7 Tricks To Get Old A$$ Marijuana Seeds To Germinate in 2019
Posted On January 6, 2019
(Last Updated On: January 7, 2019)
I germinated 5+ year old marijuana
seeds this week and the results were more surprising than I thought
they would be.
I recently emptied out my storage unit and found a stash of marijuana seeds from at least 5 years ago. I think they are closer to 7 years old BUT I know they are at least 5 years old so let’s go with that for an overall guestimation.
To my surprise, there were 2 strains
which included the 9 pound hammer ( also known as 9lb hammer ) from
jinxproof and super silver sour diesel haze from connoisseur genetics
( also known as sssdh ).
I had 10x 9 pound hammers and 2x sssdh seeds to work with.
Before I get to the bad news, let’s get
the great news shared with all of you.
9 out of 10 of the 9 pound hammer seeds
sprouted and 1 of the 2 sssdh seeds sprouted.
For being over 5 years old, I was wondering what the germination rates might be and they were far better than I expected.
During this test and many others over
the years I have located 7 tricks that can get the most stubborn old
ass marijuana seeds to pop for you.
I have them listed below and remember that you can use one or all of these tricks to get your seeds to sprout especially if they are older.
Trick #1 Freezer Method
I have used this trick when I have
stubborn or hard shelled seeds to deal with. It works perfect for old
marijuana seeds as well.
All you need to do is place your
marijuana seeds in a plastic bag or as I prefer a small glass vial
with a sealed top ( pic to come ). and put uncooked white rice in it
to help with any possible moisture that can happen.
This not only helps remove moisture but
kick starts the seeds into thinking that it is going through a winter
and after the thaw, it will be their time to shine and start popping
out of those shells.
So, if you have tried to get old seeds
to crack open and sprout, try the freezer method. I tend to leave the
seeds in there for at least a week but have had great results leaving
them in a freezer for only 3 days.
When you remove them, remember to open
the bag or unscrew the lid and let the seeds breath and get rid of
the possible moisture from going from frozen to a thawed environment.
Another reason why the rice kernels are worth keeping in there with
How's it going fellow growers and smokers! I'm the Aardvark and have been growing and doing grow shows online for many years now. I have helped various companies launch as well as helped test grow for specific breeders trying to prove out certain strains and traits.