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drying cannabis seeds

Hello all I pollinated my blue mystic with some awesome indica bud I smoked had a few seeds from the smoke. Anyway I pollinated about 4 weeks ago and yesterday I took a peak and saw one seed just sitting there and another one about to pop out so I took these two letting one dry now and then I put the other into a wet paper towel. So my question here is do I have to dry seeds before planting? Or can I harvest them off the lady and put them right into germination? This is my first time breeding and I’m not really sure, couldn’t find the answer on the search as well.

Oh the seeds are dark and hard, they have
markings on them but not really distinct

Cannabis seeds have three main enemies:

If, for example, you live in an area with very warm daytime temperatures and cool nights, try to protect your seeds from these changes and don’t store them outside in a shed or garage.

IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR CANNABIS SEEDS

In a last attempt to germinate your seeds, creating a small cut in the seed’s shell may help. However, this is no miracle cure, and you’ll need to be careful to avoid damaging the inside of your seed.

Remember, modern fridges are very dry. It’s super important your seeds aren’t directly exposed to these conditions, as the lack of humidity can cause them to use up their nutrient stores just to stay alive.

Ideally, you want to store your seeds in a cool, dark, and dry place. Whenever possible, keep your seeds in their original packaging. At Royal Queen Seeds, we’ve specially designed our packaging to protect our seeds until you’re ready to plant them.

Get the answers to 9 of the most frequently asked questions about drying and curing cannabis.

Ahhh, harvest time. After watching your ladies grow and flower, it’s finally time to collect your hard-earned buds. But before you can enjoy a toke of some homegrown Kush, you’ll need to dry and cure your freshly harvested weed. Below, we’ll share our answers to some frequently asked questions on the drying and curing process, so you can maximise the flavour and potency of your stash.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DRYING AND CURING?

By placing individual buds on a drying rack—or hanging entire branches in a drying room—you’ll reduce the water content of your buds by 10–15%. This process removes water from the outer layers of each flower, but you’ll need to cure your stash to rid moisture from deeper within the buds.

Drying, as the name suggests, involves drying fresh buds so they contain less moisture and can be smoked or vaporized properly. Curing, on the other hand, involves storing your buds in closed containers over a period of at least two weeks. This helps develop the flavour and aroma of your buds as they mature.

The process of growing cannabis does not stop at harvest time. Properly drying and curing your fresh cannabis stash is paramount to prevent mould contamination from taking place. These procedures will also result in buds that taste better and offer a superior high.