By Max Sargent

All processes have their delicate beginnings, and with cannabis, it’s seed germination. When using high-quality seeds in an appropriate growing medium, this stage of cannabis cultivation is often fairly successful, but there’s always something that can be done to help. Here, we take a look at our Cannabis Seed Booster, a specially formulated aid designed to overcome some of the hurdles of germination. This proprietary blend of amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and organic compounds enhances growth, activates old seeds, and helps seedlings thrive during this vulnerable stage of the growing cycle.

Cannabis seed germination

Challenges With Cannabis Seed Germination

Cannabis cultivation can be thwarted right from the beginning due to various germination issues. Growers often encounter problems such as low germination rates, particularly with older seeds, which may fail to sprout entirely. Additionally, seedlings can exhibit slow growth or poor health, severely affecting their development and productivity. These challenges stem from suboptimal germination conditions or inherent weaknesses in the seeds themselves. The repercussions of these early issues are long-lasting, potentially resulting in a less robust plant that is more susceptible to disease and less fruitful in terms of flower yield.

Whilst some of the problems reside in the seeds themselves, be they too old, low quality or already infected, many of the problems encountered during germination stem from the environment. The two most important factors to bear in mind are humidity and temperature. Cannabis seeds require a high humidity of around 90–95% and a temperature of around 22–25°C for optimal germination.

The Cannabis Seed Booster doesn’t seek to amend these factors. Rather, it aims to fine-tune the composition of your growing medium to enhance germination rate and speed, even helping older seeds to emerge from an extended state of dormancy.

Cannabis Seed Booster: What Is It and How Does It Help?

The RQS Cannabis Seed Booster is a formulation designed in-house to enhance the germination phase of cannabis cultivation. It contains a blend of mono-silicic acid, fulvic acid, amino acids, vitamins, and essential minerals, which collectively create a conducive environment for seed germination.

Mono-silicic acid, for instance, strengthens cell walls, enhancing seedling resilience, while fulvic acid improves nutrient absorption—a critical factor in the early stages of plant development. Amino acids and vitamins serve as building blocks and catalysts for vital physiological functions. This comprehensive support strategy boosts germination rates, expedites root development, and facilitates a stronger, more vigorous start for cannabis plants.

Our formula also contains zinc, copper, and boron, which help activate root hormones, creating faster and more robust growth. These compounds mean that no synthetic hormones are added to this product, making it better for your growing medium and less damaging to the soil microbiome.

Benefits of Using RQS Cannabis Seed Booster

There are numerous benefits associated with using our Cannabis Seed Booster, and these don't just relate to the germination period. Giving you seeds a strong start will enhance the entire growth cycle. Here are the advantages of using the Cannabis Seed Booster formula:

  • Protects seeds from infection
  • Can be used with all substrates
  • Suitable for all types of watering systems
  • Helps to activate old seeds
  • Accelerates the formation of roots
  • Increases the germination rate
  • Improves early nutrient uptake by the roots
  • Stimulates metabolic and enzyme activity in the seed
  • Improves seedling growth and ultimately stimulates bud formation
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How to Use Cannabis Seed Booster

The RQS Cannabis Seed Booster is very easy to use and should be applied much like a normal fertiliser—only earlier. To use, follow the steps below:

  1. Add 40 drops (1.5ml) of Seed Booster to 1 litre of room-temperature water.
  2. Place seeds in your chosen growing medium or germination environment.
  3. Use the solution to water the medium and soak the seeds.
  4. Reapply as necessary to ensure the seeds remain moist until germination.
  5. Continue using until the first true set of leaves appears.
  6. After germination, do not water the medium again until the top soil has dried out; otherwise, you may drown the roots.
  7. Stop using once the first true set of leaves appears.
How to use Cannabis Seed Booster

How To Store Cannabis Seed Booster

The Seed Booster should be stored in a cool, dark environment above 10ºC. Keep it out of reach of children. Shake well before use and apply within four months of opening. Unopened, it has a shelf life of two years from the production date.

Safety Measures

Handling and storing the Cannabis Seed Booster requires careful attention to safety. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to avoid potential risks. When applying the product, use appropriate protective gear to prevent any direct contact with skin or inhalation.

Compatibility of Cannabis Seed Booster with Various Germination Methods

Whether you are using a Starter Kit, Soil Plugs, directly sowing into the final growing medium, or employing the paper towel method, the Seed Booster enhances the effectiveness of these techniques. Its formulation supports the varied needs of cannabis seeds germinated in different environments, ensuring vigorous early growth regardless of the strategy used.

Cannabis Seed Booster: Start Strong

The RQS Cannabis Seed Booster optimises germination and gives seedlings the strongest possible start in life. This carefully crafted formula helps lay the foundation for consistently large and high-quality yields. Its components also improve soil health over time, creating a loop of fertility and productivity.

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