have seeds? what next??

Discussion in 'Absolute Beginners' started by pothead001, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. sup sup ........... i have seeds but dunno what to do next.... just throw them in soil???? ne -ways plz reccomend something thx lots
     
  2. Do you have bagseed or good seeds.....start by reading a few posts.....germination is first...then you will need a growing medium...light..space to grow securely....then come back......peace

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  3. Germination Info


    Storage; Seeds can and should be stored in a refrigerator if they are not going to be used right away. The best storage method
    is to place seeds in a film canister with a few grains of rice (uncooked rice will absorb moisture). Place canister with contents
    in the refrigerator and they should have a shelf life of two years or more. The longer you wait to use your seeds, the greater the
    chances of germination rates lowering. If you wish to store for longer periods of time, then you can freeze them but make sure
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    Germination; There are many different methods but this one is tried and true. It's easy enough for the new grower so it is
    highly suggested. Before you start, place your seeds in the refrigerator overnight. This will help induce a better germination
    rate. If using very fresh seeds, make sure they are allowed to dry for at least two to three weeks before using.

    You will require; 1 liter of distilled or bottled water such as Naya, 1/2 teaspoon of bleach (regular bleach, not the one for
    colors), 1 zip lock bag (sandwich size), 1 J-Cloth brand dishtowel or a clean piece of loose knit cotton. I prefer the J-Cloth as it
    can retain moisture yet it is also very porous.

    Mix the bottled water with a half a teaspoon of bleach. By now you are thinking “Bleach? That is going to kill my seeds”, well
    don't. This subject has been debated but never proven. Chlorine is already present in tap water, and many have germinated
    using tap water. The reason for the bottled water is to avoid using too much chlorine as well as avoiding any impurities that
    can be found in tap or well water. What the bleach will do is prevent mold from growing, as you will be storing these seeds in
    very humid conditions for the next few days to about a week. This amount of bleach will not harm nor affect the seeds at all.

    Once the mixture is ready, take your J-Cloth (check Wal Marts if you still don't know what a J-Cloth is) and fold neatly into
    four so it fits into the zip lock bag. Submerge it into your mix of water and bleach and let soak. Remove it and wring out the
    excess water. The cloth should not to be dripping wet, just wet to the touch. Seeds require air as much as they require water.
    Over watering can and will prevent seeds from opening. Carefully take your seeds and place them inside the fold of the J-Cloth.
    Spread them out and fold over the J-Cloth. Place inside the zip lock bag and blow some air inside, seal and now just look for a
    warm place to keep the bag. The top of your refrigerator should work fine but just make sure it is not in direct sunlight. The
    darker the area, the better. Make sure you do not have cold or are smoking when you blow air into the bag. Germs and
    carbon monoxide can kill your seeds.

    Check every 12 hours to see if any seeds have exposed their taproot. If so, carefully transplant into your medium. Blow some
    more air in the bag and seal if there are still seeds that have not opened. Some seeds do take longer than others to germinate
    so you should give it at least two weeks before you can be certain remaining seeds will not germinate. Please take note that if
    the seeds open and a taproot starts, the seed is fine. Once transplanted, if there is a problem with the seedling, it is not
    because of the seed. There is a problem with the rest of your procedure. Blaming the seed is really not the way to go. Different
    strains need different conditions so be careful with which strain you work with and how to maintain it. Some prefer less
    nutrients than others, this is relative to the strain you are growing and data should be kept to support each different strain you
    attempt.

    You can also add to the mixture of water a few drops of Fish Emulsion or Super Thrive. This will cause the taproot to grow
    much faster so keep it well monitored. Do not wait too long to transplant as the seedling will have a harder time breaking
    through soil if transplanted with a very long taproot.

    For more growing tips and information, please visit our message boards at www.cannabisworld.com.

    For an excellent soil recipe please visit BCGA.

    Have a question on a certain strain, many of our suppliers can be found under the help desk of Cannabisworld. You can
    interact with the breeder directly for strain specific questions.

    Good luck and good growing.
     

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