Jump to content
  • Sign Up

Seed germination technique...


Recommended Posts

I recently aquired 5 seeds and have been trying to germinate them using the paper towel method. I found a tupperware container, put 2 layers of paper towel on the bottom of it and soaked it. I then spead the 5 seeds evenly over the paper towel and placed a wet piece of paper towel over them. Then sealed the container and placed on top of my dvd drive, which is nice and warm. It's been about a day and a half now, and nothing noticeable is happening.....how long does this method usually take? Just worried that I may have 5 dud seeds....



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Wilderbud

I have to do the water germination technique with the super silver haze I got. The 5 seeds were already planted but I managed to find one so far to try this out on and after 12 hours its finally sunk!


I believe the process of osmosis is what you are doing when putting water near a seed and some seeds have hard cases so they will need to be soaked. For other species of seeds germination can be really hard and you have to score [stratify] some hard cased seed to let them soak up the water.


I was really depressed when I seen the seed float as its been in warm/moist peat moss for a week but Im happy now and I hope I can find the rest of these seeds. :)


PS. I do not wait until the seed has cracked with this technique as Ive only ever heard of marijuana growers cracking seeds under water - Ive never read it in any gardening book and since the inside of the seed is now moist [hence the sinking effect] its ready to plant out. ;)


NB. Ive never HAD to use this technique but these seeds cost me $5 each so I feel pressured to get them popping up. Ill grab some perlite tomorrow and restart the indoor grow [again - heh]. :)


NB2. a few cheap ways to aerate water without an aerator are; shaken and not stirred, putting a straw in the water and blowing in it [kitchen favourite] and my favourite is grab the water spray and squirt a stream of water into the water youre germinating in [favourite because the mister is always there].

Edited by Wilderbud
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest BudWaver
Do you know what strain your seeds are? Some require warmer germination than others...was the water you put in with the seeds warm to start or did you slowly warm it up over a few hours.....I find its a shortcut to germinating them to use warm water...not hot...to start....and seeds germ in 24 hours....some with extremely hard shell casings will take a week or more....unless you slit them
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Depends where you are too. Vico has been fuckin freezin lately. I had some NL's take like twice as long as they should recently.

BTW I've been getting away wthout a heating pad for cloning lately, but I had to use it to get my last seeds to crack. Did nothin in the rockwool and cracked within a day of the heating pad being on.

Edited by wassily
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using the community in any way you agree to our Terms of Use and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.