Take two of the paper towels and place them on a plate. Then, place the marijuana seeds at least an inch apart from each other and cover them with the remaining two water-soaked paper towels.
In some cases, even if a seed isn’t completely mature, there’s still a chance it could be viable. But often these are extremely weak, take long to develop, and express other unfavorable characteristics. Growers usually discard weak plants to free up space.
Most cannabis plants begin flowering when the amount of light they receive on a daily basis reduces. Outdoors, this happens when the sun starts setting earlier in the day as the season turns from summer to autumn. Indoor growers can control when a plant flowers by reducing the daily amount of light plants receive from 18 hours to 12 hours.
How to germinate marijuana seeds
Ask yourself a few questions to decide if it’s worth the time and energy to grow the seed.
After completing these steps, it’s time to wait. Check the paper towels once a day to make sure they’re still saturated, and if they are losing moisture, apply more water to keep the seeds happy.
This is the beauty of seeds—often, you can tell which plants or genetics will thrive right from the get-go. This will help you determine which plants you want to take cuttings from for clones or for breeding if you want to create a seed bank of your own.
Additionally, every long-time grower will tell you that clones degrade over time.
MSNL Team / 3rd February 2017
MSNL Team / 19th July 2018
Can you determine the sex of cannabis seeds?
Of all the things that can trip a grower up, sexing marijuana plants may just be the trickiest. Sexing plants is so important because growers are typically after the female plants, that produce the huge THC covered buds. Or the medicinal relief that CBD strains can bring. With such opposite effects of male and female plants, it’s easy to see just how important sexing plants is. But what if growers didn’t have to wait to sex their plants? While it would certainly make life easier, is sexing cannabis seeds possible?
Research is carried out all the time to determine if a plant’s environment has anything to do with the sex it will turn out to be. And while there’s research stating that it does not, there’s just as much research stating that certain species do have their sex determined by the environment. This same research also states that using certain chemical treatments can also reverse the sex of a plant.
We know that determining the sex of cannabis seeds cannot be done. However, it’s unclear as to whether environmental factors have any place in determining the sex of marijuana plants.
I always see this question everywhere, "Can you tell if a seed is male or female?"
I recently tried this out and I can confirm that it works. I germinated 5 seeds. 2 of them that I planted where sprouted out of the side (male) and the other 3 sprouted out of the top/bottom (female). Out of the 2 seeds that were potentially Male plants, 1 of them has shown sex and it is indeed a male. The other plant hasn’t shown sex yet but is very thin and doesn’t have many leaves, making me believe that it is indeed another Male.
Firstly, I’m pretty new to posting on this forum so hopefully I posted this in the right category.
If the sprout comes out of either SIDE of the seed, it is a MALE.
If the sprout comes out of either the TOP or BOTTOM of the seed, it is a FEMALE.