When you look at the information for each strain that says height and flowering time does that time mean from seed to finish for example it says 6-8 weeks. Or does that mean once in flowering it’s 6-8 weeks? I’m sure each plant varies somewhat even if planted at exactly the same time and being same strain, I have 2 auto flower that were planted at the same time and one seems more progressed that’s the other. I am gonna pay attention to the plants and go from there but was wondering what the time frame meant in strain information. Thanks.
Hi @jjress for auto’s vegetive and flower cycles are kind-of rolled into one…this means when you should expect it will develop mature flowers after it sprouts. In effect this tells you how long the auto will live and when to expect buds. For photo’s you have distinct vegetive and flower cycles that you can control somewhat, this means once you enter the flower cycle it will mature its buds during that time period. Hope this helps…happy growing
It usually refers to flower time. Veg time differs from auto to photo but flower time is pretty consistent. On average, all plants flower between 7-12 weeks from start to finish…some as little as 6, others can push to 13, 14 weeks but those are rarities
For autoflowers that number is from sprout to harvest. However do not take it as gospel. Each plant will determine it’s time. But it’s a good reference. Generally speaking I find those times to be just a touch short. If it says 8-10 was, count it closer to 10+ weeks.
To add to what @Rye said most of those estimates were set with test growers using hydroponics (at least for homegrown as I work with and am one of the test growers now) . Hydro plants usually grow and mature faster than soil grown plants by about 2 to 3 weeks.
So I personally add 2-3 weeks on top of what the site lists if I’m doing a soil grow. Hydro grows are almost spot on give or take about a week depending on the level of maturity you want.
If you’re shooting for just all milky white trichomes this is the way to go. If you want some amber like a lot of us do add another week or more.