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  1. Nov 9, 2016 #1

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    Not much happening under my rock so I thought I'd come out and try for another round. For a long time it has felt like such a huge undertaking to setup up everything to get going again. Then it took me less than a half a day to gather components, assemble and test my cabinet. I can be stupid like that sometimes. Then the excitement of dropping seeds.....Then more seeds.....more seeds. Until I used up my supply from 11/07. Not one popped. Drepression has set in.
    I was going to try plan b but I forgot to plan for that in plan a.
     
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    Plan B should be to get some fresh beans and Germinate them babies.
    How did you attempt to germinate the ones you had?
     
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    i am on plan H or so by now. keep working and learning.
     
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    Welcome! You have come to the best growing forum on the web. :vap-leafy_wave:
     
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    I germinate seeds in a glass wrapped with a paper towel and a bit of water in the bottom. Learned that in kindergarten. It satisfies my need to see progress.
    Fresh seeds are what I need but no way to obtain. Ill have a hard enough time digging around for crappy seeds but Im in the game.
    The seeds I used I made a long time ago. Didnt think I would be gone so long. Didnt have much hope they would pop but I had to try them.
     
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    Ive popped some pretty old seeds. Did ya use a little sandpaper on the seeds?
     
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    Years ago I had a 4 ounce bag full of old seeds.

    Because it would have been a felony for me to possess them at that time I was paranoid about having so many seeds.

    One early morning I went to a wildlife preserve with the seeds.

    I went off road to some places that were out of the way. I would stop at the river and throw out seeds here and there.

    Later that year I read about some massive marijuana grows found along the river. No one was ever arrested.

    I have always wondered if some of those old seeds popped.....
     
  8. Nov 11, 2016 #8

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    No, I didn't use sandpaper. It was too far away to retrieve. Thought about using a knife, that only 2 feet away but my mind-muscle coordination didnt kick in.
    The seeds were probably not stored well enough.
    I think with enough seeds one could have popped but I only had a small amount.
    Learning patience.
     
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    Since you have none of the seeds left the following may relevant for others:
    “Gibberellic Acid-3 (GA-3) is a naturally occurring plant growth regulator which may cause a variety of effects including the stimulation of seed germination in some cases. GA-3 occurs naturally in the seeds of many species and is produced commercially by growing Gibberella fujikuroi fungus cultures in vats, then extracting and purifying the GA-3. Presoaking seeds in GA-3 solution will in many cases cause the rapid germination of many types of highly dormant seeds which would otherwise need cold treatment, after-ripening or ageing, or other prolonged pretreatments.” I have no experience with this, but it is on my e-bay buy list for comparison to colloidal silver in other experiments

    Proper seed storage: mine are in a small Tupperware container in the meat keeper of my second refrigerator. Seeds will last years, pollen up to a couple of weeks. Dry, cold, and minimal temperature variance are the keys to storage. A week or so to dry the seeds a few hours to dry pollen.
     

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