A customer has a question and I hope we can get some opinions on it, thanks
I am having trouble getting my seeds to germinate. Five I put in wet paper towels covered and in a warm place. They have been there foe three weeks.
They have turned black and never sprouted. Another five have been soaking in water. They are also not sprouting.
Some people use a cup of water and just drop the seeds right in the water. I have never tried that method. Every time I use the paper towel method I make sure the paper towel is fairly DAMP and then I put the seeds in it and fold it over twice. Put in a ziplock back and put it somewhere dark and warm. Under some clothes or a pillow
Every couple of days. if nothing happens I will add a few more drops of water around the seeds. Hasn’t failed me yet. I even did this with 4 year old seeds and they all germinated.
I haven’t used a paper towel since my first grow. I’ve had 100% germination doing it this way. I use 2% and 1ml peroxide to 30ml water. Don’t let the seeds sit in the water more than 2 days. After that, some will pop out of the soil but don’t usually make it for some reason
What kind of seeds do you have. I bought WW auto (10+10 deal) and out of the first 10 only 4 germ one died and one looks bad. 2 of them are beautiful but thats it. I dropped the other 10 and only 3 germ. It’s blown up my season. I always bought from Amsterdam in the past. Can someone tell me how to contact customer support about this? I had one other customer on here tell me they had the same thing happen. They got 4 to pop , one died and that was it. Any Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
@Buster who are you replying to. If it’s to me, the seeds in my post are WW auto. All 5 are growing fine. Google ILGM support and send them an email with your order number. They always replace any seeds that don’t germ if you keep the bad ones so they can get them back if they want. I will tell you that I had hell getting seeds to pop consistently until I started using hydrogen peroxide to help them.
That is industrial grade h2o2. Human grade is the stuff in pharmacies. The industrial h2o2 can be extremely caustic if not properly diluted & handled. Not sure why you think that stuff is better than pharmacy grade h2o2. We’re dealing with seeds in small amounts of liquid. Pretty sure pharmaceutical grade h2o2 is plenty sufficient.
Please, people, don’t go out and buy industrial grade (even if it says “food grade”) hydrogen peroxide. Just go pick-up a bottle of 3% for $1, and you’ll be set for a while(or until it expires).
Nope. You can use it as an oral rinse. It’s right on the package. What do you think “oral debriding” means. It’s also safe topically. The 35% stuff causes skin, eye, respiratory, and gastrointestinal issues if not handled & diluted properly.
Oh, well. To each their own.
For sprouting seeds, I use rapid rooters & a heated propagation tray, myself. I have 100% germ rates.