how to grow big autoflower buds

Are you looking for one of the easiest ways to grow weed? Do you want to grow cannabis without worrying about triggering 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 giant 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 to get bigger yields from auto-flowering strains, selecting the right autoflowering strain is important. 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 (19.5 Ounces) per 1 m2 (11 ft2) after only 8-9 weeks!

Let's dive in and look at proven ways to get big buds on the tallest autoflower weed!

First and foremost - Choose the right strain

We can't say this enough. Half the battle is choosing the right strain to match your skill level and setting. For example, some strains are best suited for outdoors, some for indoors, some are sturdier, and some require warmer temperatures. Whatever the case, make sure you select the right strain for you. There has never been much information available on how to grow marijuana. This is a good thing, but it's also 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 easy to track what you need to do for each plant.
For each auto-flowering strain, you will be able to see if they are suitable for indoor and outdoor cultivation and the expected height of your plant. If you grow indoors, keep an eye on the expected height to get a plant that won't outgrow your tent or space bucket. If you're a beginner, select a plant that has an easy growth difficulty level. Of course, some plants are trickier than others; we suggest you start with an easy grow until you become more comfortable.

Use light/airy grow mediums

The second point on getting bigger yields from auto-flower seeds is using airy grow mediums. Do not underestimate this point. Light or airy grow mediums is 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 air, allowing roots to penetrate the growing medium effortlessly, gaining better access to nutrients.
It is essential to know that most autoflowering marijuana plants start to flower within 60 days after planting. That is such a short time; thus, you must facilitate growth however you can. When you boost vegetative growth when the weed is young and energetic, chances of getting substantive yield are almost inevitable.
For best results, experienced weed cultivators recommend growing your autoflowering marijuana in coco, vermiculite, perlite, and rock wool 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 its growing period. Therefore, knowing what nutrients are good for quick germination and growth and those that give your weed a firm and thick stalk is essential.
It is essential to ensure you add the required nutrients during the plants' plant 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 you applied in the previous stage. The plants will be looking for nutrients to sustain their blooming; if you don't add don't nutrients, the plants might start to wither and grow weak at a very crucial moment.
The main fertilizers that the Cannabis plant needs are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). Nitrogen (N) is most important during 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 trying to get bigger buds on autoflower is overwatering the plants. According to experts in this field, excessive watering of autoflowers and cannabis plants generally places undue stress on the plants.
Stressed plants will not utilize water in the soil. Instead, they will wither and grow weaker every day. Therefore, only water your autoflowers when the soil is dry or the flowers start to fade. Otherwise, a lot of water will hinder achieving your desired yield.

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 is a mistake. Every plant needs sufficient light.
It is common sense that the duration and the intensity of light you provide your crops are essential in their germination, growth, and nutrient absorption.
Autoflowering strains are on auto-pilot. With this in mind, you know that plants have a limited time to start producing flowers. For that reason, 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.

Do not transplant your plants

Unnecessary transplantation of your autoflowers will profoundly impact the expected yield. Every time you transplant your plants, it stresses them. So try not to transplant them if it isn't a necessity. A crop that has already germinated and started to take root will grow faster than a newly-transplanted crop.

Final thoughts

We hope you found these tips interesting and useful. If you have any questions about growing your own AMS autoflowering seeds, please ask ourfriendly support staff. Our experts are always here to guide you to growing success. Final advice, If you're a new grower looking for where to begin, we have made a list of our popular beginner strains because of their ease of growth and sturdiness.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 superfoods are ideal for autoflowers
  • Start flushing the plants early in advance
To grow the big bud autoflower, avoiding repotting the germinated seedling is worth it. Next, adding perlite to coco and using it as the growing medium is perfect, as it will allow for better root penetration. After that, ensure that the big bud autoflower gets 18 hours of light, and then two weeks before harvesting, flush the plants.
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 Grams (3.5 Ounces), while others, such as the White Widow XTRM auto-feminized, can yield as much as 800 Grams (28 Ounces) per autoflower. What is important is buying high-quality autoflower seeds from reputable companies such as Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds and then choosing strains that provide heavy yields.
This is an often-heard question. One of the main reasons your autoflower buds are so tiny begins with the strain you've chosen. First, check if the strain is well-known for big yields or not. If you had planted a big-bud strain and the buds were tiny, you probably should have repotted it to a more powerful grow medium.