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Tap root pointing out of soil what do i do?

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  • Mar 20 2010 02:13 PM
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 02:13 PM

Hey,

germinated my seeds and planted them in little cups filled with moist soil and covered with cling film. 2 of the 3 look normal but the 3rd looks like its tap root is aiming out of the ground. Any ideas what to do?

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 02:15 PM

Leave it alone and see what happens. Some turn downwards, some sprout leaves, some die.

The best way to ensure that this doesn't happen is when you germ your seeds and see the taproot remember it turns downward by itself. So you plant it with the taproot upwards, initially.

I plant mine with the root upwards and maybe 1 out of 100 the tap will break ground, (usually because it turned when I dropped it and the root was facing downwards). Most of the time the tap will turn back into the soil, sometimes it will wither and die.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 02:19 PM

what about carefully moving the seed so the tap root is in soil?

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 02:28 PM

You'll probably kill it. Likewise for adding more dirt on top.

I'd just leave it alone and see how smart the seed is.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 02:34 PM

You'll probably kill it. Likewise for adding more dirt on top.

I'd just leave it alone and see how smart the seed is.



i agree just let it be

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 03:06 PM

Leave it alone and see what happens. Some turn downwards, some sprout leaves, some die.

The best way to ensure that this doesn't happen is when you germ your seeds and see the taproot remember it turns downward by itself. So you plant it with the taproot upwards, initially.

I plant mine with the root upwards and maybe 1 out of 100 the tap will break ground, (usually because it turned when I dropped it and the root was facing downwards). Most of the time the tap will turn back into the soil, sometimes it will wither and die.


Man, come on, the taproot is planted DOWNWARD. lol.:smoking::wave::smoking:

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 03:16 PM

what about carefully moving the seed so the tap root is in soil?


I have flipped them over and it lived.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 03:33 PM

any more suggestions?

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 03:44 PM

any more suggestions?


I vote flip it over. Cant be anymore traumatic than having your tap root dry out.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 03:45 PM

have flipped it carefully, will c if she lives

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 03:50 PM

have flipped it carefully, will c if she lives


I bet she will be fine.

I do hydro, but I had one that fell out and I accidentally put back upside down, like for real upside down with leaves down in the rock-wool. So then I had to cut her out, and stick her back in another rockwool, which foled up her tap root.

She is budding nicely today, she got a little slower jump than the others, but has pretty much caught up now.

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 12:01 PM

seems to be recovering well, me finks she will reward me 4 giving her a helping hand when she needed it lol


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