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Old 09-28-2008, 09:29 PM #1
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Germination.. what methods do you use??

I almost always toss the seeds in a ceramic mug fulla RO water and cover the top.. let'm sit for a couple days till they pop..

anyways just got some new strains and its been a cpl years since ive grown from seed..

just wanted to hear some others experience and methods that they use

thnx stay safe and grow on
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Same here, though usually just 24hrs., popped or not, don't want to drown them. Also, to speed up the process, like to make water tepid and keep in warm place.
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tepid eh?? interesting, i just go with room temp myself..

can you really drown the seeds by letting them sit in water for more than 24 hours??
ive never had a problem before and sometimes had to let them sit for up to 3 days to pop
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I don't like letting seeds sit in water, just my personal preference. I keep it simple, take a ziploc bag, fold up an uncolored paper towel inside and fill the thing with water. Turn it upside-down, let it drain out, squeeze out a little of excess water, and throw the seeds in the middle of the paper towels. I put mine on top of my veg cab so it's a little warmer than room temp, if it's too hot you'll kill the seeds. If it's too cold it'll take longer.
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Yeah I don't like a more-than-24-hour soak as well.

The only time I have ever lost a viable batch of seeds was from an accidental 3 day soak.

That said, when I used to throw seeds into my gravity bong, I would often find them popped many days later with long tap roots.. I felt like a mass murderer flushing them all down when I changed the water hehe.

I wonder if perhaps the agitation from taking bong rips or the relatively large volume of water was leaving more oxygen available than in a cup or something though, helping them survive.

Anyways, to speak on the original topic, I currently do a 24 hour soak in RO water, then into cups of coco.

Something a bit unique that I do though.. I put a ziplock baggie over each cup until I see them break the surface, then cut off a corner to reduce the humidity, then take off the bag entirely about 24 hours later. A dome would be a little easier, but I prefer to get the seedlings used to normal humidity as soon as they are born and not make some wait 1-3 days for their brothers and sisters and get used to the high humidity.

Having them out in the open and in a light breeze right away makes for better initial development in my opinion.
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right on guys, thnx for postin the way you do things.. good stuff

so what im getting is allot of you will only soak for 24 hours reguardless of whether they popped or not?
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I use a dinner plate with a couple paper towels soaked in water with the seeds between the two paper towels.in a dark closet.
Keep the paper towels wet and keep in a 60-90 degree temps.
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coffee filters are great inside a ziplock bag,it won't damage young roots while picking them...
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any advantages with a coffee filter vs a paper towel?
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any advantages with a coffee filter vs a paper towel?
I have tried both and prefer paper towels, imo...
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