24 hour water soak or wet paper towel method?  

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11/06/2018 2:50 pm  

How do you pH ro, lol.

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12/06/2018 11:36 am  

Personally I soak my seeds until they sink and then I plant them in clean potting media (pref a seedling mix). I use this method when I’m not too worried about getting 100% germ rates.

Papertowel method works well for me too but I don’t like to disturb the seed once the root has sprouted. It is a cost-effective way to get good germination rates but requires a steady hand so as not to damage the tap root.

The way I get the most success with germination is Rapid Rooter plugs. It costs more than the other methods but imo is easier. I soak plugs in mycos/lacto/water and squeeze them out before use (roots need air). I use the trick where you skewer the bottom of the rapid rooter plug with a match stick and plant 2 seed lengths deep. This is supposed to ensure good contact between the plug and the seed.

I don’t think you have to, but I like to soak the seeds for 4-8 hours before I plant. 4-8 hours is the average time my seeds take to sink. 


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08/10/2018 8:12 pm  

I soak my seeds in a Korean Natural Farming solution called S.E.S.(seed treatment solution) until they crack. Then into a moist paper towel. I use a proofing box to keep the temperature at 82 the whole time. Works like a charm.

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