planting cannabis seeds in soil

Autoflowers can be started in early spring and will flower during the longest days of summer, taking advantage of high quality light to get bigger yields. Or, if you get a late start in the growing season, you can start autoflowers in May or June and harvest in the fall.

With cloning, you don’t have to get new seeds every time you want to grow another plant—you just take a cutting of the old plant—and you don’t have to germinate seeds or sex them out and get rid of the males.

Tips for growing autoflower marijuana seeds

Cannabis can be either male or female—also called “dioecious”—but only females produce the buds we all know and love. For reproduction, males have pollen sacs and pollinate females, causing female flowers to produce seeds.

Seeds for these varieties are now widely available online and through dispensaries. It should be noted, however, that any plant grown from these seeds is not guaranteed to produce high levels of CBD, as it takes many years to create a seed line that produces consistent results. A grower looking to produce cannabis with a certain THC to CBD ratio will need to grow from a tested and proven clone or seed.

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There are a few indicators that will give you a sense of whether the seed is worth germinating.

Planting cannabis seeds in soil

I recommend Rapid Rooters as these starter cubes work great for cannabis seeds and can be used in any growing medium including hydroponics, soil, or coco coir. Other starter cubes include Jiffy Peat Pellets, and Rockwool cubes.

Wait! My seed is growing upside down with the roots up; what do I do?

Germination Method 4: Soak Marijuana Seeds in Water Overnight

Next, the cannabis plant will start making 5-finger leaves

After 24 hours, I recommend putting any still-ungerminated seeds in a warm, moist place to finish germinating.

How to Plant Your Germinated Cannabis Seeds

Protect yourself! Always use a mask, goggles and gloves when working with Rockwool.