10 out of 20 only ones come up
Welcome to the forum! You’ll have to contact ILGM support on their store site in regards to replacements for non-germ seeds. But can I ask how you germinated them?
Yes I started with 10 White widow femaleized germinated soaked in water for 24 hours some start to germinate so I laid them out on paper towels for one day they all rooted I put them in the ground directly only one came up so now the other 10 are soaking now I’m going to try to get them to come up but only one came up and these are going straight into the garden the garden
One more thing this is my I believe I went through 60 seeds this month already and still not germinating correctly I’m going to try and germination containers this time but the one that’s in the ground is growing great the other supplier that I’m going to get my seat from none of them would even germinate some would have seems like this time I had one it sprouted grew about an inch tall and then died that was from the other supplier I believe that these shoes will do good I just need to handle with gloves and maybe I was too hard with the tweezers I have muscular dystrophy so my hands are really difficult to work with sometimes but I’ve tried looking for the other seeds I meant I remembered where I buried in my scrape top of the slow road I came find him I can’t find a single one but the one that came up I really want to learn how to do this and get this right correctly I can’t do an indoor grow so it has to be outside but I did buy 10 5 gallon best handmade planters and I purchased all the fertilizer and this time just regular potting soil for cannabis growing and be here tomorrow hopefully it’ll work better but I’d like to get some help and getting this done right
White widow femaly
How do I do that find this person to get the refund I don’t know what this is different I thought you were one of the admits I don’t know how to get in touch with them
I’m not an admin, but clicking on this link should get you to their contact page. Just fill out the form and select germination issue as the subject…
Good morning Parker. I’m no expert, in fact this is my first post. So far i’ve just been lurking, reading thousands of posts and trying to learn myself, but I felt the need to chime in here. Good on you man ( Or woman ) for getting out there and trying to get it done. I think you are on the right track with trying to start them in some kind of seedling cups and getting them more established before putting them in the ground. IfI can do this right there’s a good link here started by @merlin44 I believe, that has lots of good info on germination Tips and Tricks for Germinating Seeds. I’ve seen enough here to say there’s lots of good people here that will help. Hang in there and good luck!
Hey @Tokerpoker welcome to the community. I am glad you found the germinating tips and tricks topic useful and thanks for the tag.
A big lesson from that thread is that there are many ways to get it done. Just pick one that suits you and go with it.
Thanks and I agree, it was a much needed thread for us noobs.
I grow indoors using a SCROG in soil. If any of that interests you, you may want to take a look at my grow log Merlin’s Grow Log. Fair warning, there are many grows in that journal covering almost five years of grows. It is loooong so don’t bother wading through the whole thing.
Yep, that’s pretty much the track i’m on so i’ll definitely be reading it at some point. If I know me i’ll have a hard time skipping ahead once I begin reading it. I’m always afraid i’ll miss something I guess, lol. You never know which post will be that ahah moment for you. Anyway, I don’t want to hijack this guys thread, so i’ll bow out for a bit, but i’m sure we’ll be chatting more in the future. Thanks for the reply.
Hey @Parker5 and @Tokerpoker
Welcome to the forum and to growing. Its a great place to get help and growing is a blast as you will learn. I wanted to chime in with a few things I have learned since I joined. I was totally new to this when I started 5 years ago and I too killed almost all of my first seeds. I bought a mix-pack of 15 seeds and only grew 4 or 5 successfully.
Let me start with the point that germination looks like this…
ILGM is very generous and will probably replace the seeds, but if they cracked and started a tail like these in the photo then they did germinate. If they died from this point you have got to accept that your process was what killed them. I killed 2/3rds of my first batch and so have had to accept that I needed to do a better job. It was my fault.
Modern cannabis has been bred, cross bred, manipulated and hybridized to make a plant that produces high THC levels. But the seedlings are not as hearty as those bag seeds we had back on the 70s when a lot of us were growing them. Back then we just popped them in the dirt and waited. Most grew like weeds. Now you have to give the seed a good chance to get established before you put them outside. Once its 2 or 3 weeks old they do begin to thrive like weeds, but they need a good start before that. Losing 60 seeds has got to hurt.
There are many growers here who use a few differing techniques but the common thread you will find are a few of these…
Good seed starting soil. Nothing that has food already in it. If the bag says “Feed for X Months” then its not a good choice.
Too much water kills most of the failed seeds we see here. If you can squeeze the soil and NO water drips out of it, then its perfect. It should hold together and not completely fall apart after you squeeze it.
The seedling needs to sprout under good lighting. Even a few hours after it breaks soil without good light it will stretch out and look like a spaghetti noodle.
Some growers put a clear dome over the seedling to keep the soil from drying out and help the humidity to stay up. But whatever you do try to avoid getting the plant itself wet. Avoid soaking the soil as this will cause damping off and kill the seedling. As a test I started a seed like I have described and let it grow for 3 solid weeks without watering it. Planted in the soil I gave it about 1/2 teaspoon of water to settle the dirt around the newly planted seed and then did not water it until it wilted, which was 21 days later. Here it is at 2 and then 3 weeks.
I don’t recommend this, but just want to demonstrate that you don’t have to worry about them dying from not being watered twice a day.
Don’t over water
Good temperatures 70-80 degrees is a good range.
Thanks for the welcome @Spiney_norman . Very good info as usual… Yeah, I been lurking and learning for a bit so I know you though you don’t know me. That sounds a little creepy somehow, lol. Anyway, sorry it took so long to thank you, but I got cut off for 24 hrs cause I had never posted before.
Its just a safety aspect built into the forum to prevent spam-bots from posting hundreds of advertisements. It shouldn’t happen again. As you read and post more your permissions will grow too. Other than the first day I never hit a wall again.
Yeah I figured that out pretty quick, I’m a fast learner like that… Well, the pop up box may be more responsible than my learning skills.lol. Popped my first two seeds last night and debating on whether to start a grow journal or not. Prefer to lurk more than be up front and center, but may be helpful, I dunno.
I mostly lurked through my first grow or two. Later I found I enjoyed answering the simple new grower questions. It just grew from there. Most problems are fairly simple. It gets difficult when someone has a problem that could possibly be from several different causes. Then the community all start offering theories while a few of us are asking questions trying to narrow down the possibilities. I know it frustrates new growers with all the “It Needs Calmag right now!” type of answers when all we know is there are spots on the leaves.
But its all fun. I typically bow out of a thread when it gets to that point.
My fears exactly. I’ll think on it. Thanks for the info , I appreciate it.