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soaking seeds in water before germination?

I soak mine overnight, before I put them in the papertowel. I find by then, they’ll sink (assuming air bubbles aren’t hung on to it). I’m not sure if this really helps, because I’ve had success without soaking them, but I’ve heard it helps hydrate the outer shell, making it easier to crack open.

I’ve also heard of people gently pinching seeds, until a pop, that aren’t germinating.

Can’t really point you to any good writing about it though.

What part of the plant is turning brown, and how big is it?

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ya my 125 watt set up isn’t worth any thing. I’m going for a $200 400 watt HPS/MH system that comes with every thing. I don’t really mind spending 200 dollars on some thing like this. I’m still having trouble with the germination, Im currently using distilled/filtered (drinking water) for every thing because it seems as if the the tap water is just not doing it. I’ve got another 15-20 seeds germinating, and it looks like only one is sprouting thus far. Hopefully I can get 4 plants total with the 400 watt system get a few ounces out of it. I hope


Hey Hey. why are you all depressed and stressed out for. they are just seeds. yah know XD.

Im messing a round. wit you man! :hubba:

So. Take the seeds you have now. Take those seeds and soak them in warm water overnight. After this take those seeds and put them in a folded up piece of wet napkin. Put this napkin + seeds + water in a plastic bag. I personally put my seeds and plastic bag combo under a hat. The BIG factors are : warmeth , water , and no LIGHT = easy germination .

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IM sorry if im stupid. IM high baby.

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just remember, that the seed must soak up 60% of its mass equal in water in order to germ, i put my seeds in a cup of spring water and soak them over night then move them to a dvd case with paper towel sittin right up top of my monitor, it never fails me.

jrobertson, get a piece of fine sand paper and lightly scratch the surface of the seed, then soak it for 24 hours, spring water. then move to a black dvd case with a paper towel, put it on ur monitor till they germ, i change the paper towel daily. just a suggestion that might help, i know that i had a problem with some rock bud seeds that wouldnt germ, this helped em.

Soaking marijuana seeds

Thank you for choosing Green Source Gardens genetics! All of our seeds are bred outdoors in the natural light cycle (we do not use grow lights of any sort) and are selected for finishing traits tailored to Oregon’s growing climate.

How to Care for Your Seeds

***We recommend starting seeds during the second quarter/waxing moon in April***

To Germinate:

Mix water and aloe with a little saliva to form a germination soak! Amylase in your spit helps kick start the germination process by acting as an enzyme to begin the breakdown of the germ. It also provides your DNA to the seeds, so they can get to know you. Soak seeds overnight (8-12 hours) in this solution at 65-70 degrees F°. This soaking gives the seeds adequate water penetration and encourages easy germination. After the soak, plant your seeds just below the surface of your soil and water in. Keep moist and expect seeds to emerge from the soil in 3-10 days, some seeds take a little longer to emerge then others.

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For Planting:

For direct seeding: plant seeds outside during the second quarter waxing moon (the week before the full moon) in May or June.

For transplanting: plant seeds in a 4”x 4” soil pot, when roots begin to appear at the bottom of the container (two – three weeks), up pot into a one gallon soil pot.

Sexing: 2 months after germination (early June if you started your seeds in April) plants will generally begin to show their sex.

It is best to wait until you have clearly sexed female plant before transplanting out into the garden.

Breeding Information

We practice many styles of breeding. Depending on which seeds you have purchased from us, here is some extra information about how they were created and for what purpose.

IBLs (inbred lines) are generally more stable as they have been selected over several generations for particular traits. IBLs are generally not as productive or resilient as hybrids. However, IBLs are ideal for breeding to other genetics lines in order to introduce stabilized traits into hybrids of their own.

Poly-Hybrids are seeds of mixed genetic background, therefore less genetically stable and present more potential phenotypes. They are generally vigorous, hardy and less predictable. Poly-hybrids will vary in finishing times within the different phenotype expressions.

F1 hybrids have two stable IBLs (from different genetic backgrounds) as parents. Crossing one IBL to a different IBL is how true F1 Hybrids are created. The resulting offspring of F1 hybrids are stable and productive. F1 hybrids are ideal for commercial production seed lines, pairing stability with hybrid vigor.

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F2 Generation Breeding F1s within the same line (sibling crosses) will result in less stable F2 offspring. These offspring show more recessive traits. F2s are great to select for further inbreeding but less reliable from a production standpoint due to the variance in phenotype expression.

We love all seeds. We believe they all have value. The price difference in our seeds is based on the amount of time and energy that has gone into breeding them.

Poly-hybrids are the easiest to create, therefore will be the least expensive option.

IBLs take much more time and selection to create, therefore will be more expensive

F1s will generally be the most expensive. This is because in order to create true F1s you need to have created 2 IBLs of different genetic backgrounds and cross them to create a new stable expression.

*Often in cannabis people make a cross and regardless of parental lineage call it an F1 even though the parental lineage are polyhybrid crosses. This does not result in true F1’s and creates offspring that expresses many phenotypes and are less stable. In this common scenario they are actually polyhybrids not true F1s. Make sure when you are buying seeds to understand these terms and what they mean to best fit your growing needs.*