Okay, first of all I just want to say that I’m soooo glad I came across this site on Google. Secondly, I have some seeds I’ve had for a while and I stored them in a plastic bag, then put the bag in a plastic container that’s been in a black sack for months. I’m taking steps to try to germinate them. I have them in a plastic cup of room temp tap water and I placed the cup in one of my kitchen cabinets. I made sure the seeds were mature (not light green) and that they weren’t cracked or anything. It’s been close to 24 hrs. When I checked on the seeds it seemed like the color of them darkened or something. Is that a good or bad thing? Is it because they’ve been in the water for a long time? Long story short, does the darkening color indicate that the seeds may be bad or do i just need to let them do their thing and germ?
Second question I have is about autoflowering. Does autoflowering mean that I don’t have to worry about putting the plant on a light schedule and that it’ll flower on its own? I just germinate the seed then once the sprout appears, plant it and water and fertilize and whatnot?