A Comprehensive Guide on Curing your First Cannabis Seed
Germinating cannabis seeds is not complicated and the rewards are endless. Growing your own cannabis plants has many benefits and the ability to have control over the quality of your plants and the yield of your harvest makes it even more attractive.
The first step to germinating a cannabis seed is to make sure you have high-quality genetics to work with. Look for cannabis strains specifically bred for reliable germination. To begin, find the largest area of your workspace that you can use to collect supplies. This will help make the process easier. Gather your supplies including a towel, paper towel, bowl, cannabis seeds, and distilled water. Depending on the method you are using, you may also need an airtight container, cannabis seedstarter cubes, paper coffee filters, and a spritzer bottle. Once your supplies are gathered, you are ready to get started.
If you are using the paper towel method, lay out a paper towel and dampen it with distilled water. Place the cannabis seeds evenly across the paper towel and fold it in half, making sure you do not let the cannabis seeds touch each other. Secure the paper towel within the folded towel and then place in a warm place; 65-85°F (18-30°C) is best. The paper towel should stay damp, not wet, for the next 12-24 hours.
Alternatively, if you are using the airtight container method, place your seeds in the airtight container and lightly spray them with the distilled water from the spritzer bottle. Secure the lid on the container and place the container in the same warm place that the paper towel was put for 12-24 hours. Once the 12-24 hour period has passed, check to see if there are any cannabis seedlings emerging.
If you are using the paper towel method, you can gently peel away the paper towel without damaging the roots to check on the germination process. If the germination process was successful and there are cannabis seedlings emerging, you can now transfer them to seed starter cubes.
If you are using a hydroponics system, plant the seedlings one-inch apart and add hydroponic nutrients. If all went well, you should have cannabis seedlings in 4-7 days; however, it can sometimes take up to 10 days for the germination process to be complete.
That’s it! You have completed the task of germinating a cannabis seed. Congratulations and happy growing!