AK-47 Autoflower seeds produce plants that are simple to grow and have a short life span. They are the most popular option for beginners, and even for expert cultivators who want a stress-free grow with a fast turnover. Due to its brief life cycle, the plants remain short in stature and there is no need to train them. Even though the yield is less than a non-auto, you can maximize a small space and stagger your crops within that space. This lets you harvest as much as possible – all throughout the year if you wish.
What does autoflowering really mean? These are normal strains that have been crossbred with Cannabis ruderalis, a type of marijuana that originated in areas with shorter daylight hours. As a result of evolution, Ruderalis came not to depend on the amount of light and darkness it receives, but on its age instead. After a certain period of vegetative growth, it starts to flower on its own and will try to reproduce as much as it can before it dies.
If you are growing indoors, this means that you will not have to change the light schedule from beginning to end. Normally, a photoperiod plant requires 18 hours of light and 6 hours of dark during the vegetative stage. To tell it to produce flowers, you have to switch your grow lights to 12 hours on, 12 hours off. With AK-47 Auto, you can keep your lights on for 18 hours a day continuously. Some people even choose to give it 20 or 24 hours to make it grow bushier and quicker.
Do take note that you should maintain the relative humidity (RH) at 65 to 70% for the first two weeks of the vegetative stage. Afterwards, decrease it by 5% each week until it reaches 40 or 45%. At harvest time, you can drop the RH even further to 30 or 35%. This lower than average humidity discourages the proliferation of pathogens such as Botrytis cinerea, a fungus that can cause bud rot. Unfortunately, AK-47 is susceptible to this disease that spreads rapidly and with devastating results. It attacks the interior of the buds, making them mushy and unsmokable. To prevent that from happening, make sure that your grow room has good air circulation.
While your plant is limited to a height of 24 to 30 inches (60 to 80 cm) indoors, it can stretch upwards a little more outdoors. With sufficient sunlight, the height can reach 3 to 5 feet (100 to 150 cm). This strain grows best in sunny but cool places, and it does not like too much rain. But even if you are lucky enough to live in a Mediterranean-like climate, a grow room lets you control the environment more closely. Furthermore, the yield outdoors is somewhat scantier than indoors, at 4 to 6 oz (120 to 170 g) per plant. You can also hide the pungent odor better inside with the use of carbon filters.
Our autoflower seeds are feminized to maximize your yields. This means your plants are guaranteed to be all females. By eliminating the male chromosomes, we ensure that your buds will not be contaminated by pollen which can lower the THC potency. Within 8 weeks, whether you grow indoors or outside, you can expect high-quality, slivery green nuggets surrounded by bright orange pistils on your plants. AK-47 Autoflower are exceptionally generous compared to other strains, producing 12 to 16 ounces per 3 square feet of grow space (350 to 450 grams per square meter).