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Many are adapted for water submersion, while others are capable of being digested and remaining intact or to latch onto the fur of a passing animal.

Some seeds are equipped with “wings,” which are adaptations that allow the seed to ride the current of the wind for an extended period of time so that it’s dispersed away from its mother.

Before their popularity in the last 50 years, many cannabis species were endemic to specific regions throughout the globe.

General Requirements for Cannabis Seed Germination

This is the general understanding between us and cannabis seeds, in which the most legendary strains have been found in unnamed “bag seed.”

Cannabis seeds, like all other seeds, are the result of reproduction between plants. Each plant has evolved throughout millions of years to adapt to their surroundings; thus, they’ve also made their seeds adapt to certain dispersion methods.

The ways that seeds are dispersed are many, but cannabis has recently found an interesting partner to help in its dispersal. Humans are the leading cause for transporting cannabis seeds throughout the world.

Plants have come up with ingenious ways to disperse their seeds, using wind, water, animals, and even though their own physical force to throw them out.

Sometimes leaves get stuck in the shell. Here’s what to do.

Just 12 hours later, several seedlings have already appeared above ground.

At this point, you may see some seedling leaves have already broken free of their shells. That’s awesome. These seedlings often grow the fastest.

8.) Put Germinated Seeds in Rapid Rooters

If the seedling has already lost the shell, place the leaves close to the top. These seedlings often grow the fastest.

Did you know the first two round seedling leaves were already fully formed inside the shell? The germination process only releases them. New leaves are yellow at first but turn green once they start getting light.

Close tweezers so they are as narrow as possible and put inside the crack. Then slowly allow tweezers to open, which will gently pry the shell apart.

Add enough water that all the Rapid Rooters appear dark, but not shiny from too much water. Once you’re done, put the trays back on the seedling mat. Young seedlings love warmth!