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germinating marijuana seeds in cotton wool

New seedlings should be given access to bright light from the time they emerge. Care should be exercised in the first week or two, as seedlings are still quite delicate.

Place the plates somewhere warm (21ºC) and away from direct light.

The best way to germinate cannabis seeds requires only two saucers or plates and some moist tissue. Here is a step by step guide.

Step 3. Potting – How to germinate cannabis seeds

Seedlings intended for outdoors should be acclimatised to direct sunlight by placing them on a windowsill inside the house and increasing their exposure to direct sunlight by an hour or two per day.

Place the cannabis seed, root first, into the hole and cover with a small amount of growing medium – just enough to block light, not enough to obstruct the seedling when it emerges.

Within a few days some or all of the seeds should open and put out a root. It is common for cannabis seeds to open within 72 hours of being put in the germination medium. Less commonly, some seeds may need up to 10 days or even two weeks to open and put out a root.

Lastly, cover everything with the second plate, upside down, to form a ‘clam-shell’ shape – this will create the dark, moist environment necessary for germination.

Cannabis seeds germinate? What’s the best way to do this?

Place the cannabis seed on a surface that retains moisture. This can be done for example on cotton wool or toilet paper on a saucer, make the surface well moist, but be careful not to get too wet.

Cannabis seeds germinate in a cup of water

Every plant knows it has to grow upwards. So it is also possible to put the cannabis seeds directly into the soil. The chance that marijuana seeds will germinate in this way is slightly smaller than with the other ways.

Ensure an ambient temperature of at least 20 degrees, otherwise the seeds will not germinate or will not germinate optimally. Fill the cup with water and put the cannabis seeds in it.
After 1 to 3 days the weed seeds should pop open and show the carrot.
If this is the case you can put these germinated seeds directly into the soil. Then put them about 1 to 7 millimeters into the soil with the root down. The stem that comes out of the cannabis seed after germination is not the plant, but the root! It is best to point this little stem downwards when planting the germinated seed. This way the plant will find its way down easier, this is not a must, but a tip.

After the carrot has emerged from the seed, it is ready to be put into the soil.
Cover the pot with a piece of transparent plastic, this way you actually make a small greenhouse with high humidity, young baby plants love it very much.