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by Epiphany57 about August 9 - report

How long does it take a seedling to sprout and how much water in the first stage?
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  • 2.943

    shloppy 2.943 points - August 9

    Usualy 2 or 3 days but it depends i have had them take around 2 weeks when it wasent verry worm.grow medium moist so they can absorb what they nead not soppy weet youll drownd them good luck on your grow Epiphany57.

    Youll have more other ideas and opinions so give it time then you decide :) 

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    • Epiphany57
      Epiphany57
      19 points -
      August 9

      It has only been 2 days. I will keep hope that they will pop. Out of 4 I pray for at least 1 Thanks!

  • 572

    GrowNerd420 572 points - August 9

    3-5 days is typical, sometimes longer. I start seedlings in 16 oz solo cups, mist the top of the soil when planted, when the seedling comes up through and is looking straight up at the light I give it 2 oz of water from a shot glass, that will last a few days. I water 1-2 oz of water at a time until theyre like 2 weeks old then I let it dry out and fully water. Fully watering within the first week can easily drown seeldings and suffocate unpopped seeds or cause mold.

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    • Epiphany57
      Epiphany57
      19 points -
      August 9

      I planted in styrofoam cups and watered the soil first then I made a hole about 1/4 inch and dropped the seed and covered it, and poked holes in the bottom of the cups. I'm just using sunlight now.

  • 330

    TokeaJ 330 points - August 9

    I have had seeds take a weekI have had my best success with rapid rooters I understand a lot of money is sitting there
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    • Epiphany57
      Epiphany57
      19 points -
      August 9

      Is it to early to add rooting Hormone?

  • 12.761

    pipeman69 12.761 points - August 9

    2 to 10 days would be my guideline but let me ask, what was your germination method?

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    • Epiphany57
      Epiphany57
      19 points -
      August 9

      Paper towel, but then seeds fell on the floor from wind after maybe 16 hours and 2 of the seeds turned green.

    • pipeman69
      pipeman69
      12.761 points -
      August 9

      Well I'm not sure wind would be a good thing during germination especially using the paper towel method! Once that tap root gets destroyed, game over!
      Now my suggestion is to read allenpro's answer to your question. I germinate my seeds pretty much the sa...  more

  • 3.307

    Allenpro 3.307 points - August 9

    This works for me

    Soak a rapid rooter in PH's water with some great white and rapid rooter for 3 to 48 hours. Sometimes I foget

    Wring out the rapid rooter and put the seed in it and pich it shut or cover it with a peice i pinch off the bottom of the rapid rooter. I dont pay much attention to the direction the seed is pointing, when I try to I drop the seed, every freaking time.

    Put the rapid rooters in one of the 6x holders and put the holder in a tray with about 1/4 inch of water in the bottom, put that in a warm dark place. The cabinet above my stove is perfect.

    Day 2 I put a humidity dome over the tray and put about half the tray on a heating pad.

    By day 3 I usually see the seed opening up so I take off the dome and unplug the mat. 

    Day 4 I put the sprout in a solo cup or 1 gallon smart bag. 

    I leared this here at the weed portal after the great seed drownings of 2015.

    The main reasons I dont just sprout them in the final grow pot are I like to see the progress, space and I will drown them if they are in to big of a container. Seriously I drown so many seeds I have nightmares of thier last bubble of air popping before they die. Bloop 

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    • pipeman69
      pipeman69
      12.761 points -
      August 9

      Yes rapid rooter or root riot cubes. Check them out man once you get the hang of it you'll never look back!

    • Allenpro
      Allenpro
      3.307 points -
      August 9

      You will have to cut and paste this or just go to Amazon and do a search. Also someone posted a link to Growweedeasy.com. Read all you can before you start growing and you will save a bunch of $ and time


      https://www.amazon.com/General-Hydroponics-Rapid-...  more

    • Allenpro
      Allenpro
      3.307 points -
      August 9

      Pipeman is right, I screwed up so many times and now I have total confidence in my method, I stole from him and SLB. I have a year old Misty Kush seed on day 3 now and I knew it would be opening before I eve looked this afternoon. The good part of killing...  more

    • GrowNerd420
      GrowNerd420
      572 points -
      August 13

      I have to second the rapid rooter/root riot plugs, they make germination foolproof. I too have had way too many seeds drown before they even spit out their taproot, even in solo cups.

  • 18.282

    harley24 18.282 points - August 9

    The way you are germinating your seeds it could take up to 7 days for them to pop. Make sure you keep the soil moist and not soaking wet or you will drown the seeds. When the seeds pop you still want to keep the soil moist and not soaking wet. When they start growing upward you want to water them in a circle around the base of the seedling, just around the base and not the entire container. You will widen your circle of water as the plant grows. PEace

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  • 1.443

    SubterraneanHomesickBooze 1.443 points - August 9

    I think the more information you give, the better help you will get. In my opinion you dont need any rooting hormones since you have no roots. Besides, any nutrients this early in the seedling stage wont help and will probably harm. I see you did the paper towel method. You say your seeds turned green???

    I sent you a link to guide you.

    https://www.growweedeasy.com/germinate/

    • Score: 0
  • 10.028

    stick 10.028 points - August 10

    Different strains have different requirements. Depends on the grow environment.....https://www.growweedeasy.com/

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  • 3.654

    ChAs420 3.654 points - August 13

    the rapid rooters i get are already moist ..i put the seed in and put a lil piece of rapid rooter over the hole and use a dropper to add a couple drops of water..ive never had to soak them or anything like that..just keep em a lil moist and you can put a dome over them too if u want ..i dont always..once the roots start showing i put in bigger container..always werked for me..GL

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