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Does it mean amything when seeds float vs sink?

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by GoinGreen09, Sep 29, 2009.


    GoinGreen09 Member

    Just curious if it makes a difference as far as if the seed is good or not if it sinks or floats?

    Imjony5 Active Member

    They usually float till they crack open.
  3. dead seeds have no air in them so they sink..usually.

    wonderblunder Well-Known Member

    I don't think the good egg/ bad egg rule applies here. Never tried germinating my seeds in a cup of water.

    GoinGreen09 Member

    Well I guess I'll find out

    Dirtyboy Well-Known Member

    Soak them for 24 hrs and plant them sink or float or regardless how they look.

    Float or sink they may still grow.

    RichED Well-Known Member

    dont throw a non floater away i have a few steps
    1- underwater first night on heating pad in dark most split then to soil
    2-dont slit then soak under peroxide overnight slit to soil
    3-dont slit pour off liquid leave between napkins for abup to a week to split and go to soil
    4-dont split after week start scarcification includes sandpaper picking pieces of husk off scraping the little cover over seem off and fanal dont like to do but have done succesfully must be carful not to injur inside has a high success rate is to split with exacto knife at seam easy easy

    for finish stages at about 99 5 success rate after step 3 at about 75 % after step 3 i feel like nothing to lose and actually improve percentages step 4 has a lot to do with how i feel but always get better numbers after if i have to go that far

    luck to you

    growone Well-Known Member

    i had always heard that sinkers are the good seeds, takes a while for good ones to sink, usually a few hours
    all my sinking seeds have germinated

    RichED Well-Known Member

    i dont do float thing at all i use bottom of beer cup about 1/2 of it then trace folded paper towel till it opens like a book cut out put bean in it i have a tarced piece of terry cloth i use one on bottom to hol mois terry on top keeps it below water anyway nekt day if not split take off top terry pour out water leave in moist paper towel on top of moist terry to hold moisture no need to keep misting all the time

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