Okay, so this happened. I soaked a seed overnight Monday and planted it Tuesday. By Friday afternoon, nothing. So I carefully started digging into the dirt (FF Ocean Forest is very loose, BTW!), but couldn’t find any sign of the seed or any roots. I actually kind of ended up breaking up what was left of the peat pellet, making another hole, and directly planting a 2nd Gold Leaf in the same pot.
Sure enough, Monday morning TWO plants pop up! Both the same size, both already shed the shells. So, change of plans, instead of a single mother Gold Leaf clone-SOG/SCROG, looks like I’ll be doing it with two mothers. With 2 mothers for the SCROG part now, I should end up needing fewer clones to fill in the SOG part. Or maybe I’ll use the same number, but be able to flower them sooner.
We’ll see how she goes, one thing I’ve definitely learned about growing so far is to just roll with whatever happens in the tent and try to make the best of things!