Planting Seeds Tap Root Up
Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:49 PM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:44 AM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:55 AM
ive not seen anything that says taproot up is the way to go. thats a bit strange. tp is a root, so it wants to burrow Down for water. have no idea why planting it up would do anything but make it harder for the root to secure itself in the ground.
+1 ....I've heard it makes it stronger but mine do fine putting the tap root down. I have not lost one yet.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:43 AM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:49 AM
A healthy seed will tolerate all kinds of errors, such as long tap roots, deep placement, and incorrect orientation.
Edited by thanks2, 29 December 2011 - 11:52 AM.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:03 PM
If the seed is planted with the pointed end down, then as it makes its way up through the soil, the action of pushing through the soil actually pushes the seed closed, and then once the seed shell breaks the surface, the last bit of energy your new seedling has must OMPH open the husk.
A seed trying to push open from the inside is like a small person trying to push a heavy door open from the middle of the door, rather than pulling it open with a handle mounted near the outside edge of the door.
In nature, if you drop a bucketful of cannbis seeds from a plant, more than 50% of them will land with the big end down and little end up - due to the laws of physics.
The preferred natural way for a cannabis seed to sprout is tip end/tap root end, oriented up.
Edited by JustanOldALJ, 29 December 2011 - 06:12 PM.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:17 PM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:27 PM
Here's an illustration;
Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:10 PM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:12 PM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:42 PM
Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:15 AM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:43 PM
Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:00 PM
Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:18 AM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:23 PM
Just received Endless Sky seeds and directions do say plant with tap root up. I thought this was a misprint until I saw this thread. Thanks for all your advice.
I started 2 seeds each way, one up and one down. Up seed came up first, down seed about a day and a half later but perhaps seemed a liitle more robust. Both are flourishing and I notice no noticeable difference at this time.
Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:02 AM
Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:15 AM
when I grew seeds, I notice not all seeds had the same behavior - the tap root went straight down out of the seed and did not curve back. It may be more of the neck and bud growth that causes the movement, than the root direction.
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