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germinating weed seeds in cotton wool

Every plant knows it has to grow upwards. So it is also possible to put the cannabis seeds directly into the soil. The chance that marijuana seeds will germinate in this way is slightly smaller than with the other ways.

Cannabis seeds germinate? What’s the best way to do this?

After the carrot has emerged from the seed, it is ready to be put into the soil.
Cover the pot with a piece of transparent plastic, this way you actually make a small greenhouse with high humidity, young baby plants love it very much.

Cannabis seeds germinate in soil/earth

It’s good to know that a cannabis seed doesn’t need light to germinate, only a humid environment. Light is only important for the cannabis seed when leaves arrive, because they absorb the light. Until then, it doesn’t matter if the light is dark.

Ensure an ambient temperature of at least 20 degrees, otherwise the seeds will not germinate or will not germinate optimally. Fill the cup with water and put the cannabis seeds in it.
After 1 to 3 days the weed seeds should pop open and show the carrot.
If this is the case you can put these germinated seeds directly into the soil. Then put them about 1 to 7 millimeters into the soil with the root down. The stem that comes out of the cannabis seed after germination is not the plant, but the root! It is best to point this little stem downwards when planting the germinated seed. This way the plant will find its way down easier, this is not a must, but a tip.

Before you can start growing weed, you must first germinate the weed seeds.
In general, there are three ways of germinating cannabis seeds:

The moisture in the cotton wool or toilet paper evaporates fairly quickly at room temperature. It is important that the seeds remain moist during the period that they have to germinate.
The moisture in the seeds activates the seed and starts germinating.
If necessary, you can cover the cannabis seeds with a piece of damp toilet paper and place a reversed saucer on top.

And please, don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you have about cannabis seed germination.

Planting the seed directly into the pot or the ground where we plan to grow is another option for germinating the seed. Let’s have a look at what is usually done wrong in this case, leading to the cannabis seeds failing to germinate.

Jiffies are dehydrated peat discs, pressed into a biodegradable mesh which, when moistened, become tiny sacks of earth. Water is usually applied so that the wet discs swell and become mini containers of substrate where you can plant the cannabis seed so that it germinates inside the peat. What could go wrong with this method so that we don’t get to see the seedling emerging from the Jiffy?

Cannabis types and varieties

Germinating the seed is the first step in any cannabis grow. It is the process during which the seed begins to develop, and the radicle emerges. There are several methods of germination and there are a number of common mistakes made in each of them, which can be easily avoided.

This method consists of putting the seed in a container with warm water and waiting for it to germinate in the days following immersion.

Here we explain what not to do during germination in each case, and we tell you that the method recommended by Dinafem Seeds is germination in Jiffy, as it is the simplest and has the lowest error rate.

The method of germination in damp cotton wool or paper consists of moistening these materials and wrapping the seeds in them. In this case, it is advisable to put these wet fabrics in a germination greenhouse or Tupperware container with holes for ventilation, so that the temperature remains the same throughout the process. So where could we go wrong in this case?

Step 5:
Prepare your medium, we are demonstrating using soil however rockwool cubes or jiffys are equally as good. The soil mix should be 50/50 mix of perlite and peat moss. Fill a seed flat or plastic cup with the soil mix and water until saturated.

Germinating marijuana seeds with the above methods are usually very successful. Just don’t rush things and let nature take its course.

Soaking is one of simplest and most successful ways of germinating your marijuana seeds. Growers simply place seeds in a cup of warm, distilled tap water and leave to soak for between 24 and 48 hrs. During this time the hard seed casing will crack and tap roots will show. Once tap roots are visible, the seeds are ready to be put between paper towels, cotton wool or in a medium like rockwool to begin sprouting.

How to Germinate Marijuana in Soil

Step 7:
Within 4-6 days the sprouts will have emerged from the soil or grow medium you have used. After 10-14 days all seedlings should have leaves. It is important during this time to keep the seedlings evenly moist.

This method requires little preparation and is perhaps the simplest germination method. The downside of its simplicity is that the success rate can vary dramatically. To germinate using this method, growers need a plant pot of good quality soil. The soil needs to be moist but not flooded, a good rule of thumb is to water the soil until it runs out of the bottom of the plant pot. Place the seed in a half inch deep hole in the soil and cover with dirt. The seeds will germinate and sprout between 5-7 days although it may take longer depending on the strain.

Germinating marijuana seeds is the first step on your journey to growing marijuana. Marijuana germination put simply is the first stages of growth where your seeds crack and sprout and start to grow into seedlings. These seedlings then start their growing life cycle and over the coming weeks grow into mature marijuana plants.

6) Soil too firm – this prevents oxygen from getting your seeds.