An impressive lineage of award-winning parental genetics makes Super Skunk Automatic from White Label an excellent plant for new growers to find success with. It can be grown indoors or outdoors, and the terpene profile of the finished flowers is exquisite. With an 80% indica / 20% sativa lineage, the most common effects reported are an uplifted body stone.
Flowering stage: 71 days
Total time, seed to harvest: 92 days
Final yield: 89 grams
THC content: 22.6%
Super Skunk Automatic by White Label is the result of crossing Skunk #1 with Afghani #1 and then crossing the progeny with a ruderalis to introduce the autoflowering trait. The combination of award-winning genetics and the automatic trait quickly moved this strain to the top of the list to write our next grow diary about.
Super Skunk from White Label is available in regular, feminized, and automatic versions. Do not be confused with the Super Skunk Automatic by Sensi Seeds. The Super Skunk Automatic by White Label offers a unique expression that was selected and refined before seeds were offered to growers. Although the two share the same name, be sure to check out both versions for maximum enjoyment.
We already knew this was an excellent strain for new growers, but to duplicate the experience, we went one step further for this grow report and started from scratch.
Much like a new grower would be, we started by setting up our grow and thoroughly cleaning the cultivation area. Our light was fixed roughly 300 cm from the soil surface, and throughout week one, we used a 600w HPS bulb from Green Power Phillips. Then for the vegetative and flowering stages, we changed to a 1000w HPS bulb from Green Power Phillips.
We circulated air within the upper and lower canopies using multiple fans, recreating the constant airflow and gentle breeze they would naturally receive outside. The nutrients selected for the different stages of our plant’s growth were Bio Grow and Bio Bloom, which offer all the essentials in one bottle.
Lastly, and almost most importantly, we set and maintained our environmental conditions. By controlling temperature and humidity, we control the plant’s uptake of nutrients and rate of photosynthesis.
Our temperature during the 18 hours of lights on was kept at 23 °C. During the six hours of lights off, the temperature was maintained at 21 °C. At different stages during the grow cycle, we lowered our humidity levels, but to start the vegetative period, the humidity was held at 65%.
In week one, after all of the prep work, we were excited to finally get growing. We grabbed a pre-moistened jiffy cube and ripped open our pack of Super Skunk Automatic seeds from White Label. We added one seed into our cube and were sure to put the pointed side facing downward.
Within a few days, our Super Skunk Automatic was emerging from its medium. We transplanted it into a 1-litre container of BAC Lava Soil Mix, which contains many nutritious elements ideal for faster growth, and continued to feed our seedling 100 ml of pure water with a pH of 6.2.
To avoid the potential of pest pressure in the garden and on our Super Skunk Automatic, we released a sachet of Hypoaspis Miles. This beneficial insect hunts and eats fungus gnats and thrip pupae.
Automatic varieties have quick vegetative cycles, and throughout week two, we focused on plant strength. Knowing to concentrate on strength during the early stages of growth will help growers later in the cycle. Plant stems and branch development will continue to thrive throughout the different growth stages, creating a sturdy backbone for a heavy yield.
First, we transplanted our Super Skunk Automatic by White Label into a 5-litre container as roots began to protrude from the bottom of the pot. Cultivators of automatic varieties want to allow the roots to grow without touching the bottom of the pot because this is thought to trigger flowering.
Secondly, we made sure the breeze was gently hitting each new leaf. This movement signals the plant to build thicker cell walls and stems. The thicker the branch, the more flower weight it can support. Finally, we turned our Super Skunk Automatic plant 1/2 turn each night. Doing this causes them to move towards the light position, which causes elongation and strengthening of cell walls and stems.