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Super Skunk Automatic Grow Report (Indoor)

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Super Skunk Automatic is built upon classic genetics and enhanced with the automatic flowering trait. For many years, indoor and outdoor growers have enjoyed the high yields, heavy trichome coverage, and classic flavour and terpene profiles. Grown all over the world, Super Skunk Automatic is ideal for everyone to grow, regardless of cultivation experience.

Flowering stage: 77 days

Total time, seed to harvest: 98 days

Final yield: 147 grams

THC content: 16.4%

Super Skunk Automatic (also available in regular and feminized seeds) is an 80% indica-dominant plant with a parental lineage of epic pedigree. To create this enjoyable strain, an Afghan was outcrossed to Skunk #1 and the resulting offspring crossed to a ruderalis. The ease with which this plant grows makes it popular amongst new growers, and the quality of the flower is what makes it popular with everyone.

The automatic version of Super Skunk was designed to help outdoor growers harvest more than once yearly because this plant does not require a change in light hours to flower. This feature also benefits indoor growers who don’t have a completely lightproof area. If your flowering area is full, these can be run seed to harvest in the veg area next to your photoperiod plants.

We used a basic setup to emulate what most gardeners are working with. We used BAC Lava Mix for our soil, Bio Grow and Bio Flower nutrients, and a 1000W Green Power Phillips HPS lighting system. Results will vary, but gardeners of all levels can succeed by following a few basic steps.

Our grow was conducted in a large cell, and the light was fixed 300 cm above the soil level. Circulating fans were used to prevent stagnant air within the growing area. Additionally, we added an inline fan connected to a carbon scrubber to reduce aromas and exhaust the air from the cultivation area.

We started our Super Skunk Automatic seeds by putting them between two damp paper towels, and within 48 hours, they had opened, and the small white tap root was protruding from the shell. We gently removed the opened seeds from the water using tweezers and placed each seed into the soil with the tap root pointed down. Within 36 hours, our seeds had broken the surface of the soil.

It is crucial to check the environmental controls before commencing, and it is now time to review our lighting schedule, temperature and humidity levels. We ran our lights 18 hours on and 6 hours off for the entire grow cycle. Temperatures with the lights on were maintained at 23°C and 21°C with the lights out.

The humidity was changed at various stages throughout our growing cycle. For this early growth stage, we kept a slightly elevated level of 65% humidity. The young Super Skunk root system did not require much water; we kept the amounts small, spaced apart, and delivered directly at the base of the stem.

To get a jumpstart against any potential pest problems, we released the beneficial insect, Hypoaspis Miles. This predator will feed on any fungus gnat or thrip larvae lurking in the soil and garden area.

Week two, and our plant was growing noticeably, and the roots were visible from the bottom of our 1-litre container by midweek. Immediately we transplanted our Super Skunk into a 3-litre container to encourage the root zone to continue developing. When watering, we used 100 ml of pure water pH’d to 6.2 and poured it directly onto the base of the stem.

To help strengthen the plant, we turned the pot each day. Our Super Skunk reacted by bending towards the new position of the light, which increased the thickness and strength of the main stem. Additionally, we had a light breeze circulating the grow area, which was visible by the movement of the young leaves.

We deployed more beneficial insects in week three. This time, we released Amblyseius Cucumeris and Amblyseius Californicus to mitigate any potential dangers from thrip larvae and two-spotted spider mites.

The growth of our Super Skunk Automatic was remarkable. Already the lower nodes had developed into branches that were reaching up to capture the light, and the overall colour of the leaves indicated all our established parameters, from temperature to feeding, were on point.

One new addition to the routine was the introduction of grow nutrients. The combined solution we added to the soil held an EC of 1.6, and the 100 ml of water remained unchanged.



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