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Auto Flowers ,any hints or tips?

New to Auto flowers .any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Welcome @crowkiller :grin: it is great to have you here!

We have some great auto Growers here! A couple are @blackthumbbetty @sdgreene @screwauger :wink:

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Hello there welcome,I’m sure you will find the help you need here.i will leave the tips to the auto pros;)

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You don’t grow any autos @hoppiefrog or @missiles?

I’ve only grow 2 autos @crowkiller and I grew them in temps that exceeded 120°F.

They stunted so bad and flowered super early because of it so if I was to suggest anything at all it would be to minimize their stress

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Yes I’ve grown a few in my day :wink: I’ve grown more autos than photos so far.

If I can help in any way @crowkiller just let me know :wink:

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Hey dude ! I love autos ! Feel free to tag me with any questions @missiles and @blackthumbbetty @not2sureyet know autos well too :slight_smile:

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Thanks !
I’m just looking for any basic/advanced tips or tricks .
I’ve grown lots of photos, but only on my second auto grow.

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Welcome… I’m doing my first run on autos and have noticed the longer you can keep them from flowering the better yield you will have. The less stress the better…

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Just remember, with autos it is a race against the hormonal clock. You need to time training just right to get a good sized plant before she is in full flower . So I like to avoid any high stress methods that are likely to induce early flowering or stunting ( topping, excessive supper cropping , fimming) instead , I train autos into a bowl shape using lst that allows for Max total colas and light penetration with little to no stress .

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I was gonna say that candelabra type shape we’ve talked about before but all done as low stress as possible

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Do you defoliate autos ?

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I do once they have started into flowering. I start out small to make sure she can handle it and if so I’ll do a little more over a few days

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Do you remove whole branches or just the fan leaves?

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that depends usually it’s just leaves but if you have a pretty big size Auto and she has small branches that won’t amount to much I’ll remove those too. They are usually the ones at the bottom that grow a bunch of larf on them

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Put 'em over water so they get big. :smiley: Can avoid transplant issues or layering soil, etc.

The one in the back is an ILGM blueberry auto. :stuck_out_tongue:

If I could get a Cindy high with the taste of that one autoflower I grew I’d be all set.

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That blueberry is fabulous Al !

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Beautiful plant !
What lights are you running ?

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I run Citizens CLU-048-1212 COBs in a 3000K 90CRI spectrum. I run them at 40w each, five per rail, with three rails in the 4x4 for a total of 600w. I figure I’m just a bit under max photons before CO2 is required.

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I only grow them outdoors if I do

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What happened? Looks like part of it broke free from the scrog or something lol

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