Common errors to avoid in the germination of cannabis

Written by on 7 October, 2021

The germination is one of the first steps to begin with the marijuana growing. Getting your seeds to germinate is not a difficult task, however, if you are a beginner you can make certain mistakes that could keep your marijuana seeds from sprouting.

Look at our website and learn about some of the most common mistakes to avoid when germinating cannabis.

1- Germination of seeds in bad condition

Making sure, you germinate good quality seeds can really make a difference in your plantation because you will avoid wasting time with seeds that will never germinate.

To identify those seeds that are worthwhile, the first thing you will do is look at their appearance, for example, if they have dark-colored shells, usually brown or gray, (depending on the strain, some also seem to have tiger-like spots), and if they are hard to touch, if so, it means that your seeds are viable.

2- Too Much Light

Another mistake that is usually made when germinating marijuana seeds, is to do it in an environment with too much light, the ideal really is that you give your seeds a dark space, away from direct light.

The same is true when you need to store your seeds. In order for them to last much longer, it is recommended that you avoid exposing them to light and store them in a dry, cool and dark place.

3- Inadequate temperature

In general, many users can be mistaken in their marijuana plantation if they are not pending that the temperature during the germination is the adapted one.

Regardless of the germination medium used, some growers recommend that the temperature range be 20-25 ℃, while others say it should be between 26 and 28℃.

4- Germinate in soil

Germinating the seeds directly in the ground is not bad, but it is not recommended to do it this way because it can lead to certain complications, one of them is that your seeds are too buried, so the plants might not be able to sprout.

Another inconvenience is that your seeds may not germinate because the soil where they are planted is full of contaminants such as pests or fertilizers.


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