For the best results, you need a precise understanding of how to get started growing your marijuana plant. Choosing Jiffy Pellets as your initial medium is probably the best way to go. Outside of this option, coir is your next best alternative to Jiffy pellets. But first, let’s discuss how a marijuana plant grows.
You don’t need to buy a Jiffy pellet tray to germinate your seeds. You can also place a jiffy pellet in a paper cup. However, if you go this route, make sure you leave plenty of room for the roots to grow by not planting your seed too deep.
How to Sprout Marijuana Seeds
The plant will also have an easier time ‘breaking its shell’ compared to when it is in a soil medium. For this method, water daily while checking the temperature, ensuring that it is around 65° F.
Jiffy pellets come in diameters of 24 mm, 33 mm, 41 mm, and 70 mm. The sizes vary to cater to the various needs of different seedlings. The larger Jiffy pellet sizes are convenient to handle and are ideal for marijuana.
Coir also repels insects and is reusable.
Instead, we need to slowly pour 1 cup of water over them. Then wait several minutes until they expand.
Take one of your seeds and put it about .5″ deep in the pellet. It does not matter which way the seed is turned. Cover it with some of the top soil.
You should NOT soak the jiffy pellets. They will become too wet and if you squeeze them out they can become unstable.
Once the seeds have broken through the soil, they will need to be placed on either a 24/0 or 16/8 light schedule to start the germination phase.
My favorite way to germinate marijuana seeds is with jiffy pellets. I currently have a 100% germination rate using jiffy pellets!