Having germ issues

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by 13ronin, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Ok. I'm having so issues getting these bagseed beans to pop. The first set of beans is sitting under paper towel and has been there for almost a week. Chalking these seeds up to bad seeds. Not only are they like 5 or 6 years old, but I remember rightly when I grew them, (major noob mistakes while I was in college, knew nothing) I used the microwave to dry the weed out! Smoked good, tasted green as hell, but I think that prolly killed the seeds. Another set I am trying, I started. They are about 4 years old, but were dried and cured well. They have been kept air tight and in the dark since I got them. For these guys I soaked them overnight in a cup of water. Most of them sank and I put those that sank in a paper towel on a plate that is damp. Its been about 72 hours since I put them in the cup of water, and 48 hours since in the damp papertowel. No popped beans yet. What's up? Is there anything I can do to help these little guys and girls along?
  2. i had the same problem i planted 70 seeds and 7 came up?
  3. you could of possibly drowned the seeds. I have never used a cup of water to start the seeds. I always use a damp paper towel and two plates with a weight on the top to keep the moister in and the light out for the firs 3 days. seeds usually don't go bad, so that probably isn't it. another thing is it could be too cold. try to keep them at around 70-75 degrees F. that could help.
  4. that's a good idea. I have to leave town for few days towards the end of the week, so there's no point trying anything new now. But I will try the two plate thing when I get back in town on my last batches.
  5. Just germinated mine with dampened paper towels put into a zip-lock. Put in a nice dark place in 72-78 degrees F. 3 of 3 germed perfectly.
  6. ^^^^ after how long? Any idea how old the seeds were? Bagseed or from a seed bank?
  7. Bagseeds. I saw the taproot within 24 hours. Its almost been 48 hours now and there about an inch long on all 3, planting tonight.
  8. does light have a strong negative effect of germing seeds? Last time I did it successfully out in the light and tried to do it the same way I did years ago and didn't shield them from light. Could that be the problem?
  9. bumping to get an answer on my last ^^^^^^^^ question
  10. Yes ideally you want your seeds germing in a dark area. Around 72-80 degrees with controlled humidity.

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