I live in the southern hemisphere and my grow site is at about 35 degrees latitude.
The growing season runs from about mid-october through late-march early-april.
My situation: I won't be able to access my grow site until the 10th of November. I will grow seedlings on the deck for a week or so before then but I will have to have plants in the ground (or in pots maybe) by the 17th of November at the latest.
Here's what I'm thinking: grow a couple of autos so I can have some smoke to last me the second half of summer. I would probably grow two and be absolutely stoked if I could yield 3-4 ounces. Also interested in gaining some experience with autos.
On top of that, I am planning to grow 3 or 4 other plants. Here's the catch: there will be a period from mid February until early/mid-April when I CANNOT check on the plants. I will be in a different city so it's out of the question. I may have a partner but it will be his first grow. He could check every week or two and if necessary do an early harvest but I would much prefer to do that myself, as much for the satisfaction as the fact I will do a better job.
The climate is sub-tropical; warm and at times wet. From March there is risk of tropical cyclones (weakened by the time they reach grow site but still packing a ton of warm rain and strong winds). I will be able to find a grow site which gets lots and lots of warm sunshine so that is not an issue. I'm not looking to grow 10ft trees either. It is quite close to a busy holiday down so anything higher than 5 or 6 feet will be tricky to disguise. I plan to LST the hell out of my plants anyway.
So what I'm asking is what strains do you recommend, and which seed banks ship reliably, quickly and discreetly? Need a reliable auto that will yield as much as possible in 8 weeks or less. Then I need an easy to grow, low-maintenance outdoor strain. Ideally I am after a strain which will be ready for harvest in mid-April, the equivalent of the northern hemisphere's mid-october.
Have already posted this in Outdoor Cultivation but thought I'd try my luck here as well. This will be my second grow so although I'm far from experienced I know what I'm doing.
Any help much appreciated! Cheers