But if the seed you found looks decent, you might as well germinate it and see what sprouts.
Viable or not, there’s only one sure way to find out if a bagseed will grow. If you’re simply curious to learn and not as concerned with the overall outcome, you can plant a couple of bagseeds outside and see what happens.
Because they grow and flower quicker, growers can fit in multiple autoflower cannabis harvests into the span of one regular harvest.
Is the seed viable?
It’s important to keep the delicate seed sterile, so don’t touch the seed or taproot as it begins to split.
A seed has germinated once the seed splits and a single sprout appears. The sprout is the taproot, which will become the main stem of the plant, and seeing it is a sign of successful germination.
Cannabis plant sex organs appear on nodes, the points where branches grow off from the main stalk.
This is the beauty of seeds—often, you can tell which plants or genetics will thrive right from the get-go. This will help you determine which plants you want to take cuttings from for clones or for breeding if you want to create a seed bank of your own.
A few days later after being transplanted to a new container, the plant is healthy and growing strong. At this point it's a little under 3 weeks from separation of its "twin" 🙂
It grew so fast it ended up getting rootbound in just two weeks!
In this case, I decided to kill the smaller sprout, but you can also gently and carefully separate the two seedlings and transplant one into a new home.
If you grow two seedlings together in one container, their roots will become entwined and one plant will usually dominate, stunting the other one. But if you give each plant their own home, they can both thrive!
From this grower, “When I got the seed it looked really deformed.”
In this case, the grower decided to save both!
After the seedlings grow out, you have a tough choice: Separate them or pick one to keep!