After a period of waiting, the seeds we carefully selected finally arrived.
Now we are about to officially start our planting journey, from sowing to harvesting to dry, every step requires patience. For most novices, to reduce their attention to plants, excessive attention and care will cause plant death. When we receive the seeds, we will begin to germinate the seeds. And save the remaining seeds. Preserving seeds focuses on three objective environments: temperature, humidity and sunlight. The seed is a living plant. The seed of hemp has a hard shell on the outside and the embryo of the seed inside (similar to the unborn baby of an animal). The embryo in the seed can breathe, consume the nutrients in the seed, and metabolize to produce some metabolic waste such as alcohol and carbon dioxide. The key to our seed storage is to reduce the respiration of the embryo, but not to cause the death of the seed.
The most important thing is temperature. Environments below 4 degrees Celsius and above 35 degrees Celsius will cause seed death, and 15-30 degrees Celsius will cause seeds to germinate. Therefore, I recommend storing seeds in an environment of 4 degrees Celsius to 10 degrees Celsius as much as possible to ensure the survival of the seeds and the stability of genetic traits.
Then there is humidity. The concept of humidity is very vague in many countries and places. If you can’t handle it well, it is recommended to buy a hygrometer. A humidity of 0% means that there is no water vapor at all, and a humidity of 100% means the saturation of water vapor in the air (which can probably be understood as the feeling of liquid water). A humidity of 80% to 100% will cause the osmotic pressure in the seed to become too high and die, which is to be soaked to death. 40% to 60% will cause seeds to germinate (it feels like a sauna). Humidity above 9% may also cause seeds to germinate slowly. Therefore, the seeds should be kept in a humidity environment below 9%, the drier the better.
Finally, there is light, which is a signal for seeds to start growing. Once the seeds receive a lot of light for a long time, the nutrients inside the seeds will be consumed in a large amount, resulting in nutrient deficiency or excessive metabolites and death, or there is not enough energy to break the seed shell and die when it needs to germinate.
In summary, we should store the seeds in a very dry place where the temperature is between 4 and 10 degrees Celsius, out of light. I personally recommend putting the seeds in a clean brown vial and putting them in the fresh-keeping compartment of the refrigerator.
It is recommended that novices germinate about 3 seeds at a time when germinating seeds. It is inevitable to make mistakes at the beginning. There are many methods for the germination of cannabis seeds, and many foreign video websites have teaching, so I won’t go into details one by one. Mainly talk about some of my successful experiences.
The key to the success of seed germination lies in the seed itself. High-quality seeds can make you feel the surprise of life in the early stage of germination.
The first step is soaking. Use a container with enough water to simply wash and soak the seeds. Note that the seeds are small and can easily be washed away by water. And the main water we use is as neutral as possible, and does not contain high concentrations of chlorine. The simplest is to use mineral water at room temperature.
The second step is germination. After soaking for another 12-24 hours, we should take out the seeds and prepare them for germination. The outer skin of a good-quality seed has been cracked and the white embryo inside is exposed. Cover the seeds with moist paper towels or towels, and place them in a dark and warm environment. During this period, keep the paper towels or towels moist, but not running water, or drown the seeds, and keep the temperature under control. 20-30 degrees Celsius. Share my most successful experience. After the seeds are soaked for a day, use a fist-sized iron box (my tea can, clean), fold a heart-shaped napkin, and water it (the paper needs a bit of Bright, but not dripping), place the seeds, and put the lid of the tin box on the network router (not covering the seeds with the quilt seems to have a higher success rate and faster germination). With my method, all the seeds will germinate within 1 to 2 days.
The third step is transplantation. The sprout from the seed is the root of the plant! It’s going to grow underground! This sprout will grow to support the whole seed, and the seed will split into two leaves. So when we transplant, we should pay attention to the clean environment (there is no animal oil or other oils, the seeds may become moldy if they are stuck with oil), and dig a small hole about 2 cm deep in the soil to be transplanted, and turn the seeds big Put the upper one in, and then gently fill in the soil (too much force will destroy the roots of the plant). Finally, just water the soil. There are a few suggestions for novices. Don’t use your hands during the whole process. Try to use clean disposable chopsticks. The soil should not be too moist. After transplanting, place the plants in a high temperature place to enhance the survival rate. Don’t hurt the plants during the whole process. root.
Just water the plants a little every 12 hours and wait quietly for the plants to show their cute heads. Keep the environment as warm as possible during the process, and the temperature is best controlled at 25-30 degrees Celsius.
If the seeds do not germinate and reveal small white buds for about 6 days, there is no need to wait any longer. If the seeds have germinated successfully and have been transplanted into the soil, and the soil has not been drilled for more than 3 days, there is no need to wait any longer. It is inevitable to make mistakes at the beginning of planting. Summarize the experience and don’t give up. You can go to youtube or read this article again. If the method is similar, but none of the seeds respond, most of the seeds are of poor quality. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask questions in the comment area, and veterans are also welcome to talk about their germination experience in the comment area!