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Germinate cannabis seeds reddit

So stupid – i can’t event germinate the seeds!

So I’m surprised I passed science class in high school because I can’t even get my seeds to germinate.

I bought a variety pack from Greenhouse seeds, the ones with the colored coating on them (I know. seems like a lot of people here don’t like greenhouse).

I decided to start with 3 seeds in 3 separate jiffy pellets.

I soaked the jiffy pellets in water for 30 minutes, drained a bit of the water, put the seeds in added, some soil, put the plastic cover on top and left them alone.

It’s been 15 days and none sprouted.

Well, while that was going on, on the 12th day I decided to try a fourth seed using the paper towel method.

I soaked the paper towel, squeezed out the excess water, put the seed between it and slipped it in a ziplock bag. I put it in a dark room, made sure the heating was at 24C in the room and left it alone.

here we are and nothing has sprouted.

I found the seeds in the jiffy pellet, still in tact. The colored coating still on.

I looked at the paper towel and that seed also has the coating still on.

This does not seem normal to me, it should have dissolved.

As a last resort; This morning, I took two seeds, threw them in a glass of water. it’s been 12 hours and the coating is still on, i’m hoping tomorrow it has dissolved and I can put them in paper towel.

any advice? Should the coating still be on after all this time? I mean, i knew I was going to encounter problems along the way, but i can’t even germinate the damn things

UPDATE: my local seller gave me a new batch of seeds and they germinated within 36 hours. Looks like it was a bad batch after all. Thanks everyone.

Germinating seeds

Hey Reddit crew, I been growing 12 years always from clone and have my room running like clockwork. Im over the local strains and been getting in seedbank seeds.

Im really struggling to get them to seedlings. Im using the paper towel in ph 6 corrected water with no other nutes. Let the taproot to 1cm then into jiffys or peat moss. Im keeping the temp between 18 degrees Celsius and 24 the best I can but only got 3 plants out of 25 seeds.

What am I doing wrong and what is the normal hit rate on seeds?

I get like 99% germ rate by keeping it simple, soak seeds for 24 hrs in water then put in dirt no need for the paper towel step, the energy is almost gone from your seeds by the time they get into the dirt.

Baby roots are very fragile best if they emerge from the seed in medium, then by the time the tap is 1cm long it will be rooted

I put mine in distilled water 12 – 18 hrs. Tap em and watch em sink. Then in drain them into paper towel on plate, a couple layers,, then couple layrs on top. Put on top of fridge in cuboard till they pop.

Then, straight to a solo cup. Prewet soil for a damp consistency with plain 6.3ish water.

mist with spray bottle to keep media damp and keep warm and humidish till they pop. Continue to mist. Give little bits of water to soil after rooting establishes in 4 days ish. Then i mist and water and let dry, and repeat.

What’s the best way to sprout cannabis seeds?

The best cannabis germination method is to placing the seeds in a small bowl filed with water, and then transferring to a moist paper towel. It works for me 95% of the time.

I have used paper towels method since the beginning and I’ve had 100% success rate so far, or about 12 seeds.

Put the seed in a cup of water for 24 hours. Lay two sheets of paper towels on a plate, put the seed in the middle, put another two paper towels on top, add water and drain the excess. Wet it again when it dries up.

Last seed sprouted in about four days, from the moment I put the seed in the cup of water to the moment the plant emerged from the soil.