Are My Seeds Good?
Different seeds have different germination rates and some won't start growing at all.
Most dark seeds will germinate when given proper conditions. Generally, pale-green or white seeds will not germinate.
On average you can anticipate about 75% of your seeds will germinate. Ordering seeds from a reputable breeder will increase these rates to 85%+.
The seed cracked open, what next?
Once the seed casing has absorbed enough water, the shell will split and the seedling will emerge. You will be able to see your root emerge from the bottom of the Coco Pod. You will be able to see it visually by lifting up the lid and peering at the bottom of the pod.
Two important things to remember;
If the root is not visible we want the Coco Pod to drip when we lift it. Once the root emerges from the bottom of the Coco Pod and is touching the water, your plant will be able to drink and grow more quickly.
We want the Coco Pod to start to dry out after the roots touch the water. If your Coco Pod is too wet once your seedling has emerged, you run the risk of ‘damping off’