Step 1 Get a seed
A cannabis seed is called a viable seed if its mature enough to be awakened from dormancy. To tell if a seed is viable or, ‘good for planting’ it must have a color between tan and black. Cannabis seeds can be fully mature at any color between tan and black, what determines the color of the mature seed its parents’ genetics. From the moment seeds are harvested they remain dormant until 2 environmental conditions are met.
Warmth and Moisture
By default, Antigua’s temperature range is perfect all year round to germinate a seed, so the only thing you need to do is provide moisture. Get a cup, line the inside with a napkin then you tuck the seed in between the napkin and edge of the cup. Fill the cup with water but not too much to completely drown it and place it in a dark and warm area. Too much direct sunlight will harm the root tip, especially if it germinates and grows quickly. If all goes well your seed will germinate in 1 to 10 days.
Step 2 Transplant
After germination you are responsible for a transplant into what ever medium you choose
When the seed successfully cracks you will see a white root tip emerge from the ‘tip’ of the seed, this tip will grow downwards under the influence of gravity. At this moment you are free to carefully plant your seed by putting it a half inch below the soils surface with the root tip facing downwards. Some growers wait until the seedling germinates to the length of half an inch to ensure its strong enough to break the surface. I personally use that method but it requires a bit of care to ensure you don’t break the root by accident.
Step 3 Support and Care
Although nature knows best, your seed may encounter some issues breaking the surface. This occurs when the soil is too heavy, and the weight prevents it from breaking the surface. Make sure your seedling soil is nice and loose and fluffy for a successful emergence. Sometimes the seed gets stuck to the growing seedling, wet the shell with a few drops of water and gently remove it.
Water every 3 days but try not to overwater. Too much watering will drown and suffocate your seedling, cannabis plants love light loose fluffy soil during all stages of its life.