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how to germinate hemp seeds

Store your seeds air tight and moisture free in your refrigerator till you’re ready to germinate. Most seeds should keep for 2-3 years. Powerful varieties and fresh seeds commonly germinate in 3-5 days. When seeds have been stored refrigerated it can take up to 7 days for them to sprout. Soak the seed in water for a few hours then place them between layers of moist tissue in a covered tray.

Follow these simple guidelines for a successful germination by using:

Patience "budding beginner". Check on your seeds frequently, as you should never let them dry out. Spray luke-warm distilled water on them as often as necessary to keep them moist. Your reward? A tiny white root breaking through the nut shell! From here you wait until the root is about 1-2 cm long before you give them there first taste of soil if you are growing them bio style. For more details on different growing mediums, see the article on page 112 of The Smokers Guide to Amsterdam!

Important: don’t ever use fertilizers or root stimulants while germinating and moisten the tissue paper, never soak it with too much water.

Now that the root is the right length, you should place it in the soil with the root pointing down, so that the seed shell is level with the soil surface. Gently cover it with soil taking care to not damage the seed. Fluorescent light or even indirect daylight is strong enough for the seeds to become a small plant. From there on, it’s easy to see why we call it weed; it wants to grow!

Both Enectaliana and Enectarol meet all standards for extraction biomass production, offering a much higher active principle content and a great exception among the varieties designed for biomass extraction.

It is from these varieties that we extract our hemp biomass.

Standards indicate that seeds should have a germination rate of 70 to 80%. Our seeds achieve a 95% germination rate.


We design our genetics according to the highest European quality standards and cultivate our cannabis plants according to strict guidelines based on precise cultivation techniques.

This is the moment in which the seed begins to germinate and pull out its first tiny roots.

Germinating seeds is the first step in growing cannabis plants. Germination is not an activity to be taken lightly; it is a delicate moment in which the seed is coming to life. There are some important factors that need to be considered and some methods that may be useful to be aware of. In this article we will try and take a look at everything you need to know about hemp seeds and their germination.

Whichever method of cultivation you have chosen, once they have sprouted and the roots have reached 4-5 centimetres, the seeds should soon be planted in larger pots, either directly in the target soil or in the hydroponic preparation you have made ready for them. During this step, it is obviously important that the roots are pointing downwards.