G13 x Afghan Skunk - Let the games begin

High-mish

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The seeds are bathing in the water/bleach/kelp solution and I'll put them in soil tomorrow night. I sterilized all utensils before using them, washed my hands with some soap and afterwards with alcohol gel.

The pH of our tap water was indeed off (8.2) so I adjusted it with some vinegar (added 25ml of it to a 10l bucket) and it's now at 6.0. I added 4 tsp of both bleach and liquid kelp to the vinegar water and let it rest for a few hours (closed off the bucket with a lid). Before putting the seeds in these glasses, I quickly dipped them in hydrogen peroxide, threw it in a small strainer and rinsed the seeds with tap water.

The water became less dark after a few hours, the bleach is probably responsible for it. It's hereby proven: Bleach is racist!

The smaller cups contain some of the last autoflower seeds in my seed stash. Looking fwd to tomorrow night!
 

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Just drilled holes in 18 (hard plastic) cups with a (3 mm) wood drill bit. Thanks to @Fish for suggesting this over here and to @CannaFish for confirming that this is a workable solution. It took me +/- 10 minutes to get it done, just make sure you clean the bit after each cup as the plastic will get stuck in the bit. I'll get a metal drill bit next week as these are better suited for drilling plastic.
 

High-mish

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Put those holes in the lower side edges all around the bottom.
You'll find holes on the direct bottom are clogged the second you put the container down on a solid surface.
Jus' tryna help.
The bottom is a bit hollow so the holes don't touch the surface immediately, there's about 2mm of space. But will try to drill some holes retroactively on the sides tomorrow.
 

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Underneath you can see the beans swimming in the bleach pool. 13 of the 18 beans showed a radicle so far so these were put in premoistened cups (moistened with the bleach/kelp water solution). We'll give the other 5 another day to show some progress.

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My germination tray (left) was too small for 18 cups so I'm using a transparent Curver box for the 13 cups and will keep the 5 remaining cups moist in the germination tray until those 5 beans show their radicle. I didn't have enough plastic straws at home but will get some tomorrow and punch them through the soil until the bottom. If I want to add a small wooden stick later on, I can do so in the space of the plastic straw so I don't damage the roots.

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And after a few hours of work, we're allowed to get some of this :) According to connoisseurs, this is now the best absinthe in the world. Absinthe usually turns white or green after adding (cold) water but this one is yellow because a certain spice was added to the recipe for taste and coloring. This is amazing stuff, go check it out!

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Just drilled holes in 18 (hard plastic) cups with a (3 mm) wood drill bit. Thanks to @Fish for suggesting this over here and to @CannaFish for confirming that this is a workable solution. It took me +/- 10 minutes to get it done, just make sure you clean the bit after each cup as the plastic will get stuck in the bit. I'll get a metal drill bit next week as these are better suited for drilling plastic.
No worries High-mish, cheers!
 

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16 out of the 18 beans showed a radicle by yesterday night. I dropped the remaining 2 in a cup as well and hope for the best.

In the afternoon they'll get their first 2 hours of sunlight, will post some pictures then.
 

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6 are going in the right direction, 3 are somewhere in limbo and 9 are still sleeping, somewhere in the outskirts of walhalla.
I hope and pray for 4-5 strong females to work with. Time will tell..

They're now getting 8 hours of sunlight a day on the balcony and rest of the day (+/- 16 hours) they're under some CFL's.

Btw: none of those 3 autoflower seeds germinated so I've learned another important lesson: never ever buy seeds that are in promotion. They're not worth it and there's probably a 'good reason' why they're in promotion.

 
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