Posted on

growing weed seeds in cotton balls

Growing weed seeds in cotton balls

You can now give your seedling a permanent home by replanting them in soil. You can either plant the seeds in pots or directly in the ground outdoors.

Growing seeds in cotton balls always bring back a fond memory of mine. I remember doing this as part of a science experiment when I was in elementary school, and I just loved watching my bean sprout and grow bigger every day.

Our beans ended up growing beautifully with just cotton and water. Read on to learn how you can do this with your kids or in a preschool or kindergarten classroom.

Use your fingertip and make small indentations in the cotton balls, about 1 to 2 inches apart. The larger the seed, the farther apart they should be planted.

Step 6: Monitor Your Plant’s Growth

Place cotton balls into a clear cup or jar. You can pull the cotton fibers apart slightly to make a nice, soft bed for the seeds. Leave some room on the top to let your bean plant grow, about 1-2 inches.

If you are using a mason jar, seal the container with lid. If you are using a cup, then cover the opening with a clear, plastic wrap or bag. This creates a greenhouse for the beans and ensure that the seeds stay moist and warm.

Two days later, it did! The other two bean seedlings were still growing well, and the third one’s leaves were just started to open up. All three bean seeds that were planted in cotton balls grew successfully and the kids were amazed through the whole process.

How to Grow Beans in Cotton Balls

On the 11th day, the leaves had come out of the second bean plant. They were looking so beautiful! I am not sure what happened to the third bean that was in the cotton balls. It had germinated and grown slower than the other bean plants.

The 8th day was a big surprise! The bean plant had grown so much overnight. At this point, we took off the lid and left it off since it would be hindering the plant’s growth. We had moved on to the next stage of the life cycle of a bean plant – the sprout!

Growing weed seeds in cotton balls

Another great way to germinate your cannabis seeds. To be successful with the Cotton Pad Germination method it is very important to use the right type of cotton pads. They can be found in most pharmacies and drug stores.

How to germinate seeds in cotton pads

Follow these steps for the Cotton Pad Germination Method, to ensure healthy germination rates of around 95-100% .

Step 2: Place the seeds on the cotton pads

Spray again lightly and put the seedling in the hole. Make sure the root goes into the soil and the ‘head’ of the seedling, stays above the soil. Close the hole and move it to a grow room with at least 18 hours of light per day, with a temperature of 20-27 degrees Celsius and a humidity level of around 60-80%. Keep the soil moist daily.

Growing weed seeds in cotton balls

Nicknamed “diet weed” by those who use it, Delta-8 THC looks and smells like the real thing, except without side effects like paranoia. Here's why it has experts concerned.

Willie Nelson, 87, shares his secret to a long life: 'You have to take care of yourself'

Marijuana sales soared in 2020, from $10 billion the year before to nearly $18 billion. Experts say the pandemic played a major role. "I think people turned to cannabis to help relieve stress," says author of Weed the People Bruce Barcott.

Beware of marijuana edibles in your kids' Halloween stash, police warn: 'Not everything is as it seems'

A new study finds a link between states with legalized marijuana and people being more sexually active. But there's a downside, too.