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Smart Start

Smart Start

Smart Start is simply the easiest way of successfully germinating your cannabis seeds, with minimum fuss and maximum success. It consists of a compact tray of 20 tiny pots filled with compost, plus a packet of Stimulator Mix for activating the essential microbial life. Smart Start for optimum germination – just add water and seeds!


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Smart Start: The smart way for germinating cannabis seeds

Assuming you’ve already picked out your cannabis seeds, there are just a few things you need to arrange before getting down to business:

  • A litre of lukewarm water (25 degrees C. / 77 degrees F.)  
  • Some Perlite
  • A propagator (The Propagator Pro is perfect for this!)
  • A screwdriver (or something for poking holes with)
  • Sticky tape or tie-wrap

Your first step is to dissolve the packet of Stimulator Mix (activating bacteria), that’s delivered with the Smart Start, in the water. The Stimulator Mix is to activate the microbes in the Smart Pots, an essential element of a successful germination.

Now spread a thin layer of Perlite in the base of the propagator and lay the pots on it. Moisten but don’t soak the Perlite and the pots with the Stimulator Mix solution. The Perlite layer should only be a thin water layer that stays well below the Perlite’s surface. With the right moisture level the pots will be moist too, having absorbing water from the Perlite. Too much water and the pots risk become waterlogged, which is a real no-no for seedlings. The moist Perlite will also keep the humidity inside the propagator nice and high.

The compost in each pot has a hole already made in it, but this needs to be made 5-10 mm deep. Simply mark this depth on the screwdriver / hole-poker with a piece of tape or tie-wrap and poke into the pot until the marker is level with the compost surface.

Now you’re ready for the big moment: dropping your cannabis seeds into the hole in each pot, one seed per hole. Tamp them down gently to the correct depth with the screwdriver and cover the seed & hole lightly with a little soil to ensure they're sat in total darkness. They'll love you for it! Don’t fret about the orientation of the cannabis seed as the seedling will naturally grow upwards to the surface in search of light, and the root will grow downwards looking for water. Amazing, no?

Now you wait… for between 1 and 8 days, while the seed germinates. All you need to do is check the pots regularly and ensure the Perlite does not become too dry or too wet. Be patient; they will come - so don’t blow it by opening the pots to check what’s going on!

What’s going on is that the root is elongating and the seedling is working hard to pop its head out of the compost. It may emerge with its seed case sitting on top of the two seed leaves. Just leave this to fall off on its own, as attempting to peel it off yourself creates the risk of damaging the fragile shoot, which is vital for starting the feeding of the young seedling.

Once the babies have grown by 2-3 cms they’re ready for re-potting. Carefully take the Smart Start tray out of the propagator and slide the seedlings gently from their plastic Smart Start pots taking care not to damage the fragile young roots and the shoot.  Leave the compost around the young plant, and pop the whole lot into your grow medium (soil, hydro, expanded clay pebbles or whatever it is you’re using).

And that’s the end of the Smart Start and the beginning of the (hopefully, still smart) care and feeding stage of the grow operation.

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    By C. F. :

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    By H. G. on 24/Oct/2016 :

    Title : Facile d'utilisation
    Comment : Facile d'utilisation et efficace

    By D. P. on 29/Aug/2016 :

    Title : funziona!
    Comment : perfetto! consiglio solo di bagnare appena un attimo i vasetti e non inzupparli! o alcuni semi ne risentiranno!

    By M. W. on 02/Aug/2016 :

    Title : perfekt und sein geld wert
    Comment : perfekt und sein geld wert, wollte urlaub,hatte sie in die erde von start smaRT und eines in kokos, als ich zurück kamm nach einer woche in juli,perfekten trotz trockenheit. es ist ein perfekter einstieg für paar euro mehr, man hat hier genug enzyme und töpfe für mehrere anläufe.egal ob erde oder kokos perfekt.liefert den idealen start für die zukunft.danke zamnesia ist seid die besten lol

    By L. L. on 04/Jul/2016 :

    Title : Een snelkiemer
    Comment : Het product zeer snel en goed verpakt ontvangen, de zaadjes kiemden zeer snel , op 5 dagen stonden ze reeds allemaal reeds op een 4cm hoogte.

    By A. Z. on 28/Jun/2016 :

    Title : :)
    Comment : Fast and dicrete delivery. I used just 2 pieces of the smart start for 2 seeds under the same conditions. One germinated, the other didn't. But i wouldn't personally blame it on the smart start but the other seed. The only con might be, that the stimulator mix is in one bag, so it's not that comfortable to germinate only few seeds at a time, since you have to portion it yourself.

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    By C. B. on 24/May/2016 :

    Title : Alles gekeimt
    Comment : Alle Samen sind schön aufgegangen. Nach 4cm Größe dann umgetopft. Perfekt.

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    By V. B. on 29/Mar/2016 :

    Title : Marche très bien
    Comment : Première fois que j'essaye sur 3 graines, et 100% de germination!! Parfait!!


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