An Auto trip into the clouds.. and beyond!
A US strain highly popular in pot shops, on its wave of success Skywalker OG swarn to Europe. Directly into the hands of Barney’s Farm in the Netherlands, amongst others. Barney’s decided not to simply reproduce Skywalker OG 1:1, but equip it with an automatic blooming gear box, thus developing it further into an autoflowing variety. After some breeding work, Skywalker OG Auto was successfully assembled and ready for take-off. Under the hood, there are Barney’s Farm’s proven Super Auto #1 genetics, perfectly fused with the indica-dominant Skywalker OG to the superbness of which the legendary OG Kush accounts.
After being sown, Skywalker OG Auto needs 70-75 days to develop into an autoflowing beauty of relatively small size, laden with thick globular buds whose frosty crystal layers bear witness to an amazing THC cunt of up to 23%. Cultivating this sublime auto strain, yields of 450-500 grams per sq.m can be accomplished. Its enticing scent is characterised by notes of diesel, lemon, and tropical fruits. Taste-wise it provided a log of sweetness in the first line, but also offers an earthy piney component.
Quite special about its effects is the fact it provides more mental clarity than your usual couchlock indica – while leading to complete physical relaxation, users may experience a mind expanding dimension potentially bringing fundamental insights.
AUTO PILOTE ELLIS D. PUTS SKYWALKER OG ON THE TEST TRACK
Experienced auto cannabis pilote Ellis D. put two Skywalker OG Auto plants on his in-house grow room test track. After a bit less than three days, the two seedlings loomed out of the ground. Before long they displayed a very bushy, horizontally shaped growth with dark green shade leaves, in a fairly wide-fingered indica-style. About three weeks into veg growth, female preflowering appeared on these two uniform plants that stood 23 and 25 cm tall at that point. Commented a satisfied Ellis D., “they’ve timely switched to automatic flowering, so up to now everything’s going according to plan.” All the cycle through, daily light duration was 20 hours.
THE FLOWERING STAGE: HEAVILY CRYSTALLINE BUXOM BUDS FINISHED ON SCHEDULE
Whilst flowering, the two plants grew upwards significantly but in doing so retained their basically lateral growth pattern and compactness. Slight differences became manifest in terms of flower structure – the buds of one plant turned out be leafier than the other one’s that exhibited a very high calyx-to-leaf ratio. On the other hand though, the first specimen’s resin output was even more generous, in the end it looked like a classic Afghani hash plant, with not only its calyxes, but also bigger flower leaves richly covered in trichomes. While the densely woven crystal carpet of the second Skywalker OG Auto plant was very presentable, too, its bigger flower leaves were not that opulently coated with resin glands. As for bud volume and density then again, the two plants performed on the same level, producing big and tight buxom buds. Also their odour Ellis D. found to be in line, it was exactly the kind of aroma Barney’s had described: The basic impression was – very fittingly for an “auto” strain – a scent of fuel, wonderfully enriched with a good deal of exotic sweetness and refined with a dash of lemon. Said Ellis D. appreciatively, „this smells like a true treat for the palate! Cannot wait to test vape it…“
WEIGHING DAY: THE TWO SPLENDID SPEEDSTERS DELIVER PAYLOADS OF TOP-CLASS BUDS
But before, he had to harvest and dry the buds of the two plants that had ascended to final heights of 49 and 57 cm. With a life cycle of 71 and 74 days, both Skywalker OG Auto specimens had matured within the time window stated by Barney’s Farm. Being dried and nicely cured in a big storage jar about three and a half weeks later, the buds’ weighing day had arrived and yielded results of 67 and 75 grams – “these two splendid speedsters have delivered payloads of top-class buds, I’m quite impressed, especially when relating this outcome to the plant sizes”, Ellis D. remarked full of praise. With most of the leaves pruned off and a major part of chlorophyll gone after drying and curing, the Skywalker OG Auto buds now gave off an even sweeter fragrance than before, while that fuel and lemon character was fully preserved.
TEST VAPING THE STRAIN: ELLIS D. FEELS „OUTTA SPACE“ AND IN A MOOD FOR A CLASSIC MOVIE
Eagerly awaited, it was now time to test vape and Ellis D. deposited half a gram of Skywalker OG Auto into his Crafty Vaporizer. When the device had heated up, he excitedly inhaled a first big vapour cloud. What followed next was an exquisite flavour sensation: Like a vaporous candy, the weed taste wafted through Ellis D.’s mouth and left something delicious on his palate that he perceived as a piquant mixture of conifer wood, black pepper and brown sugar. The auto weed’s effect arrived almost as fast as a taxi instantly racing around the corner once called for – two deep hits were enough to make Ellis D.’s legs soft as rubber and, perceivedly, wrap his body up in cotton wool.
This after two more drafts further intensified condition ultimately demanded utmost snugness so that he happily fused with his couch and as a perfect match to the strain name opted to stream „Star Wars Episode IV“, the very first movie out of that famous cinema series. And he was perfectly able to do so although he felt pretty stoned, kind of outta space, but it was a sort of mental levitation with enough clarity to leave him fully receptive to that cinematic highlight he had been loving since his childhood days. So he experienced an almost two-hour auto trip into the clouds and beyond, to the infinite vastness of another galaxy…T
Summing up his Skywalker OG Auto experience, Ellis D. said „this was my first Barney’s Farm autoflower variety, and I must say these Farm guys seem to have a knack for auto cannabis as well! This auto strain’s blooming gear box runs like a charm. To consequently retain the automotive image semantically, it should be called “Skydriver” rather than Skywalker… the more so as under this kind of spaced-out effect nobody will literally GO anywhere!”, he said with a broad grin. For the first time by the way, with most obvious success he had made use of the Bionova product range for cultivation on soil – substrate, fertilizers and stimulators.
Auto life cycle: 71 and 74 days, 70-75 in general
Medium: Bionova Bio Soilmix, 15 litre pots
pH: 6.3-6.8 EC: 1.2–1.8 mS
Light: 2x SANlight Q6W = 430 watts
Air humidity: 40-60%
Fertilization: Bionova Soil Supermix, plus PK 13-14 in the flowering stage
Additives/stimulants: Bionova Silution, The Missing Link, Vitasol and X-cel
Tools: CleanLight Pro for mould prevention
Height: 49 + 57 cm
Yield: 67 + 75 g
This aromatic autoflower literally explodes into a pine flavoured christmas tree in a mere 70-75 days from seed, producing an abundance of glorious kushy flowers dripping with glistening THC crystals. Expect a final height of up to 1.2 metres. Experience the thrill of killer US genetics ‘Skywalker OG’ expertly wrapped up into a juicy astonishing autoflower package of 23% THC by the team at Barneys Farm.
Beware of sensory overload, though, as Skywalker OG can be quite an exhilarating experience if you are not ready for the full scale of the peace of mind it can initiate. Expect full body relaxation and mental clarity, often with breakthrough insights and realizations. This is proper mind expanding weed you’ll be glad that you grew out. Don’t miss this exquisite little beauty of an autoflower.
Is Skywalker OG Auto Indica or Sativa?
The Skywalker OG Auto strain by Barneys Farm is 25% Sativa 75% Indica.
What is the best way to store my Skywalker OG Auto strain seeds?
To properly store Skywalker OG Auto seeds, it is recommended to keep them cool and dark in an airtight container ideally in a refrigerator with proper labeling and dating, avoiding freezing.
What is the best method to germinate Skywalker OG Auto strain seeds?
There are numerous techniques for germinating Skywalker OG Auto cannabis seeds if it is allowed in your location. The paper towel method is a common method in which the Skywalker OG Auto seeds are placed on a damp paper towel and covered with another damp paper towel to keep them moist. After that, keep the paper towel in a warm, dark spot and check on it every day to ensure that it remains moist. When the Skywalker OG Auto seeds have germinated, gently place them in soil or similar growth media.
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