So its now Week 12, the Royal Haze Automatic’s last week of growth/flowering. In the last few weeks the buds have increased in size, the aroma is quit strong and the buds are heavily coated in trichomes (THC producing resin glands).
I have to say I’m really impressed how well these autoflowering plants have performed, considering they are not only autoflowering but even more impressive is that they have only been growing, in pots of soil, on a windowsill in my bedroom – not exactly a high-tech grow room! No HPS lighting, no ventilation/extraction fans, no hydroponic system. Absolutely nothing complicated!
The only ‘extras’ I’ve used are two BioBizz products. Root Juice, a root stimulator, to help with root growth and BioBloom, a nutrient designed for the flowering stage. Both of these products are organic! Thus no heavy chemical nutrients were used. I also used AllMix a soil/compost mix with worm castings and Perlite, together with a ‘pre-mix’ of biologically active organic ingredients, also made by BioBizz.
I’m a big believer in using organic nutrients, not only are they more natural but I honestly think that organically grown cannabis (and most other plants) do taste and smell better. With the advancements in growing techniques and nutrients specifically designed for cannabis – partially due to legalisation in many areas of medical use – the quality and ease of use of organic nutrients has improved greatly. Even in the world of hydroponics, organic nutrients can now compete well with their chemical/mineral based counterparts. The price of organic nutrients also seems to be in line with “regular nutrients” aswell now.
But anyway enough of my ramblings, here are a few photos for you:
As you can see they are about ready to harvest – so that’s what I did.
More coming soon! Including videos of the harvest!!