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.
In the case of cannabis plants, their seeds are produced to enable new generations to spread across a landscape with ease.
Now, with the help of human intervention, cannabis seeds are found in the suburbs, cities, and farms. Each cannabis seed is prized, and we do our best to make sure each and every seed germinates so that no seed is wasted.
Materials Needed for Germinating Cannabis Seeds
Before their popularity in the last 50 years, many cannabis species were endemic to specific regions throughout the globe.
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.
This is the general understanding between us and cannabis seeds, in which the most legendary strains have been found in unnamed “bag seed.”
Germinating cannabis seeds may seem straightforward, but it’s actually a subtle art that many have yet to master. This is the beginning of a long and arduous journey, so it’s necessary that your cannabis plants start off on the right foot.
Note: Move grow light down early if seedlings start getting tall with long stems. Tall, stretchy seedlings are telling you they want more light.
Carefully and slowly remove top paper towel sheet
I recommend cutting your Rapid Rooters in half to make it easier to place germinated seeds. Even a seed with a long wiggly root will usually easily fit into the “crack” of the Rapid Rooter. This prevents you from bending the roots.
7.) Check on Seeds at Least Once a Day
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.
Ignore stuck shells if the leaves are already free. The shell will fall off on its own.
Seeds typically germinate in 1-3 days!
Rapid Rooters (note: extra Rapid Rooters can be stored in a cool place for future grows)