If you’re looking to grow your own marijuana, the first step is to germinate the seeds. Here’s a simple guide to doing so using the paper towel method.

Steps for best results

  1. Soak

    Start by soaking your cannabis seeds in water for 24 hours. This will help them to sprout more easily

  2. Moisten paper towels

    Next, take a couple of sheets of paper towel and wet them with distilled water

  3. Cover seeds

    Place the seeds on one half of the wet paper towel, then fold the other half over top

  4. Place seeds in a warm, dark space

    Put the paper towel inside a zip-lock bag and place it in a warm spot (around 21-26 degrees Celsius is ideal). Check on the seeds daily, adding more water to the paper towel if necessary

  5. Wait

    After 3-4 days, you should start to see roots sprouting from the seeds. At this point, they’re ready to be transplanted into soil or another growing medium

With a little care and patience, you can easily grow your own marijuana at home using the Paper Towel Method. Just be sure to follow your local laws and regulations regarding cannabis cultivation.

Germinate marijuana seeds paper towel method

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I have been a pot smoker for 44 years, and have some experience with growing. I love marijuana and feel blessed to live in a state where it is legal (Illinois). It is also legal to grow here as long as you have a medical card