I've done one grow with the paper towel method which worked well, but now I have a lot more (50 seeds) and I'm wondering if there is a more efficient/better method. I've read about paper towels tearing microroots but not sure how accurate that is.
Toothpick in where? I'm planning to go to school in a medically legal state and plan to grow my own. Hungry for all the knowledge I can get.
Wow these aren't even that expensive. I'll definitely be trying this, thanks for the hookup man
Rapid Rooters. I have a 100% germ rate with them. I recommend you stick a toothpick in there and make the hole deeper so the seed shell comes off before popping out.
Practically 100 % with the paper towel method. Get 2 ceramic plates. Fold a piece of paper towel over a few times and place on one of the plates. Put the seeds in the paper towel and wet all of the paper towel completely. Let the excess water run off so everything is wet. Put the other ceramic plate over the top and put it in a warm spot. Keep adding water so it stays moist. Check back every 8 hours or so.
Hey guys, I have everything I need to start my first grow! But, before I try myself, I'd like to know what you guys think is the best/most successful method in germinating your auto flowers. Also, after germination, how deep in the soil should the seeds be buried? Thank you!
If your using a daisy cup, you can cover the top with plastic wrap to keep more moisture in your medium.
Make a hole 1 to 1.25 inches deep in your medium an drop in the seed. Don't forget to thoroughly moisten your medium first. Drop in the seed and cover with a bit of medium/soil.
Get a small cup. Fill it with water. Drop the seed in and let it sit there for atleast 12 hrs but not longer than 24. The seed will absorb water and drop to the bottom of the cup, then its ready. Or if it is still floating on the top of the water, give it a poke and if it drops to the bottom then you know its ready.
This is better than the germinating in a paper towel as the tap root is really delicate and can get damaged if you are trying to shove it in soil.