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How to remove the seed shell from a Cannabis seedling

When you plant a newly germinated seed into soil the hypocotyl (basically the stem) grows through soil and reaches for the light. As it pushes up through the soil the outer shell should detach, but sometimes it doesn’t and it gets stuck.

Why does the shell get stuck to the seedling?

Every Cannabis grower has had to deal with a seed’s shell getting stuck to the newly sprouted plant. It’s not a major issue, but if left too long it can cause damage to your young seedling.

In this guide I will explain how to remove the seeds outer shell from the seedling without causing any damage to the plant.

tho just about 3 weeks agao had an em tri tinity kush do this so i helped it its about a week behind the others

I use 2 toothpicks.

take it off slowly and carefully or it will die. I ad some slow germers and the thing was glued on and the plant was trying to grow inside. It would have died.

bigsteve

edit* i took the shell off of both of them. they both had inch long taps. then browned where the stem met the husk and underlying leaves. they are starting to look like they are trying to open up. really cant believe it.

just had 2 die from not burying deep enough. the shell got hard and leaves never shot out

the cotyledons were yellow but as soon as the light started to get at them they started producing energy and straightening up and unfolding and got green

first set of leaves start coming in then they really start producing their own energy