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germinating seeds in root riot cubes

ThorGanjason
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Hey guys, since my roommate fucked up my last few seeds from my first seed order, I want to make sure that my newest pretties have their best chance at survival.

I have root riot cubes that I use for clones, so I figured I would just use those since they work so well for cuttings. What I’ve done, is put the seeds in the cubes, and then I put the cubes into an ice tray with holes drilled in the bottom. I then set the tray in a 1 gallon bucket, and poured a mix of 1 part h2o2 and 5 parts h2o, so that the cubes can soak it up. Then I just put it under the light:

The main thing I’m wondering, is what to do with the light. Its on a 16/8 veg photoperiod under the t5’s. Should I cover the bucket with a towel? Or will they be fine under the light?

Lemme know if I’m doing anything wrong here. I’m running blue dream (hso) cotton candy (delicious seeds) purple wreck (reservation privada) and desert diesel (hso)

CashCrops
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loquacious
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ThorGanjason
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Thanks for the replies guys. I use the peroxide BC it dissolves into water and oxygen, which is good for the roots. I read several places to do it with clones so I figured it would probably work for a seed as well.

I was wondering about covering it, my light just went off but I’ll cover it up before it turns back on. I’m really looking forward to these strains.

weedemart
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Edgar9
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I’d like to see you working with a heat mat and humidity dome. I went from stuggling with the germing process to germing like a pro.

Those cubes are going to dry out without a dome and even with that t5 light you have it’s going to be tough to get the root zones to the proper temps without a heat mat unless it’s very warm where you live.

Heat mats and humidity domes are worth every penny. You can get both for about the cost of 2 seeds and you’ll avoid major headaches since germing can be a bitch without them IMO.

ThorGanjason
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JohnnySocko
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I’d like to see you working with a heat mat and humidity dome. I went from stuggling with the germing process to germing like a pro.

Those cubes are going to dry out without a dome and even with that t5 light you have it’s going to be tough to get the root zones to the proper temps without a heat mat unless it’s very warm where you live.

Heat mats and humidity domes are worth every penny. You can get both for about the cost of 2 seeds and you’ll avoid major headaches since germing can be a bitch without them IMO.

^^^ there ya go. only thing I’d advise is I’m not too keen on leaving seedlings in high humidity (this is from years of experience). they are less prone to wilting, damping off and whatever else if you give them fresh air as soon as practical. so yeah dome them until they pop, but be prepared to moisten the Rapid rooters 2x a day (IME if you wet them to the point they stay moist for longer than 24hrs then they are too wet, but that’s not a absolute, RH being about 50%), basically be prepared to check and moisten your seeds at least once in the a.m and once in the evening

I’ve also been placing a 23W “:daylight” CFL about 1″ from the seedling (using one of those clip on worklights w/reflector) . some advise against too much light bui the last 5-6 seeds I’ve popped have responded well: nice strong short and dark green. I see a LOT of seedling pics here and IMO they are too stretchy/spindly

Hey guys, since my roommate fucked up my last few seeds from my first seed order, I want to make sure that my newest pretties have their best chance at…

Help Starting A Seed In Root Riot Plugs

fortphoenix

Hey guys these questions may sound stupid because apparently they’re already known since i can find the answers anywhere. theres a million threads on starting seeds but none on really taking care of them or watering them once they’re planted, well none on the root riot plugs lol but any ways, heres the questions, any help is greatly appreciated

do i just literally just put the seed (pointy side up and put a tiny chunk of the plug over the hole) in the plug and throw a humidity dome in it without watering it because its already moist?

once the plugs dry out what do i do, do i just put some water at the bottom of a second tray and just dip the tray with the plugs in the water tray real quick? how much water would i put? could someone please go into detail for me on this please?

i already know about ph, temps, rh and transplanting and stuff but I’m just really confused with the watering part and can’t figure it out, how to water and when/howmuch if you can please help me id really appreciate it

Hey guys these questions may sound stupid because apparently they’re already known since i can find the answers anywhere. theres a million threads on…