When it comes to putting plants in the ground, there are multiple ways to accomplish this. Seedlings and clones will come ready to transplant, where as seeds need to be germinated prior to planting. Germinating seeds in a controlled environment will greatly improve your success. It is much easier to care for your plants when consolidated in trays versus spread out in the field. During the early stages of germination and root development is when the plants need the most care. Start seeds in trays with a premixed soil specifically for seed germination that does not contain fertilizer, which can have a detrimental effect on young seedlings. Plant seeds shallow (1/4” to 1/2” deep), and keep moist in a warm humid environment. Seeds should sprout within 5-10 days, but some seeds may take up to two weeks to emerge. There are mechanical transplanters that can be used to greatly decrease the amount of labor and time necessary for planting in the field. Follow strain specific recommendations for spacing. Our spacing recommendations are geared toward achieving a canopy to deter weed growth, and to lessen the labor needed for weed removal.