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drying cannabis seeds

Hello all I pollinated my blue mystic with some awesome indica bud I smoked had a few seeds from the smoke. Anyway I pollinated about 4 weeks ago and yesterday I took a peak and saw one seed just sitting there and another one about to pop out so I took these two letting one dry now and then I put the other into a wet paper towel. So my question here is do I have to dry seeds before planting? Or can I harvest them off the lady and put them right into germination? This is my first time breeding and I’m not really sure, couldn’t find the answer on the search as well.

Oh the seeds are dark and hard, they have
markings on them but not really distinct

Ahhh, harvest time. After watching your ladies grow and flower, it’s finally time to collect your hard-earned buds. But before you can enjoy a toke of some homegrown Kush, you’ll need to dry and cure your freshly harvested weed. Below, we’ll share our answers to some frequently asked questions on the drying and curing process, so you can maximise the flavour and potency of your stash.

Drying, as the name suggests, involves drying fresh buds so they contain less moisture and can be smoked or vaporized properly. Curing, on the other hand, involves storing your buds in closed containers over a period of at least two weeks. This helps develop the flavour and aroma of your buds as they mature.


The process of growing cannabis does not stop at harvest time. Properly drying and curing your fresh cannabis stash is paramount to prevent mould contamination from taking place. These procedures will also result in buds that taste better and offer a superior high.


By placing individual buds on a drying rack—or hanging entire branches in a drying room—you’ll reduce the water content of your buds by 10–15%. This process removes water from the outer layers of each flower, but you’ll need to cure your stash to rid moisture from deeper within the buds.

I have a very important grow happening right now outdoors. The grow is mainly for seed production for this winters indoor crop, and for preserving some very important plants.

The last couple weeks have been very humid and I was getting a little bud rot on a small area of tight pack bud on one of the plants, so I pinched it out, and all is well with this plant at the moment. The seeds that were in this area were very well developed, around 4 weeks since pollenation, and are very tan to dark, and stripped, just like I want to see.

I have been growing and breeding cannabis for many years, but this year is a little different for me.

I would normally grow the plants out, and let the seed dry for at least a month before trying to germinate them. I was reading that seeds right off the plant can be germinated without drying, so I took 10 very decent looking seeds and put them in a wet paper towel and baggie, and so far no germination after more than 4+ days. I was very supprised nothing has happened yet since they are fresh and look very good.

Do seeds have to be dryed for a length of time before germination? If so how long? I rarely have trouble after 4 weeks of drying, but I thought I would try it with some fresh seeds as an experiment, but the experiment has failed so far. I am harvesting in the next week or so, and this experiment has me worried about germ rates on these plants if fresh seeds right off the plant are supposed to germ.