This strain can grow to over a meter in height, a true giant by autoflower standards, and when it hits flowering it packs on grams and grams of dense, rock hard buds. Fast Buds’ autoflower genetics mean this strain is a bit hardier than its photoperiod ancestor, making it perfect for growing outdoors.
While all our strains grow well outdoors thanks to their autoflower heritage, some strains grow larger or perform slightly differently in outdoor environments. For those of you lucky enough to be able to cultivate outdoors, we’ll run down the top five best strains for growing under the sun. If you missed it, we ran recently ran down our Top 5 Best Indoor Autoflower Strains.
Stardawg is perfect for outdoor growing in colder climates like the UK, and northern Europe. It’s hardy, grows short, packs on the buds, and hits THC levels exceeding 20%. As a total package, Stardawg can’t be beaten.
If you want a high yield, look no further than Six-Shooter. This sativa giant is our heaviest yielder. It’s also our second largest strain, reaching nearly 1.4 meters in height.
Gorilla Glue reached its current popularity for a single reason; it’s damn good weed. Our autoflower GG hits the spot whether you’re chilling by yourself or with friends.
Easily our largest strain, Tangie’Matic doesn’t quite hit the heights of Six Shooter, but makes up for it in bulk and bud production. We’ve seen more than a few Tangie’Matics overgrow their tents. The growers weren’t prepared because autoflowers don’t get this big. Well, they didn’t until Tangie’Matic came along.
While these strains are a great starting point, don’t limit yourself to them. Fast Buds’ other Sativas like Mexican Airlines and Crystal Meth grow well outside as quite well. If you’re a fan of hybrids, Girl Scout Cookies performs well in any environment. And if you’re looking for a night time indica, our newest strain, Cream Cookies, might have the magic you’re looking for.
Like our other giant outdoor strains, Tangie’Matic is a sativa dominant hybrid. Unlike our other sativas, the stimulating effects are minimal, making this a perfect anytime strain. It won’t leave you wired or locked on the couch.
Like California Snow, Six Shooter produces giant colas of energetic flower flowing with resin. This cross between our sativa heavy hitters Mexican Airlines and Crystal Meth flowers in nine to ten weeks when grown outdoors, meaning that, even in a cold climate, a dedicated grower could squeeze in several crops over the course of a summer.
Outdoor growers love Fast Buds’ autoflowers. Maybe it’s the nine to ten-week flowering time. Maybe it’s the massive yields. Maybe it’s the Gorilla Glue. Whateve
Bottom line: The best time to plant will depend on the climate where you are growing. Ensure your plants can get plenty of sunlight, and make sure to avoid frost and extensive rain.
To avoid this, you want to carefully plan your autoflowering outdoor grow so your girls can reach their full potential in the short time they have. Before anything else, consider the viability of your location. What’s the climate like? Are you planning to plant your seeds directly in a garden bed or in containers? What type of nutrients will you use? Will your plants get enough sunlight? Will you be able to attend to your plants, or are you growing in a remote location where you can’t visit often?
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.
If you live further north, you may want to avoid the coldest and rainiest months of the year. In these climates, you can plant your autoflowers sometime in late spring when you know there is no danger of frost. The exact time depends on where you live, and could range from April to early June. The shorter summer in a colder climate is also a factor you need to think about. You shouldn’t sow too late either, as you want to avoid flowering your weed into the rainy season. If you live somewhere with a rainy fall, it can be good to plant in early June, so you can harvest late in August. This way, you can beat the bad weather and your buds won’t fall victim to mould.
These days, you can find many great varieties of autoflowering cannabis seeds. Check out Royal AK Automatic, Amnesia Haze Automatic, Northern Light Automatic and the many other great autoflowers at Royal Queen Seeds. Once you find a strain you like—one that will grow well in your climate—you can get started with your outdoor grow.
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.
As for nutrients, here too you will want to be careful with how much you administer. You can always start with ½ or ¾ doses of nutes to make sure you’re not overloading your plants. You can also consider slow-release nutrients. These can be ideal when you grow outdoors in a location that you can’t always visit. When you amend your substrate with slow-release nutrients, your plant will get everything it needs, and you won’t need to bother feeding it. All you need to do is water.
• Sunlight means better yields and fatter buds
• You can achieve several harvests in a single growing season
• You can grow them outdoors at any time of year (weather depending)
• They are less susceptible to pests due to faster growth
• They fit in tiny spaces on your balcony, terrace, or garden
• They are ideal for stealthy outdoor grows/guerrilla grows due to their small size
One of the advantages of autos is their fast growth. Some autoflowering strains can deliver their goods in an amazingly short 50–55 days from the moment you plant your seed. Although their very fast growth is normally an advantage, it also means that autos are less forgiving when it comes to certain mistakes, as you simply don’t have the time to correct things as you would with photoperiods. Likewise, if any major issues happen over their short lifetime, from diseases and overwatering to pests and whatnot, this will also greatly diminish your yield.
Growing autoflowering cannabis outdoors has many advantages. Click here to check out this guide, which tells you everything you need to know about the process!