Why Autoflowers Are The Future For Home Growers

Why Autoflowers Are The Wave Of The Future For Home Growers
Why Autoflowers Are The Wave Of The Future For Home Growers

It’s my pleasure to bring on my close friend Eric Robichaud from Green Goddess Supply Company. To give you a little background about Eric, he’s a Rhode Island entrepreneur and has had many successful business endeavors in his business life. His past company Rhode Island Software Systems even has it’s own Wikipedia page.

Eric comes on the show today to talk about why he thinks autoflowers are going to be the wave of the future for cannabis home growers. He makes valid arguments as to why he thinks so and one of his main points was autoflowers give the home grower less time to mess up there grows.

There’s been a lot of talk in the past about the stability of autoflower genetics coming into question in the past years but he points out there’s been a tremendous amount of progress on this front coming out of Spain.

I feel you’re going to enjoy this conversation between Eric and I and the information he provides is going to be extremely beneficial.

Please listen and enjoy the show.

Why Autoflowers are the wave of the future

Eric Robichaud started about four years ago in the accessories business and Vincent Bitetti protyped a Grow Chamber for autoflowers

History of Autoflowers:
Ruderlais is the generis of autoflower aka “automatics”
Ruderalis means “ditch weed”. It has low THC, very little potency.
Ruderalis is indigenous to Russia/Siberia
Ruferalis has several behavior traits

  • There not photoperiodic
  • More like a traditional house plant
  • Lighting doesn’t matter with autoflowers
  • Humidity with autoflowers isn’t an issue
  • Autoflowers really don’t care about the environment. It can be relatively cold and humid and they’re still going to flower. They’re extremely hardy.
  • Autoflowers can grow from seed to harvest in 60 days (veg and flower)
  • Indica and Sativa depending on the strain growing cycle can be anywhere between three to four months
  • Autoflower are traditionally more bushy and short than a traditional outdoor Sativa
  • Leading genetics have been conducted in Spain
  • Spain has cross-breaded autoflower into a lot of modern strains
  • Autoflower genetics have become a lot more stable

What are some benefits to growing with Autoflowers?

  • Speed and harvest time
  • Can grow almost in any climate
  • Yields are attractive
  • It’s strain dependent but typically they use less nutrients

What’s the typical light cycle when growing with autoflowers?

  • Autoflowers don’t care about light cycle
  • “The light is the food”
  • With more light your going to get bigger yields
  • If you don’t allow the plant to rest it can stress it out. That’s why Eric recommends 18/6 light cycle.

How does one effectively stress train autoflowers?

  • Don’t top autoflowers
  • Autoflowers don’t have a lot of recovery time so you so low-stress training is important
  • When getting aggressive with the plant and defoliating it typically yields lower amounts
  • Eric recommends tucking instead of defoliate.

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A big thanks to Jay Fratt from The Conservative Hippie and Smoking Js for the intro and outro for my podcast.

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