I hope I didn't drown my seeds


#1

Okay, so I put up some seeds to germinate last night. 3 Strawberry, 2 Blueberry and 1 Pineapple. I put them in rapid rooters that I had dunked in PH’d water, placed them in an egg tray in a Ziploc bag and set them on my PC to keep warm.

Before I put them in the tray, I know I squeezed all the excess water out of each one, but when I checked them this morning before I left for work, each rooter was soaking wet again. I squeezed then all out again, but I’m really hoping I didn’t drown them.

Realistically, how long should I wait before expecting them to sprout? This is my first time using proper high end seeds so I don’t know what to expect.


#2

Realistically good seeds can take any where from 12 hours to 4 days, honestly I would stop squeezing them before the seed inside the boosters do not get damaged also how much light are they getting


#3

They’re not getting any light yet, if that’s what you’re asking. I don’t usually put any light on them until I know they opened up and started a root.

I’ll just have to keep an eye on them I guess. Expensive lesson if I squished 'em :sweat:


#4

Every one germinates there seeds different I leave light on mine 24/7 even when In the shot glass it helps them root faster, now I’m not telling you to do it this way or give them sun, but who knows maybe take 1 from the group and try that it may work for you, as I stated above every one here has a different method for germinating, what are temps in the area they are in that may be a problem, and hey we all learn some where lol some mistake are minor and some are expensive


#5

The area they’re sitting in is around 75-80 degrees, depending on if the wife gets chilly LOL. Our computer room is usually around 73-75, and I set the tray on top of my PC, so they are a bit warmer.

I might pull 1 or 2 out and put them under light. As long as I keep the temps and moisture near the same it shouldn’t hurt, right?


#6

Right, sunlight will help the seed intake more natural vitamins, and the temps sound good temps for seedlings are supposed to be 75-85 degrees with 70-90 % humidity, also the sun will help suck some of that extra water out and help them Set up, as long as temps are the same or you atleast have a nice warm sunny day the seeds will be fine just try to keep temps close together, don’t let them range in a 10 degree difference (up or down) 5 degree fluctuations should be fine


#7

Cool, thank you


#8

Any time, best of luck my friend any more questions we are happy to help, if your new here, welcome to ilgm


#9

4 of the 6 I put up have popped tap roots out the bottom of their rapid rooters :slight_smile: 1 Strawberry, 2 Blueberry and 1 Pineapple.
1 of the 2 that didn’t (both Strawberries) appear to have opened when looking down in the hole. The root looks like it might’ve just curled around in there. The other one I couldn’t tell if it opened or not. Regardless, I put them all into my bubbler today, with the exception of the Pineapple. I have plans for an outdoor guerilla grow with that one :smiling_imp:
Now just hoping the other 2 Strawberries come to life.

Thank you @Majiktoker for your help


#10

Your welcome, I’m glad to hear they made progress and that should be interesting keep us updated