Here at Growers Choice Seeds, we are big proponents of growing marijuana at home for personal use. It’s rewarding, and it can save you money in the long run. Of course, there are reasons for hesitancy among potential marijuana growers. A big one is a concern that it might be difficult. You want to grow your plants, but what if you struggle to do it? What if your plants don’t turn out alright? That would be a disappointment. Growers Choice is here to try and make growing cannabis as easy as possible to help ensure you get the quality cannabis plants you want. That starts with the quality of our seeds, which are lab tested, hand selected, fully feminized, and come with a germination guarantee. However, there are some strains that are trickier to grow. On the other hand, some strains are easier to manage and good for beginners. There is another avenue for beginning cannabis growers that could help. Namely, autoflowering cannabis seeds. What are autoflowering cannabis seeds? Why might a beginner want to start with these kinds of seeds? Allow us to shed some light on the situation.

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What are autoflowering cannabis seeds?

If you are growing marijuana, obviously getting your plants to flower is important to you. With your typical plants, flowering is dependent on the light schedule. You need to worry about how much light your seeds are getting versus darkness. There is an effort to manage the light schedule of your grow operation to help your plants flower. Now, this is workable, but it is more involved. Autoflowering cannabis seeds, on the other hand, don’t depend on the light schedule. They, as the name suggests, flower automatically. Plants grown from autoflowering seeds will begin to flower based on age, not on a light schedule. You don’t have to do anything special or particular to get your plants to flower. The autoflowering seeds take care of that for you.


What’s the story with autoflowering cannabis seeds?

In nature, there are a couple of types of cannabis plants, indicas and sativas. These types of cannabis are different, but they are also the primary natural types of marijuana. However, there is another naturally-occurring type of cannabis plant, Cannabis ruderalis. Ruderal species of plants are plants that grow quickly and robustly even in less-than-ideal situations. The name comes from the fact that plants of this type would be the first to grow out of land that had been ravaged or disturbed. It’s from the Latin for rubble. Ruderalis cannabis is not rich in THC, which is the psychoactive element of marijuana. As a cannabis plant, ruderalis species don’t give you what you want. However, they have the properties of ruderal species, and they also have the ability to autoflower. By breeding ruderalis with sativas and indicas, you can get autoflowering marijuana plants.

What are some other properties of autoflowering cannabis seeds?

There is more to autoflowering plants than just the fact they flower based on age. They flower quickly, usually within two to four weeks. After that, they are ready to harvest faster than your typical marijuana plant as well. You can harvest most autoflowering marijuana plants in 10 weeks, sometimes as quickly as eight weeks. Autoflowering cannabis seeds also grow plants that are compact and denser. That means they take up less space. Growing your cannabis in limited room? Autoflowering cannabis seeds are great for that as well. There are a lot of benefits to autoflowering seeds, beyond the convenience of automatic flowering. While there are obvious benefits to beginning growers, even experienced growers will sometimes turn to autoflowering cannabis seeds for the convenience.

Does Growers Choice provide autoflowering cannabis seeds?

Yes we do! Many of our top marijuana strains are available in an autoflowering variety. Currently, we have 27 strains with autoflowering cannabis seeds available for them. If more strains become available on the autoflowering front, we will of course happily add them to the mix. At this point, some of the most-popular strains out there are available as autoflowering cannabis seeds. Multiple Cannabis Cup winners are among our autoflowering strains. There are sativas, indicas, and hybrids. Whatever you want from a marijuana plant, you can get from an autoflowering plant.