Possibly one of the biggest misconceptions we hear revolves around transplanting autoflowers. There is one important rule to always remember when growing autoflowers: Autos are predisposed to begin flowering a certain amount of days after germination (usually 20-30 days), this is a hard-line rule that can’t be manipulated. Because of this, the first 20 -30 days are arguably the most important. Anything that slows down plant growth can have a detrimental effect on the final outcome. The first 20-30 days is the window of opportunity for the plant to get a strong foundation and develop roots, leaves, stems and stalks. Because transplanting CAN cause shock, sometimes it does have a detrimental effect. However, gentle transplanting at an early stage should cause no problems at all, especially if it is done properly. In fact, we transplant 100% of the autoflowers we grow, sometimes 2-3 times before flowering. Simply transplant as you would any other plant being careful not to damage the root system. Most importantly don’t shock the plants by moving them to a drastically different environment. Bad experiences related to environmental shock is likely the reason Transplanting Autoflowers is frowned upon by many cultivators.