How to germinate seeds – There are two preferred methods for germinating seeds.
- Root Cube Method (Preferred method) – If using root cubes, simply soak the cube in PH’d water (5.5-6.5). Place seeds in the holes in the cubes and push down about a half inch. Do not use any kind of nutrients as it will burn the seedlings. Check cubes daily to make sure cubes don’t dry out. Ambient temperature should be 70-80 degrees F.
- Paper Towel Method- SEE VIDEO with one of our breeders, Johnny N explain the paper towel method.
How to sex Cannabis – When germinating feminized seeds, each plant has a 99% chance of being female. When germinating regular seeds, you will likely get both male and female plants. All strains are easy to identify but some will show preflowers earlier than others. Once the preflowers progress, all plants showing any male preflowers can be culled.
How to pick your mother plant – Each seed varies enough genetically that different phenotypes and degrees of vigor will be expressed. If you wish to find the best plant for the purposes of maintaining a mother plant for clones, make sure you take numbered clippings from each plant a couple weeks before changing to 12/12. If possible, wait until each clipping is rooted prior to 12/12. Somewhere in the flower process, you will notice which plant has the best traits. The clone with the corresponding number can now be used as your mother for future generations.