#26

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:38 am
by Melvan | 492 Posts | 2234 Points

I find it interesting that Sensi Seeds will not replace un-germinated seeds unless you say you started them in a paper towel. When I read that I could't believe how wrong it was that a classic company like Sensi would recommend, even demand, that seed be started this way.


http://www.greenthumbgirls.com/rq6u659bg...js1vdkn3uxog2bd
Scroll up

#27

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:42 am
by Weedhopper | 1.210 Posts | 4031 Points

What?????How the WORLD would they know how you germinated their Beans.


Last edited Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:43 am | Scroll up

#28

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:44 pm
by 7greeneyes | 469 Posts | 1830 Points

I soak each seed in their own shot glass till they shoot tails, prep nurse pots then just pour the pregermed seed into their pots. No touching, no paper towel and ez pz lemon squeezee...

works everytime....


BHC# 711

"When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty."
Thomas Jefferson

I am not the lifestyle police.- (my new hero) Pitkin County, CO Sheriff Joe DiSalvo
Scroll up

#29

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:34 pm
by surfinc | 1.748 Posts | 6388 Points

just tried 9 in rw cubes presoaked..on a mat over a seedling heater mat...first try since mid 80's...
see how she goes....
prolly been since mid 80's last time i bought paper towels...(seems like waste of money)...I got me some rags for the constant messes i make..
so I went with whats at hand this time


<></p>
Scroll up

#30

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:09 pm
by BudGrower | 547 Posts | 1925 Points

i go with paper towel, bad or good i just like it and like to see how all start, n they tought us tht in school
peace


Scroll up

#31

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:11 pm
by Melvan | 492 Posts | 2234 Points

Said it before, I'll say it again. If seeds were meant to be started in paper towels then the earth would be made of them and not dirt.


http://www.greenthumbgirls.com/
Scroll up

#32

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:52 pm
by BudGrower | 547 Posts | 1925 Points

every one has his own thing since the paper towel works why not


Scroll up

#33

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:58 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.210 Posts | 4031 Points

Plugs or Soil. Paper towels are for cleaning up Grape juice and Ketchup. LOL

Besides i love watching them Pop thru the soil.


We are a form of Energy and Energy never dies,,IT JUST CHANGES FORMS. Im gonna be Dirt,,your gonna be POO. LOL

Last edited Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:59 pm | Scroll up

#34

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:08 pm
by BudGrower | 547 Posts | 1925 Points

LOL


Scroll up

#35

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:27 pm
by Hushpuppy | 77 Posts | 323 Points

I used to use the paper towel method but I decided to go the full "nature's way" route for seeds planted outside. I eat some beans and salad, then swallow several seeds, then dig my holes for planting. Then the next day I take a dump in the holes and cover them up with dirt. When the seeds sprout and begin to grow, they have lots of nitrogen to get started


Doctor Madbud
Scroll up

#36

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:32 pm
by surfinc | 1.748 Posts | 6388 Points

<></p>
Scroll up

#37

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:08 pm
by MR1 | 703 Posts | 2417 Points

Hushpuppy, how do you check if you get a seed in each hole.

Scroll up

#38

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:15 pm
by BudGrower | 547 Posts | 1925 Points

Quote: Hushpuppy wrote in post #35
I used to use the paper towel method but I decided to go the full "nature's way" route for seeds planted outside. I eat some beans and salad, then swallow several seeds, then dig my holes for planting. Then the next day I take a dump in the holes and cover them up with dirt. When the seeds sprout and begin to grow, they have lots of nitrogen to get started

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


Last edited Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:54 am | Scroll up

#39

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:52 pm
by shortbus | 253 Posts | 1304 Points

started out with paper towel method. but soon as i tried the cup of water method, been using that since. as someone who value's knowing for sure which are going to germ, over doing it nature's way, it's by far the easiest. put it in the water, then put it in the medium.


greenmojo

Scroll up

#40

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:05 am
by BudGrower | 547 Posts | 1925 Points
Last edited Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:05 am | Scroll up

#41

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:02 am
by surfinc | 1.748 Posts | 6388 Points

just dipped 9 total beans and at 4 days in 7 have popped .
RW cubes pre soaked in a tray on a seedling mat...
survey says it was a successful method..i am stoked


<></p>
Scroll up

#42

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:32 am
by BudGrower | 547 Posts | 1925 Points

30 seeds and 30 popped in 2 days , keep it warm n humid


Scroll up

#43

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Thu May 08, 2014 9:20 pm
by NorCalHal | 14 Posts | 75 Points

I just germed around 100 beans. Threw them all in cups of water, each labeled of course. All of them popped, and were transplanted into cups of promix, about 2-3 inches deep. All have since spung thru and are rocking the first sets of leaves. First time I just put them into water, and it worked well, real well.


Scroll up

#44

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Fri May 09, 2014 11:25 am
by JackRyan420 | 288 Posts | 1272 Points

I've done the paper towel method for several years, and it worked well. But I have managed to damage 2 or 3 rootlets over the years when trying to plant them in soil using tweezers. I killed a $25 seed a couple months ago...

Next grow I'm going to soak seeds in water for 16 hours, and then plant directly into Sunshine Mix #4. I'd kinda like to eliminate the paper towel step just in the interest of making things simpler.


Last edited Fri May 09, 2014 11:26 am | Scroll up

#45

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Fri May 09, 2014 2:57 pm
by 420benny | 189 Posts | 599 Points

I like the paper towel method combined with the cd case. I get to see the tap roots emerge, prepare the number of cups needed and plant when ready. I don't like wondering if the beans are germinating when I just plant them in soil. I get almost 100% success. When dealing with tough shells, if I don't see any signs of life after two days, I crack them with tweezers. Whatever works for you is the best method.


BennyLand Fine Seeds, colorful dank grown organically with love and laughter
RIP POPS...The Dirty Dozen Crew.
.

Scroll up

#46

RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Fri May 09, 2014 9:14 pm
by JackRyan420 | 288 Posts | 1272 Points

I think the thing that matters most in germination (other than not mishandling them) is genetics. When I get seeds from a reputable breeder, I get great germination rates, regardless of the germination method. And when I (used to) order from upstart breeders, I got lesser germination rates.

Just IMHO...

Scroll up



Visitors
0 Members and 6 Guests are online.

guest counter
7 guests and 1 member have been online today (yesterday: 205) guests / 1) members).

Board Statistics
The forum has 1227 topics and 21914 posts.

0 members have been online today:




disconnected MC Chat room Members online 0