Germinating Weed Seeds In Ziplock

Germinating or sprouting cannabis seeds can be as easy as using a saucer and cotton wool to peat pellets. Germination is how to get your seeds to sprout. This thread was created for all you out there who are new to growing marijuana. here's a method that works well for me. so here it is.:mrgreen:

How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds The Smart Way And a Bonus Hack!

When it comes to growing cannabis, it all starts with the seed. Sprouting or germinating cannabis seeds is quite simple. Middle School Biology should have taught you how to germinate seeds using cotton, however with cannabis seeds, cotton isn’t always the best.

There is a small hack that I have implemented to help sprout my seeds. I’ll tell you about that in a bit. But first…

Germinating or sprouting seeds can be as easy as using a saucer and cotton wool to peat pellets. Germination is how to get your seeds to sprout. You know you’re your seeds sprouted the moment you see a little white tendril pops out of the seed.

To germinate cannabis seeds, you need only water, air, and heat. There are many ways how to Germinate Cannabis Seeds. For the best germination rates you need the following:

Moisture – keep things wet but not overly soaked.

Heat – keep things warm but not too hot. Cooler temperatures can also provoke germination, but it would take much longer.

Tranquility – Don´t fiddle too much with the seeds. They want to be left alone

Gentleness – When you check the seeds, be very gentle. Don´t touch the root if possible. The root is very fragile and breaks easily off.

Plant root down – when the seeds are germinated, plant them root facing down.

Plant knuckle down – germinated seeds don´t have to be planted that deep. Plant them about 1.5 to 2.5 cm under the surface.

How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds step-by-step

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What you need:

Step 1 – Take 4 sheets of paper towels and soak them with water. The sheets should be wet but no excess water should come from it. You could always use a spray bottle to wet the paper towels. I personally prefer paper towels over cotton because the tendrils don’t get caught up in the paper towel.

Step 2 – take two paper towels and place them on the plate. Put the seeds on the plate placed at least 2.5 cm apart. Cover them with the remaining paper towels.

Step 3 – Now take your wet paper towels with the seeds in it and gently place it in a zip lock bag. You’ll want to keep the towels as flat as possible. Don’t mush it into the zip lock, keep it straight.

Step 4 – Keep the seeds in a warm area like in a closet or something like that. The Zip Lock bag will produce a greenhouse effect and trap in the moisture and heat to help speed up the germination process.

After the steps are done, it is time to wait. Keep an eye on the paper towels to see that it is constantly moist. Fortunately, the Zip Lock bags will do this for you. There is no specific time for germination. Some seeds germinate fast and others take more time. However, you can expect them to sprout between 3-5 days.

Once the seed splits and a single white sprout appears, your seed has successfully sprouted. The little white sprout is called the taproot. It is important to keep the taproot sterile. Avoid too much touching.


Below I’m going to be talking about using peat pellets to sprout which makes transplanting your seedlings to bigger containers easier. However, not everybody will have peat pellets for sprouting.

So here’s what you do. You take the inside of a used toilet paper roll; you know…the cardboard tube. Cut that in half and fill it with your grow medium. I’m assuming that you’ll be using soil for this mixture.

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Once the seed has sprouted, simply place the seed in the roll and wait for it to grow. This is a starter pellet. Once the plant reaches about 5 cm, you can take the cardboard roll and simply place it inside your grow pot. The cardboard will eventually biodegrade and the roots will easily be able to grow through it.

Germinating Seeds using Peat Pellets

Peat pellets can be bought at any gardening store. They come dried and compressed out of the box.

Step 1 – Soak the pellets in water. Keep them in the water for 10 minutes. They will swell up nicely

Step 2- With a pin poke a hole in the pellet and plant the seed in it. Cover it up. Remember to use 1 seed per pellet only.

Step 3 – Keep the peat pellets in a warm place. Keep the peat pellets moist all the time. It should never dry out.

After 3 to 8 days the plant will break out. Once the plant breaks out, it can be moved to a pot. After they are planted, they should be moved to lights. They need a lot of light.

When you reach this face, you can tap yourself on the shoulder. You have successfully germinated your seeds!

How To Germinate Marijuana Seeds

This thread was created for all you out there who are new to growing marijuana. here’s a method that works well for me. so here it is.

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First you need materials. they are:

Water- preferably distilled.

Plastic Sandwich Bag

5 or 6 Napkins or Paper Towels – cut to size of bag

Mary J seeds of coarse

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Here you must drip dry. this means water will drip off the napkin or paper towel. there is two pictures. the one with water flowing off of it is unacceptable. it must drip

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Place the soaked napkins or paper towels on a table and insert the seeds on half of the napkins or paper towels. once done fold it in half.

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Now take the folded in half napkins and insert it into the plastic bag. once inserted blow the bag up with your mouth.

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Take the blown up baggie and put it in a dark spot or in this case in a closet. then close the doors and wait 2 days to 3 days. make sure to check the bag and make sure it stays moist and keeps inflated.

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it is also recommended while you wait to take consecutive bong hits and get as high as you can so you’ll be ready to grow your own baby mama’s

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The only thing I do different is instead of a bag I use a sandwich container. I have a 100% germ rate so far.

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I put warm water in a container and drop the seeds in there. Every 6-12 hours I change the water so it stays warm.

Has not failed me yet.

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im sorry to call your info false it isnt but the best way to germinate seeds is to simply put them into the soil if you germinate the seed outside of the soil you can affect the taproot which you dont want to do you can do this methode but it isnt as good as this one once again im sorry I ust want people to do things that will work out better not saying that you have bad info lol you do this methode espicially when the seeds are old like years old