Just curious if it makes a difference as far as if the seed is good or not if it sinks or floats? hi i bought 5 WW and 5 skunk #1 ( both feminized and both of them is seedsman ) from attitude and i put them a glass of water to crack… Have you ever wondered why some seeds SINK when placed in water, while others FLOAT? The answer has a lot to do with the seed coat and…
Does it mean amything when seeds float vs sink?
I don’t think the good egg/ bad egg rule applies here. Never tried germinating my seeds in a cup of water.
Soak them for 24 hrs and plant them sink or float or regardless how they look.
Float or sink they may still grow.
dont throw a non floater away i have a few steps
1- underwater first night on heating pad in dark most split then to soil
2-dont slit then soak under peroxide overnight slit to soil
3-dont slit pour off liquid leave between napkins for abup to a week to split and go to soil
4-dont split after week start scarcification includes sandpaper picking pieces of husk off scraping the little cover over seem off and fanal dont like to do but have done succesfully must be carful not to injur inside has a high success rate is to split with exacto knife at seam easy easy
for finish stages at about 99 5 success rate after step 3 at about 75 % after step 3 i feel like nothing to lose and actually improve percentages step 4 has a lot to do with how i feel but always get better numbers after if i have to go that far
i had always heard that sinkers are the good seeds, takes a while for good ones to sink, usually a few hours
all my sinking seeds have germinated
i dont do float thing at all i use bottom of beer cup about 1/2 of it then trace folded paper towel till it opens like a book cut out put bean in it i have a tarced piece of terry cloth i use one on bottom to hol mois terry on top keeps it below water anyway nekt day if not split take off top terry pour out water leave in moist paper towel on top of moist terry to hold moisture no need to keep misting all the time
seeds directly sinked when i put them into a glass of water
i bought 5 WW and 5 skunk #1 ( both feminized and both of them is seedsman ) from attitude and i put them a glass of water to crack.
however,some of seeds directly sinked as soon as when i put into water while others floating .after 5-6 hours,all seeds sinked and i put all of them into rockwool cubes.
deoes it mean directly sinked seeds are dead ?
Some seeds are simply initially denser (heavier) than others because of an internal greater water content. In other words: some seeds sink immediately, others take time.
:party0044: thanks chunkymunky
i didnt know that ,i was in panic. i am relax now :sun
You are fine. Some seeds sink right away & some dont. The fat round seeds usually always sink. The small ones seem to float. But you can leave the seeds in the water until you see cracks. Just make sure the water is PH’d just right.
Do not keep them in water for more than 24h. After 24h take them out and put them into wet paper towel.
what is the longest you ‘ve left a seed in water before you took it out of the glass blueskies?
I ‘ve seen pics of seeds(floating) with well developed taproot in glass of water but I ve never left seeds for more than 24-36 hrs myself.. I don’t really soak seeds to be honest tho , only old ones or seeds from hard to germ strains. Usually go strait with wet towels or in wet soil.
Yeah, I’ve drowned a few seeds myself.:sad0123:
I use a slightly damp hand towel now, its amazing how little water it takes to germ a seed. Less is more for me on the waterfront, maybe I’m just a clusterfuck when i comes to germing though. Glass of water= mushy seeds for me.
For fresh seeds I soak them in a glass of warm PH’d tap water with a drop of superthrive for 1 Hour at the most!! Then straight into coco or soil. I use tap water because it has a small amount of chlorine in it to kill off any bacteria on the outside of the seed.Great results. ROOT
My friend put a seed in a shot glass with plain tap water and put it in a draw and forgot about it for a week!, was absolutely fine lol. Had a long tap root though.
Seeds soak any longer then 48 hours will likely suffer from oxy deprivation. I use a lil heat and soak over night adn usaully have tails from 12 – 24 hours then I go directly to soil.
It works well with warm to slightly hot water with first droppin seeds. After 24hrs to 36 you may want to change the water. This is one way to gurantee germination! Ive seen people report on the paper towel method but guess what. water is by far the fastest. Do make sure that you store the cup or whatever you choose somewere kind of warm. The water technique sucks in cold temp rooms. to answer your ques Ive started some of outlaw genetics magic merlin and there were just a few that didnt do anything in the water within 48hrs. I forgot about them noticed 4to 5 days later that they had popped and had completely removed the shell off layin at the bottom of the water!
blueskies -with respect, just because your seeds survived 5 days submerged in water doesnt mean it is good advice to do it.
one way that gardeners kill weeds and their seeds is to submerge them in water for a couple of weeks before putting them on the compost heap!
i soak for 12 hours max and then straight into soil. i have lots of books about horticulture and not one of them advises you to germ any type of seeds in paper towel before planting it .
i know that is the most popular way amongst weed growers but a germinating seed is the most delicate stage of plant growth and there is a high risk of some damage to the tiny root hairs by ripping them off a paper towel and planting them.
if i knew for sure that my seeds were really fresh i wouldnt even soak them – just plant them. soaking helps older seeds that have lost some of their natural water content
Weed Seeds Float Or Sink
Are Marijuana Seeds Good When They Float in Water?
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As anyone who has ever tried to grow marijuana knows, getting the seeds to germinate can be a tricky process. There are a lot of factors that come into play, and if even one is off, it can mean the difference between a bountiful harvest and a disappointing one. So when you’re trying to germinate your seeds, you’ll take any edge you can get. Which is why some people swear by the float test.
Should my marijuana seeds float?
Marijuana seeds are often used in various types of water pipes and are known to float. However, some people believe that marijuana seeds sink in water. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, as it depends on the specific water conditions and the type of marijuana seed.
Are seeds viable if they float?
Marijuana seeds float in water, but are they viable? The short answer is that it depends on the strain of marijuana.
Some strains of marijuana are more prone to floating and others are more prone to sinking. However, most strains of marijuana can be viable if they sink in water.
How do you tell if a seed is good or bad?
Marijuana seeds can sometimes float on water and look like small, white pebbles. If the seed is rotten or has fungus growing on it, it will sink to the bottom of the water droplet quickly. Healthy marijuana seeds will float on top of water and take a while to sink.
Why do some seeds float on water?
Have you ever wondered why some seeds sink when placed in water, while others float? The answer has a lot to do with the embryo and the seed coat. The embryo is responsible for the seed’s buoyancy. The embryo consists of a layer of cells that accounts for 65% of the seed weight. This layer of cells contains air pockets, which make the embryo more resistant to sinking and helps it stay afloat on water. Additionally, this layer of cells contains oil globules that give the seed its characteristic greasy texture. The seed coat is made up of tough layers that protect the embryo and absorb water. These layers also contain air pockets and oil globules. When water enters these pockets, it creates a force that pushes up ward against the surrounding layer of oil globules, making the seed float on water.
How long do you leave seeds in water?
One of the key questions when it comes to growing marijuana is whether or not you should leave your seeds in water. Many people believe that if the seeds are left in water they will germinate and grow. However, there is no definitive answer as to how long you should leave the seeds in water before removing them. Many growers recommend leaving the seeds in water for anywhere from 12- 24 hours before rinsing them off and planting them. The length of time that you leave the seeds in water will largely depend on a few factors such as temperature, humidity, and light availability.
What happens when seeds are soaked in water?
When seeds are soaked in water, they will start to sink. This is because the water will fill up the spaces between the seeds and cause them to sink. The water will also cause the seeds to swell, which will make them heavier and cause them to sink even more.
Can seeds germinate in water only?
Some people believe that marijuana seeds should not be submerged in water because they may sink to the bottom. True or false, does this theory work?
The answer is both yes and no. The truth is that some of the seeds will sink to the bottom while others will float, but it doesn’t matter because they all end up growing marijuana plants either way. What matters more is how well the seed was soaked in water and if it has any mold or fungus on it. If there are any contaminants on the seed, then exposure to water can cause problems such as mold growth or even cell death.
It is generally believed that marijuana seeds are good when they float in water. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this claim. While some people believe that sinking seeds are more viable, there is no guarantee that this is the case. It is also important to note that bad seeds can float as well, so it is not a foolproof method of determining seed quality. If you want to soak your seeds in water, it is recommended that you do so for 24-48 hours before planting them. This will give them time to germinate and start growing into healthy plants.