How often to water cannabis seeds?

I’m new to growing cannabis and I’m not sure how often to water my seeds. Can you provide some guidance?

One answer “How often to water cannabis seeds?

  1. When it comes to watering your cannabis seeds, it’s essential to develop a basic understanding of what each stage of cultivation entails. Following good practice when it comes to watering will help you attain success in growing your cannabis plants and will also ensure that both you and your plants stay happy and healthy.

    The general rule of thumb when it comes to watering cannabis seeds is to keep them evenly moist—not soaked, not dried out—for the first few weeks of the growth cycle. To successfully achieve this, you should water new seeds when the surface of the soil becomes slightly dry. A helpful tool to use here is a moisture meter so that you know exactly how far down to water.

    As your plants start to develop and the roots begin to stretch out, you will want to start providing a more thorough watering every other day. Make sure that the soil is wet enough so that the moisture is present all the way down to the bottom of the roots. You can easily check by sticking your finger down into the soil, two to three inches below the surface. By providing your plants with a good amount of water, you can help ward off common issues related to poor irrigation such as overwatering or nutrient deficiency.

    When roots begin to form under the growth medium, you should begin to reduce the frequency of your watering days to an every-other-day schedule. When your plants are around 8 weeks old, you will want to transition to a weekly watering schedule. To ensure that the water reaches the deepest parts of the root system, lightly shake the container after watering to redistribute the water evenly.

    It’s important to note that if your water quality is questionable or your medium lacks good drainage, it may be necessary to adjust this schedule to a less frequent one. You might even need to water only once every two weeks or even longer.

    In short, when it comes to watering your cannabis plants and seeds, follow the “my-finger-test” to find out when the soil is dry, and keep the soil evenly moist. As your plants begin to emerge through the medium, adjust your watering schedule and frequency according to the various stages of development, being sure to water deeply so that enough moisture is getting to the roots. Doing so will ensure that you grow happy and healthy cannabis plants.

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