Seed Sprouting Goal
- Cannabis seeds are expensive. Every seed is worth $10 or more just to purchase them.
- Every seed counts, if a seed wilts or doesn’t pop your chance for elite does also.
- Each seed has potential do not waste your potential future clone only strain.
- The beginning root structure sets the stage for fast flowering production
- It is most important to develop a seed germinating routine that works.
- Planting weed seeds is easy, cloning is way harder but you can always take another cut, once a seed is gone its gone.
- Keep reading to learn fool proof way how to sprout my Cookie seeds.
- Small 4 inch pots, the pots you get vegetable starts in at your local gardening store.
- Low Nutrient Potting Soil – Happy frog, peat, or coco mix. are great examples.
- Rapid Rooter, or Root Riots. Jiffy peat pellets work but not near as good.
- Plant Identification tags, keeping your seedlings identified is super important for genetic preservation.
- Heat mat and seedling tray with a thermostat to control it.
- Spray Bottle or watering can to keep moist
Different Germination Methods
Germinating seeds in soil
- Need ground to be warm, Northern climates should start indoors or after frost. Cold wet conditions cause disease and death.
Shot Glass germination
- Same problems as paper towel method.
Paper towel method of starting seeds
- Germinating seeds paper towel is as old as the word reefer. This method has killed many elite genetics.
- info. Hemp towels are not needed any paper towel will do. The seedling toilet paper method has been around for a long time and many elite genetics have been lost due this outdated practice.
Soaking Seeds before planting
Jiffy Pete pellets
- These work but can cause seeds to soften and die. Bacteria attacks.
Compressed starter cubes
- Root Riot, rapid rooters – Preferred Method
Best Seed Sprouting Method – RECOMMENDED
Rapid Rooters make sprouting seeds a fool proof method. I will explain each step below in easy to follow directions. Never lose a valuable cannabis seed again.
- Rapid Rooters are my preferred method of seed germinating
- 4 inch starter Pots filled with potting soil with the Rapid Rooter buried in the soil.
- Spread the Rapid Rooter apart, so you may drop the seed in.
- Do not push into the hole. This is not a huge deal but we are going for fool proof.
- Because of how a seed grows you want the pointy end of the seed to point down, so it releases the shell when it pushes out of your seed hole.
- Seeds not germinating are usually due to low temperatures. Life needs warmth to thrive.
How Many Seeds to Plant
- My seed germination tests have show 90% of all seeds are germinating.
- Testing all shows a 50/50 percentage of male to female.
- SO with this seed germination data points we need
- 10 seeds with 90% germination = 9 viable cannabis planst
- 9 plants with 50% male = 4.5 male plants
- 9 plants with 50% FEMALE = 4.5 Female Plants
- My Data shows you get 4 females out of every 10 cannabis seeds you germinate.
- PLan Accordingly.
How long does germination take.
- Sprouting Marijuana seeds take 7 days in perfect conditions.
- If it is cold (below 70) it will take those same seeds 14 days. Risking dampening off.
- Perfect conditions are warm (75) and wet consistently.