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    #16
    other things to try...

    (in the first place.. while GA3 is used to promote germination, it is a root retardant.. you should rinse before the radical appears)

    presoak in some nitrogen fertilizer to replace the foods stored int he cotyledons that have deteriorated.

    try storing the seeds in a sealed container with an apple or banana for a few days. these release ethylene, which not only helps some seed species germinate (i have no clue if that includes cannabis, all the seeds i've had since i heard that have been fresh) - ethylene also promotes female genetics.

    i always use h2o2 for germination, fresh or no. kills fungus and molds, oxygenates, no issues with application to healthy tissues.

    good luck, and think good thoughts!
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      #17
      Originally posted by Maj.Cottonmouth View Post
      Cool, thanks man, I will have to find some to test with.

      ///EDIT/// I think there is an error there though, he says to use rubbing alcohol which you would not want to do because it has lanolin oil in it. I think he meant to say ISO.
      A good source for GA3 is J.L. Hudson, Seedsman. http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/ - Which is also an incredible source for all sorts of plants from common to rare. I think the company is a stoner's dream. They're snail-mail oriented, particular about their seeds, and will send you a refund in stamps if you pay too much.

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        #18
        That is awesome, thank you Mr Sterling.
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          #19
          Originally posted by waveguide View Post
          other things to try...

          (in the first place.. while GA3 is used to promote germination, it is a root retardant.. you should rinse before the radical appears)

          presoak in some nitrogen fertilizer to replace the foods stored int he cotyledons that have deteriorated.

          try storing the seeds in a sealed container with an apple or banana for a few days. these release ethylene, which not only helps some seed species germinate (i have no clue if that includes cannabis, all the seeds i've had since i heard that have been fresh) - ethylene also promotes female genetics.

          i always use h2o2 for germination, fresh or no. kills fungus and molds, oxygenates, no issues with application to healthy tissues.

          good luck, and think good thoughts!

          Thanks man, that is good info.
          All My Children
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          Easy Smart Pot Transplant

          So, in summation: The CIA, with a little help from the Nazis, accidentally helped invent hippies while they were trying to figure out how to brainwash communists.

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            #20
            Purchased GA3 from Rare Exotic Seeds. Bizarre...of all the seeds & stuff I've gotten through the mail to Aust. the package containing the GA3 was checked right out by customs.

            S'pose it might have been the white powder in little snap lock bags got 'em curious!

            Good luck with this exercise mate. I myself have a few strains from the 80's frozen so I'll watch this post with interest

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              #21
              Originally posted by kaotic View Post
              I'm pullin for ya, I love a good bag seed grow. I still have mine from the mid 90's. One day I'll pop them.
              You should pop them before too much time goes on!

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                #22
                Too many seeds, not enough room.
                **** your feelings.

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                  #23
                  I am so excited

                  Two of the six have popped ground are looking good so far. I am really shocked, I almost posted in here earlier tonight that nothing was happening but I figured I would dig them up first and when I went into water tonight those two were sticking their heads up.

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                  So, in summation: The CIA, with a little help from the Nazis, accidentally helped invent hippies while they were trying to figure out how to brainwash communists.

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                    #24
                    awesome! i wish there was some way of knowing the exact age of the seeds that germinate.

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                      #25
                      Great idea major! I'm sure we all have a few pill bottles lying around of old bag seed from back in the day.

                      Congrats on your two sprouts and I'll be tagging along!

                      Any idea if you kept only the dankest seeds or separated them a bit when found originally?? I have a couple pill bottles with the beaners coming from different grades of chronic. So are we looking at a crap shoot or some beans from some good herb, eh??

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                        #26
                        Hey Major, I started sowing some 6-8 year old seeds 04/03/12 and some are finally up (14), doing good, and a few others have the two Cotyledons but no First True Leaves. Usually the first true leaves will start to grow, but I've had a couple Huckleberries in the past that never grew past the Cotyledons. So I'm real curious how yours grow out having 10 years or more on them. I never did refrigerate any of my seeds, and I have read that the cold helps them germinate better. Good luck.

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                          #27
                          Bonzo BoUnCeS back...

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                            #28
                            good luck man. bagseed can suprise you. found a few keepers my last bagseed run.

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                              #29
                              so has anyone tried Gibberellic Acid and had success using it on old seeds, sounds like a very interesting and useful product??????????

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by Friend View Post
                                awesome! i wish there was some way of knowing the exact age of the seeds that germinate.
                                You and me both Friend.

                                Originally posted by LouDog420 View Post
                                Great idea major! I'm sure we all have a few pill bottles lying around of old bag seed from back in the day.

                                Congrats on your two sprouts and I'll be tagging along!

                                Any idea if you kept only the dankest seeds or separated them a bit when found originally?? I have a couple pill bottles with the beaners coming from different grades of chronic. So are we looking at a crap shoot or some beans from some good herb, eh??

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                                Thanks Lou, I kept just about everything so it is definitely a crap shoot when it comes to quality.

                                Originally posted by BlueCheer View Post
                                Hey Major, I started sowing some 6-8 year old seeds 04/03/12 and some are finally up (14), doing good, and a few others have the two Cotyledons but no First True Leaves. Usually the first true leaves will start to grow, but I've had a couple Huckleberries in the past that never grew past the Cotyledons. So I'm real curious how yours grow out having 10 years or more on them. I never did refrigerate any of my seeds, and I have read that the cold helps them germinate better. Good luck.

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                                Thanks BlueCheer and it will be interesting to see how they do, mine are being verrrrry slow. If you have a thread for them going post a link here so we can check them out.

                                Originally posted by supermanlives View Post
                                good luck man. bagseed can suprise you. found a few keepers my last bagseed run.
                                Thanks man and that is great to hear.

                                Originally posted by cloneX View Post
                                so has anyone tried Gibberellic Acid and had success using it on old seeds, sounds like a very interesting and useful product??????????
                                I have not tried it yet but I do plan to order some and try it out. I will post my experiments with it here.


                                No more of the original six seeds have popped but the two that did are still alive but growing very very slowly.

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                                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                Easy Smart Pot Transplant

                                So, in summation: The CIA, with a little help from the Nazis, accidentally helped invent hippies while they were trying to figure out how to brainwash communists.

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