Take two of the paper towels and place them on a plate. Then, place the marijuana seeds at least an inch apart from each other and cover them with the remaining two water-soaked paper towels.
Cannabis plant sex organs appear on nodes, the points where branches grow off from the main stalk.
Growing marijuana takes a certain level of commitment: time, energy, and financial resources, so be sure you can commit to the whole process.
How to germinate marijuana seeds
This is the beauty of seeds—often, you can tell which plants or genetics will thrive right from the get-go. This will help you determine which plants you want to take cuttings from for clones or for breeding if you want to create a seed bank of your own.
Once cannabis seeds are mature, the female plant begins to die, and seeds are either dropped to the ground where they grow into new cannabis plants next spring, or the seeds are harvested for processing into seed oil or food products, or stored so they can be sown in the ground later and become the next generation of plants.
You can also minimize headaches and avoid the hassle of seed germination and sexing plants by starting with clones.
Marijuana seeds can be acquired from an array of sources and can vary in quality. For more info on how to buy marijuana seeds, check out our Guide to buying cannabis seeds.
Patience "budding beginner". Check on your seeds frequently, as you should never let them dry out. Spray luke-warm distilled water on them as often as necessary to keep them moist. Your reward? A tiny white root breaking through the nut shell! From here you wait until the root is about 1-2 cm long before you give them there first taste of soil if you are growing them bio style. For more details on different growing mediums, see the article on page 112 of The Smokers Guide to Amsterdam!
Important: don’t ever use fertilizers or root stimulants while germinating and moisten the tissue paper, never soak it with too much water.
Follow these simple guidelines for a successful germination by using:
Store your seeds air tight and moisture free in your refrigerator till you’re ready to germinate. Most seeds should keep for 2-3 years. Powerful varieties and fresh seeds commonly germinate in 3-5 days. When seeds have been stored refrigerated it can take up to 7 days for them to sprout. Soak the seed in water for a few hours then place them between layers of moist tissue in a covered tray.
Now that the root is the right length, you should place it in the soil with the root pointing down, so that the seed shell is level with the soil surface. Gently cover it with soil taking care to not damage the seed. Fluorescent light or even indirect daylight is strong enough for the seeds to become a small plant. From there on, it’s easy to see why we call it weed; it wants to grow!
In general, hemp seeds, even when not yet active, are living organisms and should therefore be stored and handled with the utmost care.
Hemp seeds are produced by Cannabis Sativa and are regularly used in the production of cannabis plants, which in turn are used both for fibre production and for the production of inflorescences, cannabinoid products and hemp biomass.
What germination is and why it is important
Let’s have a closer look at what we can never stop paying attention to:
If at the end of germination we have tiny cannabis plants that are totally healthy and have grown in their ideal environment, we are more likely to see the plants perform at their best in the vegetative and flowering stages.
This is a new cannabigerol (cbg) genetics, one of the new major discoveries in the world of industrial hemp.