... WHAT DOES CANNABIS SEEDS NEED TO GERMINATE ...?
Cannabis germination is the process of getting your seeds to sprout, and you know sprouting has occurred when a little white tendril pops out of the seed.
... GERMINATING SEEDS DIRECTLY INTO THE GROUND ....
It’s mother nature’s way and it might be the simplest way to germinate marijuana seeds.
Advantage to this approach is that you can not damage the roots when planting the seeds in the ground, simply because the seed is already in the ground.
Put the seeds about a quarter of an inch in the soil. They will hatch after three to seven days.
The soil should be sufficiently moist during germination, that’s why I always wrap a bit of cling film over the pot during the first three days to make sure that the top layer of soil does not dry out.
... GERMINATING CANNABIS SEEDS BETWEEN MOIST COTTON PADS OR KITCHEN PAPER ...
Many growers have been germinating their marijuana seeds with great success like this for years: between two layers of moist cotton wool.
Cotton pads are easy but you can use bits of regular cotton wool as well.
Put your marijuanan seeds in between two moistened cotton pads.
Some breeders prefer to germinate their seeds in the dark so they put the cotton wool pads in between two saucers, you can try this but it is not necessary.
Check the moisture of the cotton wool daily, they shouldn’t be too wet but certainly not too dry.
Once you can see the little white root coming out, put the seed – with the root pointing downwards! – in the (seed and cutting) compost.
Keep the seedling nice and moist in the beginning and don’t add any fertilizer yet.
... GERNANATING CANNABIS IN A GLAS OF WATER ...
Some say it’s the fastest way to germinate marijuana seeds: in a glass of water.
If you want to try it out, use water at room temperature and check up on your seeds closely, as soon as you can see the very first little root coming out, you should put it in the (seed and cutting) compost.
Refresh the water daily.
... GERMANATING CANNABIS IN A PROPAGATOR WITH JIFFYS ..
These jiffys make cannabis germination easy.
A propagator is like a miniature greenhouse, we use them to germinate our marijuana seeds in.
The big advantage of a propagator is the ability to regulate temperature and humidity. Water the JIFFYS well and put the marijuana seeds on top, one seed per plug.
Leave the seedlings in the propagator until they are about three to five inches before putting them into larger pots.
... CANNABIS SEEDS NEED THE FOLLOWING TO GET THE BEST GERMINATION RATES ...
.. Moisture – Keep things moist but not soaking (you can soak hard seeds for up to 24-32 hours, but do not leave seeds soaking in water for longer than that).
.. Peace – Seeds need to be left alone while you’re waiting for the taproot to show up.
.. Warmth – Keep things warm to get the best germination rates, but not too hot!
............... Think springtime ......
.. Gentle – Be careful when checking seeds, and treat them gently when you have to move them.
Avoid touching their white root if possible; the taproot is very fragile and easily snaps off!
.. Plant Root Down – When planting germinated seeds, point the white root downwards into the growing medium to prevent the seedling from having to reorient itself.
.. Plant Knuckle Deep – When planting germinated seeds, they don’t have to be placed too far under in the growing medium, about a half inch to an inch (1.3 cm – 2.5 cm) down from the surface of the medium should be enough.
.......... Never let your young sprouted seeds dry up ! .....
The main signal that tells a marijuana seed to start sprouting is the presence of moisture and heat.
The combination of warm and wet (aka spring conditions) “tells” the seed to start burrowing their main root (called a taproot) through their shell.
If a seed’s root breaks through the shell and the water around has dried up, your seedling will die.
Seedlings are fragile at first.
Once sprouted, the roots need to stay constantly moist to stay happy and healthy.
It’s important to make sure the seeds have access to water the entire time during germination, no matter which cannabis germination method you end up using.
...... Keep things warm ! .....
Seeds germinate best in warmer temperatures and young marijuana seedlings do better with higher relative humidity in the air.
When seedlings are young, they grow faster and healthier when they can absorb moisture from the air through their leaves while their roots are still developing.
Dry air won’t kill your seedlings, but it doesn’t make things better.
...... Again, think springtime conditions ! .....
You can use an incandescent bulb (or two) placed over the marijuana seed germination area to help keep things warm.
Incandescent bulbs are the opposite of what a grower typically wants: they can’t be used as grow lights, but they’re great at generating heat.
Some people will also place a heating pad (the kind you get from a garden store for seedlings) underneath seeds to help aid germination.
One of the best cannabis germination methods is to use specifically-made starter cubes and seedling plugs.
Basically, you want to make sure any seeds or sprouts are kept warm and moist at all times, that their roots are unexposed to light, and that they get planted right away.
.. AS LONG AS A SEEDS GERMINATES, IT'S A GOOD SEED !
............ GOOD LUCK GERMINATING YOUR SEEDS .... TRALALALATERS ....