Northern Light Autoflower #1 before harvest

Northern Light Autoflower #3 at week 8 of bloom, week 11 from seed, ready for harvesting!

Roughly 90 days ago (the last week of May, 2011), we unpacked a Pro-Grow 260 LED Grow Light from Hydroponics Hut, hung it in our veg tent and plugged it in. The light cycle was set at 18 hours light and 6 hours dark, and we began with vegging out a few Jock Horror plants, a Blue Mystic Autoflower, 2 Blue Mystic (photoperiod), countless Black Berry cuttings, and 3 Northern Light Autos.

Marijuana grow tutorial for beginners.

Since then many of the seedlings & cuttings have moved on to the Bloom-Room and new ones have taken their place. The remaining autoflower marijuana plants were allowed to bloom out to their full potential, as we continued to “bloom” in “veg” tent. Blue Mystic Auto #1 was harvested 3 weeks ago, yielding over 48 grams (1.6 oz) of sticky, manicured buds in less than 90 days.

Fast-forward to this week, and we harvested our Northern Light Autoflower #3, oddly the youngest of the 3 Northern Light autos, but with amber trichomes coating what few leaves she does have, she’s the most mature as well. At just week 8 of bloom, and only 11 weeks from seed, these Northern Light Auto-flowers can provide a fast return on the investment in your Pro-Grow L.E.D. grow light.

Top View of Northern Light Autoflower #1

Not a very tight node specimen, but the buds are amazingly tight and encrusted with trichomes

Purple buds on Northern Light Autoflower #1

Beautiful purple-hued buds and a calyx to leaf ratio so high, it requires almost no manicuring.

Like a Gunshot blast!

Harvesting buds - Northern Light Autoflower #1

The aroma is sweet and incense like, and the dense buds will have little stem waste.

We should have the final weight for Northern Light Auto #3 in a few days, so check back! We will also be harvesting Northern Light Auto #1, later this week or early next.