Seed germination time: what you need to know to avoid unpleasant surprises


Modified on: 26/08/2022

Here are the germination times of the cannabis seeds

With a growing interest in cannabis seeds and methods that make it possible to obtain abundant crops, and at the same time record, we decided to create a guide on germination full of useful notions, for those who devote themselves to the art of Culture.

Marijuana seeds are living organisms and, therefore, require proper care if you want to complete the growing process in the best way.

Whatever variety of hemp seeds you buy, which you have a wide choice of on our SensorySeeds online shop, we recommend that beginners follow carefully the processes and schedule we indicate, to make sure you get the best out of the part of your seeds.

Germination: what is it? How long does it take?

germination of hemp seeds

Before a crop can be harvested, it is natural for the hemp seeds to grow and germinate.

Germination is nothing more than the primary phase to which marijuana seed is subjected to become a plant. For germination to take place, first of all, it is necessary to ensure that quality, fresh, dark-coloured cannabis seeds are planted, as they are more likely to provide productive crops.

This phase requires basic controls to make a great crop. Specifically, the producer will have to pay attention to humidity, average temperature and oxygen.

Timing varies depending on the seed species selected. Generally, if the process is going smoothly and the correct temperatures are met, the required time frames vary from 2 to 4 days.

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How to germinate the seeds

As with the preservation of hemp seeds, also for germination, it is necessary to respect the right levels of humidity, sun exposure, and temperatures to properly conclude the first phase of the plant’s life cycle.

The first condition that will allow the seeds to germinate is a favourable temperature, which varies between 22 and 25 degrees, the perfect temperature for hatching the seeds.

Even moisture is critical: it must have a level between 80% and 100% because by absorbing water, the seed increases its volume and opens. As a result, you will have a germ. In reality, the soil should be kept moist but never wet, as excess water would result in a lack of oxygen.

best humidity for hemp seeds

As for light: it is good that when the seeds start to germinate, they are exposed to light for at least 18 hours (better control is recommended if you opt for indoor cultivation). If you follow these procedures correctly, even the less experienced should have little difficulty in the germination phase.

At SensorySeeds, our job has always been to offer a rigorous selection of quality cannabis seeds and modest prices. Visit our shop to discover the seeds available, already prepared for perfect germination in the light of healthy and productive plants.

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Mode de germination

There are different methods you can follow to get good germination of your seeds. First of all, among the most common, we mention the technique of water glass. In this case, the time it takes to develop the seeds varies from 3 to 5 days.

Fill a glass with half water, water at a temperature of 22 degrees and, when the seed shows the first roots, they will be placed in small holes dug in the ground.

It is essential not to exceed the amount of water, and to make sure that the environment is moist, but not soaked. During the growth phase, seedlings need about 18 hours of light per day to develop correctly.

It may be an inefficient method compared to the others, but it’s undoubtedly one of the easiest to do if you’re not an experienced grower yet.

You also have the simple opportunity to plant seeds in the soil. A safe solution, because in this way the grower avoids subjecting the seeds to temperature changes, and moving them when they are still fragile. It is necessary to create a hole in the shallow soil to stay still moist and, finally, to place the seed.

If you recreate the ideal environment, already after the first 4 and no more than 10 days, you will see the first shoots appear. It should not be forgotten that once grown; the stalks will have to be moved to a larger pot, to complete the flowering of the plant.

Afterwards, we will witness the vegetative phase, a process in which the plant will grow, until the most anticipated moment arrives: that of the harvest.

In conclusion

Respect for the timing and environmental conditions required by the cannabis seeds purchased is essential to achieve the desired results. We advise you again to verify that the purchase made is of quality, with seeds regularly certified, and not treated with additives or chemicals. Similar products are present in our e-commerce which we recommend you visit.

At SensorySeeds, we pay close attention to our customers’ requests, trying to give all the answers needed to ensure full benefit from the purchased seeds.

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