Everything You Need to Know About Germinating Marijuana Seeds

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Growing marijuana is a smart decision if you are a regular marijuana user. It’s really not that difficult, we assure you. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can handle growing a marijuana plant, be it indoors or outdoors. Growers Choice Seeds has top-notch, high-quality marijuana seeds available to be delivered to you. If you are new to growing marijuana from seed, you will need to learn a thing or two. Don’t worry, it’s worth it. Think of how much money you will save buying marijuana seeds and growing your own plants. The bang for your buck is amazing! That is if you handle the growing process properly. We at Growers Choice Seeds want to provide you with great seeds for popular strains. We also want to provide you with some insight on how to handle growing your own marijuana if you are new to it. A key part of that process? Germinating marijuana seeds. What are germinating marijuana seeds, and how should you do it? Let’s talk about this vital aspect of successfully growing, cultivating, and harvesting your marijuana plants.

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What does germinating marijuana seeds mean?

We sell you marijuana seeds. What’s the first step of turning them from seeds into plants? Germination. Germinating marijuana seeds means getting them to sprout. That’s what germination is. “Germination” is akin to “sprouting.” When your marijuana seed splits open and starts to sprout, that means it has germinated. That sprout will, in time, become your marijuana plant. This is the first step of going from seed to plant. You can’t enjoy the fruits of your labor without going through the process of germinating marijuana seeds. As such, it is important to know how to germinate your marijuana seeds. There are several ways to do it. Some involve buying specific germination products. If you want to do that, it is your prerogative. However, germinating marijuana seeds doesn’t mean buying some unitasking apparatus. It’s a delicate process, but a simple one.

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What is the most popular way of germinating marijuana seeds?

There are two primary ways in which people tend to go about germinating marijuana seeds. Perhaps the simplest way is just going ahead and doing it in some soil. This has to be soil you would consider being part of your growing medium, as once the seeds go into the soil, you will not be removing them. That’s the whole point of germinating marijuana seeds in soil. It means not having to move delicate, fragile marijuana seeds and sprouts once germination occurs. You take your soil and make a very shallow hole. We’re talking a handful of millimeters. Basically, just enough to be able to cover the seed. You will need to soak the soil with water, but make sure it is damp, not sopping wet. Place your seed in that hole, and then cover it loosely. Loosely is key here. When your seed germinates, it will need to poke out of the soil. Once your seed has germinated, you move the seed and sprout, still in the soil, to the pot you will be growing your marijuana plant in. Yes, germinating marijuana seeds can be that simple. The concern of this method is the soil. If the soil isn’t right, your seed will struggle to germinate. Of course, if soil is your growing medium, you are going to need proper soil for the growing portion as well. At the home point, if you are using soil in your grow, your soil quality matters.

What’s another method of germinating marijuana seeds?

Don’t want to use soil? Here is another exceedingly-simple method of germinating marijuana seeds. Take one plate. Dampen some paper towels – again damp, not wet – and place them on the paper towels. Place your seeds on the paper towel, making sure to give them some space. Then, take another couple of damp paper towels and place them on top of the seeds. Cover it all with another plate and set your seeds aside to germinate. If the paper towels dry out at any point in the germination process, moisten them again. This method allows you to keep an eye on your germinating marijuana seeds. When they are down in the soil, you can’t inspect them. On the paper towels, you can. Plus, you can germinate multiple marijuana seeds at once in one place. If you are germinating marijuana seeds in soil, you need a bunch of different bits of soil for that. There is also less potential mess with this method. So why doesn’t everybody germinate their marijuana seeds this way? Because once your seeds do germinate, you will need to move them into the soil for growing, if you are using soil as your growing medium. Wherever you move your seeds, you are going to be moving delicate seeds and sprouts. This is careful business. We recommend using tweezers. However, if you trust yourself with delicate material, germinating marijuana seeds this way makes sense.

After germinating marijuana seeds, what’s next?

It usually takes four to 10 days for your marijuana seeds to germinate. If they haven’t germinated in two weeks, they likely won’t. After your seeds do germinate, get them into their growing medium, and then it’s time to water, get light on them, perhaps top them, and so on and so forth. By starting with Growers Choice’s seeds, though, you have started from a position of strength. All of our seeds are fully feminized. That means they only grow female marijuana plants, the ones with THC-rich buds. We also lab-test and hand-select all our seeds. Since we are talking about germinating marijuana seeds, we should mention the germination guarantee that Growers Choice Seeds offers. If at least 90 percent of the seeds in your order don’t germinate, we will replace them. Hey, that’s one less thing to worry about. Now that is have learned the ins and outs of germinating marijuana seeds, you can buy seeds for popular marijuana strains including:

  • Sour Diesel
  • White Widow
  • Super Silver Haze
  • Critical Purple
  • Skunk No. 1
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