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skorpio777

how to get my seeds to open

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On 26/02/2018 at 0:29 PM, blackpoolbouncer said:

Never plant say 10 seeds when you need 10 plants, guaranteed to end in disappointment.........I learnt that the first year in my allotment

 

This is why a Baker's Dozen is 13!

 

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@panik I would make stir-fry with those! Look like me mum's home-made bean-sprouts - no offence, each to their own and all that. I just don't like the odds of snapping one or two off when planting them.

 

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@Eviarno_coco about 3weeks ago,I put seeds into 7cm square pots ( from Wilco @ £1 for 15 ) of coco.pre-soaked with Formulex ( or just use a very weak coco feed ),placed inside a zip-lock food bag,sprayed inside bag with water,and 3 days later all had broke the surface.

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1 hour ago, ursus1000 said:

@Eviarno_coco about 3weeks ago,I put seeds into 7cm square pots ( from Wilco @ £1 for 15 ) of coco.pre-soaked with Formulex ( or just use a very weak coco feed ),placed inside a zip-lock food bag,sprayed inside bag with water,and 3 days later all had broke the surface.

What environment mate? Darkness or light? Room temperature or warmer? Immune have been in Rockwool cubes in a prop tub for two days but sadly no sign yet.....

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@Eviarno_coco As the seeds will be below the surface of the coco,it dont matter whether light or not,they wont be affected. I had mine in the corner of a tent with a 600w over some vegging plants. They will stretch,but its not too critical,you can always bury the stem more when you pot-up after a couple of weeks,although a few days after mine had broken the surface,I had set up a small cutting/veg tent with a 200w cfl.A couple of things,make sure you wet the coco ( or compost ) before you put your seeds in,or the weight of the water will push the seeds too far,and they will struggle to break the surface.Also,when you have made a slight indentation in the coco for the seed,cover up the seed with a pinch of fresh coco,not the pre-wetted coco,it'l make it a bit easier for the seeds to break through. ATB mate.

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It's all about the tunes you play em, I've had 100% germ success with guns and roses use your illusion 1 album.

 

They will germ in your pockets with use your illusion 2.

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popped mine into damp paper towel then put damp paper towel on top of  them .... in the airing cupboard in the warm and dark ......

24 hours later i  had this ......large.5ad8f22b6e34c_dynamedcbd640x480.jpglarge.5ad8f220bd9f4_lemonjuiceexpress640x480.jpg

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Hey buddy,

 

Im new to this game as well but here's my pennies worth! I have noticed there are 2 contributing factors that are the same in everyones information, thats warmth and moisture/dampness.

 

No matter which method you decide to use your basicaly doing the same thing, keeping the seeds warm, in a damp enviroment. Planting the the seeds directly into your medium means you will not have to transfer them once they have sprouted on a paper towel (this will be my preferred method) but using damp paper towels gives you that visual sign all is good before transferring them , so i do see the attraction.

 

Best advice i can give is pick what appeals to you and get on with it, thats what i was told.

 

All the best buddy and keep a diary so we can see how you do ;)

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Each to their own really, both work. Sometimes i will use wet tissue then plant when I have a nice root, or just plant straight away. It depends on circumstances for me really tbh.

 

I kept failing miserably with seeds when I first started growing at 16, my first successful attempt of getting seeds going was when I planted them straight away. It is fucking annoying when the tissue dries out and then fucks them up I must say. That's happened a few times now.

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I’ve just set my first grow up couldn’t decide which way to go with the seeds.

ive gone for straight in soil, in a propagator  in the airing cupboard and I’m keeping everything crossed I see some signs of life soon....

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Damp tissue in a chinese take away tub in the airing cupboard, just done 2 this way, both had roots after 24 hours.

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17 hours ago, speshul91 said:

Damp tissue in a chinese take away tub in the airing cupboard, just done 2 this way, both had roots after 24 hours.

I’m kind of wishing I went this way now lol I popped mine in pots on Saturday evening and no sign so far and planting them straight in I’m blind, hopefully I’ll see the first signs of life soon...

 

 

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You will soon, you just need to be patient :yep:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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