I’m often asked about germination, that exciting time where your young seedling breaks out of its shell and begins its journey to the light. The healthier and more viable the seed, the quicker you will see it emerge from your coco pod. If you have not seen anything within the 1st week, it’s time to dive in and investigate. You will find one of 3 things.
My seed has not popped. Ensure that the coco pod is moist and that the seed has not rotted. You can give it a couple more days, but more than likely it’s time to start a new seed.
My seed cracked and then stopped. You will see that the seed cracked and a root began to emerge, but it has stopped and the root is brown. It will look something like this.
Time to start over, as this seed has lost the energy to continue. (Mold being one of the top contenders here)
My seed cracked and looks white and healthy. Tuck the seed back in the coco pod, ensure it’s moist and replace it into the Grobo. Just needs a bit more time to begin the journey.