Gone ahead and tagged some people who were nice enough to guide me along the first one. Will be updating this one now that I’m onto a separate grow!
Ironically, already goofing up! I’ve germed two seed (paper towel method) waited until a nice tail was one both, dropped into rock wool (pre soaked), closed and under the lights two days… I got nothing. Spraying only 2 times a day ( cause water bottles for beginners = a bad time) just thought I’d see something poking up by now. But I’m probably being impatient again! Any recommendations on what I did or could do again differently?
I don’t have a heat mat, but I’m gonna follow this if these ones die off, but I won’t give on them yet! @Graysin
After I placed in the rockwool , I placed directly in the pots they’ll eventually live in. Turned the lights on and let them be. Should I throw a dome over them? To try an get the humidity up around them? And if I done them, when do I pull them out the dome?
Yes to a dome. They need to be able to retain their moisture without getting unnecessarily wet. I highly recommend putting a dome on and leaving it on until you see the first set of leaves after the cotyledons.
As far as the lights, are they turned as low as they can possibly go? I often will leave my seedling in a solo cup on top of my light fixtures to keep them happy and warm after they’ve graduated out of the heat mat situation.
For you, not having a heat mat, when you go to germ seeds, the heat sink on top of your lights often is nice and toasty without being hot hot.
I have a seed that cracked but seems to refuse to take any action myself right now. it’s hard being patient. If it doesn’t do anything by this evening I may try and help it’s shell off with some tweezers. It’s the only one I had of this strain so it’ll be a minor bummer but no big deal.
LOL im more of a sitting in traffic, waiting for the oven to heat up, listening to people talk about their dreams, following my wife while she shops for clothes, standing in line at the post office, keeping up with the kardashians, multi vitamin type of person
Unfortunately no, I uncovered them from their little rock wool hat a day and a half ago to try and force some light and life into them but to no avail! Waited a day and a half again fro them to take and nothing.
So I just started two more.
I made a mistake of not doming them to start and I think that definitely didn’t help at all, and the first ones I ran before that, I forgot to PH the rock wool, so it just killed them as soon as they sprouted.
This late winter swing is killing my humidity in my house and making it a little difficult….and admittedly this is my second try on getting some seeds to sprout. So third is a charm!
still making rookie mistakes, and still loving the process. Sorry to hear about your seeds as well!
I do have two more currently in towels, waiting for the sprout, and they’ll go right into rock wool and into a warm , makeshift dome to sprout!