Germinating an Autoflower seed

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by AtownSmoker, Mar 6, 2014.

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    AtownSmoker

    AtownSmoker Active Member

    So I have some Northern lights Auto fems by Vision on the way. What's everyone's thoughts on which method I should use to germinate? Paper towel, cup of water? Something easier? I unsuccessfully germinated a few big bangs by paper towels and cup or water method :/ I was using RO water to germinate in both methods.
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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

    There is a very good autoflower section here at RIU. cruise thru for ideas by far the best for autos is straight to dirt, tho I confess I soak in a glass of water overnight, to speed up water absorption, and heance germ, depends on what skill you have
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    FourZeroTwo

    FourZeroTwo Active Member

    Cup of water method is the best for me. (growing autoflowers)
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    WDIK

    WDIK Active Member

    Shouldn't be different than any other seed.
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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

    So very different ...go grow some autos and you will learn the clock is running for the moment they crack, just completed a run of Short Stuff Auto #1 ,,now that sucker went to bud by the time its second laterals appeared ...let me find the add http://www.autofloweringseeds.com/short-stuff-1-autoflowering-feminised-seeds-3892 .caught me by surprise as I had intended to FIM ...photos to my blog: soon!
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    AtownSmoker

    AtownSmoker Active Member

    Aahh so with the Water and cup method should I have planted as soon as I noticed it crack open? I patiently waited for the tail to sprout out, and it never happened. I did get my power flower fem seed to germinate and grow with the paper towel method. I had two big bangs in with it and those didn't sprout. Confused lol
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    kcbudluvr

    kcbudluvr Active Member

    I always just drop mine right in dirt from the get go. I try to stick to the KISS principle as much as possible. Haven't had any problems germinating yet.
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    AtownSmoker

    AtownSmoker Active Member

    From the get go as-in no germination method? And also what is the KiSS method, sounds intriguing!
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    AtownSmoker

    AtownSmoker Active Member

    Just stumbled upon this, look legit! What ya think?

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=GjucK_Ka7fA
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    kcbudluvr

    kcbudluvr Active Member

    KISS - Keep it simple stupid.

    Yep, from the get go meaning I drop the seed right in the dirt, add water, and watch it grow. The seeds really do know what to do all on their own. They've been doing it for a looooooooong time with no human intervention. Good luck on your grow.
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    Dimebagwylde Wylde

    Dimebagwylde Wylde Member

    With my auto I used the paper towel method, sprouted in a day and a half, planted it and she's doing great.
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    WDIK

    WDIK Active Member

    I'm growing a couple of autos right now. Yes, you are correct, care and needs are different when growing. As far as the "seed germination" method, it shouldn't be any different.
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    AtownSmoker

    AtownSmoker Active Member

    Does it matter what kind of water I use? I was using straight RO water with nothing added to it.
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    Flagg420

    Flagg420 Active Member

    w/ seeds yea, RO or even (and only at this stage) distilled. Nutes hurt baby roots, gotta get their teeth before you go throwin steaks at 'em n all. I soak mine in a cup overnight, RO water, then straight into the flowing pot, pre-mixed w/ dirt/perlite/stones, Plain RO water for first few days (the dirts got all the nutes it needs for at least a week) then I start in w/ 1/4str veg nutes.... mind you, I'm on my first autoflower, so mostly, I'm talkin out my ass :) Happy growing!

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