Seedling starting slowly


5 days old and seems to be off to slow start


Don’t worry yet. The roots are just growing.


Be patient and do not over water. just mist twice a day.


Root appearing out drain hole in jiffy pot, is that ok for now?


is it an auto or photo?


Auto, ILGM northern light


I would transplant her to her final pot. Most of us use 3 gallon fabric pots for auto’s and 5-7 gallon for photos. Auto’s do not like to be transplanted so I only do it once.


That’s what I got 3gal bags, just going to be a delicate operation as small as she is, thanks for info


Delicate? Nah. Just pop your jiffy pot right into the soil. Jiffy pots & cow pots are great for stress-free transplanting. I just put my 7 day old auto seedlings into their final pots; they were started in rapid rooters, then put into cowpots, then put into final pots.

You’ve got this.


Should I water right after transplant? If so, how much should I give her, soil came out of bag pretty moist. Thanks


I water right after transplant to get the soil moist. I give her a liter of ph’d water but pour the water around the outside of the pot. That way my girl’s roots go and search for the water. Hope this makes sense.


Will do, thanks


@JDS1972 I think it is looking just fine. If you can, take future photos under white light, much easier to see what is going on.

As @HJL suggests, make sure your water pH is between 6.3 and 6.7 (6.5 is ideal). Incorrect pH is a plant killer (well at least a plant stunter :grin: )

And, don’t over water. Again HJL suggests misting a couple of time each day. I try to avoid getting any water (mist or otherwise) on the plants leaves when the lights are on to avoid burning. :cowboy_hat_face:
Take a look at different people’s grow journal, it will help put things in perspective and help you to know what to expect.
Here is a link to mine: First Grow is in the Dirt and going strong :writing_hand:


Thanks for the tips folks. For now I’m using the GH pH test set, and my tap water is just a bit high, bout a drop of down per gallon puts it somewhere between 6 and 6.5 I’m guessing. Will transplant her sister in a day or two, and let you folks know how it goes. First time indoor grower, so I’m sure I’ll have more questions as I go. Thanks again for the tips and support.


Little seedling has exploded!!


How about a photo update if possible.


Very nice size for an auto in veg. At 30 days you should start seeing preflower. Any signs of bud sites? Beautiful plant.


Yes, I saw pistils a week ago, and explosive veg growth this past week! Gonna post some comparison pics from beginning of lst, which was 13 days ago to today