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planting cannabis seeds pointy end up

Looking closely at a cannabis seed, you’ll notice that it’s more or less oval-shaped, with one end that’s pointy, from which the primary “taproot” will emerge, and the other end with a small “crater”, known as the crown. When germinating seeds using a starter plug, jiffy, rockwool or direct soil planting, there’s a fair amount of confusion and conflicting information around how to plant the seed. The debate generally centers around “pointy side up or down”. Some people get so confused about which way is up that they just plant seeds on their side and let each seed decide for itself how to grow, while others pay little attention to seed orientation.

In nature, wild cannabis seeds surely have an innate intelligence that gives them the best chance of survival. So, logic tells us that the pointy, taproot end should dig itself in and end up facing down. But the other side of the argument says that the crown end is heavier, and so it ends up facing down, with the pointy end directed upward. The taproot then emerges from the point and will habitually curve downwards. So, according to this argument, you should plant your seed pointy side up into your preferred growing medium, in order to prevent it from having to spend extra energy on creating a second, downward-oriented curve. However, many experienced growers will disagree and tell you to simply plant seeds pointing down. With that said, truthfully, chances are good that your seed (assuming it’s of reliable quality) will germinate and develop adequately regardless of which direction you choose. This is because seeds have an instinctive ability, whichever way you plant them, to determine which way is up and which way is down, and their taproots will figure this out and grow accordingly.

I was just going to say. it will figure it out.

jesus christ just cause im new to the forums dont mean shit ok grumpy, has it ever occured to you that someone might have more experience than you, post count dont mean shit ok buddy, and im not trying to start an argument, aint worth my time,


Wow,and I thought I was grumpy. I stated facts. I never said squat about post count, which if you look through other posts of mine, you will see I say the same thing.Post count means nothing, but quality and accuracy does. Get your panties out of a bunch, and go smoke a bowl or something. I know there are others more experienced than myself, and you for that matter. But hey, if you want to think that you have done, seen, and know it all, then that’s cool, but if your going to say that your way is the only way, then get ready for a shit storm around this place.

the seed will grow down, if you wanna listen to me OP then good if not then your in for a WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE. But hey do whatever you want, or listen to the so-called elite with more posts hahahah,

the seed will grow down, if you wanna listen to me OP then good if not then your in for a WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE. But hey do whatever you want, or listen to the so-called elite with more posts hahahah,

A heated greenhouse is perfect for germinating seeds

For this reason, it is advisable to check every day to make sure the germination medium remains moist, especially if a heat source is used to achieve a higher temperature and therefore a better germination rate; the heat will cause the substrate to dry more quickly, something that must be kept in mind to avoid nasty surprises. In case of hydroponic cultivation it is always better to germinate in rock wool cubes, which of course must always remain moist.

By placing the seed in a moist culture medium, it begins a series of reactions that will lead to germination in a few hours or days. Whichever substrate we choose for germination, we must ensure that it never completely dries out, because as the seed stops absorbing moisture, it’s likely that the seed will cease its activity and never germinate. Cialis for Erectile Dysfunction

Temperature and humidity for germination

Cannabis seeds germinate correctly with relatively high temperature and humidity values. It will be necessary, especially during some seasons of the year, to use some source of heat to get a temperature of about 26-28ºC. For this purpose there are many options on the market, such as thermal cables or heated greenhouses. The latter are particularly interesting because they also provide the perfect high humidity environment for seed germination.

Tim 2021-05-17
Hi Sean, thanks for your comment. As long as the soil is neither too wet nor too dry, there shouldn’t be a problem with the seeds. They can take a few days to pop their heads up above the surface once they’re planted, the root needs to work its way downwards and find a solid hold to be able to push the seed head out of the soil. Speaking from personal experience, don’t be tempted to dig around looking for them as you’ll probably do more damage than good. The only times that seeds didn’t come up for me were the times I overwatered them, it’s crucial that they get enough air at this moment and too much water can lead to them rotting quickly. Of course, if they totally dry out then they’re not going to survive either. At this stage, I’d just recommend patience, good luck! Best wishes!

Although it may be tempting, germinating several seeds in the same container is not usually successful. In addition to the difficulty of correctly planting several seeds in the same pot, once they are born they will compete for the little space available for their roots. Having restricted root growth does not suit cannabis plants, which will grow more weakly and with greater internodal distance.

Another common mistake, in this case when germinating in kitchen paper or similar, is to let the seed germinate until the cotyledons appear. If we do this, then the subsequent transplant is very difficult, and it is very likely that we’ll damage the root in the attempt. Additionally, the longer the root is exposed to air and light, the more damage will result, so it is preferable to transplant it before this occurs.