Just dropped two zkittlez autoflower seeds into water. I used water from the dehumidifier… not sure if that’s a dumb idea or not, but I’ve been watering my plant with it and she’s responding very well… at least there’s no chlorine in it…
Anyways, they’ll be going into a paper towel when they sink, and soil when I get tap roots.
For autos you want more light. 18/6 20/4 is usually preferred. Since they go by age and not photoperiod, more light means more growth, bigger yields. Some auto farmers even do 24 hour light. I like to let my ladies rest though.
Yea, this is a big discussion in the house round here… I got indica autos cuz that’s what I want to smoke for fun. But the wife really benefits from the sativa so that’s the focus. So the autos will grow as best as I can manage on the reverse schedule.
I hardly use paper towels anymore. I drop in a cup of water and usually within 24 hours it has a tail sprouting Nd I drop into the soil. I have an ak47 and a zkittlez both autos in the water though and neither have started to open yet or sprout a tail. So I’m gonna go ahead and put them into some damp paper towels until later when I drop them into some ffof.
@BobbyDigital I had them soak for 24 hours and no tails. They started to sink though. I was gonna put them in paper towels, but I said forget it I’m too lazy. So I dropped the seeds in some FFOF and put them under a light. I’m sure that should be fine and they should start growing, right? The seeds hadn’t even started to open or spread a tail at all…
It may take a bit longer to sprout. I’ve only dropped one in soil that hadn’t sprung a tail and after 4 days of nothing I dug it back up and dropped in back in the shot glass and it sprung a tail about 12hrs later.
Taproots are out, so I dropped them in soil at 4:30 today. That’s about 50 hours from dropping them in the water… they spent about 36 of those hours in a paper towel.
They’re in a generic potting mix to start and will be going into soil I mixed when they’re ready. I let it rain into those little pot a few hours ago so they’re wet, no water added after dropping the seeds in.