I dropped a Bruce three days ago and still has not cracked. So I dropped another tonight hopefully with better results.
Best of luck mate I just dropped 4 seeds 4 days ago but my 36 hour pyroxide method continues to have a 100% success rate (though it was a little iffy with a bubblegum and green crack seed I’ll probably have to up it to 48 hours next time)
Did you use peroxide and water mix?
You shouldn’t soak seeds over 24hr it can cause them to dround and not crack.
20hr soak, damp paper towel in Tupperware.
Then into the rapid rooter or solo cup.
We don’t drop till the 22nd
I used just water. Will have to try the peroxide method going forward.
I agree with nicky I usually do a 12 hour soak with a 24 hour paper towel method
I do 24 hr adjust to room temp, then 8 hour soak then right to soil.
I can see where @Capt.Cola is coming from. I remember reading this when I got my seeds from ILGM grow guide. I do think that seven days is excessive and also wandered about drowning seeds.
Oh you gonna make me pull up the data I knew it lol okay brb…
“Recent scientific studies back up the effectiveness of chemically scarifying seeds by soaking them in a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water. Hydrogen peroxide is thought to increase germination rates by breaking down the seed coat, thus allowing the seed to take in more oxygen. In a study reported in the journal “HortScience,” aged corn seeds (Zea mays L.) treated with a solution of 15 percent hydrogen peroxide germinated at a significantly greater percentage (nearly 95 percent) than seeds treated with aerated water but no hydrogen peroxide (67 percent germination rate). In addition, oxygen consumption rates of seeds soaked for 24 hours in the hydrogen peroxide solution were approximately twice as high as seeds soaked in aerated water for the same time.”
It seems like I also read where using peroxide also helps reduce helmet head . I’ll have to try to search for it.
For the most part, if your seed is viable and not stubborn, plain ol’ water works 90 percent of the time. Its because some seed is stubborn and wont take in water easily that peroxide is used. I would first try to crack without it.
Also, people trying to crack really old seed find the hydrogen peroxide treatnent greatly increases germination from virtually zero to at least some chance for success.
Much beyond that you can try hormones or as a last ditch effort tissue culture.
@Nicky great job on growing:crazy_face:
Thank you. These are definitely not my favourite plants… Yet we will see how they turn out.
@Nicky we will have to see how they turn out I believe a trial and error you never know these could be your in
Or distilled water I just use strait rice water to break or crack them
This strawberry nugget indica I really hope melts me into my couch and makes me devour a bowl of popcorn lol.
Genetics are so hard to get some, I got some and 50% germ rate and nothing crazy I think so far so maybe it’s the effects. Everyone rants and raves about I’m not sure.
There was also a study done with radish seeds and a single hour soak in .25% solution of humic acid that increased success rate from 80% to 100% weirdly enough much more time then an hour reduced it back down to 80%
The big issue with seed these days is the cost of it… if they werent so expensive, who cares if a few dont pop! Chuck em out! But 35 to 50 bucks for a primo seed! Thats what those aficionados seeds are going for… you want those babies to pop fo sho! Even still, if they wont pop with water alone… they are either old, improperly stored, or non viable to start with. Almost every fresh, mature, healthy seed Ive planted pops. The onlybtime Ive ever needed to be creative is with super old seed.
Hmmmm. Ive got a fat bag of mixed random seeds whose age could be 5 years old… may have to run some trials one day.
Yes @Cannabian but the genetics are soooo much better lol
I had some mexican seed in a film canister that were over 20 years old with a better than 50 percent germ rate! Just using straight water. The seed they produced was non viable.