MJ Seeds Canada can guarantee you with at least 80% germination rate if you follow the “Cup of Water and Paper Towel Seeds Germination Method”.
Many of our customers have 100% success rate with the method. However, the result may vary just like any other natural products out there.
Before you get started, you need the following:
a glass of distilled water
- Always use distilled water. Do not use tap water because it has many impurities that won’t do well with your seeds.
- Make sure that you germinate the seeds inside a closed room with a temperature of 18 to 25 degrees Celsius.
- Drop your seeds into a glass or cup of distilled water. Sink them to the bottom by using your finger tips. Soak them
for 15 to 18 hours. Do not over soak because too much water can kill them.
- It’s normal that some seeds don’t soak right after you drop them in the water. Leave them floating a few hours to
allow water to penetrate the shell . After a few hours, come back to it and use your finger tips to carefully
push them down.
- Check them every now and then to make sure that they are soaked in the bottom.
NOTE: This process will let the water or moist penetrate the shell which will trigger it to crack and germinate. The process is complete when you see the shell cracks and a tiny root appears.
- Fold a thick paper towel which is free from perfumes and dyes and position it on top of the plate.
- Pour the seeds and the water content in the cup of water into the paper towel. Make sure that the seeds have enough
space in between. Fold the paper towel to cover the seeds.
- Leave it in a warm, dark room area and let it set until they open. Check it every 5 to 12 hours to make sure that they
are kept moistened. Use a water spray to keep them wet.
- Do not give up as seeds may take up to 7 days to germinate. Each strains differ.
- Do not use any type of plastic bag or any other method not included in this guide as it will void the 80% germination
guarantee on our seeds.
- Once you see new taproot which is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch then the germination is complete. Now is the time for you to
transfer your newly germinated sprouts into dirt or rock wool cubes with the taproot facing down.
Reminder: Most cannabis seeds germinate within 1 to 2 days while others may take up to 7 days. This happens depending on how thick their shells are. Each strain differs in their characteristics including the thickness of their shells. Please be patient.
Here are some of the reasons why they fail to germinate:
1. They won’t germinate if you let the seeds to sit on the cup of water for too long.
2. You let the paper towel to become too dry or too wet.
3. They are exposed to extreme temperature.
4. You used tap water instead of distilled water.
If your seeds fail to germinate, then you can try this as a last resort. Drop them back to the cup of water and wait until you see them crack and show the taproots. Sometimes, the shell are too thick for moist to penetrate. Once you see the taproots, transfer them into the paper towel.
We always test our seeds for germination because we want to make sure that all our customers will only receive cannabis seeds with high germination rate. If you follow the germination method above, then we can guarantee you with at least 80% success rate.
We won’t honor the germination guarantee if:
1. You planted them direct to soil.
2. You did not follow our germination method and used other methods like soil, rockwool and kits.
Your success is of great importance to us that’s why we would like to hear from you if you have germination guarantee issues. You may contact us via phone, chat and email any time.