The best way to germinate cannabis seeds starts with the right supplies. Sprouts and seedlings are sensitive and will benefit from the right conditions and climate. We recommend germination media (rooting pellets), seedling pots and a humidity dome as basic equipment. If you want to improve your germination times and success rates, we also recommend a Seedling Heat Mat and Controller. None of these products are very expensive. They are one-time purchases that will make germinating cannabis seeds fast and easy for many grows.
Humidity Dome with Light
A humidity dome helps to create the ideal climate to grow sprouts, seedlings and clones. It is best to keep the humidity relatively high during the seedling stage. Having a dome like this also allows you to start one grow in the dome while the previous grow is still finishing up in the tent!
Super Spouter Delux Propagation Kit
Seedling Heating Mat
Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat
Heat Mat Controller
Germination media is very helpful to give plants an easier experience for the first few days. It provides a good buffered media for the plants to start their lives.
The kits linked for US and Canada come with trays that are very useful as little humidty domes. The best option available in the UK is a bag of 100 jiffy pellets - you'll have some growing to do - but it is a great deal!
Seedlings do best when they are started in small containers. This is true for both Autoflowers and Photo-period plants. To get the best growth you should always keep the plant in an appropriately sized container.
Fabric Nursery Bags
The alternative is to use plastic "solo" cups with lots of holes punched into the bottom for drainage. However, we highly recommend the fabric nursery pots for the best growth.
How do you carefully apply water to plants in tiny containers? This is a problem that most new growers don't realize they have to solve until they get ready to water for the first time! In my opinion, the best tool for this particular job is a catheter syringe.
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