Hi all, first time grow. just simple 2x2 indoor tent growing 1 autoflower at a time. Planted my first seed in a Jiffy pellet and it has been 12 days and no sprouting. I am thinking I have a seed that didn’t germinate but wanted to get your thoughts before I move forward with a new seed.
Welcome to the forum.
Did you soak your seed?
@Flitme I did, only for about 1 1/2 hours though. I read mix reviews about needing to soak when planting in a pellet
If you have another, try the paper towel method, it has never failed me. Damp paper towel, folded up and put seed in it, then into a ziplock bag and into a dark cabinet for 48 hrs and check it, should have a nice little tap root coming out, then into a puck.
Yea, thats what I was going to do then read about easy of transplant when using a pellet so changed tactics last minutes. I’ll give the paper towel a go.
I go from paper towel to pellet(puck)
Thanks all. just loaded up a paper towel. Will see how she goes.
I had some bad luck with pellets, after switching to a COCO mix I’ve had a 100% germination after soaking for 24hours in water.
I soaked mine for 24hrs then put in paper towel in a small glass dish in a dark cabinet until they crack. Then I put them in a coco pellet thats in the center of a pot full of Fox farms ocean forest. I tried just using the pellets and failed miserably.
Same for me
35% success with jiffy pellet
85% with paper towel
Then drop tap root into coco.
I’m also paper towel method.
Either way, I would suggest pre-germinating. I also don’t particularly care for the Peat pellets. Something a little more fluffy like a rapid rooter or coco mix better in my opinion. Just let them crack with a short tail, then poke hole into whatever you’re using 1/2" deep. Use sterile tweezers to place shell down/tail up and lightly cover.
Shell down and tail up huh?
You got it. Keeps them from coming up with shell still on.
Thanks for all the help. 24hrs into paper towel. I’ll let you know how it goes.
I agree with dbrn I germinate in paper towels then put root facing toplease of soil 2 days later bang I have a seedling
My mom always did paper towel
I never have luck with it
High alpine dessert here
I soaked in water like 2days in dark closet
Then into cloth covered pellet got 7 out of nine
Personally I do shell sideways so the friction snags it as it rights itself
Thanks all. Paper towel worked seamlessly. Already transplanted into my medium.