Water Germination question


#1

Last November I got 20 WW seeds from ILGM. They didn’t come with germinating instructions. I searched the site and found Roberts guide. It says one way (his favorite) is to soak 24 hours in water then soil. I did it with 6 seeds and only 1 sprouted. After a week I emailed support and the return email said I should have left them in the water until the seed cracked and I could see the sprout, then put in soil. Eventually 4 out of 6 sprouted the way I did it. The longest took 9 days.

Now the question. I put 6 in water last night. Should I put them in soil after 24 hours or wait until they sprout in the water and then put in the soil.

Thank You,
Larry


#2

I soak mine for 4-24 hours depending on how impatient I am feeling that day. From there I plant straight into the medium I will be using weather it is rockwool, coco or soil. So far I have had 100% germination rates. I may have just been lucky so far but if it isn’t broke :slightly_smiling:


#3

To add, I don’t wait for the taproot to show. I plant weather the seed is cracking, root coming out or if it is still just floating around. Not the best practices most likely.


#4

Thanks

They have been in the water 24 hours now. I am putting them in the soil. We will see how it goes


#5

Now the fun part of being patient for them to pop lol.


#6

3 sprouted today, only 3 to go :slightly_smiling: