Hey people .... I had to post this so maybe it will help someone some day. I'm a paper towel germinating kinda guy cause it works for me. I tried peat plugs for the second time and came close to losing a future harvest. I still used the paper towel method but put my tap roots in the peat pods or whatever they are. Well I noticed some very slow growth ......Really slow. So I transplanted from the peat and my poor little roots were trapped in the pod. I put them in air pots and saw a difference within hours . So no more peat pods.
whatever works for you is what you should stick with. I use paper towel method then i transfer to rockwool but i do DWC Hydro. Do you use a humidity dome? I know king uses peat pods and does real well with them, Maybe he knows the trick, but again, whatever works for you!
i used to use those long ago..matter of fact i have a package of those from several years ago..i dont use them any more..they do werk pretty good tho...now i just use the Moist Paper Towel Method to get seeds to pop and then i put them into the rapid rooter seed plugs till isee roots poppinh out the sides and then into solo cups with soil.. after 2 er 3 weeks er so i move them into their final container...GL