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Old 11-18-2018, 11:04 PM #1
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Problems with germination peat pellets

Hello , I have been having this issue a lot when I buy seeds and try sprouting them , I’ve kinda gave up . I use to use coco then found better success in peat pellets .

I soak the pellets for hours in bottled water .nestle . Put the seed in the pellet put the pellets in a humidity dome . I ring the pellets out a bit so they are not water logged . Out of 6 I get maybe 1 survivor. I’ve done it many different ways . Paper towel method . Soak seeds in a glass of water ect. They look like they are yellow and. Out of food. Plz help
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:06 PM #2
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I can tell from past experience that these will stall where they are . The small tiny leaves in the middle will never grow anymore . These are GG#4 :(
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:16 AM #3
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it looks like roots are poking out of some of the pellets...get them in some soil or whatever media you use.
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Old 11-21-2018, 01:35 AM #4
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Plant them up and forget about the humidity dome. They look wet. Once you plant them don't keep them wet like that. Give them a little water and then let them dry out a little before you water again. Ditch the Nestle bottled water. For one they are evil. For two it is tap water from somewhere else. Use your own tapwater or rainwater or r/o water whatever you want. You need to know the PH of the water I am assuming you don't know that or you would not be using Nestle bottled water. The ph you will need the water to be will depend on your medium. Soil is the most forgiving...


Those will grow for sure. If I use pellets like that I usually wait for a root to shoot out before planting them up. If you keep them too wet that will not happen...
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Smile bury 1/2 pellet

Hay bro, if you plant the peat pellet 1/2 deep in the top of the soil you are going to use in a pot. It will sponge up the nutrient from the soil and feed the sprout. Plus it will adjust to the new environment. If you are in a big hurry you can cut 1/2 off the peat pellet off and bury it in the new soil pot. Don't wait!!!

So in the future when you first see the sprout pop then bury the pellet in soil half way and water the pot not the pellet, and your good to go from there.
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:07 PM #6
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It's been our experience that peat pellets are a tad hot for cannabis seed propagation. Vegetables are no problem, but cannabis seems to suffer. Better to use Root Riot or rock wool to start. We just use perlite/peat/sand mix.
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:18 PM #7
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I gave up on peat pellets really quick after I tried sprouting 6 seeds, 2 at a time and not one lived.
I always soak the seeds in a cup of water over night, then into a paper towel if needed. Sometimes the seeds crack open in the water, if not never more than a few days in the towels. From there I went into the pellets and only 1 ever popped out and that one never did anymore. The other 5 rotted inside the pellet.
Now I just use a mix of equal parts promix organic and coco in party cups. Haven’t had a single issue but man do I have a ton of extra peat pellets I’ll never use.
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:52 PM #8
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Is Fox Farm's Light Warrior available in Canada? If not, get a mix specific for starting seeds and start them in seed starter peat pots. Or even the cheap plastic starter trays. I like peat pots for burying when up-potting so not to disturb (possibly damaging) young roots. But the cheap plastic ones are not too hard to rip carefully.

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I messed around with root/propagation cubes on quite a few occasions over the years but found seedlings just dont prefer them to sterile weak finely graded soiless medium because they have taproots unlike clones, which only form lateral roots, and the taproot gets stifled easily which pisses seedlings off. It just wants to zoom down through soil.

I soak seeds in 3% h2o2 water solution until tails are out then in to presoaked through and left to drain light soiless mix and under about 1-2 cm of that lightly soaked mix.. 100% everytime no stress.. just mist the top of the soil a few times a day until they're up and keep at 75-80% RH until flower..
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5 gal peat
2.75 gal coir
.75 gal EWC
.75 gal black kow
.5 gal chunky perlite
.5 gal vermiculite

2/3c crab meal
2/3c kelp meal
2/3c oyster shell flour
1/2c dolomite limestone
1/3c gypsum
2 tbsp DE/Calcium Bentonite

1 tbsp Bio-Ag Endo Vam
1 tbsp Bio-Vam

Seeds and clones like this as a basic planting mix.


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