CANNABIS SEED GERMINATION
germination, the cannabis seed awakens from its inactivity. Water is essential here, for
as soon as the seed has absorbed a sufficient amount of water, the seedling
begins to form its root system. Next it breaks through its shell. There are
various possibilities for the process of germinating :
Pre-soaking - Put some moist tissues
on a plate. Put the seeds on top of them and then put a layer of moist tissues
on the seeds. Cover the plate with another upturned plate, so that the seeds are
in darkness and the environment remains moist. Put the covered seeds in a warm
place (21°C). Check the seeds every day, sprinkle the tissues if necessary and
carefully transplant the seeds when they open and the tip of the root becomes
visible. Put the seed in a growth medium (soil or rock-wool), approximately the
size of the seed under the surface (about 5 mm).
Sowing in the growing medium - Place
the seeds under the surface in the growing medium at approximately the size of
the seed. Regularly sprinkle the growth medium with water, but make sure that
the soil or the rock-wool does not become too wet. The seedling uses the spare
food present in the seed for growing. Air is very important for its metabolism.
So make sure that the soil remains sufficiently airy. One of the characteristics
of rockwool is that it retains much air. Make sure that the rockwool is not
standing in water and that the excess water is able to drain away properly.
Rockwool has a fine germination climate for the seeds. Remove the cover as soon
as the seedlings reach above the medium.
Outside growing - Although it is
possible to have the seeds germinate immediately outdoors, the germination
percentage will be considerably higher if you first germinate indoors. From
April to May the ground temperature is not yet ideal. Regularly put the emerged
seedlings in a place where they can get used to outdoor conditions.
Young seedlings - The young plants
are still very delicate. Therefore you should not place them in direct sunlight
or just below a 400 Watt lamp. This might cause burning. Provide young plants
with nutrient water and add Boost to strengthen the root system.