Autos, like photoperiod strains, go through the same life cycle phases but at rapid rates. From the time the seeds germinate, it takes anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks to be ready for harvest. Hence, their nutritional requirements and growing conditions would not be the same. They also need special care, such as avoiding transplanting and causing stress. Generally, they are easier to cultivate than other seed types. Not sure, this is where you can find the answers or ask the questions.