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how to germinate weed seeds with paper towel

Germination is the process that brings a cannabis seed out of its hibernation period and starts the cannabis growth process. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

The paper towel method also has its risk, as the fragile seedlings can be damaged during the potting process. The tiny roots can also get tangled in the paper towels, so make sure to move the seeds to potting soil before roots grow too long. Use your hands or tweezers to gently remove each seed from the paper towels and place them in a prepared growing medium.

What is germination?

To germinate seeds this way, lay one paper towel on top of a countertop, place a few seeds, and cover them with a second paper towel.

When the seedling stems reach two to four inches in height, it’s time to transplant your cannabis into larger pots with more room for roots to spread down and out. After you’ve done this, you’ve successfully germinated your cannabis seeds into proper, young plants.

You can also germinate your seeds by placing them in water. It’s slightly faster than the soil method, but you need to adjust your environmental factors accordingly. Remember, successfully germinating seeds requires a perfect balance of ideal growing conditions. When germinating in water, seeds need only 24-48 hours to pop their stems, though cultivators can keep them soaking for up to a week as needed. Water germination is faster because the seed gets all the moisture it needs immediately, and the shell softens and cracks more easily after soaking.

Daily we reveive the questions like “what is the best way to germinate” or “how do I start germinating”, We know this is for lots of people not an easy thing said…. So we tought to make it as a subject in the next weeks

Under here we show you a video tutorial how to do it .

This is a pretty easy way to do it, you only need a vacuum closeable tupper or what you can find in the kitchen to keep things vacuum, then you take the kitchen paper and you fill the bottom of the tupper with a layer of the paper, then you spray the layer with water from around 23 degrees Celcius until it is wet but not soaken wet .Then you take the seeds and put them slowly and careful on the wet layer with each a good distance between the seeds so they can´t get strangled .then you put another layer of kitchen paper above the seeds so they all are covered and then you also spray this layer wet, but again not to wet (this all to avoid rotten or mold) .You close the tupper and you put it in a total dark place with a temperature around 21 to 24 degrees Celcius.In around 36 to 72 hours you will see the seeds are popped and they can go in to soil for further rooting and growth .

Germinating with Kitchen paper and tupper

First of all we want to say there are really a lot of ways to germinate seeds and each one definitely has his/her best way for a 100% succeed …

This process typically involves the usage of a clear glass cup and soaking the weed seeds in warm water, overnight. The process is ideal for those cannabis seeds that have somewhat hard shells or those that are aged.

· You have your germination station now.

1. Overnight soaking

However, the main emphasis is that the water should be slightly warm as when it’s hot, it will end up destroying the seed and inhibiting its chances of germination. The time it takes for a viable seed to sprout is dependent on the age. For instance, newer marijuana seeds germinate in a few hours after getting soaked, with old seeds taking their ample time for the taproot to penetrate through the shell. Either way, it would be worthwhile not to saturate a seed for more than 30 hours.

This process typically involves the usage of a clear glass cup and soaking the weed seeds in warm water, overnight. The process is ideal for those cannabis seeds that have somewhat hard shells or those that are aged.

In addition to breaking seed dormancy and keep the taproot alive, water also contains air, which is in this case oxygen. The presence of oxygen, therefore, enhances the ultimate germination of cannabis.