Sprouting Cannabis Seed

germinating cannabis seedToday the dwarf weed seed has worked it’s way up.  It’s root has been developing first and after that it had the power to rise it’s stem. The seed coat is still covering the first leaves (cotyledon) but they are showing vitality! Germinating auto-flower cannabis in progress! Enjoy these high quality photographs of this beautiful auto-flowering marijuana.

 

sprouting cannabis seedI have also made a video of the first days of cannabis seed germination. It shows the first days in water, the development of the root and the rising of the shoot (hypocotyl)

Seed Germination

After the seed has made it to a new location and is covered with dirt, it can begin germination. Germination is the process of seeds developing into new plants. First, environmental conditions must trigger the seed to grow. Usually, this is determined by how deep the seed is planted, water availability, and temperature. When water is plentiful, the seed fills with water in a process called imbibition. The water activates special proteins, called enzymes, that begin the process of seed growth. First the seed grows a root to access water underground. Next, the shoots, or growth above ground, begin to appear. The seed sends a shoot towards the surface, where it will grow leaves to harvest energy from the sun. The leaves continue to grow towards the light source in a process called photomorphogenesis.