Hi collective forum of more knowledge than I could hope to gain in a lifetime.
I browsed the forums for about an hour before realizing I’m probably the only idiot (or maybe just the first to confess?) to start their first grow in rockwool. Pests are a major problem in my area - it seemed like the safest way to keep my seeds moist without introducing anything that would kill it at the early stages.
Except user error. Here’s my first seedling - it’s an Auto Gelato and it sprouted within about 48 hours (total darkness under a dome, temp at exactly 70°, sometimes up to 72°) - today is day four(ish).
I’m concerned for a couple reasons: she’s droopy. She’s tall. (Okay, I’m not that worried here, I think I needed to put light on it about a day ago and I was gunshy - I just turned on a generic Amazon grow LED above her)
But the real worry is - mold? Being absolutely new to this, I’m unsure if the white fuzzy is harmful, helpful, normal, or a sure sign that I’ve murdered this absolutely optimistic seedling in the course of 72 short hours.
Any input would be stellar. (PS- the rockwool is damp to the touch but not wet - ie nothing drips off if I pick it up and give it a gentle squeeze).
I have 3 other seeds in rockwool still in darkness in my closet - they’ve been vibing for not quite 3 days now, no signs of a sprout but they’re fems and not autos - I’m not sure why but I feel like the longer germ time has some correlation. But should those be under light, too?