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Germinating Seeds

Marijuana Seed Germination – How To Germinate

Germinating marijuana seeds is something every grower will find necessary to do, whether it is their first indoor or outdoor crop or a veteran grower. There are several different methods of germinating cannabis that growers can use, like moist paper towels.

The one method that the indoor grower can use to germinate their cannabis plants if they are using a hydroponics system is to place the marijuana seeds in a small amount of the growing medium they have decided to use and then placing it in a dark warm place. Then the grower can place the growing medium with the cracked cannabis seed into their container where the growing process of the marijuana plants will take place.

The most important thing that growing cannabis requires is to buy marijuana seeds from a quality seedbank. This will ensure that the seeds are good and will germinate. Getting seeds from other places will mean checking them and hoping that they are viable seeds or there will be no weed crop, whether it is indoors or outdoors.

One other tip is for the new cannabis grower, after they get the order of marijuana seeds, it is wise to begin germinating only a portion of them. Once they are germinated and things have gone well, then germinate the rest of the cannabis.

Germinating Marijuana Seeds

How To Germinate Marijuana Seeds

In germinating marijuana seeds, it is entirely beneficial that you use ample amount of water in the entire process. The seedling will begin to show up some roots once enough amount of water has been absorbed by the seeds. It then breaks out from its shell. There are various possibilities for the process of germinating marijuana seeds. One of the popular methods is the Presoaking, wherein you place moist tissues on a plate. Keep the seeds in a covered and dark area where moist is maintained. You can use a plate with another upturned plate on top of it.

It is highly recommended that you place the wrapped marijuana seeds in an area where the temperature is (21°C). Everyday you should upgrade and update your towel method in order to be assured that the process gone successful at the end. You should take a look at the cannabis seeds daily spray the tissues if needed and carefully relocate the pot seeds once it starts sprouting and the tip of the root becomes noticeable. It is also critical to cultivate and sow the soil when the pot seed is in the growing medium in order to regulate the size of the seed, and give it enough space to breathe. It is beneficial if you place the marijuana seeds with the area of the soil where it has pointed end because it will help the seeds grow efficiently.

Starting Seeds with Aeroponics

Almost everyone knows the feeling: when you realize what was once a crown jewel in your growing experience, while functional, could be improved upon due to advancements in growing technologies.

Keeping up with the latest gear and technology could be considered a hobby in itself-but it doesn’t mean things have to be come a waste of money EB Note-even if you cropped out successfully ten times with it already!

As newer, better and improved equipment becomes available the question is posed: What do I do with my old gear?

While selling it may not be ideal or easy, it is one way to continue that particular products life. Another way is to re-purpose it . EB Note-Hey, the Fourth “R”—nice!

With the launch of the new EZ-CLONE Classic and it’s 75 plus improvements to it’s predecessor it may be time for an upgrade.

But once you’ve upgraded, what do you do with your old system? Starting Seeds with Aeroponics, of course!

Turn it into an aeroponic EZ-Seed starter! Recycling and repurposing older equipment is not only beneficial for the environment, but also can save you a great deal of time and money.

By simply removing the inner lip of the recessed cloning collar pocket one can easily slide a 2” net pot into the cloning collar pocket. From there a variety of mediums can be used to house your seeds during the germination process. Depending on your preference and the eventual destination for your seedling you can tailor the germination process to best suite your needs.

Growing from seed can be extremely beneficial. When a seed is germinated its like playing the lotto, you have no idea if it’s a winner or not. By starting multiple seeds aeroponicly you reduce the amount of time you must handle and baby that seed before it germinates. EB Note-as well as supercharging it with oxygen, hitting the plant internal signals to “go for it”.

Once you’ve selected the most appropriate medium for your method, all you have to do is simply place that seed in the medium and insert it into it’s designated net pot. I used a cycle timer and ran the system from 1 minute every 8 hours. Remember you don’t need to keep your medium completely saturated at all times and depending on the medium you choose you may want to alter your cycle times as various mediums dry out at different rates. After you’ve set it, you can forget it. EB Note-Ah, the beauty of automation!
If you are out to find your next super star or MILC (Mother you’d/i’d Like to Clone) you can start half the system with seeds.

As the seeds begin to sprout you can easily monitor them. Once they are big enough to take a suitable cutting you can take a cutting directly from them while they are still being housed in your EZ-CLONE system. Since you only filled half your system with seeds you can take one cutting per seed and propagate it in the same system. Once you have a rooted cutting and a rooted seed from the same gene pool you can remove one and for full term growth testing to see it this particular combination of genes are what you are looking for.

If you find what you are looking , great you have the genetics preserved and ready to replicate.

If not, hopefully it’s not a worry since you start more than one seed.

This method saves time and increases plant health-take advantage of these powerful tools when you set your sights on identifying and replicating the ultimate strain for your personal growing endevors. Afterall, sometimes easy can also be more rewarding.

Hydroponics – The complete guide from MSNL.

So you’ve decided you want to grow some fine cannabis but you might be a little confused with all the details of choosing and setting up a hydroponics system? Or perhaps you’re a seasoned grower but need a refresher or a quick reference? Here we cover the basics of what hydroponic systems are, how they are used for cultivating marijuana and the different kinds available.

The Basics

So what are hydroponics all about? It’s common knowledge that plants naturally grow in some type of soil or solid grow medium in order for roots to establish, which will then provide nutrients from the ground to feed the plant and allow it to flourish. Hydroponic gardening simply removes the soil and replaces it with an inert, soilless medium such as rockwool, clay pebbles or coco coir. Once established, the roots are then fed with a nutrient solution, the possibilities of which are numerous, more on that later.

So what is the purpose of ditching traditional soil and replacing it with a hydro kit? Traditional soil does have certain advantages over hydroponics but the main reason why so many growers go hydro is simple: bigger yields in a shorter amount of time. Traditional growing methods are dependent on the environment they are grown in, so they are susceptible to the sun (or lack thereof), precipitation (or lack thereof) and potential pests. With a hydroponic system, the grower is in complete control of all three elements. With ideal conditions (the right amount of light and nutrients), plants grow at an explosive rate (30-50% faster) and are ready for harvest much sooner than when grown in soil.

The History of Hydroponics

Hydroponic gardens can be dated back to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon as well as the Floating Gardens of China. This method has evidently been around for quite some time, however the credit for modern hydroponics goes to a man named William Frederick Gericke.

In 1929, while working for the University of California at Berkeley, he publicly promoted the notion of using solution culture for producing agricultural crops. The general public, along with Gericke’s colleagues doubted the idea, so to prove them wrong he grew 25-foot tomato vines using nothing but water and nutrients. He initially wanted to call the method aquaculture but later realized the term already existed and referred to the culture of aquatic organisms, so he went with the Greek terms of ‘hydro’ (water) and ‘ponos’ (labor) to get hydroponics. The method didn’t take off until after World War II when it expanded to countries in Europe, the Middle East and the Soviet Union

The prohibition of cannabis in the United States also made the conditions ripe for applying it to growing marijuana domestically vs. having it imported from countries like Mexico. Growing moved indoors out of sight of pesky law enforcement and could be done at a much faster rate with massive yields while using relatively little water and nutrients.