Your potting mix should be loose and not too lumpy. I plan on just using a walmart soil, it will work fine for our purpose. Keep in mind not to use a soil with a time-release fertilizer. Dont add fertilizer yet it should have the nutrients it needs for about 24 days. Your choice of pot is optional.
I recommend something at least 6 inches deep, and be sure and check for lots of drainage holes. Party cups with holes at the bottom are my for your beginning plant, though temporary, they are cheap and readily available. Fill your pot (or cup) with your soil, water it well, and set it aside to drain. Do this before you start messing with your seeds. Once the pot has drained 10-15 minutes, take a pen, a screwdriver, anything that is small and pointed, and make a slight depression in the soil in the middle of the pot. Your seeds want to be planted only about 1 inch deep, no more. Transfer the germinated seed into the hole you made very carefully. Ths is the moment you are most liable to damage your sprout. Use careful fingers, or a tiny spoon to move it, do not squish or roll it around. It will be beneficial if the root tip lands pointing down, but moving them around too much is more dangerous than letting the tip point sideways. Just be careful, this is not a step to do when you are stoned
. Cover the seed with a bit of loose soil, and stop. Never pour water on a planted seed, this is why we watered and drained the pot first. The soil should already be wet enough for your seedling. Cover the pot with something to keep moisture in, such as plastic baggies as shown below. You are trying to keep the dampness in, as you will not be watering an unsprouted, planted seed. It is fine the way it is. Set your pot in your growroom, which should already be set up. Leave it alone. While you are waiting, there is much going on within your grow medium. Cannabis sends out a taproot first, your little root tip is growing and getting settled in before it allows the sprout to break ground. Check your pots a couple of times a day, but do not water them, and do not poke them, let them be.
Edited by Stylez, 11 July 2010 - 08:28 PM.