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how do you germinate seeds

Additionally, every long-time grower will tell you that clones degrade over time.

After completing these steps, it’s time to wait. Check the paper towels once a day to make sure they’re still saturated, and if they are losing moisture, apply more water to keep the seeds happy.

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Cannabis seeds require three things to germinate: water, heat, and air. There are many methods to germinate seeds, but for the most common and simplest method, you will need:

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Keep a close eye on the temperature and moisture level of the soil to keep the seed happy. It’s very delicate at this stage. Use a spray bottle to water it—over-watering can suffocate and kill the delicate sprout.

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It’s the other end of the spectrum where you’re more likely to experience problems. Peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant can be the most tricky seeds to coax into germination because they like it hot!

Tips for How to Germinate Seeds for Seed Starting

Timing: You should be using a custom seed starting calendar that maps out what seeds to start when based on your average last frost date.

Print out this chart from Johnny’s Selected Seeds to keep with your seed supply.

In contrast, pepper, tomato, and eggplant seeds prefer warmer soil temperatures of 85 degrees F.

The slowest seeds to germinate are pepper, eggplant, fennel, celery, which may take 5+ days. The rest such as tomato, beets, chard, squash, onions, will take about 3 days.

In a pot filled with soil, sprinkle some seed, add a thin layer of soil, water thoroughly. And wait.

Plant them at a depth of 1-2 seeds size ( shallow depth for small seeds, deeper for bigger seeds) , and gently mist them daily for the first week.

And feel free to download this pretty (and free ) printable planting calendar when you start the seeds! =)

It is important to have pots and soil ready to go.

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