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  1. Hi, I'm a fairly experienced grower but I'm used to using Rockwool. I switched to Root Riot to be more eco friendly but this time not one of my 8 seeds has popped, so what am I doing wrong. I soaked the cubes with water and a bit of root stim and then gently squeezed excess water out (did I sqeeze the oxygen out?) and popped them in, not too deep, and not one of them has popped, it's been 6 days. I've dug them out and put them in a papertowel now but still nthing has happened. Do I give up on them? 8 x Big Bomb seeds
  2. Being a eager first time grower it's been a very bad start..but I have to laugh! Over the past few weeks I've had a absolute nightmare! 20th July - Started out germinating auto seeds. Soaked for 24hrs and left to germ in rootriot cubes in a plastic prop with a cheap heat mat on the window cill. All the seeds have been stored in their original tube containers then in a box in a box. Lemon Zkittlez Dutch Passion x 1 SAD Sweet Seeds Auto x 1 Super Hash Auto x 1 Green Crack x 1 Sweet Gelato Sweet Seeds x 1 Checked on them on 23rd and nothing. 24th July hottest day of the year. Whilst checking I could see the seeds were cooked. No temp control on the heat mat so the temps hit well over 30*C. Gutted. So I thought right I'd stick with it but add some plastic bubble padding between the prop and heat mat. 29th July - Soaked 3 seeds for 24hrs and put them in the prop. Lemon Zkittlez Dutch Passion x 1 Strawberry Cheesecake x 1 Sweet Gelato Sweet Seeds x 1 Check 24hrs later and saw two had popped - Sweet Gelato and Strawberry Cheesecake -30th July. I was over the moon. Closing my eyes and just thinking about what they'd look like. My new babies...woohoo!! Right lets pop some more..I've got this down!!! Lets do them in damp BB light mix in a small seedling sack. Soaked for 24 hrs could see she had cracked and popped it in the mix about 1cm depth crack facing down. Glueberry OG x 1 Added her to the prop and left for 48hrs spraying the soil every so often. 3rd Aug - Nothing. My other two babies were coming along although slowly. Checked the seeds again and the one in the mix hadn't popped nor had the lemon Zkittlez in the cube. 5th Aug I was impatient and opened the sack to see if anything had happened. The seed looked exactly the same as it did going in but a bit mushy. Dead. By this point I was like I've spent a fortune and if I can't germinate some seedlings what chance have I got with 4 plants? I was thinking maybe this is why I don't have any pets!! OT: A while ago I had two gold fish I won for my neice from the fairground. She only wanted to look at them and not have them as pets. So i bought all the decent kit and took care of them for 2yrs. The other summer it was hot...and I forgot to feed them for 3 days. They were starving and one had taken bites out of the others tail. I fed them flakes which is all I had as I usually feed them pellets. I put a way too much in there thinking they will yam the light flakes. It blocked the filter...and created a film on the top of the water....came back to dead fish. Anyways I digress.... I was checking on both of my babies....opened the prop and it slipped the lid knocked the seedling. Snap. She's just laying there...motionless. I've killed her....quickly tried to save her by giving her a crutch. She looked good. Leaves were fine 24hrs later. Then she left me in the following night and I came back to a shrivelled cheesecake. Gutted. My first living victim. RIP 8 days old. 6th Aug Sweet Gelato is still going...slowly. Bought a heated prop and T5 light to see if it would make a difference 8th Aug. Sweet Gelato is still going...slowly. I was only feeding water and mineral water at that. 2nd sets of leaves on her and fed water only. My mistake as they were getting no nutes at all. 11 days old and was less than 2 inches in height and had two main leaves and two tiny leaves under them that were yellowing. Gave her some very diluted Biosys. No roots coming through yet. One Lemon Zkittle seed left plus the Northern light freebies I received with my orders. Soaked 3 in mineral water and a very diluted mix of Biosys in dark pots for 24hrs. They had all cracked and popped them in riot cubes. Deep breath. I put them the same depth of the other 2 seeds of I'd successfully germinated. 7th Aug - Came back and all 3 had popped...kind of. The relief and excitement! Wow! 48hrs later they were slowly reaching out of cubes...all bloody 4 with the seedling cases attached. FML. 09.8.2019. Checked her for advice and most said be patient as it will fall off soon. It was down to not planting the seedling deep enough for the seed case to be pulled off. 11th Aug - Kept them moist - Yay we have mould. Kept them moist now trying not to dampen them off if not done already. 13th Aug -Mould now gone and they are still reaching for the light. Soaked the last NL auto and popped in the riot cube deeper than normal to hopefully ensure it gets it seed off.I got some tweezers and popped them off. Yay! No!!!!!!!!! All 4 seeds still have their membranes attached. You could see where the tiny cotyledon leaves are trying to pop through. 14th Aug -all 4 are just reaching for the light with no growth due to the membrane still being stuck. 15th Aug - 1 week old and the membrane is still on with the tip going brown. I turn my humidifier on and put the prop lid under it and leave it for 30mins. Attempt to remove the membranes and prise open slightly without damaging. 16th Aug all 4 still reaching for the light but none of the leaves have turned green bar the Lemon Zkittles 1mm size leaves. 17th Aug I have my 2nd living victim. Lemon Zkittles...the last one. RIP. 18th Aug - This morning I have my 3rd victim - NL auto and the last NL auto has not popped at all - 5 days. The first one is looking okay but might just bin it and start a fresh! I may just go with the photo periods as they can take a bit of a bashing! The Sweet Gelato I have now is clearly stunted for nearly three weeks old...although since I've given her BioSys the last week she's jumped on a bit...I want to transfer her to the Oxypot XL DWC I have but want another to go with her that isn't stunted. I'll start a diary soon! Just thought I'd share my nightmare germination issues - it's soo simple to some to get this basic process right but just a slight drop or jump in temps or humidity seems to screw me over lol. Anyways just waiting for some fresh seeds or may go with the G13 Maltezerz photoperiods I have. With it being my first experience any mistake is a lesson learnt!
  3. Hi all, didn't really know which bit to post this is in as I'm having a few problems. I have posted before and @blackpoolbouncer gave me some great advice but I'm still having problems. The background: I grew successfully in coco coir, starting my seeds in rockwool, for about 2 years then I switched to hydro and the wilma system. I had one successful grow and then decided to switch from rockwool to root riots due to rockwool being bad for the environment. I grew 8 Barney's Farm Blue cheese from seed using root riots and there were no issues. Then the problems began,. I bought 8 Big Bomb seeds, started them in a prop, did exactly like before, put them in the root riot and none of them even germed. I posted here and got some great advice which I followed. This time one out of 8 popped up. The others didn't even germ. I decided to try different seeds so I bought some Super bud and this time decided to try the paper towel method. All of them germed just fine and I very carefully transferred them to the root riots, careful not to overwater as I suspected this was the issue last time. They all popped up just fine and began to look good. I gave them quarter strength nutes. Then 3 of them flopped over and died (I'm guessing dampening off) and the remaining 5 are still upright but have completely stopped growing. They are under an 85watt CFL. I'm tearing my hair out here. It's like I'm destined not to grow anymore and I've lost my confidence. I still have the first Big Bomb which is a seedling now but it doesn't look super healthy. I'll post a pic ina bit. it has healthy new growth but the old leaves are yellowing and the stem looks very thin. any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to go back to rockwool I think. I have 8 more Superbud seeds. Wtf am I doing wrong people?
  4. Hi Folks, I'm having some issues with slow growth. And I'm noticing a pattern. I find that generally that seeds that sprout within 3-4 days seem to continue growing quickly, usually pushing out their 3rd set of leaves some time around the 8-10 day mark, whereas seeds that take 5,6 or 7 days to sprout seem to take forever to get to the same stage. My seeds can't be old as the strain has just been released this year, temps are fine, seeds weren't over watered and the soil mix was very light. Humidity may have been a little low but this has never really affected things too much in the past. Banging my head against a wall here trying to figure this one out and no longer have the time to restart the grow. Seeds are Sweet Gelato Auto - just over a week from sprouting and seemed to have almost completely stalled - although seem healthy enough. Any thoughts?
  5. 1-3 days old.jpg

    From the album 2019 Female Seeds Outdoor Grow Diary

    1-3 days old.
  6. Ill start off by saying it's not only my first time growing weed but my first time for growing anything by seed. I have done some research before this, and although seeds normally germinate quickly, some can be slower, from reports even up to 14 days*... fair enough. Started off with them in peat pellets, 3mm of water at the bottom of the tray, kept at that level* to keep them hydrated but not too wet, in a dark place till they sprout, before moving to light. Anyway, the rest sprouted. Except one, its been 12 days in the peat pellet, after having a look at it, it's not damaged in anyway, however it hasn't even cracked/sprouted or anything. Its just the way it came. Can seeds just be dead on arrival? I took it out of the peat pellet, soaked it in just water for 12hrs then sandwhiched it between damp toilet paper, on a window sill above a radiator, so far its been another 48hrs and nothing. I understand there is an acceptable loss rate, should i lose faith in the little guy? Is there anything else i can do to try and help the welp? Or have i done something to prevent it from germinating in the process. -Thanks in advance and keep it civil and on topic please, newbie here
  7. Evening all, started my first 3 seeds 28th of July with 12 in water until sunk and another 12 under water, I then put them in paper towel and wet them and left them for 24hours. 31st I out them in root riot cubes and they died. My downfall was watering them every day also leaving them (during the heatwave) outside which i've learnt will drown them with the moisture. See pic off one of the sprouts that came up and dropped Ordered a second batch after I thought I learnt and planted 11th Aug 3 hours until they sank and removed so they didn't drown and put in paper towel. Small taproots started to grow by the 13th so I then out them again into root riot cubes but this time in a airing cupboard between 21-28 degree mainly at 26 with no watering or light By the 19th I had nothing and as I planted them with the cube cut open I had a look to find the taproot hadn't changed from the 13th On the 19th I just put them in coco soil as when I squeezed the cubes I found a lot of water coming out as when I when I stared them I sealed them up to prevent them from drying up So are my seeds dead? Can germination process pause? Please read uk420 guidelines.
  8. 01-24hoursgermination.jpg

    From the album Dinafem Gorilla Grow

    seeds after 24 hours in water & 24 hours in tissue
  9. germ1.jpg

    From the album First mini-grow

    second seed to germinate
  10. germ2.jpg

    From the album First mini-grow

    First seed germ - worried
  11. Hi all! New grower struggling to germinate seeds here. I went for the wet paper towel under a bowl method following these instructions: https://sensiseeds.com/en/info/faq/best-way-to-germinate-seeds/ 8 auto-assassin seeds as these are destined for out-doors. 1 seed after just a day or two had a tap root almost a centimeter long so it went right into a pot and is now a happy seedling. The other seeds are sloooow. It is now 9 days later and the most advanced ones look like this: Because of the success of the first one, I was expecting more root from these, but it's just not happening. If you look at the one on the left, even though the tap root is hardly out of the seed, it has developed very small fibres. I thought these were fibres from the paper towel, but they seem to actually be part of the root so I think it is actually putting out fibrous rootlets even though the tap root is hardly out. I did plant one other seed three days ago, even though it didn't seem ready. I planted it very shallow (but covered the pot) so I could see it. Today it was surrounded by a small mass of white fibres. I thought it had gone mouldy (this is before I looked at the seeds), but now I think maybe these were fibrous rootlets going in the wrong direction. What has gone wrong? Is this going wrong? Did the seeds maybe get too much light, as I checked them every day? No chance they weren't wet enough, I had dripping paper towels on top and over. I feel like these seeds are just going to rot if I just continue to keep them in water. I think I should probably get these into pots as soon as possible but I'm not sure the best way to do it as the tap roots are not what I expected based on the first one to germinate. All I have is soil from the garden, and compost from inside a tomato grow-bag. I used the grow-bag compost for the other seedling, in a small pot, and it is going well. Any advice much appreciated!
  12. Good afternoon, I ordered some seeds from your site a little while back, and sowed them last week friday eve / saturday morning. So far from a mixed assortment of 10 seeds I've only had two pop. I've got them sitting in a wet (not soaking) coco cube, in a tent, in my propagator. I looked on your site to see what your companies stance is on this, and found the following text: "Our seeds as sold as souvenirs for adults interested in prolonging cannabis genetics and as cannabis cultivation is illegal in most countries, we are not be able to discuss cultivation issues with customers. Therefore please accept our apologies, but any queries regarding germination or cultivation will be ignored." Now, I get that possibly over the next day or two, more may pop, but this approach stinks of shite service - I'm really hoping that you are willing to prove me wrong here. Open for responses / advice from any please? Ta Unity
  13. This is a first timer for Zug and Myself.......and i have to admit i was pretty put off by the lack of people doing them and previous bad vibes. I did like the early factor though so thought we would give a few a bash this year along with our other strains we purchased. Germination---Mmmmm i'm not going to lie, pretty bloody average if you ask me. Also very slow to show. Out of 40, 33 germed and then lost another 2, which failed to show. Compared to 49/50 Purple Maroc..... Vegging---Again not very impressive, very very slow and not very sturdy plant structure at young age. Was regretting even buying these at this stage. They didn't get massive, but had quite a few side branches Flowering---Now this is where i started to change my mind. It's like driving around in an old ford cortina, then at the last minute you reveal a twin turbo v12 under the bonnet. This is best describing a red purps. You have to get it spot on though, last week we harvested about 10 oz...very nice smoke and not bad nugs too...one week later everything changed. The buds were like golf balls and the resin was well abundant. Even the lower buds were big and solid.... Mould---Mould? What Fucking Mould.....had reports before we started growing this plant, that it was a massive mould haven. We had a tiny bit of mould on a couple, which was down to the fact that they had also been bark stripped by rodents.....they still finished though. We cut a further 10-15 oz on friday. Not even 1% mould.....and as the weather has been so fucking shit, i take my hat off to the red purp Smoke Report---Well what can i say, i am very surprised at the strength and flavours. All very nice really. I have been smoking it constantly for 3-4 days now and i am very impressed. The flavours and tastes are very hash like, and the buzz is very relaxing, in fact so relaxing, after smoking a few biftas, i could sleep for a week. It doesn't stink the house out either. Overall, a lovely strong smoke. This Red Purp is cooked to perfection....spot on A must for next season Andro
  14. Hi guys, bit of a noob here and I have a bit of a predicament. I'm hoping to start my first (autoflower) grow come the start of May, and will be germinating the seeds inside. However, due to circumstances that is about as far as I can take it inside, once the seeds have germinated, is it safe for them to go straight into the pots outside or will they need at least a bit of time inside to increase their chances of survival? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
  15. sweet seeds blow mind auto day 1

    From the album Sweet seeds grow #2

  16. seeds bed2

    From the album KayDog's Return

    There they are; all tucked up nice. A lid has gone on and the prop is switched on. I have to find my digital temp to double check the temps inside.

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  17. seeds bed1

    From the album KayDog's Return

    The 5 seeds getting prepped for germ'ing in a heated propagator. I've used this prop many times and it's reliable. Notice I used a double method for labelling. Too many times have I fubar'd a named grow. The water is kettle boiled, cooled hard tap water.

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  18. Nemesis germination

    From the album Nemesis Seedsman FEM

  19. Nemesis germination

    From the album Nemesis Seedsman FEM

  20. Nemesis germination

    From the album Nemesis Seedsman FEM

  21. Easy all, So the water im soaking my rockwool in has reached about 30 degrees today, possibly higher at mid day.. Obviously not a big deal but ive got 4 seeds in a moist kitchen-roll-lined dvd case 3 of which look like they would be best going into their rocky cubes asap.. Will another day in the dvd case hurt if i have to soak a new set of cubes?.. The germinated seeds have at least 1cm of taproot each poking out.. Or is the rockwool water getting hot not actually that big a deal and i should just crack on? If its of any value the rockwool cubes were soaked in water ph'd to just above 5, and quite a healthy dose of greenfuse root stim, i imagine its the root stim that would have gone bad sat in hot water all day. Menial query i know, but its all about giving them the best possible start with Autos!! Peace and thanks
  22. WW Seedsman

    From the album Multi Strains Seedsman