Cannabis Seeds Sink Or Float

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ok so I germinated my last batch of seeds with the cup of water thing.. anyways, my last ones sunk… n these once wont sink lol… does it matter 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… Just curious if it makes a difference as far as if the seed is good or not if it sinks or floats?

seeds in a cup of water, supposed float or sink?

I leave them in there for like 12 hours and then if all haven’t sunk I tap the tops and the sink. I think they are supposed to sink so the can absorb the water.

RastaCourage
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that’s how i germinate my seeds
someone posted a ‘how to germinate’ thread
& i told him how to do it exactly
but, you leave them in there for at least 24 hours
& if they don’t sink, take your finger & twirl the water around the seed
if it still hasn’t sunk then leave in there for another 12 hours

but, you need to keep them in a warm dark place
like place larger over your cup filled half way with the seed inside
like you can throw it in your growbox or whatever

they don’t need to pop/crack like others do it
once it has sunk it can sprout ones that don’t wont
like the ones that don’t sink after 12 hours..

after it has sunk take a pair of tweezers & plant it knot side up
& put a piece of saran wrap over the cup you plant it in
& turn the lights on for your schedule ( 18/6 24/0 ect )

then they will sprout in less than 3 days

Eharmony420
Well-Known Member

sonds good but i did not understand “knot side up” to clarify place the “taproot” pointing down, thats the piece sticking out. Use sterilized tweezers and stay clean. Is is easy as cake.

RastaCourage
Well-Known Member

EDIT: the knot side up is the stubby part of the seed
& the pointy side goes face down into the soil
you should plant it 1/3 of the soil down

it’s no bullshit because i do it that way lol

– my computer is acting up.. my reply got posted twice..

RastaCourage
Well-Known Member

the knot side up is the stubby part
& the pointy side goes face down

it’s no bullshit because i do it that way lol

Eharmony420
Well-Known Member

i do it that way too. basically, i was stumped on a few hard to crack girls until i used the glass of water. I just have been sitting here dazed over a cup of coffee at what the know side is. Thought i would say it in my launguage, no probs, reps all around.

Bangers999
New Member

You cant fail with putting in toilet roll (wet) folding over and keep moist and warm (in the dark) easy. buy a propagater its the best start they can poss get, i keep my spray bottle in the prop aswell keeps the temp the same, if they get a chill when young they can turn male as the females dont like it and can turn male (fact)
you want to keep them warm and moist when babies also all water when feeding at the start should be 24hrs old, as in its been out the tap 24hrs.

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RastaCourage
Well-Known Member

haha it’s all good, it works really well
i’m just not into the whole paper towel method..
i just don’t like it for some reason..

are you currently growing? link me.. lol
i would like to see your grow, if that’s okay with you..

topfuel29
Well-Known Member

that’s how i germinate my seeds
someone posted a ‘how to germinate’ thread
& i told him how to do it exactly
but, you leave them in there for at least 24 hours
& if they don’t sink, take your finger & twirl the water around the seed
if it still hasn’t sunk then leave in there for another 12 hours

but, you need to keep them in a warm dark place
like place larger over your cup filled half way with the seed inside
like you can throw it in your growbox or whatever

they don’t need to pop/crack like others do it
once it has sunk it can sprout ones that don’t wont
like the ones that don’t sink after 12 hours..

after it has sunk take a pair of tweezers & plant it knot side up
& put a piece of saran wrap over the cup you plant it in
& turn the lights on for your schedule ( 18/6 24/0 ect )

then they will sprout in less than 3 days

I do it exactly as you’ve been doing it. Except I add (1) step,
after they’ve sunk I put them in a moist paper towel (I don’t waste my time on the ones that haven’t sunk), and put that in a zip-top bag (making sure all(or)most of the air is out), and back on-top of the water heater. I can USUALLY get seeds to germinate 36 to 48 hours. If there not sprouts by then I let them go for another 24. if they don’t sprout in 72 hours I toss them. The way I see it is seeds that sprout with in a 48 hour window are going to be healthy plants.
Why I like to do it that way- You can see the root growth, then I class sprouts as to there length of growth. It helps me in deciding where to put that sprout (space is at a premium) usually the sprouts with long root growth are the taller faster growing plants. Some-times those sprouts are males (if you have non-fem. seeds)
I use distilled water in my germination. I don’t know if it helps or makes any difference. Thats just how I roll
The next time I germinate I’m going to make a Willow Tree solution.
I read about taking willow tree branches and cutting them up into 2-3 inch pieces and letting them simmer (not Boil) in a pot of warm water for a few hours.
Theres a chemical in the willow tree the promotes rooting. The Willow Tree solution was intended for cloning, but why not try it for germination.

Cannabis Seeds Sink Or Float

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.

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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?

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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.

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.

GoinGreen09
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Dirtyboy
Well-Known Member

Soak them for 24 hrs and plant them sink or float or regardless how they look.

Float or sink they may still grow.

RichED
Well-Known Member

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

growone
Well-Known Member

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

RichED
Well-Known Member

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

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