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sprouting cannabis seeds in soil

Sprouting cannabis seeds in soil

Soil is an easy, more natural method with which to germinate your cannabis seeds because the soil protects the fragile roots from any interference. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

Lay one paper towel on top of a countertop, place a few seeds, and cover them with a second paper towel. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

How to germinate cannabis seeds

While many plants can be germinated in the ground, cannabis seeds are fragile enough that you should germinate them before planting.

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To germinate seeds indoors, use any of the methods described above. Within a few days, you’ll have popped seeds ready to transfer to a growing medium.

Sprouting cannabis seeds in soil

Keep things warm!

Germination Method 1: Starter Cubes & Seedling Plugs (Recommended)

If you will be transplanting your seedlings again, avoid transplanting until they are well established and have a couple of sets of leaves (nodes). Some growers will plant seedlings in a growing medium in a solo cup or peat pot, so they can just cut away the cup for easy transplanting.

Germination Method 5: Paper Towel Method

Therefore, do not leave seeds soaking in water for more than 24-32 hours.