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Check once or twice a day to ensure that the paper towel never dries out. If you need to add water, make sure that you always drain out any standing water. Keep the seeds covered and at the correct temperature. They should sprout in a few days.

Germinating Cannabis Seeds Using Paper Towels
This is probably the most written about method, but that does not make it the best. It is easy and you won’t need any additional equipment, but it requires handling the delicate seedling.

Pros
easiest method
no transplanting required
no additional equipment required
Cons
lower success rate than other methods

Metal halide light is better for seedlings than HPS light, since they need cooler light with more blue light than red.

Using Peat Pellets With No Propagator (Or With A DIY Propagator)
If you are on a bit of a budget, you can forgo the propagator and just use peat pellets on their own. You could even make a DIY propagator by simply using some kind of plastic cover.

Once they have sprouted, they will need a lot of light — 18 hours a day, to be exact (though you could even give them 24 hours of light per day).

Whether using peat pellets or rapid rooters, this method ensures a high rate of success, but it does require the purchase of a propagator and the pellets or rapid rooters.

Regardless of where you get your seeds from, it is best to give them a slight (and delicate) inspection before planting. Most of the time, all seeds will germinate; however, poor-quality seeds will produce a weaker plant. Unfortunately, that is something you will not find out until well into the vegetative and flowering stages.

If you don’t like the idea of pre-soaking your soil, you can use a spray to moisten the holes before you plant each seed. With enough moisture surrounding your seeds, you can still encourage a root to develop.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IN CANNABIS SEEDS

Arguably one of the least effective methods, but it is still viable. Incredibly simple to facilitate, beginner growers may opt to germinate their seeds in a glass of water. Half-fill a glass or bowl with water that is approximately 22°C (71°F).

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 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.

Cannabis seedlings growing under lights should always be given a gentle breeze from an oscillating fan (a small household fan on the lowest setting is fine), as constant gentle movement will strengthen their stems significantly.

Ciao Susie il consiglio che ti do io x esperienza trentennale, pianta direttamente nel terreno, è più difficile ma dà risultati del 30% in più specie nella quantità. Allora metti il seme in acqua almeno 15 ore,dopo pianta il seme (anche a 23 centimetri sotto terra) innaffia bene e dopo ogni giorno inumidisci fino a quando non spunta la piantina, una volta germogliata io personalmente non la innaffio x almeno una settimana (dipende dalla temperatura esterna) ha lei i nutrienti x sopravivere almeno 10 giorni. E poi vedi se cresce più forte. Io faccio dei mostri di 6 metri

How much light for cannabis seedlings?

In general, seedlings intended for outdoor growing should be kept by a sunny window for the first week or two after emerging from the soil. When they have grown their second or third set of serrated leaves seedlings are usually hardy enough to flourish in direct sunlight.

With best wishes,

“When can cannabis seedlings be put under lights or in the sun?” is a common and sensible question that is often asked by novice cannabis enthusiasts after germinating seeds indoors under lights.