Hello fellow growers, I’d like to present a question to the forum. For those of us growing from seed, what is your success rate in them popping and subsequently growing into a plant?
I’m currently experiencing a less than 50% success rate…and that is across four different suppliers and multiple seed producers. I was having good success up until the last 5-6 months when I bought a bunch of seeds that were on sale…New Years, 420, Memorial Day, etc. I drop 3 seeds and I’m lucky to have one pop. I store the seeds in dark, cool environment. I’ve tried using a shot glass, damp paper towel, and germination pods, all of which are in warm conditions…same results.
In the back of my mind, I’m wondering if it’s because of the exploding popularity of the hobby is causing the market to be diluted with immature, poorly propagated seeds.
I’m just curious to hear how everyone else is doing and to see if what I’m experiencing is considered normal. Also, anyone reading this post, please tag other growers you know of who grow from seed. Thanks to all that respond!