Well, any method which follows the 4 cardinal rules of seed germination will do…
With hydro it is essential that you prepare your rapid rooters / riot plugs by soaking them in water for 12 hours.
Step 2: Soak your seeds for 16 hours in regular (tap)water
In the next few days or even week, all you need to do spray the surface with some water.
With the paper towel method you do disturb the seedling (violation of rule number 2) by transplanting it from the paper towel to your soil / rapid rooter plug.
It’s not the best method to germinate your seeds.
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
Germination itself is a crucial aspect of cannabis cultivation. The seed germination process is the foundation of every marijuana plant, and steps can be taken to boost successful popping. For example, some cultivators improve germination attempts by soaking seeds in 1% hydrogen peroxide or a compost tea for 12 hours beforehand to kill any dangerous pests.
How to germinate cannabis seeds
So, you’ve decided to grow your own cannabis plants. You purchased a pack of seeds, assembled cultivation materials, cleared a space in your garden, and are ready to grow your first cannabis crop . With everything in hand, it’s time to begin the very first step of cannabis cultivation : germinating seeds.
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
While many plants can be germinated in the ground, cannabis seeds are fragile enough that you should germinate them before planting.