Many marijuana growers start autoflowers early in the season, and at a different time than a regular crop, so keep the season and climate in mind when growing and harvesting—your plants still need warmth to grow, and rain can give them bud rot. Consider growing in a greenhouse to protect them.
Marijuana seeds can be acquired from an array of sources and can vary in quality. For more info on how to buy marijuana seeds, check out our Guide to buying cannabis seeds.
But sometimes you get lucky and find a mature seed in some really nice herb. Strains like the legendary Chemdog wouldn’t be possible without adventurous smokers planting and proliferating the seeds they found in a bag of kind bud.
You can also minimize headaches and avoid the hassle of seed germination and sexing plants by starting with clones.
Sexing marijuana plants can be a time-consuming process, and if you don’t catch males, there is a risk that even one males can pollinate your entire crop, causing all of your female weed plants to produce seeds.
Lastly, cover everything with the second plate, upside down, to form a ‘clam-shell’ shape – this will create the dark, moist environment necessary for germination.
Check the seeds every day to ensure that the tissue does not dry out. Spray the tissues with water if necessary.
Step 2. Germination – How to germinate cannabis seeds
Cannabis seedlings usually emerge from the growing medium 24 to 72 hours after the germinated seeds are planted.
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Line the bottom of the first plate with a few layers of wet tissue and drain any excess water from the plate.
When growing cannabis plants in a container, you have to choose the size of your pot.
You’re trying to give young plants a very small dose of nutrients at first. However, even with young marijuana seedlings, the pH of your water and growing medium is important. Some growers get lucky and happen to have water with the right pH, but if you’re noticing deficiencies and problems with your seedlings, definitely take the time to understand about marijuana root pH and how it affects the plant’s overall health.
Your cannabis seedlings and clones will definitely survive in a bigger container; they just won’t grow as fast for the first few days or weeks because they aren’t getting as much oxygen.
Your Cannabis Seedling’s First Few Weeks
This is one of the easiest germination methods and doesn’t leave a lot of room for error. Cannabis seeds and clones can be expensive, and sometimes we have genetics we just can’t afford to lose. When that’s the case, germinate your cannabis with one of the following recommended options to ensure as close to 100% germination rate as possible.
Poke holes in the bottom of your cup so water can drain out easily!
One of the advantages of starting young plants in a big container is you won’t have to transfer them to bigger containers as they get older.
Day 7 from seed