I am a second time grower, I was able to germinate the seeds and then placed them 1/4 inch into the peat pellets and watered, placed them into my grow room temp 78 degrees humidity 24 percent and checked on them daily watering as needed. It’s been 7 days and countless seeds later no plants, seedlings nothing. This is my 3rd attempt 15 seeds later. Please help what am I doing wrong.
Welcome to the forum! I agree with the others, most likely too much water. I have never personally liked the idea of peat pellets, but it seems lots of people like them. Try just a light mist of water as needed with a dome of some sort over them. By as needed I mean if you check and its damp you probably don’t need to mist again.
I don’t know if this would cause your issue, but is the seedling and taproot really compacted to where it can’t pop out of the grow medium?
I also would second the dome overtop of the seedling trick. My last seed I germinated (by soaking in water for 24 hours) and then moved to soil + dome, it popped out of soil within 16 hours of moving to soil. The first seedling I tried, I ended up killing it due to overwatering. The second one, I didn’t water it for about 10 days. After day 12, I removed the dome, and started misting the leaves. It is now on 28+ days and it is growing very well.
howdy @The_farmer . welcome to the forums. i tried peat pellets the first time and had much the same problem you are having. i blame it on the humidity. the second time i tried i used solo cups with peat seedling soil and they came up in a day. but i have a humidifier at 50% now, was at 25 when tried last time. and like the rest, don’t over water, just spray for now
Thanks to all for your free expert advice I have now 5 plants sprouted in peat, 74 f 32 percent humidity, spray bottle and hood did the trick, upon the shoulders of giants do the mighty stand. Thanks for all your responses I appreciate it. Ilgm.
Heres a pic of one, in peat pellet transferred to potting soil, temp 81f humidity 30 percent, 2 x 1200 watt led lights and I water them almost daily if the soil isnt moist, lights are 20 inches from the pots. I raised them thinking it was too close to the seedlings, today I watered with nutrients. To see if it helps.