Germinate Your Marijuana Seeds

  1. Place your seeds in a bottle of spring water that is neither too hot nor too cold.
  • Set a timer for 14 to 18 hours and let the seeds soak during this time. Stay within this timeframe to avoid damaging the seeds.
  • You must note that you can proceed to the next step even if the seeds are still floating or intact after soaking.
  1. Put two paper towels that are thick on a ceramic dinner plate.
  2. After transferring the water and seeds onto the paper towels on the plate, wrap the paper towels around the seeds like a burrito.
  • Make sure the plate is left uncovered, and if there’s any excess water, remove it.
  • The seeds need warmth, water, and air for the best growth.
  1. Place the plate in a room that is warm, dark, and well-ventilated with a temperature ranging between 75 and 80 Fahrenheit. Ensure the paper towel remains damp to provide sufficient moisture to the seeds, but do not soak them in water.
  • Avoid keeping the seeds in small, enclosed spaces like cupboards or drawers, as they need oxygen to germinate successfully.
  1. When the seeds have a taproot that measures 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch in length and has split open, it’s time to transfer them to regular soil.

*Splitting open the seeds may take 2 to 7 days for each strain.

For optimal storage of seeds for up to two years, place them in a dark and cool location, like a garage or basement. Use a glass jar with a secure lid and keep the temperature between 41 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit.


The next step is to wait for your seedling’s main root to grow to about 1/2 inch (2 cm) long. At this point, you can switch to a different growing medium, such as soil. However, avoid giving any nutrients or fertilizers to the seedlings for the first three weeks, as they are delicate and can easily be damaged during this time.

To plant the seedling in the soil, create a small hole using your finger and place the seedling in it with the taproot facing downwards. Fill the hole with soil and provide the seedling with a light source, either from natural sunlight or an artificial light source. Lightly moisten the soil and allow the seedling to develop on its own.