Love Her or Hate Her, She’s Here to Stay
On the 420 scene, you’ll hear plenty of tokers speak of Skunk #1 and her notoriously pungent scent - often compared to rotting, dead animals and roadkill. Don’t listen to that! Sure, she’s stinky stuff, but her earthen, loamy and skunky aroma isn’t half as bad as you’ll hear.
Though you’ll likely either love this herb or hate her when you first get a whiff, we’re putting money on the former, as this ganja has one of the most notable aromas in the cannabis community.
Well established as a keystone of cannabis breeding, this hybrid strain is iconic and still in high demand for her strong fragrance and genetics. Many of the progenies spawned from this pot are legends in their own right. Skunk's sought after genetics provide calming head highs and deep body stones despite a relatively average 14% THC content, and yet her many cross-bred children are amazing in their euphoric capabilities.
Providing a little boost of energy and a relaxed sensation, Skunk #1 Auto boosts creativity and improves all sorts of psychological and physical symptoms, ranging from stress and anxiety to muscle spasms and arthritis.
Saying that, growers should take into account that a short lifespan doesn’t give these plants much recovery time should they become injured. However, you’ll be particularly inclined toward taking good care of these beauties once those maturing buds fill your grow room with a pungent stench, and you see the sticky shimmer of trichomes and prepare for harvest time.
Flavor and Fragrance of Skunk #1 Autoflower
Exactly as pungent as the photoperiod variety, Skunk #1 Autoflower is as earthy and skunky as it gets, and the namesake of so many other strains that we’ve lost count. Though strong-scented, she’s a love her or hate her kind of ganja that’s a little sweeter on the inhale with faintly acidic citrus notes and a hint of loaminess.
As an auto strain, this stuff is a little more subtle than the original variant but still delivers just as expected. Beginning in the head with a happiness-inducing euphoric high, this pot will lift up your mood, clear your mind and wipe away your worries with a kick of mild invigoration.
Promoting creative thinking, this weed is ideal for those with artistic tendencies, as it tends to reconnect tokers with the muses and fill you with inspiration. On the other hand, you might want to follow other, more social, avenues. A joint of Skunk #1 Auto can have you bursting with fits of giggles and the desire to chatter away.
Physically, the Indica side of this herb induces a state of tranquility that’s relaxing and calming and ideal for a laid-back chillout session. Soothing your body, this cannabis won’t couchlock, but she’s still best enjoyed late in the day, the evening or on a free weekend.
Though not as strong as the photoperiod variant, Skunk #1 Autoflower still needs to be consumed with care, and doses should be kept moderate. Most tokers will experience some form of red, dry eyes and/or cottonmouth, but when over consumed, this pot can bring about dizziness, headaches and increased paranoia.
Medical Uses of Skunk #1 Autoflower
As a medical strain, Skunk #1 Autoflower has plenty of therapeutic benefits and is well-loved amongst those in the medicinal marijuana (MMJ) community.
Boasting both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, the muscle-relaxant and pain killing effects of this herb can be used to alleviate the symptoms of a variety of chronic aches and pains such as migraine, arthritis, multiple sclerosis or PMS. The tranquilizing capabilities of this pot also make it a potent calming aid for those with attention deficit disorders such as ADHD.
Skunk #1 Auto is also effective at relieving psychological symptoms from stress, anxiety, depression and mood swings and mood disorders such as bipolar disorder. Both an antidepressant and an anxiolytic, this weed works to lift the mood and usher out intrusive negative thoughts to provide a more optimistic outlook.
Due to the potent hunger pangs this herb induces (known as the munchies), a joint of this can work to counter a lack of appetite and reduce feelings of nausea that lead to vomiting. This makes this herb ideal for those with eating disorders, gastrointestinal disorders or HIV/AIDS.
Growing Skunk #1 Autoflower Seeds
Skunk #1 Autoflower is a small and structurally compact strain with good internodal spacing, and therefore well designed for adequate airflow. Since her full lifespan is fairly short, she doesn’t have much time to grow to great heights and tends to grow no larger than 120 centimeters when mature. This also means that although she’s not a finicky strain, she doesn’t have much time to recover from mistakes.
Proceed with caution, as any undue stress or injury to the plant will redivert her nutrients and energy from growth to repair, and will likely affect your harvest negatively.
Like most marijuana plants, these beauties require well-controlled temperatures, Relative Humidity (RH) levels and lighting in her environment, all of which combine to help avoid the buildup of moisture in her branches, which can lead to molds and mildews.
Within 8 or 9 weeks, Skunk #1 Autoflower will go from seed to harvest - and most of that time will be spent in her flowering period. Though modest in size, this ganja has enormous nugs that are heavily coating in shimmering trichomes. Her yields can be improved if you have the right experience, as cultivators in the know can use a Sea of Green (SOG) training method to boost the final yield of those sticky buds, typically up to around 250 to 300 grams per square meter.
Growing Skunk #1 Auto outdoors, she prefers a warm climate much like the Mediterranean, with plenty of sunshine. In such an environment, she can be grown all year round, but in the cooler weather of the north, planting should be reserved for the warmer months when she can be harvested before frosts hit. Yields tend to come in at between 50 and 100 grams per plant.
An absolute classic, Skunk #1 Autoflower’s fragrance is well-known to those in and outside of the cannabis community for her earthy, pungent and skunky notes. As for effects, just look at how many strains have this stuff as a parent, since that tells you almost everything you need to know.
Bred from a famous Indica and two legendary Sativa strains, these buds can induce calming head-highs and a deeply relaxing body stone despite a relatively average THC content.
Stimulating the mind, this ganja’s Sativa side can be used for those MMJ tokers with psychological concerns and will ease stress anxiety and depression in addition to her more physical effects - which are also potent, therapeutic and ideal for the treatment of mild to moderate pain.
A generous yielder, Skunk #1 Auto is a straightforward, hassle-free strain to cultivate and can be managed by even the most inexperienced newbie. With a short flowering time, she requires less effort to successfully grow than her photoperiod counterpart and can be managed indoors or out.
|Variety||Indica / Sativa|
|Harvest Month||All Year|
|Flowering Time||8-10 Weeks|
|THC Content||Medium (10-15%)|
|CBD Content||Low (0-1%)|