WHY AUTOFLOWERING CANNABIS SEEDS ARE ONE OF THE BEST OPTIONS FOR BEGINNERS
Cannabis has gained notoriety for being one of the most diverse plants out there because it is cultivated in different ways in many parts of the world. There are two common species of cannabis which are pure indica and sativa strains. Both strains are known to rely on specific light cycles or photoperiods, which involves light to dark ratio for flowering to begin. A third category exists which is the cannabis ruderalis that has a remarkably lower cannabinoid content but the ability to flower without the same photoperiod. A cross between the ruderalis and any of the other two births auto-flowering seeds which retain the cannabinoid content of the indica or sativa but flower based on age and not light, just like the ruderalis.
This is rather fascinating and makes autoflowering cannabis seeds more desirable for both rookies and professionals in the field. There are many other reasons why they are the best option for beginners which will be examined below.
AUTOFLOWERING PLANTS ARE SMALLER IN SIZE
The sativa is the only species that grows tall into bushes but the other two do not, especially the ruderalis. This makes it easy for a beginner who might start in a small space. The small size of the plant and the fact that the photoperiod is not necessary makes it easier for indoor cultivation where the beginner has no room for it outdoors.
Another special feature of the auto-flowering strains is that they grow very quickly. This reduces the number of months between the actual planting and the harvest. This means that the beginner can also have more harvests in a year than others who do not grow auto-flowering strains. Any beginner will be thrilled by this as it’s a quick way to grow the business. Quick harvests equal quick sales and quick supply based on demand.
DISPENSATION OF A PHOTOPERIOD
As has already been stated, auto-flowering strains do not require any photoperiod or light cycle to start flowering but depend on age. This then means that beginners will not be required to dedicate too much time into obsessing over how much light the strains have received. It also means that the beginner can plant at any time of the year without necessarily having to worry about how much sun the plant will get. It also brings back the option of growing them indoors. In such situations, artificial lighting can be used, though it can be dispensed with.
No matter how small in size the auto-flowering strains grow to be, they produce a reasonable number of seeds which is good news for every beginner. With more seeds comes more harvest.
With these reasons above, any beginner can be assured of success in this new venture. There is also the opportunity to expand and include other species. However, it is important to know that more research should be done to maximize these advantages to their full potential.