In this guide I will explain how to remove the seeds outer shell from the seedling without causing any damage to the plant.
When you plant a newly germinated seed into soil the hypocotyl (basically the stem) grows through soil and reaches for the light. As it pushes up through the soil the outer shell should detach, but sometimes it doesn’t and it gets stuck.
Every Cannabis grower has had to deal with a seed’s shell getting stuck to the newly sprouted plant. It’s not a major issue, but if left too long it can cause damage to your young seedling.
How to remove the seed shell from a Cannabis seedling
Why does the shell get stuck to the seedling?
edit* i took the shell off of both of them. they both had inch long taps. then browned where the stem met the husk and underlying leaves. they are starting to look like they are trying to open up. really cant believe it.
I use 2 toothpicks.
What causes this? Most of the time you will see this with highly resinous Indica plants. Yes, even at that early of an age their resin can be that strong. Noticed it with 3 out of 6 LA Cons I recently popped. It is a good thing, but be careful not to rip either of your first 2 leaves, b/.c those provide the plant with 100% of its nutes until it is ready for nutes! Good luck, and it sounds like you have a good strain!
just had 2 die from not burying deep enough. the shell got hard and leaves never shot out
take it off slowly and carefully or it will die. I ad some slow germers and the thing was glued on and the plant was trying to grow inside. It would have died.
had this happen often like was said in low humidity the shell and inner lining dry up and harden
all is ok now. fem white widow skunk.