Cannabis Seeds FAQ - How Do I Germinate A Seed?

While it may seem obvious at first, this is perhaps one of the most difficult parts of cultivating cannabis since the seedling is really susceptible to major changes in temperature and humidity and could react to these changes as severely as dying. 

With how do I germinate a seed answered, the question now is how do I improve my chances?

In order to assure a successful germination, the most important elements are warmth and moisture. You can germinate with moist cotton between two saucers in a warm and dark place like a cupboard, or alternatively, you can use Jiffy Plugs as an easy alternative, just saturate them in water until they swell, then pierce a 2cm hole on the top and insert your seed.

Squeeze the excess from the plug then place it somewhere warm, in a couple of days the seed will germinate and once you see a root grow off the bottom, you can transplant it to a pot (without having to take the seedling out of the plug).

Alternately, you can also transplant it into a Jiffy Pot for it to keep on growing and then plant the jiffy into the final pot you are planning on using, reducing the stress from transplant and need to use rooting aids since the root will grow out of the bio-degradable pot and into the soil.

You might also find our FAQ Submission How Big Will My Plant Get? useful