July 24, 2024

Often, novice growers fail to germinate their cannabis seeds because they lack proper knowledge about them. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most common reasons why novice growers often fail to germinate their seeds and what they can do about it!

Cannabis Seeds

The soil is too wet for cannabis seeds to germinate. 

If you’re trying to germinate cannabis seeds in an area where it rains a lot or there’s a lot of humidity, this can cause your seeds to rot before they germinate because the roots cannot absorb enough oxygen from the air.

The soil is too dry for cannabis seeds to germinate. 

If you have a large amount of dry soil in your grow room, you must move the seeds around and mix them with water before planting. This can be done by shaking or stirring up the soil with your hand until it’s broken down enough, so it’s moist enough for germination. 

There is too much cold temperature.

When germinating your own, keep them in a place where they can control light and temperature.

The ideal temperature range for germination is between 20-26 degrees Celsius (or 68-78 degrees Fahrenheit). If you have anything below this range, your seeds may die before they ever sprout and grow into plants. On the other hand, if temperatures get too high, they will also die before they sprout or grow into plants because their roots don’t have enough water available during this stage of development. 

The seeds might be buried too deep in the soil.

You can only expect your seeds to grow into solid plants if you bury them deep enough in the soil. The seedling’s roots need to be more vital to cope with this depth; it won’t have enough energy left over for its stems and leaves to grow correctly.

The cannabis seeds being used might be Immature or old.

Old or immature cannabis seeds will not germinate. When you buy cannabis seeds, the most important thing is that they are fresh and viable. If a seed appears old or immature, it’s best to throw it away and get new instead of trying to grow it yourself.

How to grow cannabis seeds the right way 

Growing cannabis is a very delicate process. It requires the right balance of light, heat, and water to germinate your seeds. This means that you must fertilize the soil with composted manure or other organic matter before planting your seeds in it so that they can take advantage of these nutrients without being harmed by pesticides or chemical fertilizers used during processing. 

Soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours. After soaking, plant them in moist soil 10-12 mm deep. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and keep them moist but not wet. Keep the soil at 20-26 degrees Celsius for about 7-10 days before transplanting it into larger pots or containers.


The most common reason your cannabis seeds don’t germinate or grow well is that they are either too wet, too dry, or do not have enough oxygen. So it would help if you always had an airy place for them to germinate properly. Also, make sure that when you plant cannabis seeds, it is in soil 10-12 mm deep, so there won’t be too much moisture around them when they start sprouting up next spring!