When the first few millimetres of root have emerged from a germinated seed, each one should then be carefully transferred to a small container of growing medium (soil, coco-fibre or rockwool).
Make a hole in the growing medium that is about twice as deep as the seed is long, so that each germinated cannabis seed sits 2-5mm below the surface.
Place another few layers of moist tissue on top of the seeds, again allowing excess water to drain off.
Step 3. Potting – How to germinate cannabis seeds
Lastly, cover everything with the second plate, upside down, to form a ‘clam-shell’ shape – this will create the dark, moist environment necessary for germination.
Place the plates somewhere warm (21ºC) and away from direct light.
Place the cannabis seed, root first, into the hole and cover with a small amount of growing medium – just enough to block light, not enough to obstruct the seedling when it emerges.
The best way to germinate cannabis seeds requires only two saucers or plates and some moist tissue. Here is a step by step guide.
In this category we explain the different methods of germinating marijuana seeds and give a detailed step-by-step on how to germinate weed demonstrating our tried and tested methods.
How to Germinate Weed Seeds: Popular Methods
Germinating marijuana seeds with the above methods are usually very successful. Just don’t rush things and let nature take its course.
This method requires little preparation and is perhaps the simplest germination method. The downside of its simplicity is that the success rate can vary dramatically. To germinate using this method, growers need a plant pot of good quality soil. The soil needs to be moist but not flooded, a good rule of thumb is to water the soil until it runs out of the bottom of the plant pot. Place the seed in a half inch deep hole in the soil and cover with dirt. The seeds will germinate and sprout between 5-7 days although it may take longer depending on the strain.
The method of germination in damp cotton wool or paper consists of moistening these materials and wrapping the seeds in them. In this case, it is advisable to put these wet fabrics in a germination greenhouse or Tupperware container with holes for ventilation, so that the temperature remains the same throughout the process. So where could we go wrong in this case?
This method consists of putting the seed in a container with warm water and waiting for it to germinate in the days following immersion.
If you have made other mistakes not described in this post, please share these in the comments section. The growing experiences of some are usually useful to others.
Planting the seed directly into the pot or the ground where we plan to grow is another option for germinating the seed. Let’s have a look at what is usually done wrong in this case, leading to the cannabis seeds failing to germinate.
Here we explain what not to do during germination in each case, and we tell you that the method recommended by Dinafem Seeds is germination in Jiffy, as it is the simplest and has the lowest error rate.