1st time grower with noob issues haha


Auto Warrior
Jul 5, 2017
Reaction score
Currently Smoking
Lemon Haze.
What's up guys?? not sure this is in the right place but here goes.......im a 1st time auto grower and I'm growing 5 heavyweight fast n vasts.
Planted last Friday and only 1 has popped. Things seem to be moving very slowly, debating pulling the seeds and starting over :(
I soaked them in a glass of water for about 18 hours til they sank, then I placed in a paper towel for about 24 hours.

They were all popped but barely showing any root, anyway being the inpatient person i am .........i planted them anyway and stuck them straight under my 600w hps which I have up around 5 feet.

Only 1 of the seeds has sprouted and I'm wondering if I should've left them in the dark or in the paper towel longer.
Is it worth me continuing or should I start again??
I'd give them some more time if it was me.:pass:
You can always dig around a little and see what's going on in the soil. They could need a little help.. Once the seed is in the soil it doesnt need much light until it sprouts. Even after it sprouts 600w is a little much for seedlings. If they've been in soil for a week and you see no signs of them breaking the surface.. Id do a little digging and have a look! Welcome to AFN!!
hey buddy welcome to afn! ive seen many wierd and wonderful ways of germing seeds. im 7/7 like this so far. 2 of them being notoriously hard to germinate chilli seeds.
just get a root riot (tenner for 20odd from amazon) . put seed in about 25ml deep pointed side up. put a glass over it and leave it wherever the hell you want as long as its vaguely warm. 2-3 days and oila. dont even have to water them or anything. keep it simple man. cant get any easier than that : ) if you go to the new growers section its about 3 quarters down the forum list, beside indoor and outdoor sections and set up a journal there dude. oh and aye that light is pretty extreme lol. id maybe look into something smaller like a cfl. i just used a 130w cfl and it got me amazing growth from day 1-14 then turned on the big lights. can knock a fortnight of the next grow with it too : ) worthwhile investment like. fuck im hyper tonight lol. cant stop myself haha happy growing dude. if you need anything else just tag me @EvilScotsman or any other staff and well point you in the right direction : )
Welcome pal, I don't know what to say......maybe put 'em back in paper towel ? I dunno, I think you were a bit hasty. You could start again or just ride it out.
Whatever, do your research and relax and enjoy your growing my friend...............eP.
Hey :) I planted 3 auto amnesia 3 days ago and they're all about an inch tall. I germinated them in a wet paper towel inside a ziploc, with the bag open, for about 36 hrs until they all had their little tails. I planted them thurs night inside some seed starter inside a pot of fox farm ocean forest. This is the start of my 2nd grow of autos. I'm 5 weeks into growing 5 mango autos. My tallest plant has reached 25" as of this morning. Awesome buds starting everywhere, its amazing :)


  • Screenshot_20170716-101149.png
    780.8 KB · Views: 38
  • IMG_20170713_093310511_HDR.jpg
    126.1 KB · Views: 41
  • IMG_20170713_140724002.jpg
    88.3 KB · Views: 33
Welcome to AFN just make sure the soil is damp not wet and wait a bit. But if you must look be aware not to hurt the tap root.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J120AZ using Tapatalk
Still no action guys :( had a little bit of a dig around but nothing!! Started germinating a couple more about 36 hours ago and they've barely starting showing any signs of a tap root yet! Is that a good sign or have I gotten myself some bad genetics??