Reasons Why Germinating Cannabis Seeds in Soil is Hard

Germinating the marijuana seeds properly is an important part of the success of cannabis cultivation. There are different ways to germinate pot seeds. Choose a simple process that can work well too. Aside from the paper towel method, cannabis seeds can also be germinated in soil.

germinating marijuana seeds in soilSome pot growers claimed to have high percentage of germination using the soil as medium. Cannabis seedling will start to break out from the soil after 48 hours or so. This method of seed germination is also accompanied with some risks. Some pot seeds may not germinate.

The following are some of the reasons that can stop marijuana seeds from germinating in a soil medium:

Soil is too hot. When the temperature is high, seeds or seedlings can be injured because of excessive soil drying.

Soil is too cold. When the temperature is very cold, it can prevent the seeds from germinating and can even kill the marijuana seedlings. Seeds or seedlings can also be infected with soil diseases when temperature is cool.

Soil is too wet. Do not wet the soil during germination. Just keep it moist and make sure that soil is properly drained to avoid soil fungus diseases. Keep the soil medium aerated by adding perlite.

Soil is too dry. It is very important that you keep the soil damp for easy and fast germination. Never let the soil dry out and to prevent it from happening, cover the containers with glass.

Soil is firm. This will not permit seed germination because firm soil will prevent the oxygen to get into the pot seeds. The soil drainage will not also be good.

There is fungus in soil. See to it that the containers you will use to contain the soil are clean. To ensure excellent germination rate, use a sterilized potting mix. Do not overwater and maintain good draining properties of the medium to prevent fungus growth.

Planting the marijuana seeds too deep. It can result to the delay of seedlings emergence. Just plant the seeds ½ or 1 inch below the soil to get the best results.

Planting the marijuana seeds to shallow. This can result to the excessive drying of the weed seeds.

To make pot growing successfully, start right by germinating the seeds properly. Germinate seeds that are mature enough. Choose dark brown seeds and not the light colored marijuana seeds. Take note of the reasons why seeds will not germinate in soil. Avoid all of these and you will surely get 100% germination rate of pot seeds in soil.

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moh - February 27, 2015

I just planted a few seeds about 2 weeks ago and I was very surprised when 1 of them germitaed the day after and 2 of them after that day!they all germinatd in a week!I’ve build a mini hot house that i plant my seeds inside it and I think the humidity and the heat inside really helps.(I build it to plant some seeds an ahead of growing season)

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    GMT Admin - February 28, 2015

    Congratulations on your germination success.

Kapolococa - May 3, 2016

Cannabis seeds are very complicated,I been growing cannabis for 28 years,and I always start from the seed ,some time,seed germination start in 2days some time start in3 days,some time start in1week ,so is no telling when the seeds will germinate in soil ,but I always make sure that the first thing my seed SEE is the soil and not a paper towel or anything else.

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    GMT Admin - May 7, 2016

    There are a lot of ways on how to germinate the seeds. We use water soaking for 16 to 18 hours then paper towel. It works for us.

Anna - August 2, 2016

I have planted a seed and its taken over 3 weeks to grow. I checked on in 2 times during this period to see if it will even germinate. A little sprout started to grow so i replanted it. however it ha been 2 weeks since I checked on it and it still has not broken the surface. also another sprout which is growing well is starting to thin out at the bottom which is now making the plant top heavy and its starting to lean. Please help !


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