It’s hardly necessary to explain what CBD is. This non-psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant is already an almost mainstream wellness product, and a growing body of research points to CBD’s many healing properties. From anti-inflammatory to anxiolytic to pain-relieving, it emerges as a truly universal medicine, almost a cure-all.
While CBD oils, creams, tinctures, and other products are increasingly available in local stores and online, more and more people in more and more jurisdictions around the world get another opportunity—to legally grow cannabis for their own supply of CBD. (Or THC, for that matter.)
And while the learning curve for growing traditional cannabis may be rather steep, there’s nothing easier than raising a few autoflowering plants in your garden.
The foundation of success is of course buying good quality autoflowering seeds because there’s nothing more important than good genetics. Then it’s smooth sailing all the way to the harvest.
Autos Are Fast
Beginner gardeners probably wouldn’t want to invest half a year of their time into caring for a cannabis plant only to find out that they’ve botched their first attempt and there will be no harvest this season.
Autoflowers, on the other hand, only need 9 or 10 weeks from start to finish. Perfect to quickly try your hand at the new hobby and decide whether it’s for you.
So Fast You Can Have Multiple Harvests Each Year
If you can only squeeze in a couple of newcomers among your flower beds, but need much more CBD for your tinctures and topicals, you can plant new seeds as soon as you’ve harvested the previous batch. Depending on your climate, you can have 2 or 3 consecutive cycles or even a year-round grow.
There’s No Need to Figure Out Light Cycles
It might be not common knowledge, but traditional cannabis varieties won’t start to flower unless you adjust their light cycle when the time comes. The requirement is 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness each day for the budding process to begin.
With autoflowers, the light schedule can be anything you like. If you decide to grow cannabis indoors, you can do so without ever turning the lights off, 24/7. You don’t even have to buy a timer. And outdoors, autoflowers will flower and ripen even in the middle of summer when the days are the longest.
Discreet Plant Sizes
Even where it’s legal, cannabis may be still controversial. So it’s a good thing that autoflowers only reach 2-3 feet and can be as unobtrusive as you want them and hidden behind other vegetation. And indoors, you don’t have to dedicate much space to your autos.
Resistant and Hardy
Cannabis isn’t a particularly low-maintenance plant species, but autoflowers are a different story. Their DNA bears the heritage of Cannabis ruderalis, a feral variety from Siberia, a place not exactly known for its forgiving climate.
Naturally, ruderalis genes make sure that your autoflower will flourish under almost any conditions, resisting mold, bud rot, pests, and other evils of less than perfect environment.
High-Yielding and Potent
And rest assured: thanks to a lot of science that went into creating state-of-the-art autoflowering strains, they are as good as traditional varieties in all respects. So, whether you need CBD or any other cannabinoid, with proper genetics and just a bit of love and care, a modern autoflower is a gift that just keeps on giving.