Growing Tips

Here at Elev8, we want you to get the most out of our products – that’s why we not only provide a quality product, but great advice too, to help you on your way to growing the best plants possible.

How to Germinate Seeds


Root Cube Method

This is our preferred method – if using root cubes simply soak the cube in PH’d water (5.5-6.5). Place the 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 the cubes daily to make sure they don’t dry out. Ambient temperature should be 70-80​°

Paper Towel Method

Fold two napkins, and wet them in a cup of water. Place the first napkin on a plate and set the seeds on top of this. Take the second napkin and place it over the top of the seeds, and cover this with another plate and leave in a warm place. After a few days you will see a small white root starting to form. You can plant these in cubes or wait for up to 10 days for the root to grow longer. After 10 days you can plant the seed in soil, making sure to be careful with the fragile root. 


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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 pre-flowers earlier than others. Once the pre-flowers progress, all plants showing any male pre-flowers 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. Happy Growing!