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MJMan

Stoopid Noob question on Autos & Cuttings

Hi there

 

I'm a noob - so apologies in advance.

Just want some advice on Autos, as don't fully understand how they work.

Any knowledge gratefully received.....Here goes:

 

1. Can you take viable cuttings from Auto plants?

 

2. Are Autos genetically programmed to flower after a certain time has passed? Or is it more to do with environment (ie. filling their pot, etc - For instance would a rootbound Auto in a tiny pot be forced to flower earlier than one in a 10L bucket?

 

Many thanks in advance, MJ

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40 minutes ago, MJMan said:

Hi there

 

I'm a noob - so apologies in advance.

Just want some advice on Autos, as don't fully understand how they work.

Any knowledge gratefully received.....Here goes:

 

1. Can you take viable cuttings from Auto plants?

 

2. Are Autos genetically programmed to flower after a certain time has passed? Or is it more to do with environment (ie. filling their pot, etc - For instance would a rootbound Auto in a tiny pot be forced to flower earlier than one in a 10L bucket?

 

Many thanks in advance, MJ

 

Hello 

Stop apologising.....we all have started once bro

There are no stupid questions.....only stupid answers. :yep:

 

short answers.

 

1. No

 

2. Time

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Don't take cuttings. It will stunt the parent and the cutting won't grow enough before flowering (if).

Autos do it all themselves and will take between 12 and 14 weeks with 24/7 lighting.

I always sow mine in the final 15l pot.

I would encourage you to make a veg cupboard (it only needs to be small and doesn't need any extra ventilation) and a separate flowering room/tent/area. That way you can start doing a continuous grow and won't need cuttings. Yes, auto seeds are a bit expensive but 3-4oz for £15 isn't bad is it?

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As others say you cannot take viable cuttings.

 

They flower automatically and you cannot control this, however I do think environment can influence the speed of development. I think in a good environment they should flower and develop quickly, and some factors can slow them down. Using HPS instead of full spectrum light from CMH or LED seems to be just a little slower in my experience. 

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23 minutes ago, Bayleaf said:

Don't take cuttings. It will stunt the parent and the cutting won't grow enough before flowering (if).

Autos do it all themselves and will take between 12 and 14 weeks with 24/7 lighting.

I always sow mine in the final 15l pot.

I would encourage you to make a veg cupboard (it only needs to be small and doesn't need any extra ventilation) and a separate flowering room/tent/area. That way you can start doing a continuous grow and won't need cuttings. Yes, auto seeds are a bit expensive but 3-4oz for £15 isn't bad is it?

 

Starting off with Autos outdoors this year as a first time attempt - They just popped in time for the better weather :yep:

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@MJMan

If you're starting outside, you'd probably be better asking questions and finding answers in the outdoor growing section IMO.

 

Just it's quite different growing outdoors then from inside, under optimal conditions then chancing it with British summer weather.

 

Autos tend to be used outdoors as an early crop, but tend to be low yielding or higher risk of mould.

Outdoors is a lot about luck and spreading your bet's to mitigate the loses due to poor weather at certain parts of the season.

 

Oh, and BTW autos won't finish outdoors in the UK the same time as they list on the packet or website you got them from they will assume your growing them under optimal conditions inside.

(Metabolism... things go faster when its warmer)

 

And tools or equipment used on outdoors grows I wouldn't advise using on future indoor grows because of risk of pests and diseases

(very least wash anything down with bleach 10%) 

Don't bring in plants from outside for the same above reasons don't mix the 2.

 

 

 

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Thanks for everyone's time - Enjoying learning more :)

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On 28/05/2021 at 1:01 PM, Bayleaf said:

Don't take cuttings. It will stunt the parent and the cutting won't grow enough before flowering (if).

Autos do it all themselves and will take between 12 and 14 weeks with 24/7 lighting.

I always sow mine in the final 15l pot.

I would encourage you to make a veg cupboard (it only needs to be small and doesn't need any extra ventilation) and a separate flowering room/tent/area. That way you can start doing a continuous grow and won't need cuttings. Yes, auto seeds are a bit expensive but 3-4oz for £15 isn't bad is it?

I did 6 plants most yeld was 13g I don't like them personally but good luck growing 

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Happy growing 

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