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how to germinate cannabis seeds youtube

How to germinate cannabis seeds youtube

If reading is not your thing, check out our video tutorial on YouTube. Let’s get right into it!

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?

Things you’ll need

But if the seed you found looks decent, you might as well germinate it and see what sprouts.

You might also find a mature seed that has been physically damaged through poor handling, like rough trimming. In those cases, it probably isn’t worth the effort to try and germinate the seed.

It’s important to keep the delicate seed sterile, so don’t touch the seed or taproot as it begins to split.

Pre-flowers can initially be extremely small and hard to identify with the naked eye, but you can use a magnifying glass to get a better look.

Is the seed viable?

Males will have round balls—these will develop into pollen sacs, which will release pollen into the air when mature.

Cultivating males is important for breeders trying to cross new strains and genetics, but most people growing for buds will want to remove the males.

Also, autoflower plants are small—perfect for closet grows or any small grow, or growing outdoors where you don’t want your neighbors to see what you’re up to.

Are you ready to grow?

Aside from producing cannabis through seeds, or sexual reproduction, you can also reproduce the plant through cloning, or asexual reproduction. A clone is a cutting that is genetically identical to the plant it was taken from—that plant is known as the “mother.”

Most seeds that you will buy are regular seeds as described above, but here are a couple more types.

How to germinate cannabis seeds youtube

– On a damp surface

Suzy’s Tip: Try your germintion method on a couple of seeds (maximum 3). This way, you can test if your method works well. Often a wrong germinating method is used and the seeds don’t germinate. Do you want to germinate your seeds in a different way? Continue reading.

Germinating cannabis seeds in a cup of water

Maintain an ambient temperature of at least 20 °C, otherwise, the seeds will not or at least not optimally germinate. Use a clean room and area for the germination process. Fill a cup with water and put the cannabis seeds in it. After 3 to 5 days, the seeds should pop open and a tiny root should come out. As soon as the sprout is 2 to 3 mm, you can carefully get the seeds out of the water and plant them in the soil. Planting the germinated seed has to be done with lots of care and attention. Put them 0.5 to 1 cm in the soil with the root down. This way, the root (the white sprout) will more easily grow downwards.

Germinating cannabis seeds on a damp surface

– In a cup of water