cannabis seeds growing guide

Within a week or so you should see a seedling begin to grow from the soil.

As mentioned above, you can skip the processing of sexing weed plants by growing with feminized seeds or clones.

You can also minimize headaches and avoid the hassle of seed germination and sexing plants by starting with clones.

Step 3

Germinating cannabis seeds doesn’t always go as planned. Some seeds will be duds. Others will be slow and take longer to sprout. But some will pop quickly and grow rapidly.

Check out Johanna’s full video series on how to grow weed on Leafly’s YouTube .

Transplanting germinated cannabis seeds

Also, buying from a reputable breeder or seed bank will give you a sense of what a particular strain will look and smell like, how it will grow, and how much it will yield at harvest.

For a seed to be viable, it must be mature enough to have a completely formed genetic blueprint, and it must be strong enough to germinate and pop through its hard casing and sprout its crucial taproot.

Cannabis seeds growing guide

Make sure to keep a close eye on your seedlings to ensure they don’t grow too close to the grow lights and burn themselves. Seedlings can grow fast, and many growers have been surprised to find plants have actually grown into the light overnight.

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6-10 gallon container

How to Plant Your Germinated Cannabis Seeds

If you plan on eventually putting your marijuana seedlings under high intensity grow lights (such as HPS or MH grow lights), you may want to start them out with less intense fluorescent grow lights or compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). Or just keep your high intensity grow lights several feet away at first, and slowly move lights closer as your seedlings gets older

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Germination Method 2: Plant marijuana seeds directly in growing medium

One of the advantages of starting young plants in a big container is you won’t have to transfer them to bigger containers as they get older.

Marijuana seeds need the following to get the best germination rates: