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    Posted: 19 October 2010 at 23:45
The autoflowerings I am growing (Angelmatic from Ministry of Cannabis) are being vegged under the wrong colour light (2700k) for four weeks due to the shop owner selling me the wrong one. Due to this they have not got a lot of growth. But one of them is showing signs of budding (pistils and a main cola). Could I delay the budding of the autoflowering to allow it more veg time? Is the budding on autoflowering dependant on maturity level or total light hours.

These autoflowerings are shaping up to be more trouble than they're worth.
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  Quote Rastakolnikov Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2010 at 00:53
Afraid not, auto's flower based on age and AFAIK they cannot return to a vegetative state
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  Quote Ganja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2010 at 11:19
There's no point growing autoflowering plants indoors, IMO.

Control of veg and flower through control of photoperiod is the indoor grower's most fundamental tool.

The idea that autoflowering plants give an advantage indoors is marketing bunk.

Autoflowering strains can be useful for growing outdoors in a short season or a harsh climate. That's about it.
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  Quote alkoholics Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2010 at 14:22
i do not aggree with ganja autoflowers can do great indoors, the only thing that stinks about it is the use of more electricity because of the long light cycles which makes it more $$$ efficient outdoors than indoors  
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  Quote Proteus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2010 at 14:37
The big issue with autos indoors is not being able to choose when they flower. This limits the size of the plant and so the size of the yeild. The first WL seeds i got were snowryder and i grew them inside. They only grew about 2 feet tall and from a certain point of view were dissapointing because of that but i can see how they would be an absolutly fantastic plant for an outdoor gurrilla grow where you need a quick finish.
 
 
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  Quote Ganja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2010 at 14:53
Using photoperiod manipulation, normal plants can be kept smaller than autoflowerers indoors (and can use less power), especially when using clones.

Using photoperiod manipulation, normal strains can also finish much bigger than autoflowering strains if the grower desires.

Therefore, autoflowering strains offer no advantages over photosensitive plants when grown indoors and, as Alky says, can require more power for a relatively small harvest.

Since most auto plants flower according to their size/maturity rather than strictly by the number of days since germination, growers might theoretically be able to delay the onset of flowering by keeping them in a constant 12/12 cycle. This should mean they develop more slowly, due to the short days and will take longer to reach the height required  to initiate flowering.

Overall, the number of light hours would be the same, but the overall grow time would be longer ... probably not a practical idea, come to think of it. Even if starting on 18/6, I'd be inclined to switch them down to 12/12 when flowering started, to save power. Though for the same reason, this might cause flowering to take longer.

I'm not saying you should give up on your current grow, of course. But don't believe the hype when it comes to your next strain - get normal Indicas if you you want a compact, potent indoor strain.
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  Quote hammerbus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2010 at 14:59
Thanks for the help lads, I think i'll just try some Northern Lights next time.
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