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What are some of the best practices for planting marijuana seeds?

Raising a seedling, however, requires some patience, gentle hands, and a smidgen of luck. Thankfully pot seeds are remarkably vigorous because they are what’s called endosperm seeds, which means they have almost pre-formed cotyledon leaves before you even add water. Below is a brief guide on the techniques we have found yield the most success when starting seeds and raising your seedling to a healthy plant ready for transplanting.

When the plant has hardened off, roots will start emerging from the bottom of your seedling pellet and the plant is ready to be transplanted into a bigger pot. Be very careful not to damage the roots during this stage. Any stress will slow its growth.

6) Leaves & Hardening Off

Perhaps the most exciting stage, your baby will typically come above ground in 1-2 weeks. As your seedling comes above the soil, its shell might take a few days to fall off. It’s best to leave it alone, nature has the job covered. If it does not come above ground after about two weeks, the chance of success is dramatically reduced, and it’s best to try again. Even the best seeds have an 85% germination rate. When your seedling comes above ground, it is going to want to see a direct light source.

Knowing how to grow a small weed plant is likely the hardest part of actually growing it. Now that you know what to do, you are well on your way to enjoying hassle-free, home-grown marijuana.

Cultivating marijuana plants from a seed rather than a clone can be quite exhausting since it requires a lot of care for the plants to germinate. There are some good practices that you should undertake before planting a seed to ensure maximum germination. First, you should start by soaking your seeds in container containing lukewarm water in a dark environment for 12-24 hours. Soaking the seeds accelerates germination by softening the outer shell. During planting, use seedling pallets soaked in water for 10 minutes. Place the seeds in a small hole ¼ in deep and then gently cover with dirt from the pallet.

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Most cannabis plants begin flowering when the amount of light they receive on a daily basis reduces. Outdoors, this happens when the sun starts setting earlier in the day as the season turns from summer to autumn. Indoor growers can control when a plant flowers by reducing the daily amount of light plants receive from 18 hours to 12 hours.

Immature seeds tend to be light in color and have a soft outer shell.

Tips for growing autoflower marijuana seeds

A couple big drawbacks, though: Autoflower strains are known for being less potent. Also, because they are small in stature, they usually don’t produce big yields.

This is sometimes referred to as “cloning by seed” and will not produce any male plants. This is achieved through several methods:

For a seed to be viable, it must be mature enough to have a completely formed genetic blueprint, and it must be strong enough to germinate and pop through its hard casing and sprout its crucial taproot.