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7 Benefits of Auto-Flowering Cannabis Seeds

Daniel King

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Many growers are realizing the tremendous benefit that comes with cultivating auto-flowering cannabis strains. What makes it stand out? The clue is in the name:

They flower automatically.

Generally, a typical cannabis plant undergoes two major stages: the vegetative stage and the flowering stage. Photoperiod cannabis, another strain of cannabis seed, will flower when there is a change in the light cycle.

The auto-flowering strain does not require all of these rigors. They produce their buds without taking cues from external factors like light or temperature. Their flowering period occurs after a specific time has passed.

The auto-flowering strain is not the result of some cross-breeding or scientific experiment. Instead, they come about due to their adaptation to environmental conditions.

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The auto-flowering gene can be linked to Cannabis ruderalis. This subspecies thrives in cold and temperate regions of Russia, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. Here, the strain enjoys cold temperatures and a short growing period.

As a result, ruderalis stops relying on changing seasons before it flowers. Instead, it produces buds before the temperature becomes unbearable. This adaptation comes with various advantages that growers will enjoy. This adaptation also makes it one of the best cannabis strains that beginners could cultivate for a short time.

Some Benefits of Auto-Flowering Cannabis Seeds Include:

1. Resilient Plants

Cannabis Ruderalis did not weather the harsh storms and climates of the Northern Latitude by chance. Autoflowering cannabis seeds like these and CBG citrus nectar the great cherry pie cannabis strains come with special features that help deal successfully with unfair weather conditions. The genes in auto-flowering cannabis seeds are reliable, robust, and resilient.

When you consider the average cannabis plant, they are delicate and little change to the environment can adjust their output. Auto-flowers react differently. They proudly stand against mold and pest infestation.

This quality makes them suitable for new growers as the mistakes they commit will not affect the yield.

2. Excess Light is not an issue.

Excessive light can prevent the typical cannabis seed from flowering. It can completely mess up the growth process. On the contrary, the amount of light auto-flowering seeds get doesn’t matter. This is because their growth and yield are not linked to the amount of light they get.

The ability of auto-flowering cannabis seeds to flower without depending on the light cycle makes them stand out. The hassle of maintaining a 12/12 light schedule to facilitate their flowering is not required.  Auto-flowering plants operate on their internal timing schedule.

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3. They Can Survive with Little Nutrient

Another advantage of auto-flowering strains is their ability to survive with little nutrition. This strain does not require a distinctive soil type or exotic fertilizer to bloom. This factor can be traced to its small size.

For photoperiod strains, they need a specific nutritional mix at various stages of their cycle. Auto-flowering seeds, on the other hand, can survive with minimal nutrients.

4. Flexible Growing Environment

For photoperiods to thrive well, they need twelve hours of light and darkness, according to research. This is essential so they develop and maintain their flower until harvest. Any disruption in this cycle will significantly affect yield and disrupt growth. Auto-flowers, on the other hand, are not bound by this routine. Their lifespan is shorter than photoperiods. After germination, flowering commences in the third or fourth week and can be mature for harvesting in the ninth week.

Their ability to grow without special care makes it easy to cultivate them anywhere without the expensive box. You do not need a greenhouse and all its costly accessories (light timers, for example) to grow auto-flowers successfully.

5. Faster Harvesting

When it comes to speed of maturity, the auto-flowering cannabis plant stands out. Unlike the photoperiod strain that needs four or more months to mature, the auto-flowering strain will be ready in an average of nine weeks after germination. The implication of this is that you can harvest it four times a year.

Early harvesting is a plus when you want to cultivate Sativa strain. This applies to plants grown both indoor and outdoor.

Besides, the shorter life cycle makes it easy to have more than one harvest in one season. Auto-flowering seeds are not restricted to a single harvest per season, unlike other strains.

6. Auto-flowers are Discreet Plants

One of the beauties of auto-flowering cannabis seeds is the height in which they grow. Typically, they grow between 60 to 100 cm. This portable size is of immense benefit for people that want to keep their growth a secret or confined. With this, growing in balconies and hidden spots in gardens is possible. This will keep the plant from unwanted faces like the police and nosy neighbors, and away from thieves.

However, it might not be possible with a cannabis plant that is over 150 cm tall, like the photoperiods strain. You cannot hide this among other plants like tomatoes and corn.

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Auto-flowering also makes micro growing possible. People will be able to cultivate their seed in designated containers.

7. Ideal for Beginners

Growing cannabis is a delicate process. There are many mistakes a beginner could make on the journey. Auto-flowering cannabis seeds, however, stand out. When you consider the properties of auto-flowers, they are well-suited for beginners due to their less demanding nature.

For instance, the fact that you do not have to monitor their light cycle makes it easy to cultivate. Also, you do not need to get any expensive cultivating medium for them. Their ability to withstand adverse temperatures, pests, and mold makes it suitable. They also do not need specific soil nutrients.

All these characters reduce the tendency of mistakes and make them ideal for beginners.

Conclusion

Auto-flowering cannabis seeds are suitable for beginners and veteran growers.

They are an excellent strain you should consider if you want to cultivate cannabis. You will enjoy faster growth, short harvest periods, high-quality buds, and fewer issues with the seed. Without a doubt, they will produce great results, whether grown indoors or outdoors.

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The Oral Health Benefits of CBD [VIDEO]

Carissa Stevens

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Oral Health Benefits of CBD

Suffering from toothache and gum problems? CBD may be the answer. Known for its potent pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can provide great relief for gum and tooth diseases as it reduces irritation and promotes faster healing. Watch this video to know more.

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The Wonderful World of Weed Edibles

Jordan Webber

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Smoking anything can be very harmful to your body and many people prefer not to smoke. Although some people believe that smoking marijuana is better for your overall health than smoking cigarettes, the smoke can still have harmful effects. Sometimes people want an alternative. They want to feel the effects of marijuana, without actually smoking it. Weed edibles are the best way to do so. In this article. we’re going to be talking about what are weed edibles and how they affect your body and the modern cannabis market of today.

What Are Weed Edibles?

Weed edibles are different kinds of foods and drinks that have been infused with marijuana. This is achieved by creating marijuana oil and adding it to a desired food or drink. Some may argue that a drink infused with marijuana is not a weed edible, as you drink it, not eat it, but they may refer to it as a weed drink. The most common types of edibles include baked goods and candies, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to weed edibles. If marijuana and weed edibles are legal in your state or whichever country you live in, you can purchase premade weed edibles at a marijuana dispensary. You can also make your own if you have access to some cannabis.

How Do Weed Edibles Effect The Body?

There are two main types of weed edibles that you can purchase; THC weed edibles or CBD weed edibles which both have different effects. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is a cannabinoid and the main psychoactive component in marijuana. CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the major active ingredients in cannabis that comes from the hemp plant which is apart of the marijuana family. If you choose a weed edible with THC, then you will feel a high or a sense of euphoria and some sedation, whereas if you choose CBD, then you won’t experience a high, but you may feel more relaxed or relief from any chronic pain you may be suffering from.

Weed edibles can be a great option if you don’t want to smoke marijuana, but you do need to be careful of how much you eat as they are a lot more potent than your average joint. When eating weed edibles, it is absorbed differently than if you were to smoke it. In short, when cannabis is consumed rather than smoked, it gets metabolized by the liver and changed from delta-9 THC to 11-hydroxy-THC. This creates more of a psychedelic effect which is completely different compared to your average high.

Another thing is that it is a lot easier to dose yourself correctly when you smoke because you can control how much weed you want in your joint, blunt, or bong. With weed edibles, if you eat too much, you may experience extreme paranoia especially if you are inexperienced with marijuana plus it takes longer to feel the effects from an edible than if you were to smoke, so it can be very easy to consume too much. If you are new to marijuana and experimenting, then it is advisable if you decide to eat a weed edible, you only eat a small amount and see how you feel after 30 minutes- 1 hour.

To conclude, weed edibles can be the perfect alternative if you want to feel the effects of marijuana without smoking. There are tons of options in regards to the type of edibles you can get and the effects they have on your body. Whether you choose a CBD weed edible or a THC weed edible, make sure to do your research beforehand and decide which type and how much is right for you. Talk to friends and family that have experience which weed edibles and marijuana or even a budtender at your local dispensary as they may be able to guide you in the right direction. Just have fun and be safe while experimenting, because marijuana has great effects and can be a lot of fun plus help with a lot of issues.

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Can Kratom Boost My Energy Levels?

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Everyone has their daily list of tasks that they need to complete by the time the day is over. But when you’ve had a terrible night’s sleep prior, it makes waking up and getting all the things you need to do done very hard to do. Coffee and caffeine can only do so much. You may be wondering, is there another alternative? If you find yourself desperate for a solution then you came to the right place! Today we’re going to be talking about a plant called Kratom, what it is and how it affects your energy. We’ll also be discussing other potential benefits this herb may possess.

What Is Kratom?

Kratom, or Mitragyna Speciosa, is an evergreen tree that is a part of the coffee family. It is native throughout Southeast Asia, and it is commonly found in countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. Kratom is known for its euphoric like effects and the health benefits it possesses. Although Kratom is legal in the United States and sold in many alternative medicine stores, it is illegal in numerous parts of Southeast Asia due to a lack of testing and knowledge about this plant.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has not yet approved Kratom for medical use because there have been few clinical trials to fully understand the herb. People take Kratom for a variety of reasons. Some use it for purely recreational purposes, whereas other people use it for pain relief or try to substitute it for opioids or to treat withdrawal symptoms. Kratom is a highly controversial substance that hasn’t been researched enough to know the long term effects.

Kratom For Energy

There are three main strains of Kratom. These strains include red, green, and white variations. The best strain for energy or motivation is white Kratom. Some people state that when taken in small doses, white Kratom makes them feel energized, focused, and sociable when they otherwise won’t be. But when taken in higher doses, people have reported feeling calmness, euphoria, and even sedation, which isn’t good when you are trying to be focused and energized. It is advised if you do plan on taking Kratom of energy, motivation, and focus, that you choose white Bali Kratom. It is one of the milder types of Kratom but will give you the boost that you need. There is also white Maeng Da Kratom or white Borneo which are more potent but they are also good for boosting your energy if taken in small doses.

Other Benefits Of Kratom

Along with Kratom having great energizing properties, it also some other benefits. First of all, many people say that Kratom is a great relief for chronic muscle pain because it works like a sedative in relaxing your muscles. Another thing that people use Kratom for is treatment for anxiety and depression as it can energize you and make you crave more social interaction. Of course, none of these are scientifically proven, but people that actively use Kratom have stated these benefits.

In conclusion, although the Kratom plant is quite a controversial herb, it can have amazing benefits and qualities and may be a useful source for chronic pain, anxiety, depression, treatment for drug addicts, and an energizer. Many people in today’s age are opting for natural path options instead of modern-day medicine, and this could be the new up and coming natural medication. With further research and clinical trials, this plant may one day be approved by the FDA and become as common as THC and CBD are becoming.

The effects are said to usually start within 10 minutes after ingesting the plant and can last up to one and half hour.

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