So don’t discount bud because it has a seed or two in it. While not ideal, it could be the origins of the next great weed strain.
In commercial cannabis production, generally, growers will plant many seeds of one strain and choose the best plant. They will then take clones from that individual plant, which allows for consistent genetics for mass production.
Males will have round balls—these will develop into pollen sacs, which will release pollen into the air when mature.
Is a bagseed good or bad?
Cultivating males is important for breeders trying to cross new strains and genetics, but most people growing for buds will want to remove the males.
If cannabis is legal in your state, you can buy seeds or clones from a local dispensary, or online through various seed banks.
Immature seeds tend to be light in color and have a soft outer shell.
As mentioned above, you can skip the processing of sexing weed plants by growing with feminized seeds or clones.
Before you can be met with bountiful hauls of dank buds, there are several stages of cannabis growing that take precedence. Unless you can successfully germinate cannabis seeds, you won’t have a plant to harvest. Give your seeds the best possible start in life by reading our definitive guide to germination.
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.
THE ART OF GERMINATING CANNABIS SEEDS
• 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
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.
Before we jump straight into the germination methods, there are a couple of germination golden rules. For the best results, we recommend staying within these guidelines, no matter how you choose to germinate. That being said, of all the factors to consider, temperature is one of the most critical. Seeds will always seek out even the smallest amount of moisture, but they use temperature as a sign that they need to do so.
This article explains how to correctly germinate your cannabis seeds, covering everything from optimum temperatures, to potting your seedlings and transferring them outdoors (or inside under lights).
When the first few millimetres of root have emerged from a germinated seed, each one should then be carefully transferred to a small container of growing medium (soil, coco-fibre or rockwool).
Step 1. The setup – How to germinate cannabis seeds
Seeds should be placed on top of the tissue, allowing each seed as much space as possible.
Check the seeds every day to ensure that the tissue does not dry out. Spray the tissues with water if necessary.
Line the bottom of the first plate with a few layers of wet tissue and drain any excess water from the plate.