The growing season at the entrance: Automatic cannabis varieties are the warmest thing in the global cannabis seed industry. In the last year, the use of them in Israel has increased by tens of percent. In light of the high demand and in accordance with their growing popularity in local breeding cabinets, here are ten simple, important and effective tips for the fruitful cultivation of automatic cannabis varieties
A glance at the list The popular cannabis varieties in Israel In recent years, it has been proven that the people living in Zion prefer not to take the risk and choose to grow relatively small plants over a period of time, rather than growing large, massive plants in a process that can last more than four months. So it is not surprising that Types of automatic cannabis Have become very popular in the Holy Land, and in fact these varieties are the most demanding of the Israeli domestic growers today.
Automated cannabis strains are genetically engineered to produce flowers according to their biological clock, rather than exposure to the amount of light and dark hours as the usual cannabis varieties do. This "patent" is a breakthrough because it frees the growers from having to wait for a certain period of the year to begin planting the plants and from the long growth. The automatic cannabis species have some hereditary link to the cannabis family that few people know - "Rodralis"- in contrast to"IndicaAnd "Sativa"It is very small and grows like grass.
Although automatic cannabis strains are no different from the usual cannabis species, their short lifespan and growth characterizes some differences in the nature of the tumor. Here are some vital tips from the magazine "High Times" worth checking out before starting an automatic increase:
1. When is it right to plant an automatic strain
In the northern half of the Earth (where Israel is of course also present), the longest day of the year is around the date of the June 21. The number of hours of light on this day ranges from 16 to 22 hours of continuous light, with the sun at the best angle - allowing the plant to receive excellent exposure.
In many regions the spring season provides an ideal temperature for planting automatic varieties outside (minimum 14 degrees), especially in late May or early June. If plants are planted too early under the open sky, they may produce insufficient and insufficient crops. This happens partly because the rash will accelerate due to the low temperatures at night. If the temperature falls below XNUM, the plants may stretch too much and the growth rate will be significantly delayed.
Taking into account the average flowering time of automatic cannabis strains (most of which begin to sprout two to three weeks after sprouting) It would be wise to start their life cycle in the 10 region in June, So that the plants will receive plenty of sunlight every day, and their transition to the flowering period will occur in parallel with the shortening of daylight hours - a parameter which is known as the most significant trigger for the plant to begin flowering.
2. How to sprout an automatic seed
First of all, the seeds of automatic cannabis should be stored in ideal conditions. A clean refrigerator at a temperature of 4-5 degrees and low humidity, will definitely do the trick.
Care and gentleness are needed during the course Seed germination. Soak your seeds in pH-balanced water (pH level of 5.5 - 6). The seeds are supposed to sink to the bottom relatively quickly, and some may even pull out their roots in less than 24 hours.
If 24 hours of germination began, it can be planted in a designated pot. If the seed has not yet removed its roots, it can be placed on a plate between two moist pieces of paper towel, and place the plate in a dark place (or at least not exposed to direct light). A few days later the seeds are supposed to germinate.
3. Environment suitable for automatic varieties
It is important to maintain adequate humidity. During germination, 80 requires more moisture and more. Then, during the first growth period of the plant it is desirable to reduce the moisture to the 55% to 70%.
Some growers set a transparent "dome" on the young plants to ensure high humidity (similar to what they do with the plants) Cuttings). A cut plastic bottle can fit for this purpose. At a later stage, the plants will be too large for such a delimitation and instead a cold or medium vapor diffuser can be inserted into the space Evaporation Others will increase humidity in the area, in addition to a slight cooling of the temperature.
4. The best breeding substrate
There is no reason to cut corners in this parameter. The final crop yield will be directly related to your genetics, soil growth, fertilizer quality and environmental conditions. Remember, over-watering and over-fertilization are among the most common mistakes growers make.
The substrate should be as airy as possible. Therefore, it is recommended to add to the substrate anything that will contribute to the improvement of airiness and water retention, such as coconut fiber, hydroton, perlite, and mercurite.
5. Avoid over-washing
One of the worst things that can happen to a plant is excess water. In this situation the roots suffocate and are unable to transfer nutrients to the rest of the plant. An over-oily plant will show signs of growth inhibition, which early breeders may sometimes interpret as nutrient deficiencies, causing them to further complicate the situation by adding more fertilizer - and water - to a already already choked plant.
A simple and effective method of estimating the correct amount of water is simply to raise the pot after irrigation and to distinguish its weight (there is no need for a precise figure, of course). After a day or two, if you pick up the pot again, you will feel the difference in weight.
Another indication that some growers recommend is to irrigate the plant by about 20% of the volume of the pot in which it sits. This means that if the cannabis sits in a pot of 15 a liter, then watering about 3 of water (and fertilizer) will suffice. It is very important to grow in the soil that the roots will have a short period of relative dryness before the next irrigation.
6. How to fertilize an automatic seed
Relative to the usual strains of cannabis (photopridies), it can be said that the autoimmune species are more sensitive to massive feeding. The automata have a root system that is slightly smaller and more delicate (compared with the regular varieties). Many growers prefer to start fertilizing at half the recommended dosage and then gradually increase the fertilizer concentration.
If the growth bed is sufficiently ventilated and rich in compost and positive bacteria with both humic and polysaccharides (which contribute, among other things, to the efficient transport of nutrients in the plant), in this case for the automatic varieties there is no need for significant addition of external fertilizer. However, it is possible and even desirable to add additives (with low concentrations of minerals) and various growth accelerators.
7. Is it permissible to manipulate an automatic plant?
For normal cannabis strains the general recommendation will be to perform most pruning / cloning /Ties And so on, especially in the growth stage, and leave the plant alone during the flowering stage - so too with the automatic varieties.
Since the range of time in which these species are in a vegetative state (growth only) is relatively short, it is advisable to seriously consider the viability of these maneuvers. In the event that the plant began to bloom quickly before it could develop sufficiently, it is advisable not to perform any maneuvers at all.
If the grower insists on carrying out maneuvers for the plant, it is recommended to avoid techniques that have the potential to cause a relatively long stress situation, so it is better to tie the plant instead of doing it Pinches. No Cuts Cannabis automatic varieties.
8. How to harvest an automatic cannabis plant strain
There are cannabis towers that are used to perform harvesting Gradual of the plant: Initially they lower the central branches, and after 7-10 days they take off the rest of the plant. This pattern causes the lower branches (which usually get less light and develop slightly slower) to mature properly during harvesting.
Another recommendation in this context is not to rely blindly on the "manufacturer's instructions" of the seed company or the developers of the date of harvest, since these were given in accordance with certain environmental conditions and growth (usually optimal conditions), and therefore sometimes they will not be so accurate. It is therefore advisable to closely monitor the situationTrichomes Plant and edit the harvest according to the eye of the tower - remember that patience pays off, and waiting for another week in most cases will do only good.
9. Organic Cannabis Organic Growing
Most farmers have clear and short-term vision of feeding plants: to bomb roots with salts and minerals that can be quickly absorbed by synthetic nutrients, which can increase the potential of problems such as over-fertilization or soil contamination.
A plant rich in organic nutrients can satisfy all the needs of the plant throughout the plant's growth cycle. In addition, there is minimal environmental damage during its use, as well as a significantly lower chance of over-fertilization, since most organic fertilizers are considered more forgiving than chemical fertilizers.
10. It is advisable to plan the next tumor in advance
In many parts of the world (including Israel), at least two cycles of automatic varieties can be harvested in an external crop, but this requires a bit of forethought and seed germination of the next crop cycle about a month before harvest. In this situation it will be possible to harvest the first crop cycle around mid-June, which leaves enough time for the plants in the next round and will benefit from the remaining summer days.
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