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Put cannabis seeds pointy end down in soil

Seed Pointy End Up ?

I see advice from Subcool that says “plant the seed pointy end up”, but the included picture seems to designate the blunt end as the pointy end ??

ismokealotofpot
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cannabutt
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pointy bit down round part up isn’t it? I’m sure the tap root cracks the point part and grows that way
its been a while since I popped any beans though

Grumpy’
Active Member

Just drop it in. If its not strong enough to break the surface then oh well. The root will grow down regardless of how you position it.

infamouz1
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dont put the pointy side UP. your going to fuck it up man, i’ve done it every way, the most efficient way is DOWN.

cannabineer
Ursus marijanus
Buddy232
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Just drop it in. If its not strong enough to break the surface then oh well. The root will grow down regardless of how you position it.

I was just going to say. it will figure it out.

Grumpy. Why does it seem that I “like” all of your posts and coincidently. or maybe not; my mother, wife, everyone has always said that I am grumpy?

infamouz1
Well-Known Member

dont listen to them bro IM TELLING YOU from experience, drop the pointy end down, if your growing OUTSIDE THEN YES you can drop it however you’d like

ismokealotofpot
New Member

lol this is stupid. Ive put seeds pointy side up and the root grew strait up i put pointy side down and the root grew strait up WTF! just lay it on its side. If you think about it too much then it will never get planted.

Grumpy’
Active Member

I was just going to say. it will figure it out.

Grumpy. Why does it seem that I “like” all of your posts and coincidently. or maybe not; my mother, wife, everyone has always said that I am grumpy?

cannabutt
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Grumpy’
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dont listen to them bro IM TELLING YOU from experience, drop the pointy end down, if your growing OUTSIDE THEN YES you can drop it however you’d like

Unfounded, non proved, misinformation. Seriously, why would it matter from indoors to outside?

Edit: Yes, the taproot first breaks through the pointy end of the seed, and yes it will push the rounded end up and out. The biggest issue is how deep your plant the seed, and how compact the soil is. If your using a good soil that isnt brick solid then it doesn’t matter.

infamouz1
Well-Known Member

jesus christ just cause im new to the forums dont mean shit ok grumpy, has it ever occured to you that someone might have more experience than you, post count dont mean shit ok buddy, and im not trying to start an argument, aint worth my time,

the seed will grow down, if you wanna listen to me OP then good if not then your in for a WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE. But hey do whatever you want, or listen to the so-called elite with more posts hahahah,

cannabutt
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jesus christ just cause im new to the forums dont mean shit ok grumpy, has it ever occured to you that someone might have more experience than you, post count dont mean shit ok buddy, and im not trying to start an argument, aint worth my time,

the seed will grow down, if you wanna listen to me OP then good if not then your in for a WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE. But hey do whatever you want, or listen to the so-called elite with more posts hahahah,

The drama over a fucking seed kills me I agree with you though

pointy bit goes down.

Grumpy’
Active Member

jesus christ just cause im new to the forums dont mean shit ok grumpy, has it ever occured to you that someone might have more experience than you, post count dont mean shit ok buddy, and im not trying to start an argument, aint worth my time,

the seed will grow down, if you wanna listen to me OP then good if not then your in for a WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE. But hey do whatever you want, or listen to the so-called elite with more posts hahahah,

Wow,and I thought I was grumpy. I stated facts. I never said squat about post count, which if you look through other posts of mine, you will see I say the same thing.Post count means nothing, but quality and accuracy does. Get your panties out of a bunch, and go smoke a bowl or something. I know there are others more experienced than myself, and you for that matter. But hey, if you want to think that you have done, seen, and know it all, then that’s cool, but if your going to say that your way is the only way, then get ready for a shit storm around this place.

To the OP, wait for more responses I guess. Read around a bit more on the stickies. You can find every possible answer with a bit of searching, and never take one persons advice till it has been confirmed to death.

Do you plant weed seeds pointy side up or down?

Looking closely at a cannabis seed, you’ll notice that it’s more or less oval-shaped, with one end that’s pointy, from which the primary “taproot” will emerge, and the other end with a small “crater”, known as the crown. When germinating seeds using a starter plug, jiffy, rockwool or direct soil planting, there’s a fair amount of confusion and conflicting information around how to plant the seed. The debate generally centers around “pointy side up or down”. Some people get so confused about which way is up that they just plant seeds on their side and let each seed decide for itself how to grow, while others pay little attention to seed orientation.

In nature, wild cannabis seeds surely have an innate intelligence that gives them the best chance of survival. So, logic tells us that the pointy, taproot end should dig itself in and end up facing down. But the other side of the argument says that the crown end is heavier, and so it ends up facing down, with the pointy end directed upward. The taproot then emerges from the point and will habitually curve downwards. So, according to this argument, you should plant your seed pointy side up into your preferred growing medium, in order to prevent it from having to spend extra energy on creating a second, downward-oriented curve. However, many experienced growers will disagree and tell you to simply plant seeds pointing down. With that said, truthfully, chances are good that your seed (assuming it’s of reliable quality) will germinate and develop adequately regardless of which direction you choose. This is because seeds have an instinctive ability, whichever way you plant them, to determine which way is up and which way is down, and their taproots will figure this out and grow accordingly.

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Seedling is growing upside down, taproot is above the soil!

Is your cannabis seedling growing upside down? Has the tap root come above the soil?

If your root is growing straight up like in the picture below, it’s not good. This is most common in seedling plugs. The tender white root tip has a good chance of drying out or being exposed to too much light. You want to strongly consider doing some “plant surgery” to turn this little seedling around to the right direction

The first thing to do is get a new Rapid Rooter. Since your seed already has a relatively long root, cut the plug open lengthwise so you can gently place the seedling inside in the right position without having to “push” down on the seed.

Now gently extract the seed from its original home with a pair of tweezers making sure to touch only the shell and not the root (the root is the most sensitive part)! Now lay the seedling in the middle of your newly split open Rapid Rooter and gently close the plug around it again.

Most seedling plugs will go back into place easily, and you’ll barely be able to tell it’s been opened

Since your seedling has already sprouted and has been in placed into the right growing position, it’ll probably pop its head out within just 12-24 hours! Sometimes you see just the leaves, but occasionally you actually see the seedling push the shell above ground.

When this happens the shell usually falls off on its own as the seedling grows!

When Should I NOT Do Surgery?

Sometimes you can see the young taproot of a cannabis seedling but the situation isn’t as dire. If the root is already pointed in the right direction, it’s probably going to be just fine! But if you’re worried, you can cover up the root until the leaves actually make it to the surface.

For example you could tear a tiny piece off the edge of this Rapid Rooter and gently lay it on top. Or if you were in soil you could sprinkle a tiny bit of soil over the seedling. The seedling will push it off as it grows upward.

This case isn’t so bad because the root is already facing down, in the correct direction. Note: This seedling was just watered, but typically the Rapid Rooter should never look this wet. It should be moist but not shiny.

If you leave it alone, the seed will start to rise up, and open to reveal the seedling’s cotyledons (first, round leaves)

The cotyledons unfurl and then the regular cannabis leaves between to grow. Here’s another view of that same seedling from above only a few hours later. Even though it may have looked a bit weird at first, this seedling is completely normal and will grow just fine from now on!

Most of the Time Seedlings Take Care of Themselves!

When you see your seedling looks like this, where the part of the root exposed to the surface already looks green like a stem, you don’t need to do anything.

After germination, the tip goes down and stays white, and the other side that’s contained in the shell tries to work its way up, and that part of the stem turns green. Sometimes it looks like the root is going upside down because it appears that it’s not strong enough to be able to push the seed up.

As long as the tip of the root stays wet the seedling will be fine! The “root” is the same as what is going to become the stem. If it appears green it means that part of the root is already in “stem” mode and isn’t sensitive to the light.

If you just wait a little everything will have righted itself Here’s that seedling 12 hours later…

12 hours after that, the leaves have completely emerged!

If you hadn’t been watching you wouldn’t even have known anything happened!