Sprouting seeds guide

Sprouting seeds guide

Modified by CombineZP

Hello friends, in this  guide  step by step, we will explain how to Sprouting seeds guide in the right way for fast and optimal germination




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The seed is the basis of pretty much all plant life. If its a plant, you can pretty much guarantee, minus a select few, that it started as a wee tiny seed.
A seed is not just a tiny whole, but is actually whole made of tiny parts.
Lose any of you there? The seeds physical make up consists of these primary parts:

  • The ”Seed Coat” or the outermost layer of the seed. On the outer coat you can find the Hilum and Micropyle. 
  • The next layer is the ”Cotyledon” which makes up most the inner area of the seed and acts as a sort of natural sponge, holding moisture for the HPA and plumule.. 
  • The basis of your root comes form the ”Hypocotyl-radicle axis” or ”HPA” as i called it earlier, but honestly, lets just call it a root. 
  • Lastly, the area we all like to see, the the ”Plumule” aka, those little baby green shoots.


Seeds structure sprouting guide

Plumule seed


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Shaving is something i started doing with my own seeds not all that long ago, and was a helpful little tip passed onto me by a fellow grower.
The idea is to somewhat where away that outer ”seed coat” so that the Cotyledon gets more access to that moisture you’re creating.
The method i was taught is very simple; grab a small Altoids(or simular) container and a small piece of sandpaper. Fit the sandpaper to the container and put desired amount of seeds in.
You want the seeds to be able to freely move around. Give a good few shakes and your set.
The sandpaper eats the seed coat away just enough to give that extra helping hand.

The next method is scoring or notching your seeds.
Its as simple as taking a clean(preferably new) razor blade and making a small notch or slice in the seed coat.
Remember 2 things though:
A) you dont want to cut so deep that you damage the seed
B) dont cut yourself.


First, we will seed soaking with water at 6PH

about 12 hours or until soaked indicating already hydrated..

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Sometimes, seeds are not immersed for some bubble…

but just by touching..

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Now, put them between two paper towels, well moistened,

and put in tupperware or between two dish,

temperature 25C º approximately..

X3 Germpapel

in 24  hours this should be the result..

Remember, it takes some seeds longer than others the germinate, so give them time.
It could happen over night, or it could take a few days, patience in this profession need be learned very early on.

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  • If you have access to rockwool cubes(use them myself for seedlings) you can take your now germinated seeds and ever so carefully set them within the wool cube. I say be careful cause that new root can snap so easily and then that’s a seed gone and days wasted.
  • If you are using coco, the seeds can just go right in since coco is PH with. a neutral level to begin.
  • If you are using an organic medium or soil, try to get your PH to a neutral state as the seeds are very susceptible to PH problems at this point. So once you have your cubes seeded or your seeds into their solo cups, its time they go into the humidor or humidity controlled area for vegging.

I generally start the plants with 24 hours of darkness once into the cubes, generally paired with a heating pad on the lowest setting to really stimulate healthy root growth. The heating pad will continue to be used until they are transplanted to their new containers.



It sometimes happens that the inside cover of the seed, no breaks at all, so the cotyledon can be locked and die prematurely (the cotyledon, but quite possibly the seedling will survive. In these cases it is best to try to remove with tweezers manually ..

Time Lapse Full Germination

5 days in 1 minute

Common causes seeds ungerminate

  •     Seeds are not rinsed well enough before soaking
  •     Seeds are left in standing water after the initial soaking
  •     Seeds are allowed to dry out
  •     Temperature is too high or too low
  •     Insufficient rinsing
  •     Insufficient air flow
  •     Contaminated water source
  •     Old or bad seed.. poor germination rate

Thanks for reading


See you in the next  guide.. 😉

11 thoughts on “Sprouting seeds guide

  1. Xerach

    Yo soy muy clásico para el germinado y la efectividad es casi del 100%. EL método del papel de cocina y los 2 platos. Papel humedecido y previamente escurrido, las semis dentro. Les pongo mas papel de cocina húmedo encima y tapo el plato con otro invertido. Lo dejo en un cajón de la mesita de noche y al tercer dia están todas fuera. Si alguna se queda sin abrir, les hago acupuntura, con un alfiler muy fino pincho en la base de la semilla y humedezco. Normalmente suelen salir con este método.

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