You can also minimize headaches and avoid the hassle of seed germination and sexing plants by starting with clones.
A lot of classic weed strains that have been around for a while come in feminized form. Some popular fem seeds are:
What are feminized cannabis seeds?
Make sure the area the seeds are in is warm, somewhere between 70-85°F.
Take four sheets of paper towels and soak them with distilled water. The towels should be soaked but shouldn’t have excess water running off.
Once cannabis seeds are mature, the female plant begins to die, and seeds are either dropped to the ground where they grow into new cannabis plants next spring, or the seeds are harvested for processing into seed oil or food products, or stored so they can be sown in the ground later and become the next generation of plants.
Line the bottom of the first plate with a few layers of wet tissue and drain any excess water from the plate.
Place another few layers of moist tissue on top of the seeds, again allowing excess water to drain off.
Step 1. The setup – How to germinate cannabis seeds
Within a few days some or all of the seeds should open and put out a root. It is common for cannabis seeds to open within 72 hours of being put in the germination medium. Less commonly, some seeds may need up to 10 days or even two weeks to open and put out a root.
Check the seeds every day to ensure that the tissue does not dry out. Spray the tissues with water if necessary.
The best way to germinate cannabis seeds requires only two saucers or plates and some moist tissue. Here is a step by step guide.
This article was co-authored by Andrew Carberry, MPH. Andrew Carberry has been working in food systems since 2008. He has a Masters in Public Health Nutrition and Public Health Planning and Administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
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