Two Cinderella Jack Auto plants by Dutch Passion, each 41 days old. The first 2 pictures show the gorgeous buds on the first plant. The last 3 pictures show the bud sites on the other Cinderella Jack Auto... It barely has any pistils! It definitely didn't "auto" on the same schedule as the other, though I think it's finally started now.
Two of the 16 autoflowering seeds germinated October 6 didn't start making buds around week 3 like the they're supposed to. The other "problem child" was a Blue Cheese Auto by Barneys Farm, which looks even less developed than the CJA. The BCA is sitting in a sunny window in a lit room. I'm curious if it will ever actually start flowering on its own, but I've basically given up on it at this point.
Why do I grow autoflowering strains in the first place if this can happen? I love harvesting every 3 months. Fun, fast grows. No need to worry about light leaks. No real plant training necessary in a Sea of Green style grow. Incredible yields for the time spent. These were planted in October and should be ready to harvest before Christmas. Even if I toss one plant, I'm hoping for at least 14 oz with 7 plants under the 315 LEC grow light (last time I got over 17 oz with 8 plants). Far more bud than I can easily use every 3 months.
But there is always a chance some of the plants won't auto. Not good if growing multiple autoflowering plants together. A plant that's behind the others could get too tall due to a longer vegetative stage. If it doesn't auto at all, it needs to be put under a 12/12 schedule to start flowering, which would rob all the other plants of 6+ hours of light a day. Part of why autos yield so much for the amount of time is because they can get 18+ hours of light a day. All that light energy goes into fattening buds!
Why do you think the two seeds didn't auto? Was it a mistake in the breeding process? Was a photoperiod seed mislabeled? Could I have caused it?
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Yesterday, several of you asked about the "Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump" I use to water my plants. I got it from Amazon to help get water to the plants in the back of the tent without having to take them out. You just stick one side of the pump in your water container, click the "On" button, and point the other end to water your plants. It works great in this 2'x4' tent, but one would likely need to find some sort of extender if they have a deeper tent.
The plants are on trays which have a small plastic piece underneath in the back to put them all on a slight incline. As a result, the runoff water pools to the front and I can suck it up with a wet vacuum.
How do you water your plants? 💦 Do you use any special tools?