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Basic information for beginners. Which seeds should you start with, which technique is needed, how to proceed?

Germinate cannabis seeds properly!

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.%%weiterlesen%%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.%%umbruch%%

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!

Feminized, regular, autoflowering; What's this?

What's what? Basically, cannabis seeds can be divided into two categories. In "normal", also called regular cannabis seeds, and in so-called feminized cannabis seeds. The difference is in the sex of the plants that emerge from these seeds. Regular cannabis seeds grow male and female plants. From feminized cannabis seeds grow only female plants. Meanwhile, most customers buy feminized marijuana seeds. Why? Simply because only female plants deliver marijuana. Male hemp plants, however, are only interesting for breeders who want to re-produce regular marijuana seeds. For all others, male cannabis plants are just a waste of space and time.%%weiterlesen%% %%umbruch%%

As a third category there are autoflowering cannabis seeds, as they are called by most. To German is called the self-blossoming cannabis seeds. There are both regular autoflowering, self-flowered cannabis seeds, and feminized autoflowering cannabis seeds. But what does that mean exactly? Marijuana plants usually bloom depending on the light cycle. That is, when the days get shorter towards the end of the year, cannabis starts to bloom. Autoflowering marijuana seeds, however, follow a set program. Within four to six weeks, cannabis plants from autoflowering cannabis seeds will automatically start to flower. The season or lighting duration are irrelevant for these cannabis plants. This is possible by the targeted breeding of a gene of another cannabis species (Cannabis ruderalis), which occurs in some regions of the world. Autoflowering marijuana seeds are very suitable for beginners, as they are easy to handle, and you can not disturb plants from these cannabis seeds in their flowering cycle, which can have catastrophic consequences for non-self-flowering hemp plants. Particularly interesting autoflowering cannabis seeds are also suitable for outdoor growing in regions whose summers are relatively short (for example: Germany and northern countries). Many cannabis varieties bloom for a very long time and can not ripen until the end, as the temperatures fall too much towards the end of the year and, above all, too little sun shines to achieve a good result. Autoflowering cannabis plants can be sown in May / June and reach their full maturity in midsummer, resulting in fantastic results.