just had 2 die from not burying deep enough. the shell got hard and leaves never shot out
first set of leaves start coming in then they really start producing their own energy
had this happen often like was said in low humidity the shell and inner lining dry up and harden
I usually mist the seedling a few times and then gently try to remove it with tweezers.
edit* i took the shell off of both of them. they both had inch long taps. then browned where the stem met the husk and underlying leaves. they are starting to look like they are trying to open up. really cant believe it.
How to remove the seed shell from a Cannabis seedling
When you plant a newly germinated seed into soil the hypocotyl (basically the stem) grows through soil and reaches for the light. As it pushes up through the soil the outer shell should detach, but sometimes it doesn’t and it gets stuck.
If the shell is still too difficult to remove after applying some water, repeat the process again.
Every Cannabis grower has had to deal with a seed’s shell getting stuck to the newly sprouted plant. It’s not a major issue, but if left too long it can cause damage to your young seedling.
In this guide I will explain how to remove the seeds outer shell from the seedling without causing any damage to the plant.