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The Grow Room forums; I germinated 6 feminized seeds untill there white taproot showed and planted them in one litre pots using soil.
Seed Sprouting Failure! HELP!
I germinated 6 feminized seeds untill there white taproot showed and planted them in one litre pots using soil.
After i planted them no more then half an inche below the soil, i watered with rainwater.
I have had them under a hps light(dual spectrum) for the past 4 nights and only 1 seed has sprouted!
I've made sure not to let the surface dry out for that long, and watered when needed wtf?
My soil is shit quality by the way. When its dry, its very hard and solid. Worst quality ive seen in ages, didnt look to bad when i was buying it though. Could this be my problem?
Not sure about the germ issues, but sometimes seedlings don't care for HID lights...especially hps, it may cause some stretch right off the bat, or worse yet it could burn them. I've had slow seeds that I dug up to see if they were doing anything and they were. I recovered them and they grew. If you have hard crusty soil they may be stuck, but its unlikely. I also only use distilled water for the first 2 weeks, you never know whats in water unless you test it really, but distilled has been good to me. My last batch germed in less than 24 hours and sprouted by day 3.
Yeah, I always sprout under mainly MH's... They really do make all the difference... I am a stickler for a good, healthy, fresh dirt recipe, and have some specifically designed to help support seedling growth, like a perlite-heavy mix, with some greensand and a light peat-based soil... Thatz all it is... If you do those two things, I guarentee you much better success at sprouting...
While I am far from an expert in growing, I have become pretty good at sprouting plants. I don't put my plants under lighting until they break soil. Before that, I place them (seeds) in soil and put a clear plastic bag over the top of the container to create a mini humidity dome. Sometimes I leave the plastic on for a few hours even after putting the sprouts under light.
Last edited by brotherjericho; 03-22-2012 at 04:03 PM.
Thanks for all the input two more has broke soil now, i am definitely repotting in 2 litre containers with some quality soil though and ordering more beans!