Germination issues for Super Skunk

From a fellow grower: I put eight seeds in a bowl of water. The temperature was 70-80 degrees. Only one day 80.
Five of them sprouted small roots all in the timeline that you guys said. I was so excited.
Three seeds have never sprouted… I guess two weeks now. The water was lake water.
I took the spouts and put them in organic dirt and watered them several times a day.
The humidity was 60 and the temp was 70. Nothing is coming up out of the dirt. It has been at least one week
and nothing is poking its head up.

Should I have heated the soil up higher than 70?
How about the humidity? higher than 60?

Would it have been better to have put soil into the bowl of water to keep them saturated? And then
put in more and more soil slowly over a few days

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Seeds don’t need to be saturated to sprout. Soaking helps soften the seed, but once you have a good tap root they should come out of the water and go into soil. If you soak them for more than 48 hours with no result, take them out and try putting them between damp not soaked paper towels somewhere dark and warm. (I’ve seen putting them on top of a cable box/satellite received suggested.) But no, they shouldn’t be saturated. Too much water will kill your seedlings before they ever make it above ground.

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My first rookie mistake with seeds was planting them way too deep. Doesn’t say how deep he/she planted them. I’d recommend this new grower simplify. 24 hour soak (warm and in the dark) then straight into medium at half inch depth. Medium should be slightly moist not soaking wet. Why lake water? Could be introducing anything to the young seedlings. I don’t see how the 70 temp or 60 rh would be at fault.

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batting 100% right now (knock on wood)
also place in a Dark warm place,
when planting tap root down
water before planting ,damp not wet
1/2-1/4" deep ,don’t press in ,just sprinkle soil on top.If you want to watch you can leave the hole open
most important leave them alone, let them grow and don’t blast them with bright lights

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