In need of guidance. Any and all input is appreciated. First grow impeccable. Second grow failed. Third grow failed. Fourth grow…I need help.
Light: Bloomspect 300w LED. Light positioned about a foot above the soil.
Soil: Detroit Great Lakes Water Only
Seed: Auto (exact strain unknown - grabbed from mixed bag). One plant only.
Germination: Soak/Paper towel
Planter: 3 gallon fabric
Currently, seed is inside a plastic red cup with holes poked for drainage. Planted sprout yesterday (taproot down). Light is about a foot from the cupped soil.
When should I expect to see plant break through soil?
Should a plastic water bottle dome be placed over the soil to create/increase humidity?
I read on the forum that the lights should be 4 inches above the planted seed. Is this correct? Please confirm.
Does “water only” really mean no nutes?
Does “water only” type of soil mean Not to monitor ph of run off?
My tap water was at 7.0. I brought the water down to 6.5 but the run off is still about 7.2.
I get really anxious after about a gew days if nothing peaks through the soil. I think I end up killing what could have been.
Thanks a bunch.