Caramel Automatic was created by crossbreeding parent strain Sweet Caramel with a high-quality cannabis ruderalis specimen. One of the main goals of this breeding project was to create an auto with unbeatable flavours, however other beneficial traits were also generated, including a therapeutic indica high and rapid flowering time. She’s a strain for growers and smokers that look for something more than just getting high. She’s truly a variety for connoisseurs and blasts the taste buds with sweet and tantalising flavours of caramel, sweetness, and sugar. It’s not just her taste that makes her attractive, joints loaded with this strain fill the room with pleasant scents of earth and caramel. Her indica high sets in fast and swiftly diminishes aches and pains along with mental stress and worries. Medium THC values mean the high is effective, yet on the subtle side, making Caramel Automatic a great choice for novices and veteran smokers alike. Her sweet flavours and stoning highs make her a favourite among cannabis chefs—she’s ideal for sweet dishes, such as cakes and brownies.
She grows to tiny sizes of 60–90cm outdoors, allowing cultivators to grow an entire patch of these beauties within the garden and still easily go undetected. These plants erupt from seed to harvest in as little as 8–9 weeks and provide relatively large yields of up to 80g per plant.
Pineapple Express Auto takes roughly 10 weeks to go from seed to harvest, reaches up to 60cm in height, and produces yields anywhere from 20-100g per plant. Its small stature makes it ideal for guerrilla growers and those with little space, and its ease of growth means cultivators of all skill levels can enjoy what is on offer. The yields may not be abundant, but Pineapple Express Auto is about quality over quantity, and you really get it here.
The award-winning mix of AK-47 x White Widow x Ruderalis, White Russian is a top-shelf all-star that has a lot going for it. It induces that same skyrocketing high and comfortable body buzz of the original, but all in a fast growing, easy to manage package.
Northern Lights is an absolute classic, and the automatic variety we have created here encapsulates absolutely everything that is loved and cherished about the strain – creating an enthralling body stone whilst mildly uplifting the mind.
This is the autoflowering version of the flavour connoisseurs favourite: Cream Caramel. It is extremely sweet, and has a pretty strong THC kick – making for a very potent experience.
Diesel Automatic is ideal for commercial growers looking for rapid turnovers, or recreational cultivators looking for a personal stash as quickly as possible. She produces good yields of approximately 110g per plant and grows to heights of 60–110cm. She’ll be ready to harvest after 8 weeks.
In terms of growing traits, Cream Caramel Auto goes from germination to harvest in just under 9 weeks, reaches up to 1m in height, and can produce yields of up to 100g/plant. To top it all off, this strain of cannabis pretty much grows on its own outdoors, with very little assistance required – making it well suited to the guerrilla grower, or the novice unsure of what to do.
Our variety of Northern Lights Automatic is highly resistant to cold weather, mould, pests, and novice errors, making it suitable for growth throughout Europe, and by cultivators of all skill levels. She goes from seed to harvest in just under 10 weeks, reaches heights of up to 1.2m, and can produce yields in the region of 200g/plant – which is pretty generous for an autoflowering strain!
Autoflowering strains of cannabis offer a quick turn around of some quality bud. With the outdoor growing season here, we though we should put a list together of our top 10.
Root bases that can travel freely will become immense, and have an excellent nutrient uptake, giving the ability to fuel lots of flower. Growing directly in the ground has advantages. Going on vacation? Give the plants a good heavy drink before you go and they will be fine in a week when you get home. That will not likely happen in pots. Of course the disadvantage is that once in the ground, they are there for life. A potted plant can be moved to an outbuilding to shelter from rain or nightly dew, or even in the house at night if the humidity is high, and you run air conditioning, chances are its much less humid in the house. Its all a gamble if you live in mold country, so you have to make the call whether or not in the ground or in pots is the best choice for you. In the less sunny parts of the world using large pots could be overkill if there is not enough sun to fuel intense growth. Like any type of pot plant it all comes down to the “weak link in the chain” aka the limiting factor. Nutrients, water, limiting root expansion, and finally genetics are all factors in how large and bountiful any plant will get.
Transplanting direct to the size plant, or outdoor directly from the starter pot works fine too. The first goal of every plant transplanted to to establish a larger root mass. I seedling that has developed an active, unrestricted root mass will start growing immediately.”
Well these all went smooth as well on the 3 autos I executed a standard transplant. The plants were removed from their 8″ diameter containers at day 25-30 with no problems. Roots in the 3 gallon airpots were plenty well developed enough to have a smooth transplant. The problem with regular transplants is this. if you do a transplant too early, and you take the risk of soil breaking apart and damaging fragile roots. Wait too long and your roots will become constricted, which will slow growth. From now though, old school transplants are a thing of the past for me, due to the success of the above techniques, why take the even slight risk right?
If you have read the photoperiod training guide I wrote, you probably think I will be harsh training the outdoor autos, but I assure you its not intense training at all, nor is it difficult. All I do is give the main tip a nice gentle lean to the north, and then I pull and spread lower secondary branches toward the south, tying in a way to minimize overhead shadowing and limiting competition for light. I use small bamboo stakes and plastic coated wire for this.
Hello ladies and gents!!
So now lets dial it back 3 years when i started growing outdoor autos. I grabbed a pack of World of Seeds Afghani Kush for $70(approximately) and started them under 24 hours of T5 fluorescent light on May the 15th, and put them in the ground on June the 1st. The plants were in perfect health when they went outside at 15 days old. I put 4 of the 5 plants in a spot that had grown successful photoperiods before that receives about 10 hours of direct light. One week of nice warm weather happened, and then the dreaded June cold snap(always seems to happen sometime in June) so at day 21 the AKR’s hit a week of cold weather and it hurt them bad. I ran into an issue with whiteflies and then mold. arghhh. Yields were pitiful, between 10-18 grams per plant. I was beginning to wonder if the naysayers regarding autos were right! The 5th plant was grown in much less light(7 hours), but she did better than the others yielding 21 grams. In a much more sheltered location, I think the lack of wind made her perform better, and close proximity of overhead trees sheltered her from frost.
This guide will be focused toward the home grower, which will certainly get the best results, but hopefully it’ll also be fairly useful for Guerilla Growers.
If you have a very secure grow spot, far away from prying eyes, putting up a rain/dew shield is a possibility to stop daily dew and unwanted rain the last few weeks of flower. I built this Dew Shield in an hour to shield the Autoultimate “Maximus” from a series of incoming storms two weeks before harvest. Simple build using 6 foot bamboo for the end frame, a 4 foot for the top brace and a piece of vapour barrier large enough to cover the buds. Several smaller pieces of bamboo were driven in the ground at angles and wire was used to tightly wrap until secure.
The Dew Shield
One thing I do when tying plants back, is stabilize their main stalk to reduce any pull on the roots. This is important for me, as winds in my location can be very high at times, with every season producing 40-60kph+(some years over 100kph) wind gusts. Its too hard to get a solid pic of this technique on a real plant, so here is a drawing illustrating the technique instead.
Hello ladies and gents!! I wrote a guide on photoperiod plants, and now after a few years of growing Autoflowering outdoors(some very well, and some…