Germinate Marijuana Seeds like this to make sure they’ll sprout 2015-09-15T03:49:29+00:00

Marijuana Seeds

germinated marijuana plant

This is the safest approach on germinating Marijuana Seeds.

Get some Jiffy Peat Pellets from the handystore or gardencentre. They look like this:

These compressed peat pellets have to be soaked in water before use. They’ll expand to their real size within a few minutes.

Put them in water:

After a few minutes they’ll become fat.

Now put one seed into it. Put it aproximately 1 cm (0.4 inch) deep into the peat and cover it.

It does not matter in which position the seed lies. Just make a 1 cm (0.4 inch) deep hole and let the seed fall in. Than cover it with soil.

Once the seed is in the wet soil, it will begin its life. Keep the peat pellets warm. But not too warm! 20 deg celsius – 28 deg is good. That is 68 – 82 degree fahrenheit.

Baby plants that are kept in too warm surrounding will be sickly and slower in their growth.

Make sure that the Peat Pellets stays moist during the whole time. Do not let it become dry. Check daily.

Good seeds will usually have a rate of 95% successful germination.

After 3 – 8 days, the plants will stick their heads out. Like this:

Put the little babys right into the sun or under your grow light (not too close, you do not want them to suffer from heat).

They need direct light. Lots of direct light. As much as possible.

Right after the head poped out of the soil, it is also time to put them into pots with soil:

Use quality soil from the garden centre. The better the soil, the better the plant later.

When putting the plant into the new pot, you can put it in fairly deep. The stem may almost completely disappear in the soil. This way the plant is stabilized. The stem that is buried in soil will develope roots.

About germinating Marijuana seeds in a wet papertowel …

I have seen many people write about the “wet-papertowel-method”.

With that method, the cannabis seeds are put in a wet papertowel where they will germinate.

Than the seeds are put into peat pellets or other soil.

I personally think that this is not a good way to germinate Marijuana Seeds. Because the freshly germinated seeds have to be touched.

Touching that little baby is similar to touching a fetus in the womb. It is likely to do harm. Thats why papertowels are not ideal for germinating Marijuana Seeds.

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  • Craig

    Hey Jack,

    Just wondering how dry I can leave the pellets? So far I’m on day three and I check them daily but have let them get dry but not completely. As long as I get them wet daily or should I try to make sure they are always soaking? Should I ensure they stay as wet as say the paper towel in the paper towel method?

    I am monitoring my heat and humidity and always keep it above 22C/ below 28 and Humidity at average 55%.

    • Craig

      One sprouted on fourth day so I guess I was okay. Cheers

  • David Alvarez

    so i have the pots made out of fabric. How much soil do i put in….half? less than half? also scared of watering cuz im assuming the water would leak through…first time grower if you could elaborate on the method a little for me please

  • Javier Astorga Vergara


    Of course it is! You did not know that Denmark is north of Germany??????

    • johnnyp682 .

      It’s called sarcasm, pal.

      • Javier Astorga Vergara

        Thank God it was sarcasm… 🙂 Cause I’ve seen worse in the internet 🙂

  • Shaine Grider

    My seeds have just pop can i sit them on the window seal for two weeks before i take them out side

    • Yes, if you put them in a bigger pot with soil and the window is a sunny one.

  • johnnyp682 .

    So my seeds have a root coming out in the pellets. About 1/4 inch thick. But for the past day or so, nothing green has popped out. Is that okay or did I screw up?