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germinating cannabis seeds with rapid start

Water your seeding in the Rapid Rooters until you see a root coming out the bottom. Keep Rapid Rooters moist but not wet. During this time, give seedlings bright filtered light. A CFL or LED light bulb kept several inches away works well. I’ve left mine on the kitchen table next to a sunny window, and that’s also worked fine for me as long as it doesn’t get too hot.

We have a cannabis seedling germination page that includes everything you need to know about all the different germination methods, but this tutorial is different. In this tutorial, I’m going to share exactly how I do my seeds from beginning to end. Just follow these instructions and you’ll end up with healthy, fast-growing plants that germinate in just a few days. It’s basically fail-proof.

Make sure to always keep the Rapid Rooter moist but not soaking wet and give plain water.

2.) Prepare Your Soil or Coco Containers

Sometimes a “film” from inside the shell gets stuck on the leaves. If that happens, try putting a drop of water on the film a few times a day to soften it. If the seedling doesn’t push it off on its own, hold the stem between your fingers (so it doesn’t pull at the root) and use tweezers to gently tug at the membrane and release the leaves.

Add another plate on top to keep the paper towels from drying out. Make sure now paper towel is sticking out the sides.

If your growing medium takes longer than 3 days for the top inch to dry, it means the soil is staying wet too long, and plant roots aren’t getting enough oxygen. It also puts your plants at risk of getting fungus gnats . Try giving less water at a time until the plant is drinking more. It’s possible you may have a problem with drainage in your medium ( what is good soil? ) or there are no drainage holes so extra water can’t come out the bottom of the container. Always remove any runoff water instead of letting the plant sit in it.

Some growers like to put seedlings in solo cups and then into their final container. When done right this can increase the rate of growth by providing more oxygen to the plant’s roots. If you go that route, I recommend paper cups as they’re not as bad for the environment.

Now they are ready for the next step transferring into a medium or paper towel.

Paper Towel (3 sheets ) and a Ziplock bag this is pretty self-explanatory

Paper Towel Method

A short video on using soil for germination,

Rock wool Cubes are great inexpensive starter medium and come in many sizes.

Not all is needed depending on the method you choose

Together, we can add to this multi-millennia relationship and play a part in the beautiful history of cannabis.
When growing from seed, you have control over every aspect of the product you produce. You can pick flavors and effects that you enjoy, making your strain selections unique and personal.

6. Carefully place each germinated cannabis seed inside the hole of its own Rapid Rooter, taproot down. Tear off a small piece of rapid rooter to cover the hole on top of the seed for moisture retention and some resistance. This will allow the seedling to become strong before surfacing. Splash the seeded rapid rooters with plain water one more time before leaving them under a gentle light source such as a T-5 (4).

Before Germination

When you set out to germinate your cannabis seeds, you must understand and replicate the natural systems and environments that help seeds flourish. In nature, annual plants (such as cannabis) create seeds because the plants are dying and will need to preserve their genetics during the harsh months to come. These seeds must be hearty enough to withstand cold, heat, drought, animal digestion, insects, and many other types of adversity. Seeds typically undergo germination when conditions are warm with rainy, creating a moist environment.

2. Carefully put your cannabis seeds in the shot glass of water (1).

There are various methods of germinating cannabis seeds and, although there are many paths to the same goal, we have found that the method described below is the best way to germinate cannabis seeds.