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How to Germinate Marijuana Seeds

How to Germinate Marijuana Seeds

Soak your seeds in bottled spring water at room temperature.

  • Start a timer and let the seeds soak for 14 to 18 hours, but not more, to avoid killing the seeds.
  • REMINDER: You can proceed to the next step regardless of whether the seeds are still floating or whole after soaking. This is crucial to keep in mind. 

On a ceramic dinner plate, place two paper towels that are thick.

Fold the paper towels over the seeds like a burrito after pouring the water and seeds onto them.

  • Do not cover the plate with anything and remove any extra water.
  • The seeds need warmth, moisture and oxygen to grow well.

A room that is warm, dark and well-ventilated with a temperature of 75 to 80 Fahrenheit is where you should put the plate. Keep the paper towel moist regularly to provide enough moisture for the seeds. The seeds should not be submerged in water.

  • Don’t put them in small, closed spaces like cupboards or drawers that can hinder their sprouting. The seeds require oxygen for successful germination.

When the seeds have a taproot that is 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch long and have split open, move them to normal soil.

*Each strain may take from 2 to 7 days to split open.*

For optimal storage up to two years, keep the seeds in a dark and cool place, such as a basement or garage. The seeds should be in a glass jar with a tight lid and at 41 to 45 Fahrenheit.


A new medium like soil is suitable for your seedling when its taproot reaches 1/2 inch (2 cm). Avoid adding any nutrients or fertilizers for the first three weeks because the seedlings are very sensitive and vulnerable at this stage

Dig a small hole in the soil with your finger and put the seedling in it with the taproot pointing down. Cover it with soil and give it a light source, either natural or artificial. Water the soil lightly and let the seedling grow by itself.

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