Dont let one bad experience with autos mitigate and set your mind against ever trying them again. I love autos to.the point of throwing some in every order i make
Sometimes you just get a bad seed, it happens and its happened to the best of us sometimes the seed(s) youre dealt with are just garbage from the begining.
Each time i order seeds feom here i usually do 5 packs of feminized and 5 packs of autoflowering strains. Its legal here in canada now but still with a maximum of 4 plants per household ill grow 2 photoperiods and 2 autoflowering strains since i grow.my regular photoperiods on a 20/4 light achedule and veg for weeks letting me top them and lst the photoperiods for around 4-8 weeks that usually gives me just enough time for my two autos to finish doing what they doand lst them if possible while still under the 20/4 light schedule and ill keep the lights on that schedule until my autos are ready to harvest then day by day i lower my light schedule down an hour each day until im at 12/12 and by this time ive got 2 autos harvested with 2 reg fems trained and topped numerous times ready to grow buds on each topped node made throughout the time the autoa grew giving me 2 fems topped and trained to the point of producing dozens of main king colas on a wider bushier plant as opposed to just one top king cola like a Christmas tree youd get by not topping or training your plants.
Long story short dont let one bad experience with one autoflowering seed stop you from trying any other autos. I could realistically grow 4 autoflowering plants in my tent in my rkom to full harvest 3-4 times a year instead of one photoperiod plant a year