Marijuana seed germination
3 successful ways to germinate your marijuana seeds
Seed germination is a very important process in which you lay the foundation for your marijuana plants. That’s why you want to make sure your seeds come from a renowned company and that your marijuana plants grow in perfect conditions. Temperatures should be between 20°-22° Celsius or 68°-72° Fahrenheit and the environment nicely moist. These are three of the most commonly used methods:
-Directly into soil
This is by far the most common and most successful method of germinating marijuana seeds. The fragile root of the new marijuana plant are protected by the soil and of course this is the natural way for marijuana plants to grow.
Fill a couple of small pots with cutting soil available in all garden centers. This soil contains spores and minerals that are suitable for young marijuana plants. Push with your finger into the soil to create a small pocket of 1,5 cm or 0,6 inches deep. Place the cannabis seed and cover with soil. Moisten the soil with a plant sprayer and do not add any plant nutrients yet. The ideal temperature for the soil is 22° Celsius or 72° Fahrenheit, so it is best to place the pots under a fluorescent lamp. Do not place the pots in a windowsill because temperatures fluctuate too much there. Inspect the soil every day to make sure it is still a little moist. After approximately 4 to 7 days you’ll see the first signs of stems shooting out. Repot the marijuana plants when they are 5 to 10 centimeters or 2 to 4 inches tall and place plants with longer stems deeper into the ground.
-In between two cotton pads
Germinating marijuana seeds between two cotton pads is another frequently used method because it is easy to keep marijuana seeds moist and they lay protected between two layers. Place the marijuana seeds between two cotton pads and moisten with a plant sprayer. Like the previous described method, the ideal temperature for the cotton is 22° Celsius or 72° Fahrenheit and the seeds should not be placed in a windowsill. After 2 to 4 days the marijuana seeds start to split and little roots come out. When the seeds are 3-5 mm or 0.1-0.2 inches long, place them in soil (see instructions method 1). The downside of this germinating method is that fragile roots might get damaged when putting them into the soil. So make sure to handle your seeds with care.
-In a glas of water
It seems illogical, but despite the excess light and high moist level, seeds will germinate perfectly. This is, in my opinion, the best way to germinate seeds. Or at least to crack them open before planting them into the soil or other medium.
Fill a glass with water at a temperature of approximately 18° C or 65° F (room temperature) and insert a couple of cannabis seeds. Refill the glass every other day with fresh water and keep the temperature at 18° C or 65° F. After 2 to 4 days you will see the first signs of seeds starting to split. Place the cannabis seeds in soil as soon as the roots are 3-5 mm or 0,1-0,2 inches long. There are many ways to germinate marijuana seeds and one Is not per se better than the other. Everybody uses his own methods. For me this method is very effective and at least 90% of my seeds germinate.
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