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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°C / 77°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.

Reviews (137)
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    The customer has rated the product but has not posted a review

    01/Jun/2019

    Ok !
    Wenn man verstanden hat was der Samen zum Keimen braucht sind die Töpfchen überflüssig !! Aber trotzdem ganz nett gemacht und für Anfänger echt gut !!!

    31/May/2019

    Simple & Efficace
    Toutes mes graines sont bien parties grâce à ce kit, top

    27/May/2019

    Schrott
    7 von 7 Samen kaputt. Richtige scheiß Erde drin. Keine gute Aufzucht Erde und unverschämt teuer

    The customer has rated the product but has not posted a review

    09/May/2019

    goed product
    Al verschillende keren dit product gebruikt. zeer gemakkelijk te gebruiken en tot nu toe steeds 100% ontkieming van de zaadjes.

    01/May/2019

    Smart star
    Bon moyen de faire germer ces graines, petit mais efficace ! Je le recommande vivement...

    25/Apr/2019

    Mit Propagator Pro 2: Keimrate 40%
    Mit diesem Experiment war ich (letztes Jahr) überhaupt nicht zufrieden, da nur 8 von 20 Samen in den fingerhutkleinen Töpfchen zur Keimung gekommen sind. Vielleicht lag es auch am Propagator Pro 2, den ich dazu verwendet hatte. Ich ließ die Lüftungslöcher zwar offen, aber am Ende lässt sich schwer sagen, woran die mangelhafte Keimung trotz erstklassiger Samen lag. Mich wundert es ein wenig, dass in dem Fehlervermeidungs-PDF, welches ich nun zu meiner ersten Samenbestellung bei Zamnesia erhalten habe, von Zimmergewächshäuschen zur Anzucht aufgrund der zu hohen Luftfeuchtigkeit und der zu geringen Luftzirkulation dringend abgeraten wird. Da widerspricht man sich ja selbst gehörig, wenn man trotzdem Smart Start und Propagator Pro 2 anbietet. Übrigens wird in dem PDF auch von Jiffies abgeraten, allerdings hatte ich mit denen noch nie echte Probleme. Jedenfalls: Weder mit Jiffies noch direkt in Anzuchterde hatte ich jemals zuvor (seit 4 Jahren) schlechtere Keimraten als 80%, also werde ich Smart Start und den Propagator Pro 2 wohl sicher nicht mehr verwenden. Die 2 Sterne gibt es für die diskrete und unkomplizierte Abwicklung sowie die schnelle Lieferung - das war wirklich absolut in Ordnung! Ich hoffe nun, dass ich mit den Samen von Zamnesia glücklicher sein werde als mit den beiden hier beschriebenen Produkten.

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    How To Use The Smart Start

    In this video we're gonna show you how to use the Smart Start with the Propagator Pro. This makes it a lot easier to make sure all of your seeds will open. Just a few simple steps and some patience.

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