Just received my SuperNova from Supercloset and am in the process of germinating my seeds which are gorilla glue from ILGM.
Weds, I started 10 seeds in rock wool cubes. I first put the cubes in a bucket of 5.5 pH RO filtered water. According to Supercloset and the instructions on the cubes they do not have to soak, just as long as they sink in the bucket. Other websites vary on soaking time.
After planting 10 seeds, I placed in a humidity dome on a heat mat in my closet.
On Thursday, I checked the temperature and it was 95. I backed down the heat mat dial below the marked germination zone as I felt this was too warm. It has been in the low 80s since.
Friday morning I had two sprouts which I moved under fluorescent lights. Things were going good!
Saturday, I had three more sprouted and they were moved under fluorescents.
The remaining 5 haven’t sprouted yet.
I believe the the warm heat pad may have caused the cubes to get too dry. I had read that they hold water for 5 days, so I didn’t water the cubes until today.
The seedlings that germinated Friday morning look good. One that germinated Saturday morning has a twisted stalk, Does this indicate anything? One other seedling barely poked through and now looks dead, probably got too dry?
Anyways, I am currently soaking more cubes, so I can have enough seedlings to start my grow.
Any suggestions on how to improve my success rate would be greatly appreciated.
Any chance that the ones I just watered will still pop?
BTW, the seeds are only 6 weeks old and have been stored in an airtight container with rice since I received them