Not everyone has a green thumb, in fact some people kill plants just by walking into the same room as flowers and vegetables. Perhaps that is not fair to say, because growing plants really is not that easy, especially marijuana. Luckily for those who are not quite as successful at keeping plants alive in the long term, some seed banks like The Vault Cannabis Seed Store offer easy to grow auto flowering seeds that make growing a bountiful crop for everyone.
As opposed to traditional seeds which flower based on hormonal changes within the plant (caused by a light cycle change from 18 hours of light to 12 hours of light per day,) auto flowering plants start flowering based on the age of the plant. This makes it easy for beginner growers, inexpensive operations, and grows that need to be more discreet, have large bountiful harvests. These seeds are changing the way people grow for personal reasons as the plants do not take up a lot of space and can be picked within 2-3 months.
A New Wave of Medicinal Strains
Recently seed banks have come up with “super-autos,” which can grow as tall as 6 feet before they leave the vegetation phase in favor of flowering. This overcomes the argument some have posed that these plants have limited yields, but as is so common, The Vault Cannabis Seed Store came up with a solution through continued breeding with Indica and Sativa strains. This also overcomes the argument some have posed that these plants are less potent. However autoflowering strains are also starting to be widely used in medicinal strains, because they are higher in Cannabidiol (CBD) than THC.
Autoflowering is not any kind of genetic modification, as might be assumed from the sound of it. Instead, the original autoflowering plant was bred with the Russian Cannabis Ruderalis species. Ruderalis is the third strain of marijuana in addition to Indica and Sativa. Breeders carefully breed in Sativa and Indica characteristics, while maintaining the homozygous recessive autoflowering genetics. As further generations of these plants are bred, they will become more and more potent and prove their worth in the market.
Rough and Ready to Produce Large Buds
Cannabis Ruderalis offers more than just autoflowering to breeders who are looking to make the best plants on the market. Ruderalis has been shown to resist many fungi and an insect, reducing the need for insecticides and fungicides, which makes organic, grows a real possibility. These traits also make these plants even more favorable to beginners who wish to perform outdoor grows, as the plants require very little attention.
Ruderalis comes from the Latin root rudera, which is the Latin term for rubble. This plays into the tough nature of these plants, which were grown in rocky parts of the northern Himalayas. Fast becoming a part of some of the most widely grown strains in both commercial and private grows, Ruderalis is here to stay despite what detractors say. This is helping Ruderalis live up to its name, which is also partly derived from the term ruderal species, which colonize an area and push other species out. Appropriate for a species which is taking the marijuana industry by storm. Visit The Vault Cannabis Seed Store for all the best autoflowering strains that are grown by the best breeders in the industry.