Auto Glueberry OG has impressed quite a few Dutch Passion growers since she was introduced. Its the extreme resin production and unusually strong potency that has received most attention. Just like the rest of the Dutch Passion auto collection the harvest quantities from Auto Glueberry OG are very good, and well above average.
This weeks grow comes from Tang, a highly experienced auto grower who specialises in LED home growing using 15 litre airpots, filled with a mix of Plagron Light soil and Perlite. Like most home growers, Tang is focussed on growing for maximum quality. The highly aerated soil-based mixture doesn't contain many nutrients, so Tang uses his experience to gradually increase nutrient concentration as the plants get larger. The key is to give plants nutrients without overfeeding them. Autos have a restricted life cycle of around 75 days, and delays caused by over-feeding and stunting the plants growth will result in a smaller plant with lower yield.
Over-feeding and over-watering plants are the two most common mistakes made by home growers. The use of air pots helps minimise the risk over over-watering by maximising root oxygen levels through the many holes in the containers. The internal curved structure of the air pot prevents the roots from circling around the edges. This forces the roots to use all the available volume of soil in the pot. We see many home growers getting great results with air pots. Felt bags are another alternative to air pots, the porous fabric allows all-round oxygen penetration into the soil.
“I grew two Auto GlueBerry OG’s in 15L Airpots filled with Plagron Light Mix soil and fed them a simple combination of Advanced Nutrients and Guanokalong from days 10-60.
Light came from Grownorthern , the Holographic Series 1 LED’s were turned on for 20hrs a day. One 75w HS1 was used over the two plants for the first 35 days then a HS1 each for the remainder of the grow.”
“Growth from the outset was very impressive and I ended up with two nice sized plants with the tallest over 1m (from the soil). The bloom phase was over as fast as the veg and smelled a lot fruitier, this strain is worth growing for the aroma alone, it's incredibly intense and rich with berries and citrus.”
“The dry yield was a total of 252g from both plants so well over 2 grams per watt, something I've come to expect from the HS1s.The quality of the dry flowers is the most impressive thing of all, I can honestly say this is one of the most flavourful and powerful autos I've grown,and I've grown a lot.”
“The taste is wonderfully sweet and fruity and coats the palate for several seconds after exhaling. The high is very strong and long lasting and can have you couch locked for hours. Overall an easy strain to grow with high quality results.”
Congratulations to Tang on a great display of cannabis home growing. Auto’s remain one of the easiest ways to grow high THC weed at home. Many growers simply plant the seed in the final growing container and provide 10-11 weeks of light. Most people prefer 20 hours of daily light for autos, though many people like to use 24-hour daily light from seed to harvest on the most stable genetics from the premium quality seed vendors. Use of LED grow lights is becoming increasingly popular with quality-conscious home growers, the optimised spectrum and reduced heat stress contribute to improved potency.