Germination is the process that brings a cannabis seed out of its hibernation period and starts the cannabis growth process. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
To employ water germination, fill a glass with tap water and let it sit until it reaches room temperature or around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Add two to three plant seeds per cup and allow them to sit, watching for any changes. Change the water to fresh tap water every two days, making sure it stays at room temperature.
Soil is an easy, more natural method with which to germinate your cannabis seeds because the soil protects the fragile roots from any interference. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Use a spray bottle to moisten the paper towels and then store the cushioned seeds between two plates, under a face-down bowl, or gently place them in a plastic bag. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
When the seedling stems reach two to four inches in height, it’s time to transplant your cannabis into larger pots with more room for roots to spread down and out. After you’ve done this, you’ve successfully germinated your cannabis seeds into proper, young plants.
You need four sheets of paper towels that will be put on the plate. It is not necessary to apply many sheets since this will just hinder the seed’s ability to sprout and cut through the paper towel. It is also needed to cut the paper towel according to the plate’s shape so that it will perfectly fit on the plate. This is also to prevent the paper towel from drying up quickly.
Also, it is more difficult for seeds to sprout and grow against the soil above them. This may cause stress that can affect the seed’s ability to sprout and thrive.
Step 5: Cover it with the second plate on top
Add an appropriate amount of water on the paper towels until they are thoroughly soaked. After the paper towels are soaked up, add the seeds on its surface. Soaking the paper towels with water before placing the seeds prevents the latter from rolling around the plate.
However, even though it may sound easy and fun, it also has its drawbacks since you need to follow several steps since committing a simple mistake using this method could just result in ruining the condition of the seed. Also, some seedlings are called bucket heads that are very hard to germinate.
After the germination process, the leaves should be grown at this point and should cut through the paper towel. You just successfully finished the germination process of your marijuana seeds! These should be transferred to the rapid rooters where you have to follow another set of steps for it to grow.