How to Start Cannabis Seeds
It’s soon going to be time to be popping seeds for next year! In this article I’m going to tell you my preferred methods of how to start cannabis seeds. First thing I would like to cover is that there is a reason that quality seeds are more expensive than getting them from Joe Smo down the street. Sourcing your seeds from a reputable source will save you time and money of growing some bunk genetics.
There are two main ways I would recommend to pop cannabis seeds for beginners. The first method is to simply put a few seeds inside a damp paper towel. I then would have folded the paper towel and put it inside of a ziplock bag.
Be sure to label the bags to identify which strain each bag contains. After a few days some of the seeds should start to pop open. You can then gently transfer the young seedlings to soil. Placing the seedling into a half inch small hole. Cover the seedling with the surrounding material.
It is important to keep the soil or hydroponic material moist to prevent wilt. Thirsty plants soon become dead plants if not quickly tended to. Using a fluorescent or LED light should be sufficient light for young seedlings. I recommend setting the lights to 18 hours on and 6 hours off.
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The other method is getting a small container like a shot glass. Put the seeds and purified water inside. Gently stir the seeds around at least once a day. They should then start sprouting open. Drain the water and remove the seedlings. You could place them inside some soil, hydroponic medium, or a preformed plant starter plug.
Preformed plant starter plugs are a good medium to utilize if you prefer that method. Never place more than 1 seed per plug. Some plugs will recommend changing the pH balance before using them. Always keep the starter plugs moist. It is smart to keep the clear domes on the top of the trays to keep the humidity high. I will spray the young seedlings with R.O. water throughout the day to keep the humidity up in the trays.
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