Are you looking for one of the easiest ways to grow weed? Do you want to grow your own cannabis without having to worry about having to trigger the flowering stage? If so, then Autoflowering seeds are the best solution for you. Autoflower strains are truly plug-and-play. You plant them. Water them. Give them light. They will do the rest.

Since the plant will be on autopilot, this frees up your time so you can focus on getting the biggest buds possible! As soon as your seeds germinate, the race is on, give your plants everything they need so they can auto-flower and provide you with some big fat buds!

Before we look at several ingenious ways of how to get bigger yields from auto-flowering strains, it is important to select the right autoflowering strain. Two famous strains that are well known for big buds are Cheese Autoflowering and Northern Lights XTRM Autoflowering, with either strain you can expect up to 550 grams per square meter after only 8-9 weeks!

Alright, let’s dive in and look at proven ways for getting big buds on the tallest autoflower weed!


First and Foremost - Choose The Right Strain

We can’t stress this enough. Half the battle is choosing the right strain to match your skill level and setting. Some strains are best suited for outdoor, some for indoor, some are sturdier, some require warmer temperatures. Whatever the case, make sure you select the right strain for you.
It’s safe to say that there has never been so much information available on how to grow marijuana. This is a good thing, but it’s also easy to get lost and overwhelmed with all this information. At AMS we aim to provide all the information you need in one place, so it’s easier to keep track of what you need to do for each different plant.
For each auto-flowering strain, you will be able to see if they are suitable for indoor and outdoor cultivation, as well as the expected height of your plant. If you are going to grow indoors, keep an eye on the expected height so that you can get a plant that won’t outgrow your tent or space bucket.
If you’re a beginner make sure to select a plant that has an easy grow difficulty level. Some plants are trickier than others, we suggest you start with an easy grow until you become more comfortable.

Big Buds

Use Light/Airy Grow Mediums

The second point on how to get bigger yields from auto-flower seeds is making use of airy grow mediums. Do not underestimate this point. Using light or airy grow mediums are one of the best and most practical ways of stimulating weed growth. What exactly do we mean by airy growing mediums? This is anything that is light and “airy” which will allow roots to effortlessly penetrate the growing medium, gaining better access to nutrients in the process.
It is important to know that most autoflowering marijuana plants start to flower within 60 days after planting. That is such a short time thus, you have to facilitate growth however you can. When you boost vegetative growth when the weed is young and energetic, chances of getting substantive yield are almost certain.
For best results, experienced weed cultivators recommend the growing of your autoflowering marijuana in coco, vermiculite, perlite, and rockwool if possible. Heavy soil will stress auto-flowering plants, keeping them from getting enough oxygen and wasting energy that could be spent on growth.

Use Nutrients

Like any other crop, autoflowering cannabis needs sufficient nutrients throughout their growing period. It is important to know what nutrients are good for quick germination, growth, and those that give your weed firm and thick stalk.
It is especially important to ensure you add the required nutrients during the plants’ vegetative period. These will boost growth.
Bloom nutrients are applied during the last growing phase. During this time, the plants will have drained all the vegetative nutrients that you applied in the previous stage. The plants will be looking for nutrients to sustain their blooming, if you don’t add bloom nutrients, the plants might start to wither and grow weak at a very key moment.
The main fertilizers that the Cannabis plant needs are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). Nitrogen (N) is most important during the vegetative growth, because it has lower levels of P and K.


Do Not Overwater Your Autoflowers

One of the biggest mistakes some cultivators make when they are trying to get bigger buds on autoflower is overwatering the plants. According to experts in this field, excessive watering of autoflowers and cannabis plants in general, places undue stress on the plants.
Stressed plants will not utilize water that is in the soil. Instead, they will wither, and grow weaker every day. Only water your autoflowers when you see that the soil is dry or the flowers start to fade. Otherwise, a lot of water will be an obstacle in achieving your desired yield.

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Lighting Remains a Big Factor

When people read that auto-flowering weed strains do not necessarily need a change in their lighting cycle to produce flowers, they rule out lighting completely. That’s a big mistake. Every plant needs sufficient light.
It is common sense that the duration and the intensity of light that you provide your crops are important in their germination, growth, and nutrient absorption.
Autoflowering strains are on auto-pilot. With this in mind, you know that the plants have a limited amount of time to start producing flowers. It is for that reason that you need to do whatever it takes to ensure the crops utilize this short window of time to produce as many rich leaves as possible. One way you can ensure autoflowering plants make the most of this time is by introducing proper lighting to your crops.

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Do Not Transplant Your Plants

Unnecessary transplantation of your autoflowers will have a profound impact on the expected yield. Every time you transplant your plants, it’s putting undue stress on them. So try not to transplant them if it isn’t absolutely necessary. A crop that has already germinated and started to take root will grow faster than a newly-transplanted crop.

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Final Thoughts

These questions on how to get big buds and maximize autoflower yield are especially important for new weed growers. We hope you found these tips to be interesting and useful. If you have any questions about growing your own AMS autoflowering seeds, don’t hesitate to ask our friendly support staff. Our top-rated support is always here to guide you to growing success.

If you’re a new grower looking for where to begin, we suggest these strains because of ease of growth and sturdiness.

Top Beginner’s Autflowering Strains:

Blueberry 420 Autoflower
Caramelicious Autoflower
New York Turbo Diesel Autoflower
Northern Lights XTRM ® Autoflower
AK47 XTRM ® Autoflower

How to get bigger yields from autoflowers

  • Grow autoflower seedlings in their final growing pots
  • Ensure that the growing medium is light enough for proper root penetration
  • The 18/6 lighting schedule is the best for your autoflowers
  • Provide sufficient water to the autos. No underwatering or overwatering
  • Organic nutrients such as seaweed superfood is ideal for autoflowers
  • Start flushing the plants early in advance

How to grow big bud autoflower

To grow the big bud autoflower, it’s worth it to avoid repotting the germinated seedling. Adding perlite to coco and using it as the growing medium is perfect as it’s airy enough to allow for better root penetration. After that, ensure that the big bud autoflower gets 18 hours of light and then 2 weeks before harvesting, flush the plants.

How much yield per autoflower?

The yields per autoflower vary depending on the quality of the seeds germinated and the genetics of the specific strain. Some strains yield as little as 100 gms while others such as the White Widow XTRM auto-feminized can yield as much as 800 gms per autoflower. What’s more important is buying high-quality autoflower seeds from reputable companies such as Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds and then choosing those strains that provide heavy yields.

Why are my autoflower buds so small?

This is an often heard question. One of the main reasons why your autoflower buds are so small begins with the strain you’ve chosen. Check if the strain is well known for big yields or not. If you had planted a big-bud strain and the buds were small, then you probably should have repotted it to a bigger grow medium.