If the seedling has already lost the shell, place the leaves close to the top. These seedlings often grow the fastest.
Seeds typically germinate in 1-3 days!
If you don’t see any progress and leaves still seem trapped after a day or two, you may need to remove the shell to release the leaves contained inside. If leaves can’t break free and see the light, the seedling may die.
5.) Put 2nd Plate on Top
The seedlings are ready to go in plant containers once they’ve spread out their first set of serrated leaves (to about the width of the Rapid Rooter)
You don’t want to load your plate up with tons of paper towels, but it’s nice to have several sheets so they can hold plenty of water. If necessary, fold or cut the paper towels to size so everything fits completely inside the plate. If a paper towel is sticking outside the plates, everything will dry out quickly.
Plug in your seedling heat mat. It should warm up quickly. I’ve put the plates directly on the mat before, which worked well, but sometimes I worry my little weed seedlings may get too hot with the plate directly on the mat. Since I already have a Rapid Rooter tray for later, I place it between the mat and the plate. Feel free to use something else like a book or towel. The basic idea is to put some space between the heating mat and the plate so the plate still gets warm but the extra air space keeps the heat nice and even.
Cheap paper towels (don’t use the expensive cloth-like ones!)
In the first step you need to soak the cannabis seeds in clean water for around 12 – 24 hours. A small glass or container would be perfect. When you first put the seeds in the water, you will notice that they float on top of the water. After a few hours the seeds will slowly drop to the bottom.
Marijuana seeds germination best practices
Below is a list of the things needed to get the best germination rates for your marijuana seeds.
Be gentle – Always be gentle with new seedlings. Do not touch the white taproot they produce. It is very fragile in the early stages of its life. Always be gentle with planted roots south africa.