There are 4 ways to germinate cannabis seeds:
- 1. Straight into soil
- 2. Between a few moist paper towels
- 3. In a glass of water
- 4. Using special products
1. Straight into soil
Cannabis seeds can be placed straight into soil. Use a small pot with airy soil that's very low on nutrients, preferably special soil for seedlings. The soil must be moist, but not sodden. Place the seed about 5 - 8 mm deep and cover it gently with some soil. Place the pot in a warm and moist place. A small heated propagator with a little layer of wet perlite is ideal. The seedling should break the soils surface between 2 and 6 days. Take care the top of the soil does not dry out, so keep it moist.
2. Between a few moist paper towels
Put a few layers of paper towel on a plate and moisten this with water, making sure it's properly wet, but not sodden. Now put the seeds on it and lay a new layer of moist paper towel on top of that. Cover everything with another plate so that it makes a dark and moist space. Finally place the plates in a warm place. Take care the paper towels do not dry out, so check it every once and a while and spray some extra water if needed. After 24-72 hours, the seeds split and a little root appears. They're ready to be planted (5 - 8 mm deep).
3. In a glass of water
Put the seeds in a glass of water and place it in a warm and dark place. After 24-72 hours, the seeds will open and a tiny white point will appear; the first little root. The moment the root is visible, the seed must be taken out of the water to prevent mould. They're ready to be planted (5 - 8 mm deep).
4. Using special products
There are many different products on the market, especially created for the germination of cannabis seeds. You can find them on the market with names such as jiffy's, peat pellets, pit pots, spongepots and many other names. These products work from 'just ok' to 'very, very good'. Just follow the instructions of the product of your choice and you will be fine.
For all methods apply: Moist, heat (20-25°C) and darkness are the 3 key factors for a successful germination of cannabis seeds.
Back to Homepage