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    Hi guys. I’ve been growing for just over a year now
    10 x ladies each time under 3 x 600w air cooled XLs
    10L air pots in coco feeding canna nutes ( a+b + rhizo and canna boost )
    Plants are always healthy and grow well. ECs and PH are always correct.
    Until now I’ve always grown Autos, so far Fast buds Gorilla glue, star dawg, Tangiematic, as well as
    Mephistos sour crack and others.
    Most of these are 9-10 weeks from seed to harvest.
    Despite growing medium sized (1m-1.5m) plants which always seem healthy etc
    I’ve only managed to yield 2 ounces per plants at the most each time.
    I know everyone’s got the friend of a friend who manages 10 ounces a plant,
    but would it be worth switching to photoperiod strains to compare the difference in yield?

    Basically, what’s everyone’s experience with autos vs photos yield wise?
    Thanks in advance
    YB

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    Hi & welcome to the talk

    Stick around mate...these friends of friends that get 10oz per probably got their info from here

    Check out some of the diaries in here http://www.thctalk.com/cannabis-foru...s-Grow-Diaries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yardie-bre View Post
    Hi guys. I’ve been growing for just over a year now
    10 x ladies each time under 3 x 600w air cooled XLs
    10L air pots in coco feeding canna nutes ( a+b + rhizo and canna boost )
    Plants are always healthy and grow well. ECs and PH are always correct.
    Until now I’ve always grown Autos, so far Fast buds Gorilla glue, star dawg, Tangiematic, as well as
    Mephistos sour crack and others.
    Most of these are 9-10 weeks from seed to harvest.
    Despite growing medium sized (1m-1.5m) plants which always seem healthy etc
    I’ve only managed to yield 2 ounces per plants at the most each time.
    I know everyone’s got the friend of a friend who manages 10 ounces a plant,
    but would it be worth switching to photoperiod strains to compare the difference in yield?

    Basically, what’s everyone’s experience with autos vs photos yield wise?
    Thanks in advance
    YB

    Photo of some Tangiematic BHO I made for attention
    E5B319BD-9415-4C07-A1A6-FAD779D8A793.jpg
    Hi mate. You don't mention the size of your grow space. How big is it?

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    auto or photo is only part of the outcome, your environment and training/growing/watering style are even more important

    if you want mothers or a supply of clones you'll need photos, or 1-2 plants with 16 tops and 20weeks veg
    if it's just for a quick turn around it's auto

    your using 1800w total so you should really be around 40-60oz
    might need to rethink your growing/training style mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhIpLaSh View Post
    Hi mate. You don't mention the size of your grow space. How big is it?
    That's all I have ever been able to managed from an Auto, about 2oz each. That's why I only Photo's. I see record breaking 16oz a plant from Auto's, but I don't think I have the time to try to do that. Much easy to get 6 oz photo's and as much as 9 or 10 some times. So, Auto's to me is just a waist of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshot View Post
    That's all I have ever been able to managed from an Auto, about 2oz each. That's why I only Photo's. I see record breaking 16oz a plant from Auto's, but I don't think I have the time to try to do that. Much easy to get 6 oz photo's and as much as 9 or 10 some times. So, Auto's to me is just a waist of time.
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    you can generally get a little bit more per auto plant than the seed writeup says on the seedbanks,but if it says 25-45gpp then likely thats what youll get,clues in the seed writeup.

    want bigger result get the higher rated seeds/strains,plenty out there rated at 100+g,some are around 150gpp.

    main benefit to auto is the quick turnaround,resulting in more grows per year,and also the easiness and lack of problems with light hours etc.

    swings and roundabouts,just grow whatever fits into your life/enviroment/needs.

    personally my lifestyle is daily chaos,powercuts and shite water etc,temps n rh are a nightmare to control here as well and autos seem to cope ok even with me growing them,ive tried photos and it didnt go well lol,i hated not being able to open tent when i wanted to,plus i dont need larger amounts,i took a few years out from erbs and now as a returner i get as good a buzz off a tiny bit of bud that i used to get from whole bud,even several buds,mind this is in my arizer as i only vape now and of course isnt streetweed, is my diy erb,properly setup the arizer is much the same hit as a hotknife .

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    Autos for quickness.i can average 3-6oz so if I get 16-18oz of 4 in 3 months then I’m a happy bunny.
    That’s every 3 months 😉


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    It’s a 1.5m x 3m space so pretty large.

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    Well with photo periodic plants you can allow them to get bigger since you control how long they veg. With autos you don't have that choice.
    It takes a bit longer but if you have a separate veg room that won't be an issue at all and you could still run the same amount of grows as you would with autos in your flower room.
    Also as mentioned above photo periodic plants can be kept as mothers for clones if that's your thing.

    I'm currently doing two autos since I had those seeds but will go to photo periodic plants after that.

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    My last 2 auto grows iv got 12.5 ozz and 11.5 ozz off one plant in soil under a 250 watt hps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aegon Targaryen View Post
    My last 2 auto grows iv got 12.5 ozz and 11.5 ozz off one plant in soil under a 250 watt hps.

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    That’s an impressive haul, what strain was that mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yardie-bre View Post
    That’s an impressive haul, what strain was that mate?
    The 12.5ozz was sensi seeds skunk#1 and the 11.5 was a dinadem white cheese mate

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    Dinafem*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aegon Targaryen View Post
    The 12.5ozz was sensi seeds skunk#1

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    You’re shitting me? My two Sensi Skunk #1 are pretty small compared to the others I have lol
    What’s your secret mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezerk View Post
    You’re shitting me? My two Sensi Skunk #1 are pretty small compared to the others I have lol
    What’s your secret mate?
    No secrets mate lol everything i know about growing iv learned from the good people at the talk! https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url...2&share_type=t

    Thata a link to the diary check it out if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB View Post
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    Listen to BB. He's the auto seed guru. I do a mix of autos and photos. It's a first grow, so I'm hoping to a nice big stash, then I'm going for 4 autos per grow, maybe 1 photo and some photo mothers. BB has a few very informative threads here. If you ask around, someone will probably mentor a grow for you.

    Your yield for indoor photos is measured in grams/m2. So basically a 4×4 foot tent. Usually most seed banks will tell you how much under optimal conditions. I generally see yields of 400-500 gm/m2 for the majority of plants. On the other hand, some of the people here grow monsters. A lot of these great folks have mad skills and have been doing this for years.


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    super autos like dutch passions think big and think different, automazar, auto ultimate etc yield just as much, if not more then photoperiods

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