautiful harvest there DMAN :aok:
 

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I have some wicked 42L buckets that I want to use. Have to wait till I can mix up some super soil for those.
Might be in new digs soon with all sorts of potential. ;)
 
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Thanks guys and gals.

Tasty she was 37 inchs from the ground in a 3 gal pot
 
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Thats soo impressive esp for an auto Dman well done.
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Smoke report please.
THats the only Problem Ive had with Autos is the Smoke never was all that Potent.
 
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WeedHopper said:
Smoke report please.
THats the only Problem Ive had with Autos is the Smoke never was all that Potent.

No problem i will do one, one of the Autos is extremely sticky and i have hi hopes for it, the other one not so much, so we will see.
 
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Here is the second of the 2 autos.

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Thanks HL

Im kinda glad to be done with them, i have 1- Satori, 1-Pex, 1-Sharon and a giant larry all to finish in the next 20 days.
 

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dman1234 said:
Thanks HL

Im kinda glad to be done with them, i have 1- Satori, 1-Pex, 1-Sharon and a giant larry all to finish in the next 20 days.


Sounds like a busy three weeks...:) Going to be quite a while before I get some plants across the finish line....but all three of the WiFi beans have broken soil so that makes me happy for now. I still have to order some Satori beans.
 

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11 weeks from seed for 40g is a pretty good deal . . . I've seen a couple people run ak autos that show similar yield and are sposed to be quite potent . . . very nice
 

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thats a nice lady you have thier dman. did you post what strain this is
 

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Those are some nice buds you got there. Where did you get the freebies from?
 

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I like the amount the have on them i don't know what autos are, but thats alot of bud. i want to grow some now
 

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skullcandy said:
i don't know what autos are,


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoflowering_cannabis



Auto-flowering cannabis varieties automatically switch from vegetative growth to the flowering stage with age, as opposed to the ratio of light to dark hours required with photo-period dependent / short-day strains. Many auto-flowers will be ready to harvest in less than 10 weeks from seed. Dwarf varieties can have comparatively short stature while still giving decent yield. Conversely "super autos" can take over 100 days to mature and can reach over 6 feet tall. Auto-flowers are one of the fastest growing strain varieties for sale on the market today.


GHaze x Dieselryder auto-flower
Contents
1 Origins
2 Naming
3 Advantages
4 Disadvantages
5 Well Tested Auto-flowering Strains
6 Super Autos
7 Breeding
8 See also
9 References
Origins

The true origins of auto-flowering cannabis are still somewhat debatable. The strain Lowryder by breeder The Joint Doctor was the original large scale marketed auto-flower. Lowryder contains Cannabis ruderalis genetics from a Mexican strain that was referred to as Mexican Rudy and is believed to be created from a cross between a Mexican sativa and a Russian ruderalis. Another theory is that the early genetics came from a Finland grown hemp strain called Finola, though the true origins may never be agreed upon. These early hybrids with large amounts of C. ruderalis genes were lacking some of the finer qualities of high grade cannabis strains available. Further hybrids from these ruderalis dominant strains were created using some of the more popular and standard photo-period sensitive strains including Williams Wonder and Northern Lights #2. Since the first marketable auto-flower, Lowryder, many large improvements have been made by very talented and devoted breeders such as Mossy, Lowlife, Flash Seeds and many more. The genetics behind these new auto-flowering strains that breeders are producing are generally not shared or if so only in very vague terms. This secrecy is done to keep others from producing knock offs of the strains.
Naming

As previously stated the strain Lowryder by breeder Joint Doctor is commonly referred to as the original marketable auto-flower strain. This strain received a lot of interest and mixed reviews at best. Since the development of the Lowryder, various breeders have developed a large number of improved auto-flowering strains. Online vendors have, as of January 2012, nearly 200 different autoflowering strains. Most of these auto-flowering strains can be identified by the presence of ryder (such as Afghan Kush Ryder by breeder World of Seeds) or the word automatic (or auto such as with the Auto Ak47 breed by Lowlife) in their names.
Advantages

The newly produced strains of auto-flowering cannabis have repetitively proven that they can produce quality medicine comparable with classical short-day strains. Breeders have reported THC content in the low 20% in some newer varieties while many varieties also have high CBD content. The advantages that auto-flower breeders report with their plants include:
Short Life span with many going from seed to harvest in under 13 weeks (some as short as 7 weeks)
Can be kept short in stature for "stealth" growing
The Cannabis ruderalis heritage causes flowering after 2–3 weeks from germination
No need for a separate vegetative and flowering environment (unlike with photo-period dependent/ short-day strains)
Relatively simple seed production, one plant can produce several hundred seeds even at 1' tall
As auto-flowers become exponentially more popular among home growers more information is appearing on the web concerning them. Several popular marijuana cultivation websites include new sections for auto-flowers and others such as Autoflower.net which is the first site completely devoted to them after high-bred closed their website.
Disadvantages

There continues to be small population of short-day cannabis growers that insist that auto-flowers are simply a fad and produce sub par medicine. The number one reason for these feelings are the understandable disappointment many had with the results of the first Lowryder. Also commonly argued is that when growing indoors, growers already have the ability to initiate flowering with photo-period/short-day plants at will by changing the lighting. Hormones such as BAP and paclobutrazol can also be used to completely arrest vertical growth in photo-period plants. There are however concerns about the carcinogenicity of some of these growth regulators. When growing outdoors, initiation of flowering in short-day plants is significantly more difficult to control than with auto-flowers. Another concern is the overall yield of auto-flowering plants which with some dwarf strains can be a half oz per plant. The last concern with auto-flowering cannabis is the chance of buying genetics that do not actually automatically flower regardless of photo-period. Thankfully as auto-flowers become more popular and individual strains are tested and reported on, the market is becoming more predictable.

Well Tested Auto-flowering Strains

Online seed vendors and (though rarely) medical cannabis dispensaries carry hundreds of varieties of auto-flowering strains. One problem (which is becoming a rarity) that has been encountered by various growers are strains that are poorly bred, sold as auto-flowers and yet do not automatically flower with age. Good Breeders like MOSSY, joint doctor, breeder's STITCH provide good medical quality auto-flowering strains.
Super Autos

Super Autos were created by breeder STITCH (FLASH seeds) in order to satisfy those growers looking for larger sativa plants with a more photo-period / short-day feel to them. A Super Auto (sometimes referred to as amazonian autos) starts flowering automatically only after a much longer vegetative period between 28/32 days most of the time. Just like other auto-flowers changing the lighting schedule does not affect the flowering cycle of these strains. It is not unusual for Super Autos to get over five feet tall with some becoming huge 8 foot bushes. The average life span of a Super Auto is 90 to 110 days from seed as opposed to the shorter 55–85 days with most common auto-flowers. The added advantage of the longer life span is that slow maturing sativa phenotype have more time to develop and larger yields can be obtained.
Breeding

Creating true auto-flowering seed from two quality, true breeding auto-flowering parent plants is easy for most. Breeding new auto-flowering strains becomes more difficult when one attempts to make a hybrid with a non-auto-flowering strain. Some photo-period / short-day cannabis strains are heterogeneous - containing the recessive day-neutral or auto-flowering genetics along with the dominant short-day genetics. However a proper list of such strains is not yet available so most breeders treat all short- day plants as homozygous dominant. A true auto-flower is homozygous recessive for the day neutral genetics. Therefore most crosses between classical photo-period / short-day strains and auto-flowers produce few or no auto-flower progeny in the F1 generation. Regardless of whether the F1 generation produces auto-flowering plants, the higher performing and similar plants need to be recrossed. This F2 generation will contain approximately 25% of homozygous recessive plants which are auto-flowering. Still the few auto-flowers produced are not always stable and may require further stabilization. Further complexities with stabilizing auto-flowers has previously led to non auto-flowering and low quality strains making it into the market. Auto-flowering Cannabis Seeds are already on the market for a while, but in the last few years the popularity of auto-flowering seeds has skyrocketed and are a fact on the commercial market.[1] Many growers have marketed their own auto-flowering cannabis seeds, which are mostly indica/sativa hybrids containing a small part Lowryder #1 and/or Lowryder #2 genetics, in order to keep the auto-flowering properties. One type contains more Lowryder #1/#2 than the other.
 

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Ive had yet to smoke an Auto Strain,, that can compare to really good Non-auto.
To me,,an Auto is like,,ahhhhh,,ya know,,what was the name of that movie with Burt Rynolds. With the banjo and the Hillbillies?
 

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Mebeafarmer said:
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like someone above said....seems many autos never make it to the smoke report....



how was she?




peace

I have only grown one auto to completion and although I was impressed with the appearance/frostiness/bag appeal, I was def not blown away with her effect....mine was auto ak47


If you follow my link below, I have one on a NLxbigbud autofem that i got as a freebie from the 'Tude.
 

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These were freaks as far as weight for Auto's go IMO,

one was amazing to smoke and one was so-so, I have no idea which was which at this point, and so-so wasnt bad.

the good one was one of those strains i dont like to smoke at the bar, didnt even like it at home actually, paranoid, anyway these were freebies and the whole auto grow cycle doesnt work for me, if you have photo period strains they require their own room, forget that.

but they sure weighed nice.
 
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