Thank you Real Gorilla Seeds for sending out the Super Cream Cookies! Shipping was really fast and I'm excited to see what comes up. I have them in a plastic bag with a banana and apple following some advice read here about increasing the chance of female plants.
Well they tell me ‘bout the pie up in the sky,
Waiting for me when I die
But between the day you’re born and when you die,
They never seem to hear even your cry.
So as soon as the sun
I'm gonna get my share of
And then the harder they come ,
The harder they fall,
One and all.
Originally Posted by Harry Lime
Put out the joint, step away from the computer and go for a walk.
Here I'm using sponges inside a plastic bin to start the seeds. The outer bin has 2 cm of water on the bottom and thermostat set to 21 C. Note: must be very careful with this setup as one unintended shake can cause confusion.
Using toothpicks from a harbor freight brush/cleaning kit as tweezers or chopsticks helped get seeds out of the cups of water.
I soaked each packet of seeds in ~0.4% h2o2 for 10-15 min then plain filtered water then onto the sponges. May try pH 5.8 water or 1/4 strength fertilizer next time.
Update: 5/6 sprouted, along with 1 of NL and some others starting to crack open. The one that didn't sprout was smaller, I'll give it more time.
They are now in coco cells under a humidity dome with a seedling heating mat and T5 cfl.
Some white mold started appearing on all of the seeds. I am going to try washing or scrubbing the seeds after soaking them in cups of water next time. The sponges were wrung out then yesterday I poured 10 ml of pH 5.9 1/4 strength feed over the seeds with a little paper cup. As soon as the sprouts pop up I'll remove them from the humidity dome.
I tried to plant them with the pointed end up 1 cm or more below the surface. 3/10 of the Nirvana NL from 2003 opened so far but not yet transplanted. None so far for the C. Orange x Chronic or G-13IX. It's been a while since I've done this. Attempting to disinfect the seeds somehow might extend the incubation time possible without starting to see that while mold on the seed shells. Not confident or very optimistic about germinating old seed with that happening.