How to Germinate Marijuana Seeds

How to Germinate Marijuana Seeds

So your plot is ready for planting. You now have two choices; you can either sow the seeds directly into the ground, or you can transplant pre-germinated plants that you have started off at home. Usually start these off in a dark place and then move the seedlings under lights or on a window ledge. Germinating them inside will give a much higher success rate. For more information on marijuana germination you should read the section on growing marijuana indoors.

For now let us assume that you will be planting seeds directly into the soil.

A good supply of water is crucial
Planting should take place early in the season, around April or May, after the last frost. Obviously the exact timing will depend on where you live – this is based on the Northern hemisphere i.e. in time for spring and summer. For the southern hemisphere such as Australia where spring commences on the 1st Of September you would look for any warm spell after that date. Marijuana plants will not tolerate frost so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Plant the seeds around 1.25cm (1/2”) deep into your prepared soil. Plant them sideways, we find this works well quite consistently. Make sure that they are well watered and will not dry out if there are some sunny days, make sure you keep them moist at all times. After approximately 48 hours you should start to see the first signs of the seed cracking open and the first shoots coming out. That’s how to germinate a marijuana seed!

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49 responses to “How to Germinate Marijuana Seeds

  1. First time grower here and I know very little about growing and I’ve been doin research and either things aren’t specific enough or it gives me mix information can somebody very expierienced in growing good bud outdoors please help me

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  2. To: gangaman
    Reggie and meds is just poorly grown marijuana. “chronic” or “loud” or whatever you want to call it is well, high quality grown marijuana.

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  3. ive been using Miracle Grow wich you can get at any local gardening shop for about 2years and it never fails me.

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  4. take 2 coffee saucers and put enough water in one to just float the seeds, then put seeds in and cover with the other saucer. Place somewhere in your home like a closet where there will be no light for about 5-10 days. You should see the seed split and sprout a white tail lookin thing(sprout). Pland (seed and all) sprout DOWN in 1/2 to 3/4 inch mirical grow and it should green up out the dirt in at least a week.

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  5. im something like a begginer grower i tried to grow out straight out of the ground about 3yrs ago wich made me 20 and very inexperienced
    my seeds sprouted bout six inch but i just couldnt keep my hands off of them i was too over pretective on them and killed them, but exactly three days ago i followed the growers instructions for indoors and i kid you not they sprouted exactly when they said so ill be doing more research on this site and follow the guide step by step so all im saying is search the site for the info that pertains to you and dont over do it and whatever you cant find then ask questions cuz some of you guys sound like you might not need to be growing
    its risky business and dont tell anyone your growing its not smart just a little fyi hope i have success from the site and hope you guys do too. DONT GET CAUGHT!!!!

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  6. ur seed is supposed to sink after about a day or so. then put it in a wet paper towel an put it some place dark and warm. wait until the root sprouts and is about 1 cm long. then stick it root down in some soil and wahla… beautiful marijuana plants

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  7. I had a few complications with my germination process.. My first is that my paper towel dried out after it was in the cup step thing. And i had another seed that was still floating in the cup and that accidently fell over and spilled everywhere. Everything seems to be going fine and the first one just sprouted and the second seed just sank.

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  8. after germanation can i plant in a 5g bucket and take it ouside in the morning in a shade spot with little sun then bck inside and feed it just water and do this for a few weeks till it gets big enough to plant in the ground and feed it organtic grow

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  9. but them in a warm dark place i did it to roughly 20 seeds yesterday and ten of them have about a 1 to 1.5 inch seedlings…. wet em up stick em in about a 65-75 degree dark place and give it a few days watch it and all that good jazz haha

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  10. i have found that if you use an egg carton to germinate the seeds they pop up really fast
    just half fill each hole in the egg carton with seedling potting mix press the seeds in pointy side facing up bout 1 cm dwn and keep the carton as wet as possible without saturating
    the seeds will pop up in 48 hrs and progress really quickly when its time to transplant them you can just plant them in their egg carton so when you transfer them you dont cause any stress to the plant
    the egg carton is biodegradeable so just transfer into good soil and my secret dont use chemicals to grow your crop use straight worm poo juice anyone with a worm farm will sell this.

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  11. Just drop a few seeds in a cup of water and leave it out by a window. After 24 hours push them into the water. If they float take em out. The ones that sink with start to sprout in about48 hours. Then just plant them in a small cup about a inch under the soil and soon as shit you will have your babies ready to transplant.:))

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  12. put them in a drawer in a shady but cool place,also make sure the seeds aren’t damaged in any way!
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  13. I need to know how much I should water the plants and how often. More I need to know is how long the plants will be in the sun and on the best way to grow is in a pot?

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  14. no sunlight at all and they started to sprout ? please get back to me asap

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  15. need tips an pruning please help

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  16. wen do i start taping my weed after jermanation

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  17. can any one help me all i need is to be explained it easyer ply like all the steps cuz we have 932 acers of corn in md and it going to get nice out soon and i want to grow so plz help

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  18. definitely only do 1 in a plastic cup at a time they will die if u dont

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  19. Cambell,I’ve lived in the”Emerald Triangle”,with many years experience. Save yourself time and trouble,plant in “Smart Pots”I usually use 65Gal. and fill them with a mixture of your soil and a good mix.Advantages your fertilizer goes to the roots not the ground and these bags are air pruning which keeps the roots balling up,when they hit the sides they spread out,and last YOU CAN MOVE THEM with little trouble.

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  20. do you put the seed on the wet paper towel then in the bag or is it IN the wet paper towel then in the bag…and after reading these im confused…which one works, on the window ledge or in the dark?? or do they both work?? please reply :/

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  21. Hey can ny1 help me outta here..
    i tried it for da 1st time nd thingz wr juzt good ..it started to grow about an 2 inch or somethin den aftr a few days ..everythin was gone nd i dnt knw why.
    plz juzt help me outa here

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  22. I just threw my seeds in a shot glass with water and they started sprouting like in a couple of days! I’m just nervous when its growing because i dont want it to die because my last one did. I dont know it was from the plant being done growing or i killed it so ill try again. Besides i found these seeds in a g i bought. C:

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  23. Honestly what I was told was to get a cup of warm water and place the seed in it and put it in me a dark place and leave it for 24 hours and come back if the seed sank it’s ready to be planted if it didn’t leave it for a few more hours I used miracle grow soil and my plant was at least a foot tall within 2 weeks

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  24. I live in ireland, im looking to know what types of seeds I would need and when its the best time to plant them?

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  25. Got to use the worm castings man, we produce them on a commercial scale just amazing what they do.

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  26. I always put seeds in rows on a paper towel and fold it so they don’t move. Wet the towel a bit and put them in a ziplock bag. Towel just needs to be moist. Then finally I put the baggy into a book. I used Harry potter for some extra magic..? Any way don’t press the book shut just close it gently and put it back on the shelf. Slight pressure is fine. Keep it dark and after about 4 days I checked it and outta about 30 seeds only about 5 hadn’t started growing. Some had really started growing good. They are in the dirt as of about an hour ago.

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  27. How long do seeds last I got some seeds last summer and I wanna plant them this summer will they be ok ??

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  28. the best way i get my seeds started is just to put them in a cup of water and but them in a dark place in let them stay there for about 3 or 4 days and they will bee at least a inch or to long
    then i just put good soil over them a little pile on each seed to let the root set then put them in a coffee tub and let them grow about a foot then you can plant them in the ground easy just cut the bottom off the coffee tub and a hole on each side of it then put it in the ground
    a big plant pot is the best thing to use if your going to grow it bye your house that way you dont got to worry about weed and itf off the ground so most bugs cant get to it just cut the coffe tub or whatever your uesing like i said then set the hole thing in your plant pot and i find its best to do right after it gets dark

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  29. I started germination 2 days ago and alredy have 1inch root form. What yu need is a tuperware with lid a spray bottle and papertowles … line the bottom with paper towel an spray tell moistall the way threw place seeds on paper towel.

    next take a paper towel and peal it in two so yu have 1 layer of the paper towel (very important to peal papertowle in two) place the layer of papertowel over seeds and spray once again tel moist put lid on the container and put it in a warm but dark place and yur.seeds.will yu open Quickly:) happy growing… enjoy your harvest :)420

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  30. put two seeds outside in a wet paper towel inside the bottom half of a plastic bottle, just wondering if they will sprout

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  31. I hope mine turns out good I would like to quit buying it my self and just grow it

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  32. Hay easy way is get a small container, fill the bottom with a cotton bud soaked in water place seed just inside it and put in a dark warm place. Make sure cotton stays wet dont let it dry out – give about 5-10 days and away you go, put in a small pot and water twice a day make sure it has good light :)

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  33. hey pearlyc put them in the paper towel like you said wet it leave it on the window ledge inside come back the next day if its dry make it damp make sure you put it under the brightest light you have on at night when you turn the lights off and go to bed leave it in the warmest room dont put it back on the ledge till the next morning within a week you should have cracked open seeds with sprouts coming out

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  34. I have put 4 seeds in a plastic container on top of a piece of tissue and then a piece of tissue on top the seeds have germinated what equipment do i need now to grow them in my shed ?

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  35. i got sum seeds and thinking bout planting soon, just wanted to know how long they keep for? like will the die if i leave it too long?

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  36. hey KOSMO. i did the same thing an got 12 seeds shooting on toile papper an now think there time to plant. some of mine have broke the shell too but if i put em in egg cartons with a bit of soil ova them do u think they b ok??? plz wb

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  37. I just started germinating today. I put two commercial seeds in a wet paper towel that I put into a sealed plastic bag. I put them in one of my droors in my room. I already tried to just plant them staraight into soil but it didn’t work.

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  38. how many seeds should i place in a plastic cup to start it off with..just one?

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  39. err, not effort. more like minimum interaction with the seed

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  40. I was just messing around seeing if i can get one to germinate. I had one seed inside a wet tissue and it started sprouting within 2 days, it broke free of its shell unfortunately ( I think?… maybe it’s supposed to do that) but is sprouting, I keep wetting the tissue to make sure it stays moist. Thinking about putting it in some soil in a shot glass (have a few close by) or something to see if it will sprout above the soil. If it does ill transplant it out side and see how it goes. Trying to maintain a minimum level of effort and see where it goes naturally, watering it of course.

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  41. Im trying to grow outdoors in a wooded area. Should I import soil from somewhere? And what color soil should we use?

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  42. This is gonna be my first time planting…I really hope they come out good cuz I’m just sick of buying the shit all the time, so I thought hey why not plant ur own? So I will let u know if they come out good

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  43. i heard that if you fill up a bottle cap or somthing that holds water and place one or two seeds in it and leave it in a dark place they start to open up germinate quicker. tried and tested with hemp seeds and it works :)

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  44. Now this is a stupid question but is this only pertaining to chronik ?? or can this be done with regies as well

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  45. @pearlyC….

    i did pretty much the same thing as you about a week ago, but mine were in a damn paper towel in a sealed plastic container. i did not however leave them exposed to outdoor light, also its the middle of winter where i am. they have grown enough already that i had to transplant them. 5/6 seeds germinated

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  46. yes straight in soil matey works every time for me only water once or twice how hot it is.

    Admin agrees. We hear half inch down into quality soil, keep them out of the weather and bang. Up they come.

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  47. mmmmm weeeeeeeed(:

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  48. i’ve put my seeds in a wet paper towel, in a bag, infront of my window… And its been a few weeks now and they are JUST barley starting to sprout.. not even! It’s already June 8th!! Am i to late?? And am i doing the right thing? :(

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  49. marijuana good

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