I've re-read this thread, and all I can find is robust opinions, no vehemence or hostility? But feel free to use the "Report" button, as members are expected to show respect for one another, as per the site regs
Hi Arnold... All really good points and well made.. of course it's all about personal opinions and I have no issue with that.
Frankly, what irks me somewhat is the vehemence with which some people slag them and more importantly, growers of said plants...
It just seems unwarranted and tbh downright nasty in some cases.
Robust posting, like Utopiate's, springs from a passion for cannabis. Utopiate has grave concerns about unwanted traits getting into the enepool. With commercial companies already selling autoflowering this that and the other, it would seem he is right to be concerned.
Far from being a desirable trait, and even further from being "the future", some of us see Autoflowering as a disaster waiting to happen, a real weakening of the genepool. Hence th robust nature of posts.
If one believes Loryder and its auto genetics to be a disaster, then one is going to be quite strong about stating that. Its inevitable.
No Mothers? Dependant on the Seed Company for continued stocks (seed runs would require huge grows to avoid weakening an already weak genetic, if that is possible)? Sounds like a third world farmer and Monsanto to me.
Just for to help English growers have some bud in their borders? Even though that bud could be any strain they liked if they really wanted?
Indeed. But growing an auto will not teach a person how to grow good cannabis. They will learn, well, bugger all really.
I understand that n00by growers may gravitate to them because of their ease of grow,
They shouldn't. Respect for one another is a site reg. That's what the Report button is for, when it happens - hit it!
but why should they be castigated for that or indeed their ignorance? they are n00000bs...
Which is the best way. A side show, a curiosity. But what is happening? Folks filling up tents with the things, crossing them every which way, telling all and sundry that autoflowering is "The future", hyping them up to newbie growers .... No, It's time to put this genetic mutation in its place. At best its a freak, a side-show, a curiosity for those with time on their hands.
LRx's weren't around 20 years ago when I did my first grow, but when I read about them a couple of years ago I thought " Hey, that sounds like a fun little project - let's see how these grow in the borders.." and I was smitten. but only as a side project for a bit of fun.