Proper marijuana care always starts with finding and growing the right seeds. Cannabis seeds can be expensive especially if you’re just a new comer in the field of marijuana. Make sure that you don’t waste money when you buy cannabis seeds by choosing the right ones. Germination is also an important step in growing a healthy cannabis plant. Although it may seem easy, a lot of growers start their cannabis farm wrong due to poor germination.
How to Choose Healthy Marijuana Seeds
When it comes to choosing a healthy marijuana seed, you need to know the right shape, color, and size.
First of all, healthy seeds are shaped like a teardrop. The size may vary but most of the healthy ones are around 1/8 of an inch in width and about 3/16 of an inch in width. White or green colored seeds usually do not germinate. Although some does, it’s always best to have a high percentage when it comes to seed germination. Choose seeds that have brown to dark brown in color. Normally, they provide better germination rates as compared to the white and green ones.
Proper Seed Germination
- It’s always better to germinate seeds on a moistened tissue to make sure that there’s a higher germination rate. Place tissue on one plate and put several seeds that are spaced properly. Cover with another tissue and moisten it with water. Now place another plate on top to provide a dark and moist environment for your marijuana seeds.
- Look for a place with a temperature of about 21 degrees Celsius. Make sure that it is not situated on an area with direct sunlight. Don’t forget to spray water on the tissue to prevent them from drying out. Usually, they will germinate within a few days. Unlike with most seeds, marijuana seeds can take up to ten to fourteen days before they open.
- Once your seeds are ready for potting, dig a hole that is twice the length of your seedlings. Make sure that the soil you put won’t block the seeds from sprouting out of the pot. You will find seedlings on your pot after 24 to 72 hours.