@Myfriendis410 oh boy this doesn’t sound fun for a newbie. Could you explain what I may need to do, or point me in the right direction?
First before you do that give it 2 days to shed it naturally (at least partially ) you’ll want to keep it moist so spray it directly a couple of times ,then dome it , keep the inside dome moist. If you don’t see improvement in 2 days then gently with tweezers and a dull knife or spoon very slowly split it open
@GreenSnek okay did what you suggested, ill give it two days, hopefully it will naturally if not, ill do as you suggested. I work with my hands in the medical field so this may be ok if I have to split it open.
@GreenSnek well I did surgery, thank goodness for my medical hands. I started to get worried because there was a casing still on it and looked rather hard and im still struggling with my humidity at the moment and need to return to work tomorrow and I work 13-16 hour days so won’t be here to keep an eye on it. Got the casing off without damaging the cotyledons, which im pretty shocked and proud of. I guess my question is should I still dome it? I have a humidifier coming today that will hopefully help my tent RH up to at least 60%. Its at 44% right now. Here how it looks after surgery, all I did was remove the hard casing around the cotyledons.
Also, the other Sour D and The Critical Purple didn’t take. Not sure if I can revive them, but I have put them back in a warm, wet papertowel in a dark place. . I definitely didn’t bury them far enough down, learned a lesson already! If these two don’t come back, ill germinate another Critical Purple and wait on the Sour D.
I would think they would be ok. With that tail. It should have been close to sprouting I would think.
Ya, I think they will be ok too. They are already starting to push the taproot out more. I will replant tomorrow probably…this time a little deeper haha.
Looks fine great job I personally don’t use domes if I can spray 2 times twice a day
My domes are off with in 24 - 48 hours of sprouting. They look so so for a day. But pick up quick.
@Not2SureYet I went ahead and took them off as I got my humidity up to 51% right now, ideally I’d like at least 60% so im hoping with the humidifier only being in there for an hour it will rise a little more the longer its in there. Hopefully by morning the cotyledons will be spreading open!
If you see any struggling. You can always dome them for a day. I went into that circle and it bit me by not keeping track of how old it was.
Seems to already be spreading open, however the humidifier I got keeps shutting off so its not working properly so I need to send that back, so humidity will be back to 42% for a minute. It was helping though. So ill keep an eye on it incase I need to dome it.
Another AZ grow. For sure going to follow!!! Took me awhile, but finally have a grow environment that’s good enough out here to grow. Good luck bud!
Thanks for following along! Following yours now. Maybe we can help each other out since we have the same Arizona weather issues! Glad you have pretty much battled yours.
About an inch down seems to work great, though I have seen less helmets it seems the further you go down.
Well the Sour D thats been named MJ by my wife, has slowly started to do its thing, it may be a little slower as I had to do surgery on the poor girl to get the “helmet” off and may have shocked it a little. The other Sour D and Critical Purple went back into the solo cups again and hopefully the will pop up in a few days, I did plant further down this time.
It can sometimes take many days to knock the shell off. Unless it’s past a week I generally think of it as she’s not ready.
If you need the humidity up a little. Hanging a damp towel can help a little too. Good to hear it is acting a little better
Also heard hanging towel and letting the bottom touch a bucket of water will wick the towel and help also.