ONE Gallon Challenge | Open For Discussion | Challenge starting March 1st/2022

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Will you participate in the March 2022 1 Gal Challenge


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MartyMcFly42oh

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i think it was a bad seed, but that worries me on the other two i got :s
I popped three out of the same pack and one isn’t doing so hot, not every seed is guaranteed to be a winner, as far as I know 90%sucesful germination is the standard for a lot of seed companies.
 
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GrowHobo

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Word, sometimes the shells are too hard to pop also. I scratch the navel on sandpaper on real dark hard seeds before soak. I think they call it scarification
 
E9noxis

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Screenshot 20220312 170611 DuckDuckGo

I found this to be interesting. Any thoughts?
 
MartyMcFly42oh

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Maybe unbleached coffee filters as an alternative to paper towels.
I’ve started using unbleached coffee filters and had some success, but I always soak in a shot glass with well water in it for 24 hours prior to putting in the coffee filter and ziplock. From there it’s in a warm dark spot and checked daily.
 
E9noxis

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My seed popped in 23 hours or so on a heating pad in the dark. (Papertowel/bag) I never did a presoak. I found them just popping through and buried them shallow. I dont think ot was important to wait for a longer taproot, right?

I saw someone one here I think that waited until the taproot was inches. Plural. I dont even know how it was possible
 
MartyMcFly42oh

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My seed popped in 23 hours or so on a heating pad in the dark. (Papertowel/bag) I never did a presoak. I found them just popping through and buried them shallow. I dont think ot was important to wait for a longer taproot, right?

I saw someone one here I think that waited until the taproot was inches. Plural. I dont even know how it was possible
Not that uncommon, the longer it’s left alone the longer they’ll get. I check daily because the taproot sometimes grows into the paper towel or filter and can easily be damaged when removing for planting.
 
E9noxis

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I've had one push the shell off in the paper towel and the leaves were there. That's why i can't see it happening. Wouldn't it naturally try to progress?
 
PK1

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I popped three out of the same pack and one isn’t doing so hot, not every seed is guaranteed to be a winner, as far as I know 90%sucesful germination is the standard for a lot of seed companies.
Word, sometimes the shells are too hard to pop also. I scratch the navel on sandpaper on real dark hard seeds before soak. I think they call it scarification
the seed sinks to the bottom of the cup with in seconds, that could only mean its already cracked open.
either bad seed or a tough mofo
 

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