How to Plant Germinated Cannabis Seeds

How to Plant Germinated Cannabis Seeds – Learn the easy way to take your germinated cannabis seeds and grow them into healthy adult plants.

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Congratulations on your decision to grow cannabis! You’re about to embark on a fantastic journey that will result in some of the most potent, delicious, and beneficial buds you’ve ever smoked (or ingested).

Before you start, there are a few things you should know. The first thing is that growing cannabis is not difficult, but it does require attention to detail and a willingness to learn. The second thing is that you need to start with good quality seeds. This may seem like an obvious statement, but it’s important to remember that not all cannabis seeds are created equal.

There are two main types of cannabis seeds: regular seeds and feminized seeds. Regular seeds will produce both male and female plants, while feminized seeds will only produce female plants. Feminized seeds are the best choice for first-time growers because they remove the guesswork associated with sexing plants (more on that later).

The third and final thing you need to know before you start growing is that there are two main ways to grow cannabis: indoor and outdoor. Each method has its own set of pros and cons, but we’ll leave that discussion for another day. For now, let’s assume you’ve decided to grow indoors.

What You Will Need

-Cannabis seeds
-Germination medium (soil, coco coir, rockwool, etc.)
-Container (pot, bucket, tray, etc.)

1. Fill your container with your chosen germination medium.
2. Make a small hole in the center of the medium, about ½” deep.
3. Place your seed in the hole, pointed end down.
4. Gently cover the seed with more of the germination medium.
5. Water lightly until the medium is evenly moistened but not soggy.
6. Place your container in a warm location out of direct sunlight and keep the temperature between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
7. Check on your seeds daily, making sure the medium stays moist but not wet.
8. Roots should start to emerge within 3-7 days and once they do, you can begin to slowly reduce waterings as the plants establish themselves


1. Get started with quality feminized cannabis seeds. These have the best chance of germinating and growing into healthy adult plants.

2. Decide whether to pre-germinate your seeds or plant them directly in soil. Pre-germination is recommended for those who are new to growing cannabis, as it gives you a higher chance of success.

3. If pre-germinating, soak your seeds in a moist paper towel for 24 hours. Then, plant them in a small grow cube or plug with the pointy end facing down.

4. Water your grow cube or plug daily, making sure that the towel stays moist but not soggy. After 48 hours, most of the seeds should have germinated and sprouted a small white root.

5. Plant your germinated seed in soil at a depth of about 1/2 inch (1 cm). Be sure to use quality planting mix and not garden soil, which can compact and stunt growth.

6. Water regularly, making sure that the soil stays moist but not soggy. Once your seedling has developed its first set of true leaves, you can begin fertilizing with a light solution of fish emulsion or seaweed extract every 2 weeks.


As you can see, planting germinated cannabis seeds is not difficult, but it does require some planning and preparation. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can ensure that your seeds have the best chance of germinating and developing into healthy plants.

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