So you want to start growing cannabis, huh? Great! Where do you start? What do you need? How do you have a successful germination rate?
If reading is not your thing, check out our video tutorial on YouTube. Let's get right into it!
How To Germinate Cannabis Seeds
Things you'll need
- Your favourite cannabis seeds
- Glass of tap water (any container works)
- Paper towel
- Tupperware container
Get yourself a glass and fill it with water, tap water is perfectly fine. Drop your seeds in and place the glass in a dark space like a cabinet or cupboard and check back in 12 hours. Make sure its a dark spot so you can restrict all light, this will allow your seeds to germinate properly. If you have multiple different seeds (strains) be sure to label each glass and separate them accordingly.
Now once you come back you'll notice most of the seeds have sunk to the bottom of the glass, If you see some floaters, give them a poke and they should drop to the bottom. Back into the dark space for another 12 hours.
At this point your seeds will begin to crack open and you'll notice a small white spot, this is the beginning of a tap root. Now you're ready for the next step, get some paper towel and dump the water plus seeds onto the paper towel to soak it completely. Reposition your seeds so they're evenly spaced and fold the paper towel over, ensure the seeds have full contact with the soaking wet paper towel. At this point you can place the paper towel into a tupperware container and put it back into a dark spot for 12 - 24 hours.
After 12 - 24 hours you will see a tap root approximately 5 millimetres long, your cannabis seeds are now ready to be planted in a growing medium of your choice! We used soil in this tutorial.
How To Plant Cannabis Seeds
Things you'll need
- Your germinated cannabis seeds
- Small pots or a seed starting tray
- Your favourite seed starting mix
- Spray bottle filled with warm water
- Dome or plastic cover
- Heating pad (optional)
Fill your starting tray with a seed starting mix and gently pack the soil down with your finger. Use a toothpick to poke a 1inch hole directly in the centre of each pot and then place each seed, tap root down into the hole. This will allow the tap root to shoot down into the soil and anchor itself, don't burry the seed, make sure it's completely visible.
Spray each individual pot with warm water and cover the pots with a plastic dome or plastic cover. Now the goal is to have your germinated seeds anchor into the soil and shoot straight up which is the beginning of your cannabis plants stem. Cover the dome with a blanket or towel and use a heating pad to help speed up the process, this is totally optional. Check back in 24 hours, throw the pots under some grow lights and boom, you're on the way to growing some cannabis.