Germinating Weed Seeds In Jiffy Peat Pellets

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I am practicing germinating with peat pellets with some cheap seeds before I start my autoflower. I started by soaking the seeds for 5 hours. I got the… How to germinate cannabis seeds | peat pellet method In our previous post we showed you how to germinate cannabis seeds using wet paper towel method. That method is good, but not perfect. To

Germinating help with peat pellets

I am practicing germinating with peat pellets with some cheap seeds before I start my autoflower.
I started by soaking the seeds for 5 hours.
I got the pellets nice and moist, popped the seeds in to the pellets about 4mm deep. I placed the pellets (3 count) on to a upside down clear bottom container (9″x13″) [and dome is 5 inches tall]) with the lid on a germinating heat mat on the ground in my bed room the dome is sealed with no ventilation, there is big windows in my room so they exposed to light duringday time.
I left them sit for 24 hrs, when I checked them, they was dry but the dome was moist.
What am I doing wrong? Is the dome to big for 3 peat pellets? Do I have to keep the dome in dark room? If so could just throw a bath towel over the dome to block light to keep it still in my room? Do I need the dome ventilated or sealed?

Thanks so kindly!

Madbud

I hated jiffy pots the first time i used them, they dry quickly. Push the seeds deeper To prevent shellheads and set the peat pots in a shallow pool of water til they sprout.

Aqua Man

I am practicing germinating with peat pellets with some cheap seeds before I start my autoflower.
I started by soaking the seeds for 5 hours.
I got the pellets nice and moist, popped the seeds in to the pellets about 4mm deep. I placed the pellets (3 count) on to a upside down clear bottom container (9″x13″) [and dome is 5 inches tall]) with the lid on a germinating heat mat on the ground in my bed room the dome is sealed with no ventilation, there is big windows in my room so they exposed to light duringday time.
I left them sit for 24 hrs, when I checked them, they was dry but the dome was moist.
What am I doing wrong? Is the dome to big for 3 peat pellets? Do I have to keep the dome in dark room? If so could just throw a bath towel over the dome to block light to keep it still in my room? Do I need the dome ventilated or sealed?

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Thanks so kindly!

Here is what I usually do.

Soak seeds in distilled water for 16-18 hrs. Then I take 4 sheets of paper towel and fold in half then half again so it’s like 4 sheets stacked. Take 2 dinner plates place the paper towel on one wet the paper tower and fold open and make sure there is no pooling water. Tilt the plate so any excess water runs off. Place the seeds on the open paper tower then fold over so seeds are covered with no air gaps. Place the 2nd plate face to face with the first. If using a heat mat put a tower over it and place the plates on it. Check every 12 hrs. When the tap roots are about 1/2″ soak the peat pellets and plant about 1/2-3/4″ deep tap root down. Make sure to close the hole after. Should sprout within a day or 2. If using a dome keep the vents open. Seedlings have roots unlike clones so personally unless it’s dry I would not use a dome. They won’t need any feed for the first week or so and need very little light at first.

Alternatively soak for 16-18 hrs then plant pointed side down in peat pellets.

The pellets should never be wet or dry. If you need to remoisten use a spray bottle and mist the sides until it’s moist.

How to germinate cannabis seeds | peat pellet method

In our previous post we showed you how to germinate cannabis seeds using wet paper towel method. That method is good, but not perfect. To transplant those sprouted seeds you would have to touch them directly, which is not good. Freshly germinated seeds are like babies, you wouldn’t want to touch fetus with your hands that have oils and dirt on them. Same goes for sprouted seeds. It has to be sterile, so you would want to make as less direct contact with it as possible.

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Freshly sprouted cannabis plant

Lets talk how to germinate cannabis seeds using peat pellets. We highly recommend using this method over wet paper towel method as this one is safer can gives you a better success rate.

For this to work you will need peat pellets, you can find them in any gardening store or order them online. These pellets contain lots of nutrients for your freshly sprouted seeds. They come in small, dry, compressed pellets. Peat pellets are not very expensive and definitely worth the price. They look like this:

Jiffy peat pellets

How to germinate cannabis seeds using peat pellets – process

Once you have the pellets it’s time to prepare them. Soak them with water, we suggest that you’d use distilled water as tap water contains a lot of stuff that is not very good for these fragile younglings. Leave them for about 10 minutes and they will expand.

After 10 minutes (+/-) they should look something like this —>
You can plant your seeds in them. Use a pen to make small holes in them, about 1/2 inch deep. Put your seed using pair of tweezers in that hole and cover it up. One pellet should hold one seed for best possible results.

When you plant seeds into wet pellets, they begin their life. You should see them sprouting in 2-7 days period. Throughout this time, keep the pellets moist and warm ( 20-25°C). If they dry out, that might be the end of it. If you get good quality seeds, there’s nearly 100% success rate that they will germinate.

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How to germinate cannabis seeds using peat pellets – next step

So your seeds have sprouted after 2-7 days. What’s next ? When you seed that your seeds popped out, you need to put them under direct light, cause once they pop, they crave for that light. Will it be grow light or sunlight, that’s entirely up to you and your chosen growing method. You need to do one more thing – transplant them into pots. Don’t pull them out of the pellet, there’s a very good chance you will destroy the plant. Just bury plant with the whole pellet. Roots will eventually go straight through pellet.

Transplanted cannabis plants

Congratulations! You’ve germinated some seeds. Now let ’em babies grow.

Where to get good quality seeds?

We have been using the service of “I love growing marijuana“. They ship very good quality seeds , and if you buy 10 or more seeds they throw in 10 more free off charge. They ship seeds worldwide, but if you live in a country that don’t have marijuana legalized, be cautious, make sure no one finds out about it. Be smart, be safe.

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