The best way to get the best quality weed is to start with good quality seeds. Therefore you need the best seeds you can get in order to grow fine weed. It all starts with good genetics. And on that note, it is very important for you as a marijuana grower to know whether the seeds you have are good of bad. You might be wondering if marijuana seeds can really go bad, and the answer is yes. So what are the factors that make marijuana seeds go bad? Also how should you know if the seeds that you have are bad? Let’s find out below.
When you store your seeds improperly then they would definitely go bad. Exposure to too much moisture and too much heat or too much cold can cause severe consequences on your precious marijuana seeds. The same also goes to too much light exposure. That is why it is imperative for you to follow the exact instructions on how to store marijuana seeds properly. The most popular practice is to store your seeds in an airtight container and store in a cool and dry place. And these instructions are popular for a reason so you need to stick to them.
Too much moisture on your seeds can cause microorganisms to grow such as molds, fungi and even bugs and other pests. These organisms just love the water and use your seeds as food. So you have to take care to expose your seeds to the least amount of moisture as possible. Also, too much light, especially UV rays can cause your seeds to go bad. Too much exposure to light causes degradation on your marijuana seeds and will deactivate their growing capacity which will stunt their growth, or worse, kill them in the process. Extreme temperatures could do this to your seeds as well.
How to know if seeds are bad
Therefore it is very important to know if your seeds have already gone bad or not. The first thing you have to observe is the seeds’ color. A sign of a good marijuana seed is its dark and rich color. Therefore if the seeds look pale and lighter than they should be, it is a sign that they’ve started going bad. A waxy and shiny coating is also a good sign that your seeds are still in good shape. If the seeds are dull and rough, they have most certainly gone bad already.
As for the shell, it should be hard and strong and not soft and sometimes soggy. There should also be no cracks present on the outer shell of your marijuana seeds. It you’ve observed any or several of these signs from your marijuana seeds, the only way you could really determine if they indeed have gone bad is to go ahead and plant them. You will eventually know from the results if the seeds are still functioning properly or not. So if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms on your seeds right now, the best way to ease your worries if to plant them in your chosen growing medium as soon as possible so as to avoid any further damage to your precious little marijuana seeds.