Cannabis seeds germinate quickly without much effort. Even so, several factors can influence the speed of germination. The ideal case is to get your seeds to germinate as quickly as attainable to avoid jeopardizing the flowing rate or making your plant vulnerable to fungal infections.
If you are looking for tips to get the maximum value out of your seeds by ensuring the best germination, you have come to the right place.
What are the tips that can improve the germination process?
While germination is a natural process, some specific tips and tricks can enhance the method and result in a higher quality Cannabis. These tips include:
Keep your medium damp
The germination process requires you to place your seeds on a damp medium to kickstart biological processes and breakthrough the seed casing. And this means that the medium you use to keep the bulbs hydrated must be moist at all times. However, providing hydration does not mean that you can soak the seeds in water; the best practice is to keep the bulbs on a wet paper towel and ensure that the towel remains damp at all times.
Keep seeds for germination for a limited time
Once the roots have developed, you must pay careful attention to the process and avoid leaving the Cannabis seeds out until the growth of cotyledons. You must ensure that the roots do not get exposed to excessive light and air. The ideal time to let the roots grow for about 2 cm before you transplant them.
Growing in soil
Germinating the seeds in soil is possible; however, you must avoid it if you are a beginner at planting Cannabis. The key to growing the seeds in soil is to avoid burying them too deep in the earth. And using soil as a medium for germinating is not the ideal option. The optimum choice for growing Cannabis is either paper sheets or peat plugs as they help regulate temperature.
Temperature for germination
Every plant grows in temperatures suitable for its growth, the same way Cannabis also has ideal temperatures. If the natural conditions are not favourable, you must use artificial radiation sources to provide the optimum temperature to the Cannabis plants. The typical warmth for growing Cannabis lies between 24 to 26 degrees celsius, and the surrounding must have about 70% humidity. Any lower than this and your seeds will have low success rates of growth.
Sow the seed properly
Cannabis seed has a sharp end and an ident end termed “crown.” The sowing procedure is independent of the medium; hence you must sow the seed with the crown facing upwards. Incorrect planting of seeds can damage the root or kill it.
Plant it at the precise depth
Depth is the one factor that can make or break the quality of Cannabis. Therefore, the ideal planting height is 2 cm deep in the soil to ensure the optimum health of Cannabis produced.
These tips will improve the quality of your Cannabis and help you get the maximum value of it.