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Question: 
Trying to germinate some BCN Diesel CBD. I soak them for 18 hours and after in between some moist papir towels between 2 plates on a heat mat at 24 Celsius. Still no progress after 3 days in papir towels. Any advise. Best regards Kristian
Answer: 

The germination is done in 3 ways:

  • In water with 2 drops of hydrogen peroxide
  • Between 2 wet napkins not soaked and tight
  • In germinadores de jiffys

By mixing 2 ways it may be that the seed has rotted.

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The purpose of this publication is purely informative, horizontal transfer of technical horticultural information.

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I AM NOT AN OSTRICH
07/09/19

Hi Kristian, personally I would advise against soaking your seeds in water for any amount of time and/or doing any sort of physical manipulation to the seed coat such as abrading it with sandpaper! The seeds have been doing it for millennia by themselves!! The wet paper towel method is OK, but probably not the best way to start your babies, as damage to the emerging embryonic seedling can occur when handling / trying to plant them. The easiest and safest method I have experimented with, is to plant your seeds in small (40 x 40 x 40 millimetre) Rockwool cubes... Pre-soak the cubes in clean, chlorine free, room temperature water for a few minutes, then squeeze out the excess water, leaving the cubes moist but not saturated wet. Make a small hole about twice the depth, as the seed is in size, then insert the seed pointy end down (a small bamboo skewer is helpful for this and for making the hole!) and cover the hole lightly with a small "tuft" of Rockwool taken from the side of the cube. Place your cube(s) on a saucer and keep them in a shady, wind free and warmish area and in about 1-6 days time, your babies will have emerged! Check your cubes daily (or more often if you like) and keep the cubes moist until the seeds "hatch" with a spray (atomiser) bottle adjusted to a misting nozzle setting and unless necessary, resist the urge to water them every day. If you can feel dampness with the back of your finger when touching the cube lightly, this is damp enough. Remember - moist - not wet!! Under no circumstances place the cubes and saucer into a "mini greenhouse", Tupperware box, plastic bag or cover them with plastic cling film; this can, in some cases, cause the seeds to rot due to the extreme humidity and lack of air exchange. Also, do not use any sort of fertiliser etc. as the seed already contains all the nutrition and energy it needs to begin growing. Once your seedlings have emerged and opened their "baby" leaves (cotyledons), the first roots should be coming through the bottom of the cube as well, plant them, cube and all, into your growing system and give them light, food and love.!! Simple !! After 35 years of starting them in soil directly, I used this Rockwool cube method last summer with 99% successful germination and will now use it for the rest of my days so happy was I with its' simplicity and most of all, the results!

Good luck and happy growing!!