Hi. I just started my first seed (outside in a HUGE pot) a couple days ago, Amnesia Haze Auto. I got a late start but I’m hoping that will be forgiven because I live in the south. I’m still SUPER paranoid about it but I got tired of depending on others for weed so here I am. I have a black thumb and absolutely NO idea what I’m doing but I’ve read enough to be dangerous. So dangerous, that I watered my seedling yesterday because it “felt” like the thing to do; I discovered afterwards that seeds can and will drown. Oops! I started the seed in a glass of water out on the back deck in the sun. After less than 24 hours, the tail popped out. It was TINY and barely sticking out of the shell. I read that the tails are so fragile that they can break off, so I decided just to go ahead and plant the thing to be on the safe side. I only started ONE seed and later that evening I thought to myself, what if it doesn’t survive? I decided to start a second seed the next day as a “backup” and put it in a much smaller starter plant size thing, which my dog promptly ate so I’m back to the one lone seedling in the BIG A$$ pot. Seriously, the size of the pot I planted this thing in alone would get me kicked off the site.
Like any newbie, I’ve checked the little seedling about every 10-15 minutes. I move it around in a wheel barrel in the back yard chasing the sun as the day goes on. Go ahead and laugh, its ok. The more I read on this site, the more I face palm myself. I’m inpatient, what can I say? Anyway, the little seed didn’t drown, in fact, it actually sprouted the day after I planted it knuckle deep, in very wet soil. At least I thought what I saw poking out the center of the dirt in my BAP (big a$$ pot) was the seedling … it very well could’ve been a part of the soil from what I could tell, but I chose to believe that was my tiny little singular seed sprouting. That was Monday. Fast forward to today and I have confirmation that what I thought I saw yesterday is indeed, without question, my little one singular seedling. It looks healthy, I will surely kill it at some point and try again in the Spring.
If you’re still with me, here’s my first question of many. We’ve had excellent weather here down yonder all summer long. Naturally, as soon as I get around to planting my little seed, the weather broke and we’re finally out of the upper 90’s with staggering humidity. It’s BEAUTIFUL outside, mid-upper 80’s, much lower humidity, and a slight breeze. Tomorrow things are expected to change and bring some storms over the next several days. My little seed has only popped out of the dirt yesterday. She’s getting lots of sunshine today but tomorrow, all bets are off. Should I put something over it? I was thinking of cutting up a 2-liter bottle of Sprite and making like a dome to cover it and protect the little thing, or I could bring it in on the screened in porch, stick it under the deck? Any advice is welcome and thanks for taking the time to read this long first post! Have a great day!