Hello all. I have spent a bit of time on the forum looking at the great info. I have found my biggest newbie search and question is also a lot of others big question. How do I tell if the water amounts I give are correct and timely? This is a great Guide http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/overwater-underwater/ . It seems to me at the seedling stage things are critical. I have drowned at lest 20 seeds in the last few tries! I am having a good try at it now I believe because I have sprouts. I am following this path of what I think is the “best practice” for BASIC success from what I have read here. I think the following practice might be called the beginners best chance.
24 hour seeds soak in water
1 pint cardboard “Jiffy” pots filled with seed starter
Soak the pots till water runs out the bottom and let them stand for a few hours till water stops dripping out
Outside full sun
Mist 3 times a day keeping the soil moist on top as the soil drys
GL and WW up in 3 days
5 days transplant into 5gal pails with holes in the bottom (timing is required by environment)
Should I continue misting 3 times a day keeping soil moist on the top? Or should I water with 2 liters or so of water?
I am worried at this intersection. How much water now and when? There is a lot written and, I think I have read I need to give them a good dose of water soon perhaps 2 times per week soaking it deep? I wonder if I am right! Am I on the right path great pedagogues?