Good quality autoflowering Seeds
Water as required and just keep the plants happy. Depending on the strain, your grow tent will smell aromatic or skunky. It’s best to use carbon filters to mask the smell as best as you can.
So, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the entire process.
You can use nutrients at quarter strength once the seedling is comfortable with at least two leaves. Continue using nutes at quarter strength at this point, but regulate the pH and maintain the range from 5.5 to 6.5 at all times. Some growers use half strength but it depends on how big the plant has grown.
Here’s a quick video to help you with germination:
The seedlings develop at least two leaves apart from the cotyledons at the end of week 1.
Now that the plant is 15 days old, use the nutes at full strength. Some plants like Gorilla Glue, for example, need a lot of nutes whereas others may not require too much. “Less is more” when it comes to nutrients in autoflowers, so use nutrients at full strength only if the plants have responded positively until now.
Super powerful artificial lights like HPS or LED or at least 12 hours of sunlight if you plan to grow outdoors. Use CFLs during the seedling stage
Go ahead and harvest the buds using clean and sterilized scissors. Allow the buds at the lower parts of the plant to continue growing if they are too small. Harvesting sequentially gives you a better yield. Drying and curing the buds is a very important part of the process. Even if you’ve flushed the plants, you cannot skip curing it because curing breaks down the THCA into THC.
An autoflower is a special type of cannabis created by mixing the genetics of the Ruderalis with a traditional cannabis plant. Over the years, autoflowers have
There is, of course, a far simpler way to germinate seeds. Ideal for beginners, the feminized starter kit by Royal Queen Seeds has everything you need to kick-start your next cannabis project.
Before you can be met with bountiful hauls of dank buds, there are several stages of cannabis growing that take precedence. Unless you can successfully germinate cannabis seeds, you won’t have a plant to harvest. Give your seeds the best possible start in life by reading our definitive guide to germination.
4. Using the supplied propagator, sprinkle a 15mm-thick layer of perlite into the bottom of the tray.
If you are ever unsure, always wait a few days for the first leaves (cotyledons) to appear. As long as a seed’s requirements have been met, the seedling should sort itself out. The best approach is not to panic; follow the golden rules and your young seedling will be ready to transfer to a larger pot in no time.
In most cases, germination will go off without a hitch. However, there are a few troubleshooting issues we can help with.
Planting directly into your growing medium prevents having to move seeds when they are at their most fragile. That first root tip is covered with microscopic filaments that are easily damaged. Given that both a cup full of water and moist paper towels are more prone to temperature fluctuations from their environment, planting in soil is a much safer option.
Place one sheet of damp kitchen towel on a flat surface. Space your seeds a few centimetres apart before placing the second piece of kitchen towel over the top. You need to ensure both pieces are damp, not wet. Once again, when the white root tips reach 2–3mm, move the seeds (carefully) to soil pots. Use the same guidance found above for planting techniques.
The Royal Queen Seeds Feminized Starter Kit contains:
Regardless of where you get your seeds from, it is best to give them a slight (and delicate) inspection before planting. Most of the time, all seeds will germinate; however, poor-quality seeds will produce a weaker plant. Unfortunately, that is something you will not find out until well into the vegetative and flowering stages.
Time then to whip out our packages of seeds and get to work. But how do you best set to work, to get these tiny, fragile seeds to grow without problems into small plants?