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germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:55 pm
by toadley stoned | 100 Posts | 540 Points

using the paper towel method,, is best for me. have no problem,, with getting the seeds to germinated

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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:04 pm
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.332 Posts | 10562 Points

only way I germ


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:22 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.210 Posts | 4031 Points

Works great,,course I like going straight into dirt sometimes to.


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:46 pm
by WeatherMan | 77 Posts | 146 Points

Have still never done the "paper towel" method....

Straight into dirt has always been my preferred method, but I have recently really been satisfied with my 100% success rate with using small rock wool cubes. Obviously not a new process by any means, but I really really like using the rock wool.

Mandala Seeds has a great FAQ section, and within those pages, they discuss the NEGATIVES of using the "paper towel" method,....it's a good read and has always deterred me from ever trying the method.

I know the paper towel method does work, but why would anyone do this when it creates an "Extra" step in having to eventually plant the little sprout anyway ? ? ?

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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:40 pm
by The Hemp Goddess | 281 Posts | 1083 Points

Not only is it n extra step, but every time you handle a seed that has popped, you are risking breaking the root or passing pathogens to the seed. The only time I every use the paper towel method is if the seeds are old and dehydrated. If I am growing in soil, I plant right in the dirt. If I am running hydro, I use rapid rooters.


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:55 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.210 Posts | 4031 Points

I like rapid Rooters to THG. Ive never had a problem using them.


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:58 pm
by mr rogers | 28 Posts | 50 Points

paper towels are for spills. i plant into soil like a real gardener.

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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:00 pm
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.332 Posts | 10562 Points

Nice attatude with your first post Mr Rogers

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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:07 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.210 Posts | 4031 Points

Yea,,not cool Bro. Not everybody that comes on here are experienced growers. Allot of new Peeps are looking for help without being put down.


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:09 pm
by orangesunshine | 803 Posts | 3182 Points

no more paper towels here---dried out waaaay too many in my time---as pointed out they are for spills---lol---i drop in a glass of water cause i like to see whats going on and like to point the tail down when she hatches---so neither covering in paper towel or directly in soil works for me---thanx

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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:14 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.210 Posts | 4031 Points

I honestly have never lost a seed to the Paper towel method,,because of the Paper towel or my handling,,,,,I just dont care for it myself anymore because it is an extra step and the older I get the less steps I wanna take. LOL
I like directly into soil or like THG,,Rapid rooters.


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:31 pm
by mr rogers | 28 Posts | 50 Points

moist soil, bottom heat. so easy a cave man can do it. idk how the whole paper towel thing even came about. probably somebody who just wants to make things difficult. the rest as they say...is history:)


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:24 pm
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.332 Posts | 10562 Points

Paper towel was come abut way before sprouting MJ....Most experience Farmers still like to be sure they have a viable seed to work with....and I too never lost do to towel or my Handeling...


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:37 pm
by toadley stoned | 100 Posts | 540 Points

i read in one of the MJ Bibles,, that putt something like sand paper in a match box n add the seeds n close the box. that when ya shake it it get the seeds to b able to soak in the water, when ya put the seeds in water , after taken the seeds out of the box

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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:41 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.468 Posts | 11514 Points

Quote: toadley stoned wrote in post #14
i read in one of the MJ Bibles,, that putt something like sand paper in a match box n add the seeds n close the box. that when ya shake it it get the seeds to b able to soak in the water, when ya put the seeds in water , after taken the seeds out of the box



Some ppl recommend "scuffing older seeds in the method. I have used it a few times with seeds other said needed a little help, when germinating


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:43 pm
by toadley stoned | 100 Posts | 540 Points

scuffing is what i meant,, thanks Ozzy

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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:54 pm
by Rosebud | 499 Posts | 2113 Points

i sow directly in the soil. I am a gardener. To be real honest I think anything else is just man wanting to manipulate the seed. They feel more involved like they are helping. In my opinion, the are not.

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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:54 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.210 Posts | 4031 Points

I honestly dont remember (smoked to much weed) how I learned the paper towel method. Not sure why I even learned it cause i love gardening and have all my life,,and never did I germanate my Veggies that way. i puttem in the soil and watered. Bet I learned it from a freaken Pot Head like me,,who was high as *** messen around with some beans,,right,,LOL


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:17 pm
by mr rogers | 28 Posts | 50 Points

Quote: ozzydiodude wrote in post #15
Quote: toadley stoned wrote in post #14
i read in one of the MJ Bibles,, that putt something like sand paper in a match box n add the seeds n close the box. that when ya shake it it get the seeds to b able to soak in the water, when ya put the seeds in water , after taken the seeds out of the box



Some ppl recommend "scuffing older seeds in the method. I have used it a few times with seeds other said needed a little help, when germinating

aka scarifying.


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:58 pm
by Kaotik | 64 Posts | 260 Points

paper towel guy here too
just nice to know.. i know when 4 seeds have cracked in paper towel; i need 4 pots and will have 4 plants.
if i sow to dirt, that knowing turns to expecting and hoping. (i think breaking/killing is quite tough to do and kinda BS honestly. think i could count on 1 hand how many seeds haven't came up in dirt that popped in paper towel, in 15 years *actually, i think it's only 1, but that sounds like BS, so i'll say handful )

i assume this came about when someone had a bunch of seeds to pop, and wanted to be sure to plant only the viable ones. y'all hit on saving work/time, this saves much time in a larger run; not potting/emptying pots for dud seeds

to each his own, i just hate when people frown on certain methods or preach there's only 1 correct way.


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:28 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.210 Posts | 4031 Points

The right method,,is the one that Works for you.


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:19 pm
by Cubby | 1.243 Posts | 4716 Points

I drop seed into a prepared 2"x2" rockwool cube, put it in a tray under a humidity dome with a heat matt, and that's it. If they're going outside in dirt then I just start them in dirt.


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:28 pm
by pcduck (deleted)
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I have done it many different ways. But I enjoy doing it the way Mother Nature intended.

But I agree with WeedHopper, Whatever method that works best for the grower is the best way


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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:33 pm
by sin inc | 101 Posts | 934 Points

well i guess for me i used to use the jiffy pellets but they only give a 40 /60 return . i have now moved to the paper towel and i have a much better rate. i say find what work for u

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RE: germinating with a paper towel

in Germination Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:47 pm
by WeatherMan | 77 Posts | 146 Points

Quote: Weedhopper wrote in post #21
The right method,,is the one that Works for you.



perfectly put


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