How should I start or germinate my seeds?


Please note if you are in a country or area that is legal to cultivate, we recommend using the following germination method:

If you are having germination issues, we recommend the following instructions for starting your seeds:

Step 1. Place the seeds in a cup of water to soak and leave them in a dark place for 6-12 hours. Ensure water temperature is between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius.

Step 2. Remove the seeds and place them on a hard plate 2cm apart from each other between two paper towels lightly dampened with water. Place another hard plate over the top to create a dome. Place in a warm dark place and ensure that the paper towels remain lightly moist.

Step 3. Seeds usually will germinate after 2-3 days, but can take up to a week so be patient. When the tap root emerges, it is time to plant the seed in a suitable growing medium.

Step 4. Be careful when transferring your seed as we recommend using tweezers. If using soil,  place your seed gently into a 0.5 to 1 cm hole in the center of your growing medium. You will want the taproot facing down. Ensure your growing medium is kept wet and you should see a seedling within 2-5 days.


Important: Do not plant seeds directly in the ground or soil. In order to properly germinate, the plants need oxygen. Planting directly in the ground or soil may cause the seeds to rot before germination.

*Please note: If you choose to germinate your seeds outside of this recommended method, we are not able to cover any failed germination seeds under our germination policy coverage. Please reach out to our Customer Support team for any questions or issues by emailing

If you are in a country where germination is legal, and have a problem with germination, please get in touch and we will endeavour to resolve the issue. Any reported issue will be forwarded to the Breeder, who will then judge each issue on a case by case basis.

In order to resolve your issue we will need to know the following:

Your order number

How many of which strain(s) failed to germinate

The method used to germinate 

Any supporting photos

Please contact us using our contact form ensuring you select under What are you enquiring about? - "An existing order I have placed" and under What would you like to know about your order? - "I have a problem with the seeds".

In the description enter the number of seeds of each strain that failed to germinate. Please ensure you have tried all the seeds from that order before submitting your ticket. Alternatively, you can contact us via live chat or telephone during open hours.

Please note, we are not able to help those who choose to germinate in countries/states where it is illegal to do so.

We can only assist with germination issues reported within 60 days of the original order being placed

Please note any replacement seeds offered will be from our Seedsman branded range