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how to plant a marijuana seed in soil

Hopefully all of you aspiring growers have been able to get your seeds so we can move to the next step: germination.

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Now, on to potting (no pun intended). A healthy seedling will be ready for transplanting into larger container, with richer soil, in about a month. A 16- to 20-ounce container is ideal for a seedling’s first home (many growers use a Solo cup). The container must drain, so punch some holes if needed.

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When the seeds open, the first thing to emerge is the root. Once the root sprouts it can grow quite fast.

A seed has germinated once the seed splits and a single sprout appears. The sprout is the taproot, which will become the main stem of the plant, and seeing it is a sign of successful germination.

As interest in CBD as a medicine has grown, many breeders have crossed high-CBD hemp with cannabis. These strains have little or no THC, 1:1 ratios of THC and CBD, or some have a high-THC content along with significant amounts of CBD (3% or more).

Feminized cannabis seeds will produce only female plants for getting buds, so there is no need to remove males or worry about female plants getting pollinated. Feminized seeds are produced by causing the monoecious condition in a female cannabis plant—the resulting seeds are nearly identical to the self-pollinated female parent, as only one set of genes is present.

Step 2

A lot of classic weed strains that have been around for a while come in feminized form. Some popular fem seeds are:

It’s important to keep the delicate seed sterile, so don’t touch the seed or taproot as it begins to split.

Go easy on nutrients

Aside from producing cannabis through seeds, or sexual reproduction, you can also reproduce the plant through cloning, or asexual reproduction. A clone is a cutting that is genetically identical to the plant it was taken from—that plant is known as the “mother.”

You can also minimize headaches and avoid the hassle of seed germination and sexing plants by starting with clones.