Germinating seeds can be done in many ways. We've got the best products here to help you. We also tell you all about the process you need to go through to have the best chance of successfully germinating cannabis seeds. What's the best method? Can you germinate cannabis seeds in potting soil or not? How should you plant your cannabis seeds after germination and what if they don't germinate at all? We are going to explain it to you in detail.
For weed cuttings, too, this is the place to be. We will tell you exactly how to make your own weed cuttings and what equipment you should use.
Different methods for Germinating Cannabis Seeds
There are many rumors about the best way to germinate cannabis seeds. Internet forums are full of methods that don't always work well. It is often recommended to place the seeds in a cup of water for a few days or to put them between a damp kitchen paper / cotton ball. Very primitive and often without good results. Just like the idea of germinating cannabis seeds the right way in the pot with soil. It often takes days of waiting. And one seed is one chance to germinate. All these rumors about germinating seeds are a thing of the past with the products from this category!
Our Solution for Germinating Cannabis Seeds
We offer a solution to the problems with seed germination. With professional products specially designed to speed up the germination cycle, you can get rid of all the hassle. For a competitive price, we offer products from the best brands on the market, such as Plagron. Together with our blogs and instructions, you can germinate cannabis seeds in different ways. Get the right tools and check out our many blogs on germinating seeds.
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- Seed boosters are germination accelerators that improve the germination capacity of old and new seeds. You use the seed booster by adding a few drops of the agent to the nutrient water. In addition to accelerating the germ cycle, seed boosters often also have a protective effect.
- Spongepots are small containers filled with soil and bacteria. These trays ensure optimal humidity and help cannabis seeds to root and germinate.
- Seed boxes are complete sets in which you will find everything you need to germinate cannabis seeds. Nothing can go wrong with this product. It contains trays that develop a stable climate for the best germination cycle, plugs that prevent over-fertilization and seed boosters.
Germinating Cannabis seeds in Potting Soil
When germinating seeds, we always recommend doing this before putting them into potting soil. Germinating cannabis seeds in potting soil is very old school. We all know the voice in the song Nederwiet, which tells us that it's all pure nature and you can just stick the seeds in the soil. In practice, this is not a good idea. Germinating weed seeds in potting soil works in most cases, but if you really want to be sure that your precious seeds all germinate, it's better to germinate using the methods described above.
Germinating Cannabis Seeds under a Lamp
We can be fairly brief about this. Germinating cannabis seeds under a lamp is not a good idea. Always remember that roots grow under the ground. There is no light there. Light and sun are completely unnecessary for germinating cannabis seeds. Put your germination box in a warm, dark place. For example, in the cupboard next to the central heating boiler or on the TV cabinet in the living room. As long as they are not in the sun.
As you can see, germinating cannabis seeds under a lamp is not a good idea. Weed cuttings and seedlings, however, can use some light. Ideally don't use MH, LED or HPS lights. These are perfect for growth and flowering, but a little too strong for seedlings and cuttings. Use CFL or compact fluorescent lights instead. These are special low-energy lamps or fluorescent tubes for young plants. So do not germinate cannabis seeds under the lamp but only after seeing the seedling.
Help! My Seeds Don’t Germinate
Every now and then, we receive messages from customers who are having problems. "Help, my cannabis seeds aren't germinating", is what we hear from customer service. This is why we have written a blog that highlights every possible cause of this. It could be the temperature, humidity, pH value of the water you use, light or the growing medium. In other words: cannabis seeds don't germinate? Read our blog.
Planting Cannabis Seeds after Germination
Germinating cannabis seeds in potting soil is not the best option, but eventually they all have to go. Plant your cannabis seeds after they have germinated. Then you have the best chance of success. It is not difficult. Work cleanly and make sure you do not touch the root once it is visible. It is best to pick up the seed with tweezers. Then make a hole in the soil about 1 to 2 centimeters deep with your fingertip. Stick the seed with the root down into the potting soil and cover it again with soil (do not press it). Make sure the soil stays moist enough and after a few days you will see the seedling rise above the ground. That is the only correct way to plant cannabis seeds after germination.
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When using cannabis cuttings for cloning purposes, you cut off a small part of a promising mother plant. You can then put this cutting in the soil in the hope that it will take root itself and become a clone of your mother plant. Because the genetics are identical, you know exactly what to expect from your cuttings. Cannabis cuttings can be quite weak in the beginning. That is why we have special tools to make cuttings stronger and make it easier to make weed cuttings.
Making weed cuttings yourself
If you look around in your neighbourhood, there is bound to be someone you can buy cuttings from. But it is much easier to make your own weed cuttings. It is important that you work hygienically. Dirt and bacteria? Your weed cuttings can't take that. So use gloves, clean scissors and a clean cup of water. In our blog you will learn how to best cut and place the cuttings in the soil. Also, the steps afterwards are well and clearly explained. Use our tools to make your own weed cuttings, such as Clone Gel. From cutting powder to root stimulators that promote the production of roots and make the soil more airy with micro-organisms. Do you want to know more about cannabis cuttings? Read our handy blog.
The Other Phases of the Cannabis Plant
You are not there yet after germinating your cannabis seeds. Only then does the party begin. After your cannabis seeds have germinated, the phases come:
- To grow
- To harvest
Each phase has its challenges. That is why we have compiled specific cannabis nutrition for each phase. This plant food contains exactly the nutrients that your cannabis plant craves at that moment.
Growing Cannabis: Why Use Special Cannabis Nutrition?
Each phase of a cannabis plant is unique. In the flowering phase, the cannabis plant needs completely different nutrients than it has in the growth phase. That is why we have selected special plant nutrition. Pure nature, of course. Why do you have to use this often as a cannabis grower? Well, that's why:
- Ensures a healthy plant;
- Optimizes the yield of the plant;
- Adds nutrients;
- Prevents leaf problems;
- Increases the resistance of the plant.
More Tips on Growing Weed?
Do you want to know more about growing cannabis? Then take a look at our blog. It says a lot about growing weed. From germination to harvesting. We have also extensively mentioned the most common leaf problems in cannabis plants and how you can prevent them. In short: indispensable information for the (starting) cannabis grower!