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Old 08-23-2016, 04:00 AM #11
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It doesn't matter.

The paper towel is so you can see that your stuff did actually germinate whereas, in soil, thats hard to verify (pythium is common destroyer of seed that just popped open).

I just put them in water at room temperature to reduce the amount of blank cells when doing seed tests.

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So I had 20 seeds. I put 10 in wet paper towels, and 10 in moist soil on a heat mat. I planted the 10 when they cracked. The paper towel seeds broke ground first by two days.

These results aren't conclusive because of two variables I couldn't accurately measure or control in the soil. Moisture level and temperature. The wet paper towels were more moist and warmer. I believe if those two variables are identical, media doesn't matter as long as the seeds are in direct contact with it.

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Old 02-10-2018, 02:30 AM #12
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I have been using the Mandala method for several years now. With great germination rates each year. I reseed if needed, by the end of a long summer of vegetative growth. Sometimes being a week late keeps them from the roof of the greenhouse. Peace
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As mentioned already,
Paper towel method allows visual identification of germination.

I use paper towels for old seeds & stopped the overnight soak & realized better germ rates.
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albumid=26983&pictureid=182401 7&thumb=1[/img][/url] Straight to soil beats paper towel method all day. In solo cups is best to keep from having to replant from a tray and less stress . I have tried every method paper towel , coco etc . I should have put these in solo cups but used tray , they where planted 3 hours ago . Will update when they break soil .
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I do a water soak overnight and usually sprout tails,
then plant in a light soil mix to continue sprouting,
then transplant to the coco pots.

Keep it simple.
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I use a heatmat with a 10x20 seedling tray with a dome. 2-5 days is all it takes and you're done.

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I actually prefer paper towel however I usually go straight to soil instead. I would add that you should hang the paper towel in a Ziploc bag so the roots grow straight. I believe the dez or root caps of the seeds utilize gravitropism to accomplish this.
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Never again will I dig for a bought seed with a chopstick to see what happened to it.

paper towel..'

If its good it'll go. If its bad it'll stop. If its tired it'll stall. Flip the towel to check...or...play mini excavator

Tried the worm bin vs paper towel recently. Towel won. YMMV
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