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  • s62
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    I love the single amber trichome! It’s screaming “Chop chop!”

  • SoOrbudgal
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    Some times at this stage of my outdoor photo grow I wish for an accidental auto but then I also need a couple LBs for the family cupboard when we hibernate

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  • Farmall
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    Thanks s62, surprised the heck out of me too!

  • s62
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    That picture is gorgeous! It should go in the Trichome Potn thread!

  • s62
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    My limited understanding is that they just haven’t caught up in yield. But I see autos listed in the 20-24% THC range all the time. I think they’re probably plenty potent.
    Oh, and fwiw, I’ve only grown photo before, so I don’t really know. I’m doing autos for my next grow, though, so I should have a stronger opinion by the time I’m smoking them lol. You might be right!

  • Farmall
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    Consider the possibility of “the entourage effect “. There are other compounds that might be capable of bringing up the rear. This is a picture of the center of a bud...loaded with trichs

    AND.... BU2B... I thought I had written this post. The EXACT SAME THING happened to me. Same surprise and I never expected the outcomes either. By week 5, they were starting to flower and I never figured it out til a friend said... there’re autos. Similar yield and I experimented with the herb dryer on half the plant and conventional drying on the other. These were supersoil grown so no nutes. They have changed my views. They just do their own thing.
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  • BU2B
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    s62, I still find far too many sites that list a difference in potency that is between 4-8% difference between their Feminized and their autos of the same strain. They are improving- and quite a lot in the last few years, but in my assessment the flower from the majority of autos may have the same taste and smell but I still think photo Feminized plants simply produce a more effective bud. It may just be my bias.

    I am am not talking down autos - I am still impressed with the auto I grew - but their still not my personal preference.

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  • s62
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    I thought bud quality was equivalent these days for the most part?

  • SoOrbudgal
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    Your welcome BU2B it is my favorite hobby to grow gardens. It is very rewarding to be gifted with such abundance after tending to these plants for 5-7 months (photos) outdoors. I too have been pleased with the several autos I grown now, I haven't trained them other than topping/LST like my photos but as I get more confidence and my personnel supply gets restocked after summer grow i'm going to experiment more for larger yields. I've grown Durban poison, WW, Aurora, and some not to stable GDP autos. The Aurora auto gave me the best yield next to the Durban poison great smoke. Peace and happy growing.

  • BU2B
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    Thanks soorbudgal. I love growing - it’s the best therapy I have found with a nice reward when it’s all said and done.
    Last edited by BU2B; 08-22-2019, 09:41 AM.

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  • BU2B
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    6.8 oz of flower
    2.7 oz popcorn buds/sugar leaf & trim
    9.5 oz of usable product. That’s about an ounce per week of growth. Not bad for a harvest in a hurry. It was fun to grow and a challenge to stay on top of training.

    MY TWO CENTS WORTH:
    If you’re looking for a decent amount of flower quickly- don’t over look autos. Keep in mind that it can take up to 3 autos to equal the yield of 1 trained photo period plant.
    If you’re growing for medicinal purposes or simply want the highest quality (or whatever your reason) photo period plants at this point can practically insure you’ll get a larger harvest and a higher quality bud.

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  • BU2B
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    Harvest day for the auto today. I probably should have waited another week but the Black Mamba was begging for room. Here’s the result of today’s harvest. I’ll post final weight in a few days. I am VERY impressed with whatever this is.

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  • SoOrbudgal
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    This was my first run of autos outdoors this summer and going on my 3rd set of 2. There OK but my focus is always on the photos I love fem. photos but with all the talk of autos thought i'd give them a go. They are much quicker 3 months compared to 5-6 outdoors for photos and even longer. I have not grown them indoors yet the autos to focused on being better with photos indoors. Yours look great

  • BU2B
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    I am still sticking with my photo period feminized plants for now. A few people from our coalition are growing auto's. The accidental auto I have is the largest. I really think that training her out as she grew made a huge difference. It was obvious it was an auto by 5 weeks old (she had pistils everywhere!). I did a 12 gauge train out instead of my usual 8 branch manifold. She now has over 40 flowering branches. I figure about another week and she should be ready for harvest. I'll be sure to update with the final grow weight of the buds.

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  • SoOrbudgal
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    They are getting better and better with genetics. From what I've been reading it's what most commercial grows are heading towards. Super autos.

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