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germinated weed seed popped out of shell

Handling your cannabis seeds with bare hands can contaminate them with all kinds of nasties like bacteria and fungus. Unfortunately, seeds and seedlings are especially vulnerable to these types of harmful pathogens.

Solution: Only plant your seeds in a sterilised (i.e. new) potting mix as this won’t contain these harmful organisms. But your substrate isn’t the only thing you need to keep an eye on. You’ll also need to make sure your containers are clean, as these can also carry mould and other harmful pathogens. If you encounter fungus problems when you’re germinating, it is best to get rid of the seed and the contaminated growing medium and start over.

3. HANDLING SEEDS WITH BARE HANDS

While tap water may be okay for more mature cannabis plants, it can be a problem for seeds and seedlings. Tap water contains chlorine, fluoride, and salts that can be detrimental to healthy growth and may even prevent seeds from sprouting altogether.

One of the biggest factors inhibiting seeds from sprouting is fungus. Old, reused soil that isn’t sterilised is likely to contain mould and other harmful organisms like bacteria and insects.

Likewise, when temperatures are too low, this can introduce a whole host of its own problems, including inhibiting seeds from sprouting. Colder temperatures also increase the risk of other plant diseases. What to do about it? If you want to grow outdoors, don’t set plants outside too early. Instead, germinate indoors and allow your seedlings to grow for a few weeks.

PS seeds are tough little fuckers when it comes to drying out. They will literally go 2 weeks before keeling over.

They get a few drops of water 2-3 times a day to help keep the shell moist and fall off, but to no avail. Her sibling in the same shot is seen with her seed STILL attached. Her first set of leaves were growing, and the seed was still stuck to the two cotyledon’s and they were closed shut at the top. I finally helped her get loose and she came through fine.

One on the left broke through RW and has been stuck like that for the past 7 days, I have just left it alone, only watering it. One on right grew tall, but the seed was stuck on. almost coming off. I helped the one side off and that is what remained. Also just watering it, nothing else. PH5.7 water.
^[mini-update, in the last day, the right seedling’s stem (with the stuck seed) started to shrivel up a little bit near the top. She did NOT dry out, she was kept moist the entire time. ]
^(yes there was a third sibling. Her taproot showed, she was put into the rock wool, she simple never grew at all.)

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They germinated, first day they cracked and showed a tiny little white nub near the crack. Then 4-5 days no growth at all. Then on the sixth day they had 1/2"-1" long tap root. Into Rockwool, heat mat, dome+tray, 78.8F (26C) 90%RH.

Was wondering if anyone can chime in on what’s going on here? I really don’t care if they make it or not at this point, but I do Need to know why? Is it just a bad seed(s)? Did I do something wrong?

I don’t know what it is but I’ve started seeds in rockwool, rapid rooters, coco, vermiculite, etc. The most robust seedlings always came from seeds started in good soil. I grow in 100% coco but start my seeds in those small square thin plastic nursery pots. 3 x 3 or something like that.

One on the left broke through RW and has been stuck like that for the past 7 days, I have just left it alone, only watering it. One on right grew tall, but the seed was stuck on. almost coming off. I helped the one side off and that is what remained. Also just watering it, nothing else. PH5.7 water.
^[mini-update, in the last day, the right seedling’s stem (with the stuck seed) started to shrivel up a little bit near the top. She did NOT dry out, she was kept moist the entire time. ]
^(yes there was a third sibling. Her taproot showed, she was put into the rock wool, she simple never grew at all.)