Use a spray bottle to moisten the paper towels and then store the cushioned seeds between two plates, under a face-down bowl, or gently place them in a plastic bag. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
When a seed enters an environment with enough moisture, it will increase in size and slowly break out of its shell. A seedling or germ forms from which roots will emerge, helping the baby plant absorb nutrients from the soil. Seeds naturally develop roots facing down and stems stretching upward, allowing the young cannabis plant to simultaneously feed off light and earth.
Germination itself is a crucial aspect of cannabis cultivation. The seed germination process is the foundation of every marijuana plant, and steps can be taken to boost successful popping. For example, some cultivators improve germination attempts by soaking seeds in 1% hydrogen peroxide or a compost tea for 12 hours beforehand to kill any dangerous pests.
The environment in which seeds germinate also plays a role in the outcome. While there are several different germination methods, each requires proper moisture, minimal handling, and warm springtime temperatures between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Monitor your soil every day and keep it moist. Within four to seven days, you should see tiny stems sprouting from the soil.
While many plants can be germinated in the ground, cannabis seeds are fragile enough that you should germinate them before planting.
When the seedling stems reach two to four inches in height, it’s time to transplant your cannabis into larger pots with more room for roots to spread down and out. After you’ve done this, you’ve successfully germinated your cannabis seeds into proper, young plants.
Unfortunately, these time-released chemicals can give your cannabis plant the wrong type of nutrients at the wrong time. And that spell disaster for your marijuana garden.
Some people call it soil; others call it dirt; however, irrespective of what you call it, it is a crucial component in healthy cannabis growth.
This is because the flowering stage is extremely delicate, and moving the marijuana plants from one soil to the next could cause stress in them, especially during such a delicate phase.
What Type Of Soil Is Best For Marijuana Growth?
So if you would like to optimize your soil for marijuana growth, you should ensure that you add, iron, zinc, manganese, and boron to your soil.
This type of cannabis naturally prefers more airy soil, light, and low levels of nutrients.
It is ideal for container and raised bed gardening. It instantly provides food to your plants and is also designed to provide a slow-release that can feed for up to three months.
Natural soil comes in three types: