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Kitties_and_Colas started grow question 3 years ago
This is my very first autoflower grow so i'm not entirely sure what to expect.... My question is whether or not autos do a flowering stretch like photoperiods or does growth begin to slow at pre-flower?
Critical Purple "Auto" North Eastern U.S
20 weeks
Critical Purple "Auto" North Eastern U.S Kitties_and_Colas
Critical Purple Autoflowering
27 comments · 2 years ago
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Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
They do everything a photoperiod does, but faster. How? Think of it like this: a photo strain that does 4 week of veg (18 hours light schedule) and 8 week of flower (12 hours if light schedule) will have a total of 4*7*18 + 8*7*12 = 504 + 672 = 1.176 hours of light to power it's whole growth and bloom. Now an auto strain doing 20/4 light schedule will get, during a 8 week grow cycle: 8*7*20 = 1.120 hours of light. Roughly the same amount of light to power its growth, but 4 weeks faster. Usually the seedling / veg stage of autos lasts 3 weeks, then you get 2 weeks of stretch and 3 to 4 weeks of bloom stage. Depending on how much light the are getting they can take a few more weeks.