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Germinate cannabis seeds properly!

05.12.2018

The first step to successful cannabis cultivation is the germination of seeds. Germinating cannabis seeds is basically relatively easy. It usually takes one to seven days (depending on the freshness of the seeds and cannabis strain) until the hemp seed opens and sprouts its first root. A few varieties (for example, pure Haze varieties) need more time, but are not suitable for beginners anyway, as they are also much more complicated in the rearing. First of all, it is important to bring the marijuana seeds into a moist and warm environment. The optimum temperature for germination is 24 degrees Celsius. Too high a temperature (over 26 degrees) favors the formation of harmful fungi and destroys the seedling. Therefore, it is also very important to keep the hemp seeds moist, but not too wet. Too low a temperature (below 20 degrees) delays the germination and subsequent growth of the seedling. This in turn carries the risk that the seedling dies. There are many different ways to germinate cannabis seeds. Many breeders recommend that the seeds are first placed in a glass of water for 24 hours to "soften" the shell to be placed in the plant medium. Other breeders recommend placing cannabis seeds between two wet paper towels until the seed coat opens, then place them in the plant medium. These are certainly well-functioning methods.

However, we advise beginners to place the cannabis seeds in the plant medium from the beginning. In this way you avoid drowning or damaging the cannabis seeds when you transfer the already germinated seeds into the plant medium. Optimal for germination of hemp seeds are Jiffy 7 peat or coconut pots, stone wool cubes and potting soil (with few nutrients), which is already in a pot. Soak the medium so that it is wet, then drain. If you choose Jiffy 7 swelling pots, use lukewarm water to swell the platelets. This speeds up the process and ensures that the wells are well saturated. Then insert the hemp seeds about 2-4mm deep into the planting medium. Leave the seed used. Make sure you have the right temperature (room temperature is sufficient) and be patient. Resist the temptation to poke around in the medium after half a day and see if something has already happened. You can use it to damage the hemp seed or already sprouted seedling. After only a few days, sometimes even a few hours, the first heads stretch out of the medium. Then the first step is done!