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How do you tell if seeds are viable?
    #567534 - 06/26/11 03:48 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

I have read that immature seeds float but have had quite a few germinate that floated, I have been told to apply pressure to the seed, but have cracked even a few breeder seeds (too much pressure perhaps) so how do you tell?


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Re: How do you tell if seeds are viable? [Re: ninja cat 09]
    #567535 - 06/26/11 03:58 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

id say put it in some soil and add water.

but im just a noob. :smile:


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    #567541 - 06/26/11 04:31 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: How do you tell if seeds are viable? [Re: wishcouldeletethis]
    #567555 - 06/26/11 04:59 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

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Really pale seeds are generally not viable, other than that I doubt you can tell without adding water.




Edit: If you squeeze them between 2 fingers pretty firmly and they don't pop open also is a good indicator IMO.


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Re: How do you tell if seeds are viable? [Re: mhbound]
    #567571 - 06/26/11 05:29 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

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lampshadehelmet said:
Really pale seeds are generally not viable, other than that I doubt you can tell without adding water.




Edit: If you squeeze them between 2 fingers pretty firmly and they don't pop open also is a good indicator IMO.



How firmly? I have a feeling I'm squeezing too hard, but don't want to under-do it.


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Re: How do you tell if seeds are viable? [Re: ninja cat 09]
    #567576 - 06/26/11 05:36 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

I squeeze pretty damn hard, I put it between the two padded parts of the tips of my fingers and squeeze almost as hard as I can, if I hear it crack or if its real soft(probably light colored as well) then I just throw it on the ground....Especially if you are picking from brick weed and have 100 seeds you might as well get the best of the best(at least in terms of viability), I have very very good rates doing this and I've grown a good bit of Mexican weed or bagseed weed anyway.


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Re: How do you tell if seeds are viable? [Re: mhbound]
    #567655 - 06/26/11 10:06 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Sounds like what I'm doing, is it normal top not be able to feel you're fingertips after the first 5 seeds?


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Re: How do you tell if seeds are viable? [Re: ninja cat 09]
    #567657 - 06/26/11 10:09 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

:lol: Yea you are doing it good...That's the exact feeling you should get. You can change hands/fingers just as long as you still are squeezing nice and hard.


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Re: How do you tell if seeds are viable? [Re: ninja cat 09]
    #567694 - 06/27/11 01:15 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

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Sounds like what I'm doing, is it normal top not be able to feel you're fingertips after the first 5 seeds?




Lol ya I got really baked one time before checking my seeds and destroyed like 20 because I was pressing them into a table with my finger way too hard, but if it's just in your fingers it's hard to crack the good ones

I think you can also warm up a pan, then throw the seed onto it for just a couple seconds to see if it pops like popcorn, but I've never tried this and probably won't because it seems like you could pretty easy fry the seed


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Re: How do you tell if seeds are viable? [Re: MonsignorBerric]
    #568176 - 06/28/11 10:55 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

I would say just throw all of them in a wet paper towel and see if they sprout - how hard is that?  If they sprout, I would say they are viable :smile:


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Re: How do you tell if seeds are viable? [Re: spacebearsgarden]
    #568178 - 06/28/11 10:57 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

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I would say just throw all of them in a wet paper towel and see if they sprout - how hard is that?  If they sprout, I would say they are viable :smile:



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Re: How do you tell if seeds are viable? [Re: KaptKid]
    #568214 - 06/29/11 01:08 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

you plant them in the ground.. :Awesketch:


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Re: How do you tell if seeds are viable? [Re: spacebearsgarden]
    #575824 - 08/01/11 01:56 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

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I would say just throw all of them in a wet paper towel and see if they sprout - how hard is that?  If they sprout, I would say they are viable :smile:




yea this is what i just did, i put 8 in and only 2 popped so far, but i got the seeds free anyway.

then just plant in soil or w/e with the tap root facing down


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