Dropped seeds in water yesterday at 4pm Left in dark at 78F over night, it is now 8am the next day so we are at 16 hour mark and both pairs have dropped:
And the mango:
So I prepared and fully saturated (using only water with no amendments (although I probably should have used a little “Yucca wet”). The should for this is Fox Farms Light Warrior:
After water saturation, I gently placed each seed about 1/4-1/2” down using a pencil to make the holes, and then lightly brushed the medium back over the seeds ensuring each one was protected from the direct light.
Then placed the tray into my seedling cabinet and measured out the light intensity:
After some research I found between 5,000 to 7,000 lux is beat for seedlings, so playing with my light height and dimmer… exactly 24” with the mars hydro at 60% gave me right around 7,500 lux at the top of my cups:
I just use a simple cell phone downloaded app called “light meter”. Is this perfect? No, not by no means but it gives me a little piece of mind and helps take the “what if” out of my mind. Can’t take a pic and measure or I’d show that
So here we go…temp right around 81F with RH steadily between 61-62%
And here is a sneak peek at where their final spot will be when they are ready. These are 5gal square fabric pots, and I’ll be using the plastic trays that go under a dish drying rack so that all run off drains away And they are not sitting in it soaking it up. This way I can collect runoff as needed to measure, and I use a garden “pump” sprayer with reg tap water to rinse the residual toward the drain…cleanliness is the goal!!