Reaching for the grow lights. This repotted plant needs a stronger light, but it's not warm enough to go outside yet. The "vegetative" stage is near, and I'm watching for explosive growth. (I'm always uncertain of when to call it truly vegetative. It just creeps up on me every year.) Here is a node in … Continue reading Cannabis Seedling: Day 29
Week 3, and this plant is too leggy. At 14cm (5.5in) tall, it's time for a new home for this CBD Plus seedling. I will neck this up with soil as high as possible. New stabilizing roots will emerge from the fuzzy stem hairs. There are 3 sets of true leaves. Note that the newest … Continue reading Cannabis Seedling: Day 21
Two sets of true leaves. About 6cm (2.5in) tall.
The first set of true leaves are showing, growing alternate to the cotyledon. More soil is added to support the main stem. The top of the seedling is placed within 2" of the T5 Grow Light. These lights are set to automatically cycle ON for 18 hours, and OFF for 6 hours. It's growing faster … Continue reading Cannabis Seedling: Day 10
She is out of the soil, and spreading her cotyledon leaves as they reach for the light. The first tiny "true" leaf set is peeking out too. It will more closely resemble the classic cannabis leaf. If this seedling gets too leggy, there is room in the small clay pot to top up the soil, … Continue reading Cannabis Seedling: Day 8
A sprout! This seed has germinated. Note the seed casing has fallen off and sits on the soil surface. This doesn't always happen, and the casing comes up stuck on these leaves, eventually getting pushed off by the growing cotyledon leaves. Now we wait for these two leaves to unfurl and turn green. Maintaining humidity … Continue reading Cannabis Seedling: Day 7
This seed caught me by surprise! I decided to plant it immediately for two reasons: While only 0.8 cm long at the root, the seed casing had split wide open, and the first set of leaves (cotyledon) could be seen trying to open.The seed suddenly sank to the bottom. I've heard of growers who lost … Continue reading Cannabis Seed: Day 4.5
This seed could be planted at this point, but I find it easier once the root is longer. It's new home will be prepared in a small 2-4" wide clay pot filled 3/4 with potting soil. (I leave room to top up with more soil in case the seedling becomes leggy.) The soil will be … Continue reading Cannabis Seed: Day 4
Over the next couple of days there should be quick root growth. Then we plant in soil ... and wait.
Eve the cannabis seed has cracked, and a little root "tongue" has shown itself. I will wait until it's a little bigger before planting in soil.