Sprouting Seeds With Paper Towel And Water To Get The Best Results – How To Guide

Germinating Cannabis Seeds Using paper and water is not to complicated but its realy easy to kill your seeds.

The Germination


Germination is a natural process and needs little from us beyond creating the environment for this to take place. The seeds need to be warm, moist and in the shade – away from direct light.

The PH

A simple method is to place a couple of layers of moist (not sopping wet) paper towel on a plate, being careful not to let the paper towel lay over the edge of the plate. The pH should be below 6.7pH. And your water should have no chlorine. Place the seeds on top of the moist paper towel and place more layers of moist paper towel on top of the seeds. Cover this with another inverted plate and put somewhere on a seed warming pad or somewhere elswhere where its warm. When you lift the plate to check them, let the condensation that has collected on the lid run back onto the paper towel, be sure to check them daily to ensure they are still moist. If the paper dries out the seeds will die. If the pH rises above 7.2 the seeds will begin to cook and die.

The Temperature

Seeds need a minimum of 80*F and must remain under the maximum temperature of 88*F. at warm temperatures the seeds can take from 1 day and up to 23 days to sprout a root stem.

When the shell has cracked or the root tip has just emerged it’s time to plant them in whatever medium you intend to grow them in. Special soil mixes are good but you can also make your own. Coco seems to be the best medium for soil mixes.

How And When To Plant Them In Your Grow Medium

Plant the seed with the pointy end of the seed down. The root tip will grow down into the medium and push the seedling up through the surface. The seedling will need light and air as soon as it comes through the surface.

How to Water your seedlings


The greatest danger at the seedling stage is over watering. The tiny stems cannot handle water around them at all times or they will rot and keel over. Let the surface of the medium dry before watering to avoid this.

Be sure to check your seeds daily, make sure there is enough water – if the seeds dry out during this process they will die.

Follow this guidlines and you will get the most out of our seeds.

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