How to Germinate, Plant and Store your Cannabis Seeds

Germination is the first step to any cannabis grow, and there are tons of ways to get this done. In this video I will cover a how to germinate and plant your seeds in two different ways, direct to soil and paper towel method. I also cover seed storage as well as the basics of breeding. Some growers will claim to have methods with 100% germination rates, but this depends on the seeds, the methods I cover will give you the best chance of 100% germination rates.

0:36 – Direct to Soil – This section covers how to germinate and plant your cannabis seeds directly into the soil, no transplants or paper towels needed. This method is not known to have the best success rate, but is by far the easiest way to germinate your weed seeds. With this method you will need water, a seed, soil (seed starter etc) and mycorrhizae.

2:34 – Paper Towel Method – This section covers how to germinate and plant your marijuana seeds via the paper towel method. This method is commonly known to have the highest success rate among all levels of growers. With this method you will need a cup, water, plate, paper towel, seed, soil (seed starter etc) and mycorrhizae.

5:46 – How to Store your Seeds – This section will cover how to properly store your cannabis seeds. Simply use a box such as a cigar box (or similar design), put your seeds inside and store it in a dark place. I also discuss about storing your pot seeds in the fridge.

7:28 – Where Do Seeds Come From? – Also known as introduction to breeding. I briefly discuss the differences between regular, feminized, autoflower and photoperiod plant, and how a male and female plant are used to create regular seeds. Two females are used to create feminized seeds, although that’ll have to be another episode.


Boiling, Hydrogen Peroxide, Sandpaper: I researched these methods but founds them over the top and unnecessary. This video should cover all the steps on how to germinate your seeds, and if you have any questions please drop them below in the comment section!

Mycorrhizae: Some growers start applying mycorrhizae after the plant has been transplant from a 3.5″ square pot or larger. Personally speaking I try to expose my cannabis seedlings to mycorrhizae as quickly as possible to inoculate the root zone.

4 Minute Video Covering Seed Germination (My first video) –
60 Second How to Germinate Video –

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– Items Used –

– Indoor Tent –
400cfm Inline Fan + Carbon Filter & Ducting –
Thermometer –
Mechanical Timer –
Light Hangers – h
6” clip on fan –
SolarXtreme 250 –
2.5×5 Plant House Grow Tent –
Big Rootz Soil (Soil King) –
3.5” Square Pot:
1 Gallon Pot:
Measuring Cup (Shot Glass Style) –
Fiskars Micro Tip –
Plant Labels –
Sprayer –
Soft Plant Ties –

– Fertilizers –

Main Fertilizers:
Worm Castings –
Humus –
Bio-Char –
AGmino –
KelPlex –
Kelp Meal –
Soybean Meal –
Nutritional Yeast –
Cane Juice Crystals –
Granular Humic Acids –
Alfalfa Meal –
CalPhos –
Langbeinite –
Azomite –
Sea-90 Mineral –
Greensand –

Glacial Rock Dust –
Neem Seed Meal –
Fish Bone Meal –
Insect Frass –
Bio-Live –
Silica –

Mykos (2.2lbs Granular For Transplants) –
Mykos WP (12oz Soluble (WP) For Compost Teas) –

Foliar Sprays:
The Amazing Doctor Zymes Eliminator –
Pure Protein –

– Compost Tea Brewer –

5 Gallon Bucket –
Large Air Stone –
Hydrofarm 45l Air Pump –

Water Filter:
Boogie Brew Water Filter –

– Red wigglers and European night crawlers from Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm – –

– Please note this is what I use, and are just suggestions –

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