Gonna soak some OG Cush seeds. I checked my PH and it was 6.73. When soaking seed does it make a difference. 24-48 hrs. 5.5-? I’m going to experiment, soak and plant in soil, soak and paper towel then soil, soak and paper towel then rock wool. What temp should my paper towel stay? Normaly I wouldn’t waste everyones time but I am going through a rough patch and can’t get anything to crack. Last seeds I soaked for 48 hrs then put in paper towel, Going on 4 days and no change. I did put in zip lock and a heat mat. I tried cool dark with my zip lock and Nada. These are just seeds from smoke, Ive gone through 30, and I might as well have been planting rocks. I’ve germinated every different way with success. Think I might have just got a bad bunch of seed? The Cush are just ordered seed, first time with this strain. If I’m just having a brain fart please set me straight before I kill my OGC seeds. Cat
I found seeds to germinate best when it’s in a warm spot. This time I placed glass in my dome that is on a seedling heat mat and all 10 cracked and grew excellent.
@BetrayedSoul Maybe the seed I got was old, young, who knows the weed was dust . I prayed to the weed gods and they answered me, they just said no. I am using tap water, maybe I.ll invest in a gl. of distilled.
Just noticed you said seeds from smoke. May just be immature seeds. Usually a light green.
Buy some from ilgm as they have a 100% germinate guarantee. Takes a little bit to get replaced if needed but definitely worth having a guarantee that replaces seeds.
The seeds looked good, the OGC I just started were purchased from ILGM and I’m confident. Just don’t want to kill good seeds by doing something stupid and missing the obvious.
This is how brain dead I am I just realized I’ve been misspelling Kush.
I don’t check my ph for sprouting seedlings. I use distilled or spring water.
@Noctis420 I think I’m going to go the distilled route, never had before but I’m willing to try anything to crack some seed.
I’ve actually had better results not phing down my 7.2 tap water with their 15% hydrogen pyroxide( I did a test on my winter grow and had pretty bad germ rates)
@GreenSnek I used my tap water on these 3 Kush seeds, I filled a 1/2 gl. jug and let it sit for 2 days to allow the chlorine to evaporate. I did a PH test this afternoon and it was @6.73. I would like to see it below 6.5 I just hope this Is not my problem. Guess I could take a test right out of the tap to see. Cat
Ro water or distilled water is best with aboit a cap full of peroxide mixed in the water it will kill off any bacteria in or on the seed and keep a clean breeding groind for the a eed to atart and hopefully keep problems away also a heating pad is best to get seeds to pop faster. I use a heating pad soak seeds in water and peroxide for 12 to 24 hrs dump mix onto a napkin and leave moist always til u get a tap then place in dirt tap down ph is more imlortant when u are watering in the soil or medium. Dirt is 6.5 and hydro and coco are 5.8.
@Mark0427 Thats the way I normally do it minus the peroxide, guess I just got a bunch of seeds that hadn’t matured. 20 hours on my OGK seeds. Hope the weed gods smile. Much thanks for all the info. and reassurance Cat
Checked on the OGK seeds, after 21 hours in the dark. Seeds were floating, tapped them and they sank like a rock. Thumbs up. Cat
Put Kush seeds in paper towel and slid in zip lock bag @ 7:00 last night, put in cabinet with no heat pad. Temp. +/- 72F.
Checked on the babies 11:00 tonight, one taproot started and a second seed cracked. I think I will experiment a little. I’m going to start in rock wool and use a blue glass to promote root growth, use a clear glass on the other just to see what happens. I will move to the journal and take pics… New girls will go into a new hydro setup. I built a LED light with 5630 strip light equal parts of red, blue and bright white. Blue for root growth, Red for bud and bright white for veg. I also added 4 4’ bright white T8 daylight tubes in the center. This is done on the cheap so it will be interesting. Cat