Your growing pots will need to be placed in a damp climate that is within the temperature range listed under our golden rules. After 4–10 days, you should see a young seedling sprout, while the roots will have begun to develop underneath the soil. The entire plant and its soil can now be transferred to a larger pot, where normal growing routines should start.
Planting directly into your growing medium prevents having to move seeds when they are at their most fragile. That first root tip is covered with microscopic filaments that are easily damaged. Given that both a cup full of water and moist paper towels are more prone to temperature fluctuations from their environment, planting in soil is a much safer option.
There is, of course, a far simpler way to germinate seeds. Ideal for beginners, the feminized starter kit by Royal Queen Seeds has everything you need to kick-start your next cannabis project.
WET KITCHEN TOWEL METHOD
• The ideal temperature is between 22° and 25°C (71–77°F)
• Your growing environment should be damp/moist, but never wet
• Relative humidity range should be between 70% and 90%
• Seeds favour fluorescent lighting (Cool White code 33)
• Minimise the amount of seed handling you do
• In hydroponic/rockwool plugs, the ideal PH value is 5.8–6.2
To avoid disappointment, seeds that have a darker colouration stand a better chance of germinating, while pale green or white seeds are likely to fail. Even if dark seeds look slightly damaged, they should be planted anyway. There is a good chance they will still germinate, even if the outer shell is somewhat crushed.
Probably one of the most common methods of germination. The kitchen towel method comes in several iterations. Some growers use cotton wool pads or absorbent pieces of paper. For this guide, we will be using kitchen towel as it is readily available and holds moisture relatively well.
The Royal Queen Seeds Feminized Starter Kit contains:
I grow autoflowers, sometimes a seedling will pop high, a trick is to take 2 bread ties and burn off the plastic about halfway up one end, insert the metal tie away from seedlind, bend the tie towards the seedling, make a loupe and wrap arond seedling, this will hold seedling in place untill it’s mainstem is able to support itself on it’s own, works everytime, you can allso take a plastic sraw and cut a slit in it like a little cast, but the bread tie method works best, have been running autos for allmost 10 years!
First time grower here. I didnt germinate I just put them in soil. Do I need to put light on them or just grow till till I can see them a little and then put light??
My sprouts are about 2 1/2 – 3 inches tall. They have produced the first and second smooth leaves, as well as the first serrated leaves. They also have the second, tiny serrated leaves coming out. But the initial leaves have turned slightly yellow. I’m concerned that I am, perhaps, overwatering? Any suggestions will be welcomed. (Thanks for the suggestion for moving air. I will try that to strengthen the stems because they will go outside once the threat of frost has passed.)
You should make a YouTube video demo ?
Seedlings intended for outdoor growing should be kept by a sunny window for the first week or two after emerging from the soil.
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience.