A seed is a dormant plant waiting for the right conditions to germinate and prosper. In this post you will learn how to germinate marijuana seeds as effectively as possible, since in nature there is no cost in the seeds but in this case the seeds will have cost you part of your savings.
The seeds of cannabis or marijuana germinate (born) to the meeting in a suitable environment to properly thrive in the often nature occur in spring with damp soil starting to heat up with increasing hours of sun and the Earth’s tilt. Another fact to keep in mind is that they germinate within the earth, protected from light in a breathable area (with oxygen-rich air) and once they germinate they begin their rooting phase.
These conditions germination imitate you at home with different methods provided that controls the following parameters:
There are many methods of germinating marijuana seeds, from the simplest to the most complex, in this article we will show you the most common ones, which if carried out with a little care and love, are 100% effective.
The germination napkins is the most recommended by our website for its great effectiveness, ease and low cost.
– Absorbent kitchen paper.
– Two plates or an opaque plastic tupper with a lid.
– Sprayer (optional)
– Latex gloves.
* It is highly recommended to use latex gloves throughout the process, since they will avoid possible contagion of diseases, fungi or viruses to the seeds.
** This germination method can also be carried out with the Pro Germinator, which contains everything necessary for the germination of the seeds as well as a thermometer on the top of the germinator.
Steps to follow:
Observe the process and keep the humidity. Observe the evolution of the seeds and the humidity of the paper, in case it feels dry, spray water until wet. The seeds do not always germinate at the same time, so we recommend transplanting them when the root (radicle) is between 1- 1.5cm. If the tupper is left for a long time, the radicle grows, complicating its handling; This initial root is very delicate against infections and wounds, so the use of latex gloves or plastic tweezers is highly recommended.
Transplant your seeds. You should water the soil and make a hole in the substrate or growing medium, from the depth of the root and place the seed with the root down, leaving the seed or the first two leaves (cotyledons) just protruding from the growing medium. The substrate ( soil or coconut ) or other growing media must also be moist (not soggy) until the plant has two pairs of leaves. It is true that we will also obtain faster growth by making short cycles of humidity and drought. During the beginning of the cultivation, although the pot should never be allowed to dry completely, simply water at the right time and quantity so as not to make the substrate remain humid all the time, it should perspire.
At our website we always recommend using root stimulants such as the well-known Rhizotonic or the effective Rhizo Blast during the first weeks of growth since we plant the seeds, it greatly facilitates the development of the root system and with it the growth of plants. With a low consumption lighting of 4x55w we can light 1 square meter of young plants, it is not necessary to use sodium lamps during this process, since they generate more heat and you cannot work so close to the plants.
– Accessible and economic material.
– Germination can be tracked.
– You always have the seed located.
– The absorbent paper maintains moisture well, re-hydrates well and the root does not adhere to it, so it separates easily. (Neither toilet paper nor cotton is recommended.
– You have to manipulate the sprouted seed, this being one of the most fragile moments of the plant.
The jiffys are tablets pressed peat that the wet expand. They are of different sizes, small ones are recommended. They are often used to root cuttings, but can also be used to germinate seeds.
– Mycorrhizae and tricodermas (optional)
Steps to follow:
– Little manipulation of the seedling.
– Localized seed.
– Ease of transplant.
– Little breathability if there is excess humidity (little air).
– Germination cannot be tracked.