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Germination

by Inkbob about December 3, 2019 - report

Hello. So i have bubblelicious seeds. 3 are germinating in paper towel already for 48 hours. Amd still nothing. What can i doo?
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  • 7.366

    king 7.366 points - December 3, 2019

    i don't do the paper towel thind.... but have the towel moist not 2 dry or 2 wet... put inside of sandwich bag leave open put in dark... i use start plugs.... happy growing   

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    • Inkbob
      Inkbob
      31 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Can it take longer to germinate tha usual?

    • king
      king
      7.366 points -
      December 3, 2019

      yes some do

    • Inkbob
      Inkbob
      31 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Thank you. Not my first seeds but they give me a hard time

  • 2.339

    miggs 2.339 points - December 3, 2019

    some seeds if you just look at them they sprout , others can take time and some seeds are just duds. one thing ive found that improved my germination rate of poppin seeds is that if i soak them for 12-18 hours in a shot glass . usually after an over night soak the seed begins to crack open then i put them in my seed starting medium.everybody has their own method to pop seeds as you will see in here. good luck !

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    • Inkbob
      Inkbob
      31 points -
      December 3, 2019

      I’ll try anything. Just a beginner. Still need to find what works best for me. Thank you for help

  • 13.198

    SanBoisLee 13.198 points - December 3, 2019

    Use whatever works for you. Lots of people have great success with the paper towel method. I, like king, use the root plugs. I feel like they help me minimize shock on my seedling. Humidity domes can be a water bottle, a sandwich bag...anything to maintain constant temp and moisture. You'll get it, just don't stress over it.

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    • Inkbob
      Inkbob
      31 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Can i buy them on ebay?

    • SanBoisLee
      SanBoisLee
      13.198 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Yes, I use the ones called Root Riot.

    • Inkbob
      Inkbob
      31 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Thanks

  • 17.793

    pipeman69 17.793 points - December 3, 2019

    Welcome aboard soldier! So the hardest part of growing is finding the germination method that works best for you.Sbl said it best, dont stress it. After this grow try root plugs and I bet you'll like it and find it pretty easy to start seeds.
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    • Inkbob
      Inkbob
      31 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Thank you all. It means a world

  • 8.930

    ChAs420 8.930 points - December 3, 2019

    moist paper towel folded over couple times to make like a pouch and place inside a samich bag an close it so it dont dry out an place in dark "warm" but not hot place..dont keep openin it to look..when i doit this way i can hold the baggie with paper towel up to the light an see if a tap root has formed..GL

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    • caiman
      caiman
      7.745 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Very interesting holding them up to the light. Learn something every day/

    • caiman
      caiman
      7.745 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Reminds me of candling chicken duck and goose eggs to see if their fertile. Course you need a rooster but you knew that/

    • Inkbob
      Inkbob
      31 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Thanks

  • 2.906

    Screwstick 2.906 points - December 3, 2019

    I prefer the rapid rooter method it works best for me and its easy to judge the difference between damp and wet. If it feels wet just squeeze it and if water comes out its too wet if not its damp and that’s what you want. If its too wet they become rapid rotter’s just like any other method. 

    I usually soak the rapid rooted in water with Great White or Mycos WP for at least 6 hours then wring it out before I drop a seed and they usually pop up within 3 days. I have one in a rapid rooter now I just soaked in plain water, its sister seed popped in 2 days and this one hasn’t yet but its only been 3 days   

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    • SanBoisLee
      SanBoisLee
      13.198 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Good method.

    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      2.906 points -
      December 3, 2019

      I wonder where I learned it? Thanks

    • Inkbob
      Inkbob
      31 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Thanks

    • bill59
      bill59
      3.579 points -
      December 3, 2019

      ss, I learned the method you describe here and do about the same. Thing is, I shake the water off the RR, not squeeze it. I think I've been using too much water the last couple of grows. So you actually squeeze the water out of the RR before dropping the ...  more

  • 7.745

    caiman 7.745 points - December 3, 2019

    I also soak in Shotglass overnight. I germinate in final pot, this is the simplest method for me. There are other methods and they're all good/

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    • SanBoisLee
      SanBoisLee
      13.198 points -
      December 3, 2019

      That is probably the best way to go on autos for sure.

    • Inkbob
      Inkbob
      31 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Thanks

  • 5.952

    justme 5.952 points - December 3, 2019

    They probably just have a thick seed casing on them. I have had them take up to 7 days to pop. Just make sure the paper towel stays moist (not soaked to the point of drowing the seeds) and heated a little by laying them on an electrical devise. I always did put the damp paper towel with seed in it inside an open baggie to keep it from drying out to quickly. It helps keep the humidity up inside the baggie but with it open it will still let oxygen get to the seeds roots once they pop. I advise you to just have more pacience. Now, I prefer dropping my seeds directly into my medium instead of the paper towel method myself. I always used the paper towel method until a few years ago and ever since I have had 100% germination and no dead seedlings since changing to dropping the seeds directly into my moist meduim instead to germinating with the paper towel method. Good luck and happy growing my friend!

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  • 8.282

    SubterraneanHomesickBooze 8.282 points - December 3, 2019

    if youre using the paper towel method make sure the paper towel is not soaked. too much water can drown the seed. you need a moist paper towel but not sopping wet. keeping them in a plastic bag will help keep it nice and humid. you also want a warm environment. may take a few days. being patient is the name of the game all thru the grow cycle

    I personally use a drinking water bottle with a few drops of water and a drop or so of Hydrogen peroxide; sealed, and placed in my cars glove box. they dont even need light at this point!  remember you need a warm, humid, moist environment. seeds dont need alot ofwater 

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    • Inkbob
      Inkbob
      31 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Thanks

  • 10.198

    hipoldman 10.198 points - December 3, 2019

    I do the shot glass thing myself, except I let them soak at room temp about 18-24 hrs in the dark. Most of the seeds should sink to the bottom of the glass, then they go into the solo cups at a depth of about 1/8 inch deep. Keep the soil moist and it should be the same type of soil that you will use in your final growing pots, this will help keep the shock to a minimum. Cover the solo cups with a sandwich bags to help keep the soil and the seeds moist. Try to keep your temps around 77-79 degrees. Best of luck.

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    • Inkbob
      Inkbob
      31 points -
      December 3, 2019

      Thanks

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