Germination is the first stage of the cannabis growth cycle : the process that brings a cannabis seed out of its hibernation period and starts the cannabis growth process. After all, seeds in a bag don’t spontaneously start developing roots. Also known as “popping” seeds, seed germination begins when a seed receives environmental cues letting it know the setting is perfect to start growth.
The paper towel method is also a common way cultivators pop their seeds. Some even use this method with cotton pads instead of paper towels, but the necessary steps are the same.
What is germination?
The downside of water germination is that once they’ve popped, you’ll need to maneuver them into their growing medium manually. This is a delicate process, as germinating seeds are extra fragile, and any harm risks the development of your plants. Make sure to place the seed roots down in the soil when you transfer to a pot.
While many plants can be germinated in the ground, cannabis seeds are fragile enough that you should germinate them before planting.
The best germination method depends on the cultivator’s choice. Here are some of the most common ways to pop your cannabis seeds.
A lot of classic weed strains that have been around for a while come in feminized form. Some popular fem seeds are:
These are referred to as “bagseeds” and whether or not you can grow one will depend on where it came from.
Pros and cons of growing autoflower
If buying from a reputable breeder or seed bank, growing from seed is the best way to ensure your plants will have solid genetics and start clean, meaning they won’t come with diseases or pests.
Most cannabis plants begin flowering when the amount of light they receive on a daily basis reduces. Outdoors, this happens when the sun starts setting earlier in the day as the season turns from summer to autumn. Indoor growers can control when a plant flowers by reducing the daily amount of light plants receive from 18 hours to 12 hours.
For the typical homegrower, it may be easier to obtain cannabis seeds rather than clones. Growing from seed can produce a stronger plant with more solid genetics.
But then again pot will almost grow anywhere if the conditions are OK. But anything to make it more suitable for the plant, the more chance of maximum growth with maximum yield.
12-24 hours to crack if the seeds are fresh but can take up to 2 – 3 weeks for older seeds.
yes the soil will be to hard. You best bet to assure outdoor growth: dig a big enough hole to fit a large pot. Dispose of the dirt u dug up and fill the hole with a top soil mix or organic mix from your local nursery or hardware store. Make sure the area you plant the seeds in is an area that has loose soil that becomes spongey when wet, holds water well, and drains well.
Your probably not gonna get all 20 seeds growing. The seeds you wanna use are the thick, "beefy" ones. usually brown in color with "tiger stripes" on them. also most regular brown seeds pop too. But defiantly not the lil green ones. Those are immature seeds
I’m not new to the board. Just a new name is all.
if they are in soil then it deppends how deep they are?? give them 7 days im sure they will break through the soil in that time.
Ph’ed water all over a paper towel placed in a baggie. throw the seed up in the thing and close the damp paper towel over the seed. DON’t close the bag. Place the bagggie on top of a warm place like a cable box or p.c. Place a bowl over the bag to trap heat. Over night the seed will POP. The tap root soon follows. 100% germ rate for me.