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Hey Guys, I've read the guides and watched the video clips and still don't know the answer to this.
Asked in chat but everyone must be busy. Worried I'm not giving any light and may damage the growth.

When you first put the seed with tap root into the soil, does it have to stay in total darkness until it shoot through the soil- or does it just need "mostly" dark?

Percy Guide says=
"Your seedling will not need light, until it has shot out of the surface, and began to grow its first set of leaves."
and also says
"A seedling will not need a lot of lighting. CFL or T5 fluorescents are used for the first week of a seedlings life."

Which is it please?
Thanks
Ali

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Posted : July 16, 2020 11:57 am
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@alij68 so this means that while the seed is under the soil it doesnt need light....when it sprouts tho....it searches for light so once it pops and sees light....it begins spreading its first leaves and starting to grow. If you've planted the seed with a tap root....I would leave the light on. I leave the light on and have had success.

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@alij68 i agree with cody my opinion is soon as you have that tap root pop it starts growing in both directions up and down so if it has a light above it has something to search for, plants like to grow up and stretch to  reach best possible position to get the best amount of light so id leave a light on give it something to search for or put it in the window or some shit happy growing ali be patient it will happen 💚 

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@colacody  Thanks for the info Cola, worried I've killed it, as it has been in the dark with tap root for over 24 hours now........that part of the guide not too clear, as it says to do that once you have a tap root.  D'ya reckon I've killed it or still chance ?
Is a warm window suitable until it shoots through the soil or should I use light in the grow tent with 18/6? 
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@joshuaarr420  Thanks Josh. I am being patient (believe it or not lol) yet nervous of screwing it up. I read all sorts before asking questions,coz I know people are busy etc...but that section of the Germinating guide really is unclear (to me, at least). 
Let's hope I haven't killed it....Cheers for that

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@alij68yeah dont worry too much they will suprise you how tough they are matey 

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@alij68 I would use the light for sure. Because once the seed pops...usually with 72 hours BUT sometimes it takes longer so dont give up....however when  it pops up....it will keep stretching until it gets light....so if there is light when it shoots up....it will be fine. The no light thing is more for the tap root as light is there enemy... roots HATE light lol

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A window ledge would be perfect ali 

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That was going to be my suggestion as well Josh but Ali mentioned a colder room than I was used to.

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@joshuaarr420 Well, the pot has been sat on the window sill since I got the answer from you guys (thankies) - it's mild today , so showing 70% humidity and 22 degrees....plus there's a plastic cup over it. Gonna put it back in the tent overnight in case gets cold..weather is so fooked up now, can't predict anything or rely on a "season" anymore.
Thanks , as always , for the support and advice guys, hope I can help someone out some day once I know what I'm doing. 🙂 

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@monkeydo Yeah, weather been all over the place Monkey...not reliable at all. UK has gone from one of the hottest driest months of May on record, to one of the coolest wettest June/July's. It's messed up. Will put her on window in the day, tent at night, until she shoots, then keep her in the tent on the proper light cycles. Hopefully not badgering Percy's too much lol 

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@colacody Cheers, man, much appreciated. The temp and humidity for the window is perfect right now...and weather meant to be getting sunnier for next week or so...soon as she shoots out, permanent tent life lol.

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@alij68 ya man....its amazing how much you can over think something so simple. I did! Lol. Keep it simple and best advice I can say is in the seedling stage be gentle with watering as the roots havent really taken the strength to hold the stem quite yet....you'll start to see when they are sturdy in the pots...doesnt take too long. But PH balance the water!!!!! Most crucial and overlooked thing every grower does and also....how you water the pots in soil....very very easy things to overlook and mess up. Check out some YouTube videos or ask on here but those are the 2 easiest things to have fucked up lol the first time is a stressful but great time to learn....and as long as you learn. . You've won!🙂

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@monkeydo yeah itss where ive popped my beans and had 100% success rate with 6/6 poppin and growing lol just a shame 3 were male lol butbyeah ali good luck hope they pop above ground asap for you put your mind at ease 

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@colacody  Simple..yeah...overthinking- for sure!...lol...
I aint got a PH Meter (yet), so that could definitely be my down fall for this first attempt. Using tap water that has stood for 24 hours, but that doesn't mean the PH will be right...well....I should have waited. Hey ho, will get it better next time! lol. 
I agree Cola, if you learn, (often learning by making mistakes)  it's not been a waste of time. Smile  

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