Hey all. Newbie to growing. Had some bag seeds and on a whim with no knowledge I planted 7 into some Miracle-Gro soil the wife had hanging around. Had them outside but not expecting much. Two turned into seedlings so the fever started to hit. As I watched it grow (VERY slowly) and knowing it wasn’t going to last outside in the Northeast very long I decided to buy indoor equipment after reading tons of topics here. These plants were outdoors for 2 weeks before coming inside. These were in one of those 8 compartment paper seedling starter tray. I didn’t have FFOF at the time so I transplanted them into some organic soil I found at Lowe’s.
After several days a saw a little mark on one of the leaves. I wasn’t sure what it was but I figured since this was a first attempt I thought I would monitor the situation. I thought maybe some sort of nutrient deficiency but figured this was a learning plant and I didn’t put much effort into it so let’s see what happens.
My FFOF arrived a couple of days ago and in anticipation of that I figured I’d do two plants from start to finish with things I’ve been learning here (you all are amazing). Well the seeds cracked and I planted them into a 1/4 inch of seedling soil in a SOLO cup with the holes soldered like many have suggested and a ziplock bag as a dome. When they’re ready to transplant I’ll be putting them into their forever home with FFOF.
Today I went to check on the girls (hope they are!) and saw another mark on the same leaf and some tiny holes. I immediately brought both original two seedlings out to inspect. After looking at the leaf I must have touched it right and a small larva fell onto the soil. They are both now quarantined and I’m thinking of culling them.
- should I? I didn’t really put a lot of effort into it and these plants were outside on my deck for 2 weeks so I don’t know what else they could be harboring.
- chances are good my two soon to be seedlings in their ziplock done are not contaminated, right?
My tent is only 24×48×60 so I’m not even sure four plants would be comfortable in that space anyway.