SAFC Photoperiods: Brand New Grower. MMS Star Pupil
Hey all. Excited to be doing this. It’s my first grow but I figured I’d join the challenge to get some tips and pointers from all you guys. Growing in a 5x5 with a 1500w LED. Germinating 5 seeds now in paper towel between plates. I put the plates in an open ziploc and put that on top of my cable box to get it a little heat. I’m going to be using a living soil and bottom feed hempy buckets that I made with some stuff from menards. Any tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Unfortunately haven’t seen anything pop up The last couple of days, so I gently moved dirt to take a look at the seeds and found that there was not a single tap root. I am going to give them another week and if nothing happens I may be starting over with new seeds. Still have two star pupil seeds and three other seeds that I got from someone.
Has anyone ever accidentally got their seeds too hot when they were germinating? I think that may be what I did with these seeds unfortunately. On the day that I transferred them from the paper towel to the medium I noticed that the seeds had brown coloring on the paper towel all around them, and I could smell them (they smelled like they got cooked). Giving them a couple more days, but if all fails I’ll try germinating two more Star Pupil seeds and 3 AFgooey seeds that I’ve got.(Shout out to Rich from Illinois Cannabis Consulting for the seeds.)
So after monitoring the seeds for a couple of days it is clear that I cooked them bad. That being said, I took the advice (kind of) of @bluespruce580 and I dropped my last 2 star pupil seeds and 3 AFgooey seeds into cups of water with a couple drops of hydrogen peroxide on April 29th(evening). 36 hours later seeds had popped and had good white tap roots. I threw them in solo cups on that morning (May 1st) and 24 hours later four seeds have already broke the surface (waiting on 1 of the star pupil seeds to join the party). Took a step back, but ready to keep rolling!
All 5 have broke the soil and are coming up strong. Hopefully the next update will be when they’re strong enough to get transferred to their hempy buckets.