How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds

How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds – The process of germinating cannabis seeds is a simple one, but it’s important to do it right to ensure a healthy plant.

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Cannabis seeds will usually germinate in two to seven days. cannabis seeds need two things to germinate: moisture and warmth. You should start seeing the taproot within 24 hours, but full germination can take up to a week or more.

To test for germination, gently push on the seed with your fingertip. If it feels moist and plump, it’s probably ready to sprout. If it’s dry or hard, give it a few more days.

What You Will Need

-Cannabis seeds
-Paper towel or coffee filter
-Small container like a plastic bottle cap or shot glass
-Optional: rubber band or tape

1. First, take your cannabis seeds and soak them in water for 12 to 24 hours.
2. After they have soaked, remove the seeds and place them on a paper towel or coffee filter.
3. Fold the towel or filter over the seeds so they are covered, and then place them in a warm area out of direct sunlight.
4. Check on the seeds daily, and mist with water if the towel or filter starts to dry out.
5. In 3 to 7 days, most of the seeds should have cracked open and begun to sprout white “tails.”
6. Once the tails are about ½” long, it’s time to plant them!

The Process

Soak your seeds overnight. Place them in a cup or jar of water the night before you plan to plant them. This will give them a chance to absorb water and start the germination process.

Drain the seeds and wrap them in a damp paper towel. Place the towel on a plate or in a plastic container with drainage holes. make sure the container is big enough that the seeds aren’t touching each other.

Place the container in a warm, dark place. A cabinet or closet works well, or you can cover the container with a black trash bag to block out light.

Check on your seeds every few days. After about 5 days, most of the seeds should have germinated and begun to sprout tiny roots. At this point, you can plant them.


To conclude, germinating cannabis seeds is a process of starting them in the right environment so they can grow into healthy adult plants. The most important factors for success are to use fresh, high-quality seeds and to provide the correct amount of water, air, and heat. With a little patience and care, you should be able to see your first sprouts within a week or two.

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