Boy… these babies seem to be loving life, so far! They grow quite a little bit each day. I’m in disbelief… they actually seem to be thriving!
It’s incredible, this.
I found a very old book while cleaning up my mother’s old room yesterday… it’s called “How to Talk to Your Plants.” Quaint, (haha) but I took it as a sign. We definitely don’t read enough books anymore. Looking forward to checking it out, when I’m relaxing.
The space I am cleaning out really needs some love. She was something of a hoarder, my mom… (to put it politely) and it’s sad to see much of this stuff go… but go, it must. It’s going to be my new bedroom, (yayyy) and grow space (since my daughter has claimed my old room.). It’s going to take me at least a week to get it all cleaned out, and then properly prepared. But whew. I’m on a mission. It’s good rewarding work… and though there is much to do, I’m feeling a sense of accomplishment. It feels good to be moving and planning, and doing this for myself. (And maybe in the future, for others, too. Who knows.)
All seems well thus far. My next big project… building the lights. From scratch. I’ve never done anything like this before… but I’ll be alright. I’ll watch plenty of videos, (already found some good ones) and ask for advice on my “building lights for my 4X8” thread when I need it.
Man… watering these wee seedlings is really a “go by feel” sort of thing, isn’t it? Most of the posts I look up about watering seedlings make the point that over-watering is pretty easy to do. Easier to mess up, than under-watering them, I suppose. And I mean, I’ve been giving them the very least amount of water possible… just a little “drink” every day. The soil seems really dry to me, but hey, they seem to be doing okay! Crazy. I water around the outer edges of the cup if they seem really dry (which seems like all of the time, to me), and then I’ll just dribble a little circle of water around the seedling itself, on the other days. I just hope they have enough water. I certainly don’t want to overdo it!
But they seem squat, and seem to be moving and spreading outward, a bit more than stretching upward, which seems good. (Except for the one little Gorilla Glue on the far left, who is determined to stretttttch. Lol. She’s at least a couple inches high, while the others are all at just about an inch or a bit more.) But they grow, visibly, every day.
I’d say I’m probably giving them anywhere from 3-6 ml (around the seedling) to a bit shy of an ounce or so, (around the edges of the cup) per day… But wow, the soil seems dry. Oddly, they seem to like it that way.
Guess I’ll just keep going by look and feel, unless someone suggests otherwise.
Off to town today, to at least get some ph strips, until I can get all of my additional odds and ends ordered online. I think I have everything else I need… but I also realize that this is a never ending prospect.
Hope you all are having a splendid day, and are having some fun with your own projects.
I’m so excited!