@BondPacker @latewood @Paranorman @Majiktoker (tagged you all because this is too weird) Soaked in warm pH 6.0 water until taproot appeared. Then, using plastic tweezers I gently placed them root down into a damp (not soaked) Coco Cuir starting plug. The hole was made no more than a 1/4" deep. The seeds were then covered by collapsing the sides of the hole using a small plastic probe. The plugs were then placed in a humidity dome and placed in my nursery tent which has an 80 degree constant temperature.
It is weird! The other 2 took right off, and I have planted literally 100s of seeds this way with a high (90+%) success rate. Honestly, I’ve read some reports of the X-Ray that packages may be exposed to by customs having an effect on seeds. I know that when I ordered these, I also got 3 AK47 autoflower seeds. The AKs were the first I germinated, and not a single one sprouted. ILGM sent me replacements, and they are going in next rotation.
Man… I’m getting really concerned by this. I just planted lord knows how old bag seeds 7.5 weeks ago. I planted 5 and had 5 pop. 1 was a male, the others female. They are doing great! I DO NOT DOUBT ROBERT’S SEEDS. The 2 Gold Leaf that did pop are phenomenal. But, something really is amiss here.