How to Grow Weed from a Seed
Curious about how to grow weed from seeds? Follow the instructions below on how to grow weed
1. Soak your seeds in non-chlorinated water until they sink
This process usually takes around 12 hours. Keep in mind that seeds should not be sinking in the water as it indicates that a seed is hollow. Seeds should be buoyant. You don’t want them sinking immediately.
You can use a shot glass to soak your seeds.
2. Put your seeds inside a ziplock bag
After 12 hours, pour the contents of the shot glass onto a paper towel. Placing a plate or container below the paper towel can control the overflow of water. Next, fold the paper towel over the seeds and put it inside a ziplock bag.
If there’s too much water, you might have to wring it a bit.
3. Place the ziplock bag in a dark, warm area
Place the ziplock bag on top of a heating mat and leave it in a dark, warm area for 24 hours. The waiting time varies though, depending on the strain. While waiting, proceed to prepare the soil and the gallon fabric pots or grow bags for the seeds. You can use an ice chest to mix in your soil. Mix one part of perlite with approximately four parts of Ocean Forest potting soil to give it some extra aeration. If you have more ingredients to add, this is the time to do it. Adding microbial inoculants, compost, worm castings, and other additives are advantageous especially if you don’t have high-end soil like Ocean Forest.
Stir the soil within the ice chest to mix the ingredients. Make sure everything is evenly spread.
Afterward, you can fill the grow bags with the mixed soil. It’s optional to add a one-inch layer of perlite at the bottom of each grow bag to provide some extra drainage.
4. Plant the germinated seed in a solo cup for
photoperiods or a final container for autoflowers
You can use a shot glass to make a sizable hole in your grow bag. Make sure the soil is nicely spread around that area. It’s not recommended to plant germinated seeds into general hydroponic rapid rooters for autoflowers but you can still plant it in this way. Repeat this action in the other grow bags. After planting, don’t forget to stick a label once for easy reference. Photoperiods in a solo cup can also be planted.
5. Place your grow bag in a well-lit area outdoors or under grow lights
You may also be interested in utilizing a humidity dome. If so, just slowly open the valve on the dome over the next few days.
Remember to water your soil a few hours beforehand and then let it dry a bit. You don’t want your soil too dry since it will crumble or too moist since it will clump right off. When checking the growing progress, if you don’t see any roots sticking out the sides or at the bottom then it’s too soon to be transplanting. For the nutrients, you can get a complete line of raw ingredients from NPK industries. Get a container large enough to mix all ingredients into a solution. Stir and pour the mix in a five-gallon bucket. This can help you fill watering cans easier and to properly mix the solution again. You might notice a lot of bubbles due to the yucca, a wetting agent. After stirring, remember to check the ppm of your solution.
If your soil is a bit dry, slowly pour the solution onto the soil to prevent it from running out the side of the grow bag. You can also use a sprayer for a slower and more even application.
After the nutrient feeding, you can use marine phytoplankton to water the plants.
6. Let them grow!
All the energy needed for a seedling to grow is stored within the seed. They won’t need any nutrients or fertilizers until 3-4 weeks in.