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Germination is the process when a new plant begins to grow from the seed. This process is also known as “popping.” And this is also the first step in starting your cannabis garden.

You can buy cannabis seeds from many sources and the quality of the seed may not be the same in quality. Online seed banks are usually the best option for you to choose the best seeds for quality and genetic diversity.

When buying seeds, choose darker brown seeds with light accents and a firm feel. Seeds that seem fresh and green are those that have not yet reached full maturity.

The two most common ways to germinate cannabis seeds are to soak in water and use humus soil. Each method has different advantages and disadvantages. Let’s compare these two methods to choose the best way to germinate cannabis seeds.

#1 Water Immersion

This is the most economical and fastest method to germinate seeds. It is also the most common method used by many to make cannabis seeds germinate.

With this method you don’t need to invest too much, all you need is a plastic cup and clean water. You should use purified bottled water to avoid using polluted water sources that affect the seed.

All you need to do is put the seeds in a glass of pure water. Then put it in the dark for about 36-72h. You should note that do not let any light into the glass of water as it will affect the quality of germination of the seed.

The ideal pH for water is 6.0 and you should change it every day to avoid mold and moss problems.

This method makes seeds germinate quickly and is very economical. However, it cannot cause inferior seeds to germinate.

#2 Humus

This method can overcome the disadvantages of the method of soaking seeds in water. It can cause even inferior seeds to germinate, but it takes more time.

With this method, you use humus or clean soil to place in small, perforated plastic cups at the bottom and spray water (pH about 6.5).

Soil should be clean, preferably pre-packaged soil, pasteurized to prevent bacteria, germs, and mold from attacking your cannabis plant as it grows into a tree.

Then, place it under sunlight (preferably next to a window) or use white / blue light bulbs to stimulate seed germination.

This is a better method because it ensures that almost all cannabis seeds can germinate. However it takes from 1-10 days to do that.

Sativa is the most common cannabis strain. This strain provides a special feeling of excitement and can make your body full of energy. It is loved by many stoners and is widely used in medicine.

Currently there are many sativa strain and it is this variety that can make the grower unable to decide which is the best seed. Among them, Laughing Buddha and Strawberry Cough are two Sativa strain that received a lot of attention.

These two Sativa strain both bring different experiences to the stoner and they are of almost equal quality. But if you seriously put them on the scale to choose the best Sativa strain, there will certainly be a more prominent strain.

#1 Laughing Buddha

Laughing Buddha is almost pure Sativa strain. It is crossed between 80% Sativa and Jamaican Hybrid, and that is why this Sativa strain is so popular.

Laughing Buddha was one of the best 3 strain at Cannabis Cup 2003. This strain is famous for its ability to stimulate the humor of the stoner and make the atmosphere really fun. It also provides a powerful source of energy for the body.

It is also famous for its sweet tropical fruity scent and is considered one of the most aromatic strain. So it is suitable for use with friends in any occasion of reunion.

For the grower, Laughing Buddha is especially good because it grows very fast and produces many large buds. It can yield a bumper harvest with a yield of 600 g/m2.

Growers can grow it indoors or outdoors. However this strain cannot tolerate cold so you need to make sure it is not exposed to hoarfrost or not leave it under 20 degrees Celsius.

#2 Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is also a popular Sativa strain. It is bred between 75% Sativa and 25% Indica, has excellent uses and productivity.

Strawberry Cough creates a long lasting excitement for the stoner. It is also known as an anti-anxiety and stress-relieving herb. The strawberry smell of this strain is also an unforgettable dictionary.

Besides, this Sativa strain is very strong, brings extremely sublimated feeling that can cause users to cough. And that is also part of the reason why it has such a name.

Strawberry Cough is suitable for growing indoors and outdoors. It has long branches, looks quite good, so it will work well in sea of grean.

It gives a yield of 400-500 g/m2 and the seed is quite easy to grow.

Final Verdict

According to our assessment, both of these strain are quality Sativa strain. However, Laughing Buddha is a more comprehensive strain. It has a great yield, good taste as well as impressive effect.