Make sure the area the seeds are in is warm, somewhere between 70-85°F.
Cannabis is grown from one of two sources: a seed or a clone. Seeds carry genetic information from two parent plants and can express many different combinations of traits: some from the mother, some from the father, and some traits from both.
Cannabis seeds require three things to germinate: water, heat, and air. There are many methods to germinate seeds, but for the most common and simplest method, you will need:
Within a week or so you should see a seedling begin to grow from the soil.
So don’t discount bud because it has a seed or two in it. While not ideal, it could be the origins of the next great weed strain.
A seed has germinated once the seed splits and a single sprout appears. The sprout is the taproot, which will become the main stem of the plant, and seeing it is a sign of successful germination.
Check out Johanna’s full video series on how to grow weed on Leafly’s YouTube .
If you look around at different sources for seed storage life, there is some conflicting data. But, here’s a basic guideline:
One Year Only
Tips for How to Germinate Seeds for Seed Starting
Starting seeds at home can be an extremely exciting and enjoyable part of your gardening experience. After ordering seeds from various catalogues, setting up your seed starting rack and lights, and gathering all of your supplies, it’s time to finally plant.
#5 – Provide consistent moisture.
In contrast, pepper, tomato, and eggplant seeds prefer warmer soil temperatures of 85 degrees F.
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Germinating your own garden seeds instead of purchasing seedlings is fun and saves you money to boot. However, seeds are delicate and may require coddling during germination and when transplanting them to their final location. There are two popular home gardener methods for germinating seeds:
Starting Seeds in Soil
Unless you have a hydroponic garden, the soil is where your seeds are destined to live after sprouting. Starting your seeds directly in small pots or seedling trays filled with a good quality soil will eliminate one transplanting step.
Paper towels, filter paper or even newspaper provides an excellent medium for germinating seeds. They are pathogen-free and make it easy to control the moisture content for proper germination. This method also takes the guesswork out of knowing if your seeds have germinated since you can easily observe them.