A question from a fellow grower:
"Hello I just recently purchased several seeds frm you and then I placed them on a damp paper towel. They germinated perfectly, I waited for them to sprout, and once it was about 1/4 inch I put the seeds in my grow apparatus ( see attatched picture ). The grow appartus was built by me and is not professional grade by any means. Basically their are containers holding clay beads that get flooded with water. The clay beads actually end up submerged in water, not just damp. I placed the seed sprouts in the water with the proper nutrients and pH of around 6.8 and they did not grow. It looked a few of the seeds started to open up and sprout tiny leaves but these turned dark brown and fell off. I was hoping you guys could help me understand what I am doing wrong. Should the seeds actually be submerged under water? or Could their be something else going on?
Here are the pictures, I drained the water, but once added the beads will be submerged. Should I grow the plants completely in soil, or should I move them somehow to the beads once they reach a certain size?"