Instructions for germination and care of young cannabis plants

Anleitung zur Keimung und Pflege junger Cannabispflanzen

Successfully growing cannabis begins with seed germination and subsequent care of young plants. This critical initial step lays the foundation for a healthy and productive harvest. In this article we offer you detailed instructions on germinating and caring for young cannabis plants.

Germination of seeds

Germination is the process by which new plant life emerges from the seed. There are different methods to germinate cannabis seeds:

Paper towel method: Wet two paper towels and place the cannabis seeds between the towels. Store the damp cloths in a warm area and ensure they remain consistently moist. The seeds should germinate within 24 to 72 hours.

Direct planting: Plant the seeds directly into the growing soil, about 1-2 cm deep. This method avoids the risk of damaging the delicate roots during transplanting.

Water jar method: Place the seeds in a jar of lukewarm water and soak for 24 to 48 hours until they begin to germinate.

Regardless of the method chosen, it is important that the environment is kept warm (ideally between 20-25°C) and humid.

Transplanting the seedlings

Once the seeds have germinated and the seedling has developed a root, it is time to carefully transplant them into the growing soil or small growing pots. When transplanting, use tweezers and touch the root as little as possible to avoid stress and damage.

Cannabis cultivation: caring for young plants

Light: Young cannabis plants need a lot of light to grow vigorously. If you're growing indoors, use a special grow light and make sure the plants receive about 18 hours of light per day.

Water: Keep the soil evenly moist, but avoid overwatering. Young plants are particularly susceptible to waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

Temperature and Humidity: Ideally, the temperature for young cannabis plants should be between 20-25°C, with a relative humidity of around 60-70%. For example, use a fan to ensure good air circulation, but don't point it directly at the plants.

Nutrients: In the first few weeks the plants only need a few nutrients. If you are growing in nutrient-rich soil, you may not need to add additional nutrients for a few weeks. Start with a low dose and slowly increase the amount of nutrients to avoid over-fertilization.

Transplanting: As plants grow, they may need to be transplanted into larger pots to provide enough room for root growth. Make sure the new pots have good drainage.

Successfully germinating and caring for young cannabis plants is an artful balance of the right environment, appropriate irrigation and nutrient supply. Through careful observation and care during this initial phase, you can lay the foundation for a strong and healthy cannabis plant.

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