Seed Cellar team - Thursday 25 February 2020

    Germination Tips

    Germination Tips 

    -We recommend using natural spring water, never tap water.

    -For the best results we suggest germinating them directly in the

    water until they are just barely cracked and then gently placing them tap-root down into 1-2cm of wet soil.

    -Using a paper towel is fine but can be troublesome as the tap root can be damaged by the towel.

    -Watering the soil after planting can push them farther into the soil and make it too difficult for them to push through to the top.

    -A temperature of 70-78 degrees Fahrenheit and 70% relative humidity is recommended.

    -There isn’t a whole lot of information on germination rates for cannabis seeds but we have found that many experts agree it’s about 80%

    -It can take up to14 days for cannabis seeds to germinate and we have had recorded cases of them popping after 20 days.

    -Some seeds have a thicker natural coating on the outside of the hull, this can inhibit water from penetrating. Take a fine grit (100-150) sand paper and tape it to the inside of an empty matchbox (or other small container) to create a convenient and easy scuffer for your seeds. Just shake the seeds gently for about 20-30 seconds to scrap of the natural coating. We have successfully sprouted seeds that were over 10 years old using this method.

    -We store all of our seeds in cool dry metal cabinets. Inside the cabinets, the seed packs are stored in sealed plastic containers. The seeds are kept in their original breeder packs to ensure authenticity

    *All information gathered is from books by Ed Rosenthal and Greg Green, we do not take credit or responsibility for these tips.

    • Ronnie Black

      Posted on thursday 16 july 2020 14:47

      I use well water and it tests 22 PPM and 5.5-6.0 PH. Im doing my 1st indoor grow and my plants seem to love this water. I tested it on my tomatoes 1st and had no problems. Im growing in coco/perlite, smart, 5 gallon containers. I use Advanced Nutrients Grow, Micro, Bloom, GH Cal Mag, and JR Peters 321 Hydroponic fertilizer for nutrients..I only use the 321 stuff every 2 weeks due to the extreme NPK values. So far, so good..The plants are really jumping. IF anyone is planning on trying JR Peter's 321. A seller on Etsy sells 4 pounds bundles for a good deal shipped. You have to mix it exactly and make sure each one is completely dissolved before adding the next part..I only use the Advanced Nutrients in moderation with normal waterings ..If you havent tried the 321, I highly recommend at least reading about it..Growth is absolutely explosive

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