Germinating Marijuana Seeds
Before you begin the germination process, you should spend some time looking at what seeds you want to grow. Many factors will determine this, not least your own preference. For help choosing marijuana seeds, look in our Marijuana Strains Selection and our Cannabis Cup Winners page.
An important part of marijuana cultivation is germinating your seeds properly.
There are several different methods to seed germination. The method I am about
to show you is one which is simple and can work well.
Germinating Marijuana Seeds With Rockwool
A better way to germinate marijuana is to use grow plugs. Like what you would with cloning, they are a bit bigger than 1 inch 2.5cm squared. You push the seed in, wet it, and it usually works, leave it wet, not flooded, but never completely dry. This part is important especially if you just shelled out on seeds. Wait until roots start to appear through the bottom. Plant them. We always use fluoros but other lights can be used not too near, at least 1/2 meter (1 1/2 feet). Keep damp (important). If the grow plug dries out, your marijuana seeds will be wasted and you will have to begin the whole germination process again.
Germinating Marijuana with cotton wool
In approximately 2 days you should see a crack. Your germination stage is then complete.
The other popular method when germinating marijuana is to use simple cotten wool, this is again kept damp pretty much in the same way as the above method and kept in a dish. It is really the same method just using cotton wool. When the seeds begin to sprout you can transplant into a pot using tweezers.
To give you a better idea on how to germinate, look at these germinating marijuana seeds pictures.
Never touch the seeds with your hands after you begin germinating, always use tweezers.
RememberOnce germination is complete, always remember to place the seeds sprout down.