On or about August 18th I planted 7 bag seeds into an eight seed starter tray on a whim. I don’t live in a legal NE state so I’ve always been apprehensive about doing that. I had this tray on my deck railing not expecting much but after a few days two popped through the soil. Soon after I came to this site and got the Bible and read through that on top of so many good posts here. From reading them among other things I purchased a grow tent (24×48×60) and a VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W LED light.
All that was set up and ready on Sept 1st. I brought the two plants inside into their new home while transplanting them into larger pots with some Just Natural Potting Soil. It didn’t have any nutrients but it’s what was local. I ordered some FFOF and figured I’d transplant them into that soil when it looked like they were going to thrive.
In the meantime I also decided to geminate two unknown seeds from two separate bags. I soaked them in some water for 18 hours and tapped both and they sank. After a few more hours I noticed they both cracked so off into 1/4" deep seedling starter soil in a Solo cup. I happened to have a solder gun so decided to do some spirals upward that I’ve seen recommended here.
On Sept. 5th I noticed a discoloration on part of one of the leaves. I continued to monitor thinking it might be pH or nutrient related.
Then three days later more discoloration was happening on the same leaf. I began inspecting the leaf and a small larva dropped off into the soil. I came here for help and that can be read at Larva on one plant
This journal is going to start on that day. One of the geminated seeds happened to go through the soil that night as well so a good a time as any
After cleaning off and transplanting the two plants into FFOF they have been surviving. The two leafs of the one with the larva are curling up and most likely with die off. It looks like the rest is strong and going to pull through.
The one seedling is continuing to grow while the other unkown geminated seed still hasn’t popped through the soil.
Today pictures of them: