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Pros and Cons of Auto-Flowering Seeds

The demand for auto flowering seeds is increasing, owing to several benefits that they offer; though there are some downsides, they have more merits, and are usually preferred by the amateur growers.

The auto-flowering seed has a very interesting lifecycle, as it doesn’t have to depend upon the photoperiod to mature.

The flowering is actually automatic, once it reaches maturity stage, and you don’t have to worry about too many things as a cultivator.


It can be grown at the beginning of every year and crop could be harvested by the mid-summer. Hence, it would give growers another chance for growing another round. You can enjoy multiple harvests in one year. Moreover, it doesn’t need a big, large cultivation space. It usually grows up to small heights and the flowers are also small. The dwarf plants can give instant results. It just takes 3 months from plantation to harvest and you do not have to wait for a year to see the development.

Multi Harvesting Per Year

Usually, growers have to take extra care to protect their plants; they have to invest huge amount on medicines and pesticides to guard the farming, but this isn’t the case with auto flowering cannabis. Being resistant by nature, it can survive and sustain in bad weather conditions, such as extreme cold. They can as well resist various diseases and mold attacks quite easily.

Since they start flowering automatically, such seeds can be planted during the early months of the year to get yields in mid-summer. If you’ve a favorable summer and spring, it actually lets you grow cannabis even thrice a year, which can be quite cool!

Short Growth-Less Space Requirements

The genetics of these seeds usually keep the plants and flowers small; the dwarf cannabis plant is very suitable for small growth on gardens and balconies. You can also keep on window sill to get nice results. In short, it’s the best option for a discreet guerrilla cultivator.

Since it grows automatically and extremely fast, it has very short flowering stage. The total time of harvest could be around 60 to 70 days.


Rather than considering only the positive aspects, you need to check the disadvantages of growing auto flowering cannabis seeds too.
So, first of all, since it produces smaller plants, it’s ultimately going to affect the yield. The crop results are usually lower in comparison to the other varieties.

The THC level in auto-flowering seeds is lower than most string indica and sativa strains as well, but you can find strains like Amnesia Lemon Autoflowering.

It has an indoor yield of 550 gr/m2 and a rapid flowering time of only 8-9 weeks. With a blend of 60% Sativa and 40% Indica, it is gives an uplifting and cerebral high.

Most experienced growers don’t prefer the auto-flowering feminized seeds, but they make a fantastic choice for the inexperienced growers who don’t understand the nitty-gritty of the cannabis cultivation process.

On the Whole

Both negative and positive aspects should be considered before opting for any type of cannabis seeds. The quality of auto flowering has been improved when compared with the early days, and now you can get the best quality cannabis seeds in the market without paying a hefty price.

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