I’m having trouble germinating seeds.
I’ve attached a photo so hopefully someone might know what’s going on. The seed is a northern lights auto and was planted in a peat pellet that was expanded using tap water PH’d to 6.3, TDS of 100. Seed was not soaked before planting, then peat pellet was placed in jiffy humidity enclosure and put on a heat mat. Air temp in the dome sits around 33C @ 50%RH. Tent temp is around 20C @ 30%RH.
After about 5 days it looked like the photo. Tap root has curled around itself and gone down then back out of the pellet wall and green cotyledon leaves just breaking the surface.
It’s stayed looking like this for 4 days. Has it died?
After it just started to break surface I turned on my light (300w 120true LED) at max height available on a 18:6 schedule.
Does it look alive or dead? The root that breached the side wall hasn’t grown at all since first noticed either. Any clue what I’ve done wrong here? This is the second seed to have similar results.