GET HIGH QUALITY SEEDS
The seeds of any plant in general are delicate and can be easily affected by the surrounding conditions, humidity and temperature play a fundamental role.
There are specific boxes for the germination of cannabis seeds, surely mild temperatures help germination. In this regard, there are mats that can heat the soil to promote germination.
The seeds must be of guaranteed quality and adapted to the cultivation you intend to do, so it is important to know at the time of purchase if you are going to grow indoors rather than outdoors.
The cost and the labor, therefore the time invested, are the same for a seed of excellent and bad quality, the only thing that really changes is the final result.
Quality seeds come in different colors depending on the origin of the plant, but are generally brindle and not necessarily large. Hemp seeds that are given to birds are larger than those used to grow marijuana, although still very similar. Seeds that have not ripened well have a greenish hue and tend to break with light finger pressure. These are to be avoided.
CANNABIS SEEDS GERMINATION
We can sow directly into the ground and water while waiting for them to sprout on their own, although is not the optimal method.
The advice is to put the seeds in a glass of warm water. The next day the seeds will sink (those that remain on the surface are very unlikely to germinate).
After a few days, the healthy seeds will open and reveal a white tip, which is the root that begin to appear.
This is the best time to transfer them to the chosen soil, directly in pots or even better in the seed germinator. Seeds can be laid down and gently covered with a little soil. The aim will be to keep the soil moist but not wet.
If you are using a germinator with a lid and small vents, just spray a little water on the lid to make sure the system never dries completely. A drip system in case you choose to plant in pots or greenhouses is a good system if you adjust it to the right point.
Another way to get them open is to put the seeds on a paper towel in a plate, lay another napkin on top and water it gently, keeping it moist. Seeds don’t need to receive light until they sprout. From that moment it will be indispensable.
The ideal substrate is a fairly light mix that allows for good drainage but can also keep itself moist enough.
There are degradable peat pots for example that are placed directly in the final container as soon as the roots begin to cross its walls. They are very practical, but any small plastic container with drainage holes can work just as well.Jump Start Germination Station w/ Heat Mat, tray, 72 cell pack, 2 inch dome
Unfortunately we cannot know the sex of a plant until the flowers appear, which happens when the process is already in an advanced stage. On the market there are feminized seeds which however cannot give 100% certainty.
Some indoor growers choose to darken a single bud of their plant to simulate a shortening of the days to force flowering and find out the sex of the plant. In any case, this attempt must be made when the plant has developed numerous stems and branches.
Seeds are ready to be sowed as soon as they are harvested, but they can also be kept for a few years if kept dry and away from light or heat sources, possibly under vacuum. The age of the seed clearly affects its ability to germinate progressively which will decrease over time.HDI Root Riot 50 Cube Tray plant starter cubes for cuttings and seeds for soil or hydroponics