How to Germinate your Cannabis Seeds!

How to Germinate your Cannabis Seeds!

Germinating seeds is very easy, even if, for legal reasons, we can’t actually say what specific seeds we may be referring to.

The first thing to say is that not all seeds germinate at the same speed – some may germinate within a couple of days; others may take over a week.

To begin with, check your seeds.

They should be brown, hard and dry. If they look green and fresh, they haven’t yet matured and will not be ready.

The equipment you then need to germinate your seeds is not exactly cutting-edge technology.

Two plates, four sheets of kitchen roll, some distilled water, and that’s it.
Oh, don’t forget your seeds!

First off, dampen, but don’t oversoak the kitchen paper with the distilled water.

Then lay two of the four sheets on a plate.

On top of the sheet place your seeds, approximately an inch apart.

Then place the remaining two sheets of paper on top and gently press them down.

Finally, invert the second plate and place it on top to form a dome.

Now the seeds are in a dark, damp place.

To help them germinate, all they need is a little warmth, keeping them at a temperature of between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Over the next few days, check that the paper never dries out, but don’t oversoak it.
You will know when a seed has germinated as it will have split, and what is called the tap root will have begun to grow.

At this stage resist temptation to touch your seeds as they are very fragile and susceptible to germs.
Get some small, two-inch pots and fill them nearly to the top with potting compost.

Make a small hole in the centre of the compost, about a quarter of an inch deep using a pencil.
Then, using a pair of tweezers, gently transfer the germinated seed into the soil with the tap root pointing downwards.

Dampen the soli with a spray bottle to keep it moist, but if the compost becomes too wet, the seedling may wither and die.

We’ll cover lighting in a separate video as there’s quite a lot to discuss, so in the meantime, if you have any germinating tips, share them with us in the comments below, and of course if you enjoyed this video make sure to subscribe to our channel, so you too can become a cannabis expert!


  1. Sean Knox on May 15, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    After putting the seeds in the hole do you cover the hole?

  2. brendoggy nolsy on May 15, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    To check if seeds are propper, squeeze and if they don’t pop then there good

  3. Alf on May 15, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Hello, my friend i put 8 seeds in first in a glass of water for 24
    hours, they all sank, then into paper towel method they have been in 4
    days now, 5 have sprouted and 3 have failed to pop, should i leave the
    3 that have failed for a few more days or do i bin them, all put in
    same bag same conditions i`m at a loss what to do

  4. pjama84 on May 15, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Where can I find your video on lighting ?

  5. blat1320 on May 15, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    this is bullshit man

  6. aaakbrown on May 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    You forgot to tell them about the scuffing technique

  7. Tony on May 15, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Hi, this may sound like a silly question, it is so cold in my country
    and my apartment is very cold, as it is stating temperature of 20 – 25c
    for germination. How can I germinate the seeds? Any tips please?

  8. Gnasher on May 15, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    1:45…quarter of an inch, that’s more like 2 inches…far too deep…

  9. Florida Red on May 15, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    I have some Ak47 seeds and I did the paper towel method and the Seas have not popped open and I put one and soil and you still did not pop up but the seeds are regular AK-47 and I’m trying to grow them indoors…..I need help

  10. Tj Mooney on May 15, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    This is the worst method I have ever seen please don’t follow this advice

  11. Gary Carlson on May 15, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I just put my seeds in moist potting soil. Pointy end up and dont put them to deep.

  12. Marni on May 15, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Does it have to be distilled

  13. Paul Arthur on May 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Is it the same with automatic seeds?

  14. WoozY aka Mikaboshi on May 15, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    to be honest what a bad video for teaching people how to put them in their growmedium!

  15. Jeff Akin on May 15, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    If thats a quarter inch, I have the longest penis this side of the Mississippi..

  16. drew stevens on May 15, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    He puts all seeds in 1 cup lol 😆

  17. D LocK on May 15, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    What can we do to generate warmth for the seeds in the plate dome?

  18. Gerald Dixon Cummings on May 15, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Can I make a suggestion? When you are showing how to put the germinated seeds with tap root appearing into the medium, you show that you’re putting the seeds one after the other on top of each other…I was confused. Would you not only place one germinated seed into one hole, thus one container? Rather than several seeds on top of each other like you demonstration shows? For example, if you put several germinated marijuana seeds into one quarter inch deep, pencil thick hole, they would not grow properly…one seed for hole, and several inches between plants if in the same container, but I never have more than one plant per container, otherwise the roots get tangled up and neither plant will grow to it’s full potential.

  19. adam swanson on May 15, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    wet paper towel germinates…. guaranteed

  20. namor357 on May 15, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Erm, I put three seeds in three little paper pots on a seed mat and covered with soil. Seeds were about quarter inch from top of the soil. I have three leggy ladies two weeks later. Place them on the windowsill. I think it’s what I have to do later that gets a bit more involved and hands on.

  21. The Cannabis Experts on May 15, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Please guys, do NOT put more than one seed per pot! 😂

  22. factinator33 on May 15, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Use a napkin 1st, then the towels!!!!
    The root gets tangled up in the fibrous towel..

  23. Aarsh Jaiswal on May 15, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    go watch some porn if you come across this comment 😛😉👙

  24. nba live mobail on May 15, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    The sun directly wont come in my balcony but the light comes behind one more bulding is their so i cant get direct sun but the sun lite will come till morning 7am to 4pm so does by plant grow im germinating the seeds of whit widow will it works ??

  25. Sotu pontaa on May 15, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Where to order seeds?

  26. Yung Saiyan on May 15, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Dude what is this lmao

  27. whitetail66 on May 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Nice video Thanks for sharing, try it and it really works and fast Thanks!

  28. Mario Hernandez on May 15, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    2 inch pot.. makes 2 inch hole.. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  29. RiverRatPat on May 15, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    First time grower. Love your videos. What do you do when you have two seedlings come up in the same solo cup? I feel like if I pull one out and try to replant it it will shock it too much. I’m not sure how the other Sillen got in there I was missing one but I thought it hit the floor. LOL. Look forward to your response.

  30. Newa Count on May 15, 2022 at 7:37 pm


  31. Baker Baker on May 15, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Omg please don’t put all them seeds in a cup and don’t put the seed that fair down in there lol

  32. zNxRo / Nero on May 15, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Every seed I had matured germinate in two ways try putting them in a glass water. Tap who cares if you smoke allot your bound to find a seed if you are on medical. My knowledge started here and Google after that.