To transplant the plant, water it well and allow the soil to dry. The trick is to transplant when the soil is moist – not wet or completely dry. If the soil is completely wet, it becomes heavy and the roots tend to break off in clumps. On the other hand, dry soil breaks the roots again because there’s no moisture to help the roots.
Many growers make the mistake of treating autoflowers like photoperiod plants. Photoperiod plants are completely different. Like tomato plants, the seeds can be sown in small pots and transplanted later when the roots are well established. In fact, it’s recommended for growers to transplant at least once to get great yields.
The light cycle is the most important factor to get good yields in autoflowers. Some growers take this to the next level by providing 24 hours of light constantly. This means that the plants don’t get a dark cycle at all.
Some growers argue that HPS lights make the buds swell to give you great yields, but LEDs are not to be left behind. Remember to do some research and purchase the best light out there whether it’s an LED, CFL or HPS light. In other words, light is like food to the plants and the process of photosynthesis works only when the plants get good light.
For instance, let’s imagine that you sowed an autoflower seed in a plastic cup. As the roots spread out, you have no option other than transplanting it. In such cases, wait until you see roots coming out at the bottom. It indicates that the roots need more space to grow.
The same applies to photoperiod plants. Heck, this rule applies to all plants. They may be the best plants with the most amazing genetics you’ve heard of, but they will perform only if you take care of them. So, let’s take a look at what you can do to increase the yields of autoflowers.
However, the same rule doesn’t apply to autoflowers. Since they come with a specific timeline where every single day matters, it doesn’t make sense to transplant them and curb their growth. It’s very common for autoflowers to become stunted only because the grower transplanted them.
Therefore, start autoflowers in pots that allow them to finish their entire lifecycle without disturbance. About 8-10 gallons is perfect for any autoflower, but don’t do the mistake of using pots that are overtly big. Big pots reduce the chances of roots spreading out faster and it stunts the growth. Similarly, don’t use pots that are so small that it makes life difficult for your plants.
Autoflowers have always been scrutinized for their yields ever since the first autoflower was introduced. In fact, Lowryder – the very first autoflower – had negligible yields with low THC, so it’s natural for people to question whether autoflowers are even worth it.
What Yields Can I Get With Autoflowering Cannabis? Autoflowers have always been scrutinized for their yields ever since the first autoflower was introduced.