Seeds crack, then rot (soft white stuff inside shell)?
Have you tried the paper towel method ? Wring out a paper towel so it’s not dripping, put seeds in it, fold it over, put them in a ziplock bag. I always blow into the bag, but that may or may not be a good idea and isn’t necessary just part of my tradition. Anyway seal the bag up with some air in it and then check on it every 12 hours or so refreshing the air and spraying with a TINY burst of water IT the paper towel is getting dry. Unfold and check for sprouting seeds and VERY carefully pull them off the paper towel. In same cases the tap root will have grow through the paper towel (which is probably the main disadvantage of this method) and you will need to tear away a little paper towel or just be extra careful and the tap root will pull away from the paper towel. You could use scissors to cut away some paper towel as well as having some paper towel on the tap root won’t hurt. Then drop them in soil or rockwool or coco or whatever you are using.
Then I put the bag someplace dark and not cold. A desk draw should work. I’ve seen people stuff the bag under a cushion and get decent enough germ rates. On top of something mildly warm like a refigerator is ok, but you don’t want to take a chance with too much heat as that will kill them and room temp is good enough germ.
I supposed it could be your seeds suck too, but it’s probably your seedlings not getting enough air because your medium is too wet.
jiffy peat pellets
jiffy peat pellets
thanks, i thought i should mention this is happening with jiffy peat pellets.
that white stuff would be the seeds endosperm. the seeds food supply. so lets figure out why your seeds won’t complete germination. if you are using peat pellets resist the urge to pull the seed out to check on it. you are only damaging it. if you have any pics, that would be a good start. what variety are you growing? how old are the seeds? are you soaking them and then planting them?
Assuming you know what you are doing & knowing that most seeds pop right pretty easily with just a little moisture, I would place my bet on faulty beans.
How to Tell If a Weed Seed is Good
Cannabis seeds are where cannabis life begins. However, not all seeds are good, and so you have to sort through the good ones and the bad ones so that you can grow some good cannabis buds. But how do you tell when cannabis seeds are bad or good? Let’s explore these two different options.
Why Should You Start With Healthy Cannabis Seeds?
If you want to grow incredible cannabis plants, you should begin with the appropriate fundamentals. You have to sow the highest quality cannabis seeds to essentially encourage your seeds to grow vigorous and dynamic plants.
You have to know how to differentiate between the seeds that are of the lowest and highest quality. This will save you tons of time and money.
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- Improved germination rates
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For each small cannabis seed you plan to use, you have to consider the various aspects and features including its size, shape, sex, color, origin, strain, and gender. Here, we have provided you with some of the details that will help you distinguish the ultimate cannabis seeds from the ones that are useless.
How to Tell if a Weed Seed is Good
How do you figure out which seed is good? Well, at first glance, it has to look healthy. To detect good cannabis seeds, you have to also know what to expect in shape, color, and size, even though these features don’t always guarantee successful sprouting.
Due to the wide variety of strain genetics available, healthy cannabis seeds can vary in appearance.
Here are a few signs to look for when choosing high-quality cannabis seeds:
Healthy seeds will usually be grey, brown, or black with darker spots and lines that do not usually have an expected pattern. Good seeds can have any uniform color across their exterior or display tiger stripe or turtle shell patterns with varying dark hues.
The coat of the seed may also be waxy, reflecting light when it is exposed. Keep in mind, variations in color can depend on be strain genetics, growing environment, and storage practices. For instance, seeds can develop a darker shade when they have been stored or several months.
Large Size and Tear-Drop Shape
It can be hard to determine if a cannabis seed is good or bad depending on its size and shape alone. High quality cannabis seeds can be small or large. If you are small seed displays other features of a good seed, then it is a good candidate for germination.
Generally, healthy cannabis seeds will appear very large once developed. A large seed shape can be due to its unique genetics or high concentrations of magnesium and calcium. However, there is still no guarantee ofsprouting seeds, even if you have a large seed.
In terms of shape, good cannabis seeds tend to have a tear-drop shape with a round end on one side and a tapered end on the other. Generally, seeds that do not have this shape have a lower risk of viability.
Age is a helpful indicator of the quality of the seed. However, it can be hard to tell the age of a seed if you didn’t grow it yourself. Generally, seeds that are under a year old are the best for a successful harvest. Younger seeds have a faster germination rate and are less likely to go bad if stored for a short period of time.
Cannabis growers can store their seeds for several years in the refrigerator to extend their longevity. However, planting the seeds when they are relatively young will provide you with overall better results.
If you have no idea how old your seeds are, here’s a good way to estimate their age:
Gently squeeze the seed between your thumb and index finger. The younger and healthier the seed is, the firmer it will feel.
The Bad Cannabis Seed
How do you figure out which seed is bad? Here are a few ways you can tell if your cannabis seed has gone bad.