How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds

How to germinate Cannabis Seeds

… with a 100% Success rate

The Peat Pellet Method!

It’s the safest way.

Little babies are fragile, aren’t they?

Yes. And that’s why we treat them very carefully.

We keep them warm, we put them in a safe cot.

The same is true for plant babies.

A freshly sprouted cannabis seed is super vulnerable.

We shouldn’t touch it with our oily, dirty fingers.

You wouldn’t touch a human fetus, would you?  (I hope not)

Therefore, I recommend you sprout your seeds in ‘Peat Pellets’ (and NOT in a paper towel).

You can buy them here in our store.

The peat pellets come dried and compressed out of the box.

The look like this:

The first thing we do now is, we soak them in a solution of water and Explogrow.

After 10 minutes, they will have become a little chubby:

wet peat pellets

Now it’s time to plant a seed!

Use a pencil and poke a shallow hole. Around 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) deep into each pellet.

Put the seed in there and cover it up.

One seed per peat pellet.

Putting Cannabis Seeds into peat for germination

By the way, there are people suggesting the seeds needs to be placed in a certain position. I found that not to be true when using peat pellets.

Once the seed is in the wet soil, it will begin its life. Keep the peat pellets warm.

But not too warm! 20 deg celsius – 28 deg is good. That is 68 – 82 degree fahrenheit.

Make sure that the Peat Pellets stays moist during the whole time. Don’t let it dry out … or it’s the end for that seed!

Good seeds will have a rate of 98% successful germination.

After 3 – 8 days, the plants will stick their heads out. Like this:

young, germinated Cannabis Seeds

Ok OK, I kinda messed this up a little.

The plants have grown very long. Because I did not check on them for 5 days. They germinated and desperately tried to reach light.

Usually, the germinated plants need to go under a light (grow lamp or sun) immediately when they stick their head out.

They need direct light. Lots of direct light. As much as possible.

Once the plant has popped out, you’ll also transplant it into a pot with a combination of Organic Seedling Mix and some Mycoroot.

transplanting germinated seed in pot

Since my plants here are very long, I bury it very deep into the soil.

I bury large parts of the stem. So the seedling won’t fall over.

The buried stem will later grow roots.

Germinated seed in pot

Now the plants need to go under the light.

Give them a bit of water + Explogrow and they will begin their journey through life!

Time to celebrate, you just germinated some new plants!

Couple days later, they’ll look like this:

Young cannabis Plant

About germinating Marijuana seeds in a wet paper towel …

I have seen many people write about the “wet-paper towel-method”.

With that method, the cannabis seeds are put in a wet tissue where they will germinate.

Than the seeds are put into peat pellets or other soil.

That’s not a good way to germinate Marijuana Seeds. Because the freshly germinated seeds have to be touched.

Touching that little baby is similar to touching a foetus in the womb. It is likely to do harm. That’s why paper towels are not good.



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